Friday, November 06, 2009

November 7 Disjecta Art Center Auction and Binary Beatdown

Disjecta benefits artists and audience with a myriad of programs, including reviving the Oregon biennial curated show of artists. Tonight they have a party auction in which art, donated by artists, can be purchased by you, audience. They have assembled a great collection including David Anderson, Holly Andres, Mark Andres, Josh Arseanu, Meagan Atiyeh, May Juliette Barruel, Rick Bartow, Horia Bobia, Inge Bruggeman, Ryan Burghard, Heather Burkhalter, Ben Buswell, Lisa Conway, Shelby Davis, Matthew Denison, Geoff Dorn, Alec Egan, Karen Esler, Nigel Fenton, Eduardo Fernandez, Anna Fidler, Harrell Fletcher, Stephen Funk, Damien Gilley, Justin Gorman, Peter Gronquist, Sean Healy, Chris Johanson & Jo Jackson, Liz Knight, Christopher Knight, James Lavadour, Joe Macca, Weird Fiction, Jenene Nagy, Brad Nelson, Dan Ness, Paintallica, Miel-Margarita Paredes, Ryan Pierce, Ann Ploeger, Tom Prochaska, Mylan Rakish, Mike Rea, Ben Rosenberg, Crystal Schenk, Amanda Schroer, Nicole Eriko Smith, Josh Smith, David Stein, Morgan Walker, Heather Watkins, Darrell Williamson and Amanda Wojick. No doubt many are familiar names, in any event, seeing this cross section of current Portland is well worth the admission. DJ, good conversation and the auction will be MC'd by the inimitable Andrew Dickson, the new Mad Man (in a good way)! At Disjecta 8371 N. Interstate Doors 7PM, live auction 8, $20

Binary Beatdown is 2on2 b-boy, b-girl battle, with the winner taking $500. Originally limited to 32 crews, there may be twice that. Judges are Soucide -Defcon 5, Portland, Cha Cha -AOM/TheM team, Seattle and Daniel the Lion -Transitions crew, California with DJ Deff Ro. At 14523 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, by the MAX. Doors 6PM $7