Sunday, November 19, 2017

November 19 Animation

Tonight is the last in the Fall Boathouse media series. Nathan Sonenfeld, Kello Goeller and Luca Dipierro present their experimental animation. Theo Bowen shows on the video wall. At the Boathouse Microcinema 822 N River 7:30PM $8

Friday, November 17, 2017

November 18 Balkan Toy Auction

Butoh never sleeps, even when night is long. That's especially true in Seattle. They have a big performance tonight with Shoko Zama, Paula Helen, Honeydo, Beverly Aaron, Joan Laage and the Balkan vocal ensemble Dunava. Daipan Butoh at the Taoist Studies Institute, 225 N 70th St., Seattle. 7PM $5-20

ANX is the new gallery space for ADX - ANX@ADX? Some of the makers creating in the ADX shop make toys. ANX has a show of their and other local toymakers. Children are welcome and it's a great opportunity to find some toy gifts. At ANX Gallery 1015 SE Stark Noon-5

Disjecta is a nonprofit. The annual art auction helps them pay rent, pay the tiniest staff, heat the place, keep the lights on and ship art. Of local nonprofit spaces, they are one of the most funds efficient.

Tonight there is a live auction and a silent auction. Artists include Alyson Provax, Amanda Wojick, Amjad Saleh Faur, Anna Gray and Ryan Wilson Paulsen, Annie Swiderski, Bobbi Woods, Braxton Congrove, Calvin Ross Carl, Carson Ellis and Le Oui, Chris Johanson, Christine Nguyen, Christopher Russell, Colin Kippen, Corey Arnold, Cynthia Lahti, Dan Attoe, Dan Gluibizzi, Daniel Duford, Daniel Peabody, Emily Counts, Emily Nachison, Heather Watkins, Jack Featherly, Jaik Faulk, Jeff Sheridan, Jennifer Rabin and Ross Lee Chappell, Jeremy Okai Davis, Jessi Reaves, Jessie Henson, Joby Barron, Jovencio de la Paz, Julia Oldham, Justin L’Amie, Justyn Hegreberg, Kathleen Murney, Kristen Miller, Larry S. Clark, Laura Fritz, Lindsay Jordan Kretchun, Malia Jensen, Marie Watt, Margie Livingston, Michael Boonstra, Michelle Grabner, Michelle Ramin, Michelle Ross, Nan Curtis, Pat Boas, Patrick Kelly, Polina Tereshina, Rachel Warkentin, Ralph Pugay, Roll Hardy, Ryan Molenkamp, Ryan Pierce, Samantha Wall, Srijon Chowdhury, Storm Tharp, Tannaz Farsi, Tessa Heck, Vanessa Calvert and Vanessa Renwick.

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Event design by Alyson Provax, Bill Will, David Bithell, Eric Mast and Fernanda D’Agostino.

Advance tickets at Art auction-party at Disjecta, in the shadow of Paul Bunyan 8371 N. Interstate Map Doors 6PM $40

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

November 14 Get Small

We rarely cover some of the more distant college galleries though their curation has been excellent episodically. That includes L&C, PCC Cascade, PCC Sylvania, Linfield in Newberg and Clark College in Vancouver. Here is one though. ULTRA Real are photographs by Alison Carey, Mark Hooper and Grace Weston. They build sets, some miniature, in the studio, and photograph them. At Archer Gallery, Clark College 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 6PM-8 Free

Monday, November 13, 2017

November 13 Revolution Africa

Not art. Dr Ali Colleen Neff speaks on innovation in Africa. It's a creative process like the visual arts we mention. And it pairs with art projects like the Ghana Think Tank in my view. Future Talks at New Relic 27th floor111 SW 5th. Reservations requested. 5:30 doors, talk 6. Free

Sunday, November 12, 2017

November 12 Boat Tube

Getting to Know You Tube is back with Ralph Pugay, Tabitha Nikolai and Ním Wunnan. At the Boathouse Microcinema 822 N River 7:30PM $8

Thursday, November 09, 2017

November 11 Image Coup

The Chicken Coop Contemporary is one of Portland's well-curated galleries in a home. Portland has a history of home, basement, garage, live-work space and now a chicken coop. Today, Divine Image by André Fortes & Harry Gould Harvey IV opens. (Chicken Coop Contemporary is by Leach Botanical Gardens, always free. You might double check to see if it's open on Veterans Day. There is also a detour involving SE 122 explained at At Chicken Coop Contemporary 12400 SE Knapp 2PM-5 Free

November 10 The Philosophy of Human Development

Creative mornings presents a talk by Sohail Coelho on conceptual death in the creative profession. He is Director of Human Development at Instrument. In his ongoing study of philosophy he has realized the human pattern of building identity and the necessity to leave limiting pieces of it behind. Creative Mornings has at the PICA warehouse. 15 NE Hancock 8:30AM-10, Free

November 9 PDX History

Portland artist Sabrina Haque has been artist in residence at the City of Portland archives. Her work is making documentation and social practice art of the history of development in East Portland. In that project, she worked with 17-24 year olds of Portland Youth Builders. This is the result. You can see and discuss with the builder artists and Haque this afternoon. It is at the Youth Builders space 4816 SE 92nd. 3PM-4:30 Early Free

The Murdock Collections is a secondary market gallery. They hold the history of regional artists. For this show, Terrain: Native American Spirituality, they have Rick Bartow, Joe Fedderson, James Lavadour, Emmi Whitehorse, and others. When you are there, browse the back room. at the Murdoch Collections 2219 NW Raleigh Map 5:30PM-7:30 Free

Intisar Abioto continues her black Portlanders portrait series with a show of over 150 tonight. DJ 6PM, talk 7PM. At the PSU Littman Gallery in Smith Union. PSU Smith Hall, Room 250, 1825 SW Broadway. 6PM-9 Free

Sunday, November 05, 2017

November 5 Aeration

Trinie Dalton is an LA writer and curator. She has curated Epochal Aeration: Or, The Slow Hand with artists Sarah Braman, Sam Falls, Pearl C. Hsiung, Dorothy Iannone, Johanna Jackson, Xylor Jane, Chris Johanson, Elisabeth Kley, JP Munro, Cristina Toro and Hush Arbors.

At the first of two members in Portland of the New Art Dealers Alliance, Fourteen30 Gallery 1501 SW Market Street Map 11AM-1PM Free