Thursday, December 04, 2014

December 5 Eastside Art Opening Magic

"No law shall be passed restraining the free expression of opinion, or restricting the right to speak, write, or print freely on any subject whatever; but every person shall be responsible for the abuse of this right." It is in the Oregon Constitution's Bill of Rights.

It is a stronger protection than the US Constitution.

In 2003, the Oregon Supreme Court broadly included exotic dance performances under the Oregon Bill of Rights. The rest is history.

The Magic Gardens opened much longer ago, in 1960, in an even older building. They are closing New Year's eve for the building to be redeveloped.

But tonight, over 50 artists contribute their memories in the form of commemorative posters. At One Grand Gallery 1000 E Burnside 6PM-10 Free

Northwoods Journals by Kurt Simonson are photographs inspired by the artist's family childhood memories. It is in the narrative branch of photography. Reathel Geary has photographs Waiting for Griffin, meditations on his relationship with his autistic son. Kudos for a solid December show. At Newspace Photo 1632 SE 10th Map 6PM-9 Free

Mitsu Okubo, San Francisco Art Institute schooled, has a show at Worksound 820 SE Alder Map 6PM-9 Free

All Play & No Work is work-play by Calvin Ross Carl and Matt Jacobs. It is at HQHQ Project Space in the Oak Street Building, 232 SE Oak St #108 6PM-9 Free

Daniel Long's I Hear a Symphony closes tonight with a reception. There is book release by Publication Studio related. At the Portland Museum of Modern Art inside Mississippi Records 5202 N Albina Map 8PM Free

The 811 building has some new shops and they will be celebrating.

Katherine Bradford and Sarah Gamble continue their previous show. At Adams and Ollman Gallery 811 E Burnside #213 6PM-9 Free

The Poetics of Light is a curated group show of photographs. At Black Box Gallery 811 E Burnside, Suite 212 upstairs 5PM-8 Free

Michele Maule has Into the Woods, fanciful illustrations of treehouses and woodland life. Octavia Hunter has photographs Letting Go, which are on display 24x7 through the rear window. At Redux 811 E Burnside 6PM-9:30 Free

All at 811 East Burnside Map6PM-9:30

Lisa Golightly has Fade Away, collage of found and made images transferred to canvas. At Pushdot Studio 2505 SE 11th Avenue Suite 104 6PM-8 Free