Tuesday, May 04, 2010

May 6 Westside Art Openings+

The Everett Lofts are always changing and the planets have aligned to create quite a few of them producing consistently well curated shows. See them all and choose your favorites! NW Broadway and Everett

Portland filmmaker Gus Van Sandt has remixed his collection of Polaroid portraits with digital scissors for this show, Cut-ups. Many of the images were characters in his films. It's odd psychological work. At PDX Contemporary Gallery www.pdxcontemporaryart.com 925 NW Flanders

Printmaker and illustrator Sarah Horowitz, master of expressive detail in primarily botanical subject matter shows Archaelogies. At www.froelickgallery.com 714 NW Davis

Blue Sky Gallery contrasts East with West and North with South this month. Korean photographer Suk Kuhn Oh has made masks of well known Korean children's book characters then photographed friends wearing them in everyday situations. Livia Corona has made a study of Enanitos Toreros, dwarf bullfighters of Mexico. Within Blue Sky is the Nines Gallery, home to installation art by its founders and their invitees. This month is a clattering installation of coffee and teapots. It's by Portland artist Bill Will. Please Northwest coffee or tea purveyor buy it! At Blue Sky Gallery www.blueskygallery.org 122 NW 8th

Olympia artist Nikki McClure shows her intricate paper stencil work which became the illustrations for her children's book Mama, Is It Summer Yet? At Powell's Basil Hayward Gallery, 3rd floor. www.powells.com. 10th and W Burnside

Reading Frenzy is home to very reasonably priced artwork, in addition to many other unique books, zines, media, stationary and mode. This month they have a show themed on Awards! Artists include Jen Davison Wick, Jason Blackheart, Elsa Chaves, Aaron Draplin, Jennifer Armbrust, BT Livermore, Amy Ruppel, Sean Tejaratchi, Briar Levit, Mike Novak, Bethany Ng, Ryan Jacob Smith, Julianna Bright, Thomas Cobb, Kate Madden and Mary Kate McDevitt. In our world, they range from truly awesome, to touching, to sadly ironic. This is the artists' view. At Reading Frenzy www.readingfrenzy.com 921 SW Oak

Chicago's Visibility Arts is a program for developmentally disabled artists as are Portland's Project Grow, Creative Growth in Oakland and others. This evening the Lizard Lounge, a sustainably focused clothing store hosts an art show from Visibility Arts. At Lizard Lounge 1323 NW Irving 7PM-10

Outsider exponents Hungry Eyeball have organized a show at Tender Loving Empire by Brendan Newell, Tripper Dungan, Santiago Uceda, Brett Superstar, Jason Graham, Sam Guerrero, BT Livermore, Ryan Berkley, Aidan Koch and Eatcho. Music 8:30. www.tenderlovingempire.com 412 SW 10th

PNCA students have organized a benefit art sale of 8x8 inch panels for Sisters of the Road. On the loading dock outside the Manuel Izquerdo gallery. www.pnca.edu 5PM-8

Grass Hut has Joel Trussell at their new location in Floating World. www.grasshutcorp.com 20 NW 5th

Laura Russo gallery has sculpture by noted artist and professor Michihiro Kosuge. His work will be recognizable to all as public sculpture in Portland. This work is carved and polished stone. At Laura Russo http://www.laurarusso.com/ 805 NW 21

The PNCA+OCAC joint MFA in design craft open their studios. Eastside 421 NE 10th 5PM-8 Free