Tuesday, February 01, 2011

February 4 Eastside Art Openings

Bruce Conkle, well known for his Northwest Eco-Baroque sculpture installations, is guest Grow artist. Grow, building on its social practice art taproot, adds a lot of artmaking by Grow clients. Now they have a large exhibition space for showing guests and collaborations to the Portland Art world. Tonoght is it Conkle inspiring Project Grow artists and being inspired by them. See it at Project Grow at the Port City Development Center. 2156 N Williams Ave at Tillamook. 7PM-10

Golden Rule kicks off a new show which includes sleeping in the gallery performance experiments, An Invitation to Sleep. Artists Emily Counts, Sally England, Amanda Luna and Alexis Powell have made dream theme works for the space inspiration. At Golden Rule Gallery www.goldenruleportland.com 811 E Burnside, Suite 122 in the back

Local, national, international fav Kendra Binney opens new work way down in Sellwood. At Tilde www.tildeshop.com 7919 SE 13th 6PM-9

The Press Club has art shows but I rarely get up that way Fridays. They also have great film, food and tuneage. Tonight they host Portland multiartist Rachel Blumberg. You have probably seen her illustration-style work and heard her music without putting them together. This work is flatter style figure painting. At the Press Club 2621 SE Clinton

I like Local Goods and local goods too. They often have surprisingly good art shows, and although I haven't seen this artist, Marilyn Potter, I am curious. At Local Goods, LLC 2136 E Burnside 5:30PM-8

As always, the rest of the 811 block is recommended, Nationale and Redux!