Monday, March 15, 2010

March 18 Japanese Gardens Spark Art

Art Spark is a monthly networking event for artists and arts administrators. This instance is at Disjecta, giving you a chance to take in a chunk of the 2010 PDX Biennial on display there. This month is unique too: artists may propose a show by 5PM March 18, to be held at Disjecta at a future date. The audience will select the winner that evening. Contestants must be present to explain their proposal and must be present to win! See the Art Spark website for details. At Disjecta 8371 N. Interstate 5PM-7 Free

The Portland Japanese Garden is a unique Portland resource. It is widely considered the most authentic public Japanese Garden outside Japan. You can visit it anytime, and it changes through seasons. The garden hosts classes on Japanese gardening, special exhibits, like Ikebana shows, sublime events like moonviewing, and lectures. Tonight noted private garden designer Ron Herman speaks on design and his experiences with clients like Larry Ellison who has built a large scale garden in Woodside. Herman excells at finding the client's inner garden. Details under events at The gardens have a great membership program for two, $55 a year, a bargain, considering the admission price is $9.50 per person. As a member, you can stop by in the early morning before the garden is open. At the Portland Japanese Gardens in Washington Park 5:30PM $15/10 members