Thursday, October 16, 2014

October 19 Blue Zena Oops Xhurch

Julia Dolan, Ph.D., the Portland Art Museum Minor White Curator Of Photography and Christopher Rauschenberg, Blue Sky Gallery Cofounder, present a talk accompanying the Blue Sky at 40 show. At the Portland Art Museum 1219 SW Park 2PM Members, free; students, seniors $12, else $15

Nee Yu, Sandra Percival, operating as Zena Zezza, opens a light and projection installation with You and I, Horizontal by Anthony McCall and 1857 Project by Laura Heit tonight. It is at the Hallock & McMillan building, Portland's oldest building. At 237 SW Naito Parkway x Oak 2PM-5

Portland filmmaker Matt McCormick has a family story. His grandfather piloted bombers filled with nuclear weapons on continuous attack patterns toward the Soviet Union in the 1960's. His grandfather survived a crash in 1964 of his plane in Maryland. The crash was caused by the tail fin breaking off. It was a known flaw in the Boeing B-52 plane, considered too expensive to fix. Neither of the two bombs detonated. The program was discontinued in 1968 after the fifth bomber crash with nuclear bombs.

Matt is making a film about the event, Buzz One Four, the plane's call sign. He has been able to gather first person materials, including interviews. and he is mounting a small Kickstarter to finish the film.

Tonight he speaks about the program in a small studio and shows some clips of the work in progress. Recommended. Buzz One Four at the Boathouse 822 N River 7:30PM contributions welcome

Ambient experimental music for church. We like. It's Sanctuary Sunday. This evening Mike Erwin, Montgomery Ward and Mori play. Visuals provided by Ritzy Sheens and Michael Green. At Xhurch 4550 NE 20th 7PM-10 Free