Tuesday, March 09, 2010

March 11 Owen, Stadler & Sustainability Talks

Artist Melody Owen gives an artist talk on occasion of her show at the Art Gym. She is also showing a few other places this month, at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery, and a piece at the UofO White Cube Gallery in the White Stag Block. At the Marylhurst Art Gym at Marylhurst University www.marylhurst.edu/theartgym/ Check the campus map to find it. Noon Free

Writer, editor, publisher and organizer Matthew Stadler speaks about his response to selected artworks at the Art Museum. It's part of a monthly series where creatives do likewise. There is a social hour afterwards. At the Portland Art Museum www.pam.org 1219 SW Park 6PM-8 Free members, otherwise pay admission and tour the Museum before

Ziba Design hosts occasional talks of high quality. Tonight it is Allison Arieff. design and sustainability writer for the NY Times and GOOD Magazine. She was founding senior editor at DWELL, and is a design book author and editor. In a way, Arieff has been constructing an ethnographic study, albeit informal, of sustainability early adopters in her work. Her conclusion is that sustainability lifestyle changes propagate in social networks and are not informed by governmental policy. This is no surprise, yet public interest groups lack channels to engage it, though entrepreneurs do so routinely. At Ziba Design www.ziba.com Corner of NW 9th and Marshall. RSVP strongly requested: email events@ziba.com. Doors open 5PM, close at 5:30, promptly when the program begins as the auditorium entrance is on the stage. Free