Wednesday, September 07, 2011

September 7 Oregon Artists Front

Front is a publication written by Portland contemporary dance artists. It's artists writing about art. It is created by Tahni Holt, Alyssa Reed-Stuewe, Danielle Ross, Noelle Stiles and Robert Tyree, all movers. Writers for Front 1 are Linda Austin, Mizu Desierto, Keyon Gaskin, Barry Johnson, Emily Johnson, MGM Grand, Karen Nelson, Lisa Radon, Sarah Slipper, Woolly Mammoth Comes to Dinner and Lucy Yim. There is no website, the project is paper-based, and hand distributed. Stop by this evening and meet the mover-writers and see if you can help. At Ford Food and Drink at the corner of SE 11th and Division. 5:30PM-7 Free

Portland artists, after working and producing great work are noticed by local institutions on the lookout. Examples are noted galleries, collectors, the Marylhurst Art Gym, local university galleries, the Art Museum and the Bonnie Bronson fellowship award. Tonight a show of the artists selected over the 20 year history of the program opens at the Lewis and Clark College gallery. The artists are Christine Bourdette, Judy Cooke, Ronna Neuenschwander, Fernanda D’Agostino, Carolyn King, Lucinda Parker, Judy Hill, Adriene Cruz, Helen Lessick, Ann Hughes, Malia Jensen, Christopher Rauschenberg, Kristy Edmunds, Paul Sutinen, Bill Will, Laura Ross-Paul, MK Guth, Marie Watt, David Eckard, Nan Curtis. It's an interesting list. I wouldn't say they have a Northwest theme. Some have local faculty positions, or have moved to Seattle, a few have participated in national shows. All are at least mid-career, so there are plenty of future opportunities. Still the resumes of the artists might be worth study. The show opens this evening and there are associated events September 8,27 and October 15, 18 on the exhibition website. In the Hoffman Gallery on the Lewis and Clark Campus, 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road. Map 6:30PM-8 Free