Saturday, February 20, 2010

February 21 Disquieted Talk and Melody Owen Opening

We are fortunate the chief curator at the Portland Art Museum has a strong background in contemporary art. It fits well with today's art making practice in Portland. Chief curator Bruce Guenther has worked for several years assembling a survey, Disquieted, which hits some important high points in the Pantheon of contemporary art. Shows have a theme, what is more interesting to me are the artists who have been selected. This is a big show for the Museum, an opportunity for you, the viewer, to catch up on what art has brought us here. Today Guenther explains his thought process in selecting the artists and the work. At the Portland Art Museum 1219 SW Park 2PM $12, $5 members.

Melody Owen, UO and Alfred schooled, never fails to take a surprising view at whatever she undertakes, in a good way. She is subject to a welcome review at the Marylhurst Art Gym this month. Recommended. At the Marylhurst Art Gym at Marylhurst University Check the campus map to find it. 3PM-5 Free