Friday, December 04, 2009

December 6 Landscape Rocks

Lawrence Halpern is one of America's great landscape architects. You can see for yourself at the fountains he designed in Portland like a string of pearls from the block outside the Civic at Clay between 3rd and 4th and extending South in the other park blocks. Halpern is responsible for projects spanning geographies including one spanning I5 in Seattle by the Convention Center. Seattle-Portland architecture-planning writer-editor and photographer Randy Gragg became fascinated with Halpern and his collaborator-wife Anna, who developed landscape-based modern dance. The result is a book tracing the Halperns' creative projects, with a focus on the Portland fountains. This afternoon there is a celebration of the book release, with dance performances and the working edit of a film documenting musical and movement performances at Portland's fountains. Book details at Event at the Ziba offices 1044 NW 9th 2PM Free

Artist-curator Patrick Rock makes art work, has brought much needed organization to PSU's myriad galleries and runs Portland's most edgy gallery on improbable North Interstate Avenue. Tonight he shows work from Matthew Green and Sarah Johnson in a series of 3 consecutive Saturday events. At Rocksbox Fine Art 6540 N Interstate Opening 9PM-~11