Thursday, April 01, 2010

April 1 Westside Art Openings

For many many months, some of the most solid work on first Thursdays has been seen at the Everett Lofts and associated spaces in the block bounded by NW Flanders, Broadway, Everett and 6th. I'm a proponent of artmaking as a career beyond lifestyle. You will find a mix here, and that's great.

James Lavador is a gifted landscape painter. His takes on Eastern Oregon's vistas are a great example that landscape painting, done with spirit and narrative, are not dead. At PDX Contemporary Gallery 925 NW Flanders

PNCA has a juried BFA show, along with a show spread across PSU's Littman and PNCA's 214 gallery of PSU and PNCA students, shosen by professors of each. At PNCA 1241 NW Johnson

Compound Gallery has invited a range of artists they are known for to create tryptics, three panel works. Artists include Dave Macdowell, Brian Elliot, Jason Graham, Keegan Onefoot, Jen Lobo, Martin Ontiveros, Rob Pellicer, J Shea, Geneva Smith, Taka Sudo and Brett Superstar. At Compound Gallery 107 NW 5th