Thursday, March 05, 2015

March 5 Westside Art Openings

PNCA invites you in to their new building this evening. They have at least one gallery space off the East-West hall on the main floor which is finished, the 511 Gallery formerly the Feldman Gallery. There will be performances, 2d art, video and open studios throughout the building on 3 floors. At PNCA 511 NW Broadway Map 6PM-9 Free

In Japan, Ema are wooden plaques offered at Shinto shrines. They have been repurposed by artists in a large group show at Hellion Gallery. They are small so they all fit. Artists include – Brendan Monroe (US), Tadaomi Shibuya (Japan), Mary Iverson (US), Dave Macdowell (US), Amandine Urruty (France), Skinner (US), Eric Wert (US), Stella Im Hultberg (US), Maryanna Hoggatt (US), Josh Keyes (US), AJ Fosik (US), Nigamushi (JAPAN), Yoskay Yamamoto (US), Mitsuya Watanabe (JAPAN), Naoshi (JAPAN), Nonnow Naruse (JAPAN), Mar Hernandez (SPAIN), Koichiro Takagi (JAPAN), Ryuichi Ogino (JAPAN), Casey Weldon (US), Yu Suda (JAPAN), Nosego (US), Sayuka Bloodstone (JAPAN), Lauren Gonsalves (US), Yoshi47 (Japan), Hideyuki Katsumata (JAPAN), JShea (US), Tadashi Ura (Japan), Jon MacNair (US), Martin Ontiveros (US), Kenji Nakayama (Japan), Mateu Velasco (Brazil), Souther Salazar (US), Yohei Takahashi (Japan), Yoriko Youda (Japan), Meredith Dittmar (US), Olivia Knapp (US), Ikumi Nakada (JAPAN), Gage Hamilton (US, Aki Miyajima (JAPAN), Cole Gerst (US), Rob Reger (US), Cho-Chan (Japan), Chris Valkov (US), Ryosuke Matsuzono (JAPAN), OT (JAPAN), Peach Momoko (JAPAN), Jordi Ferrándiz (SPAIN), Kousuke Shimizu and Tina Lugo (US). The show is 3 days only, not all month. It goes to Tokyo next, with over half the pieces sold. At Hellion Gallery through the lobby of the arched brick entry, up the stairs and to the back. Very upper floor Japan-style. 19 NW 5th second floor. Map 7PM-10 Free

Rodrigo Valenzuela works in staged photography. Some work is with actors and others document rough sculpture. At UpFor Gallery 929 NW Flanders 6PM-9 Free

Jeff Sheridan has Psychic Heaves, watercolors loosely inspired by science. At Duplex Collective 219 NW Couch 6PM-9 Free

Cynthia Lahti, recent recipient of the Bonnie Bronson award has Battle. At PDX Contemporary Art 925 NW Flanders Map early close 8PM Free

Trish Grantham has Mystics, Stripes, and Thieves. At Augen Gallery 716 NW Davis early close 8 Free

Hyoung Tae Lim has ISee inspired by his experience with cancer. Nicholas Nixon has Hospice Patients. At Blue Sky Gallery map 122 NW 8th 6PM-9 Free

The Museum of Contemporary Craft has the collection of Ed Cauduro. I have my differences with blown glass. But Cauduro is a seminal figure in Portland art and his family is from the Venetian glass blowing island Murano, driving his interest. At the Museum of Contemporary Craft 724 NW Davis 6PM-8 Free

The UO Whitebox opens a new alumni show by Carl Diehl, Heidi Schwegler, Cara Tomlinson, Unfiltered Kilter. At the University of Oregon White Stag Building, 70 NW Couch 6PM-9 Free

Everett Lofts are recommended as always. It's easier for you to see them all than for me to write suggestions. Some close as early as 9PM. At the Everett Lofts 625 NW Everett. Bounded by NW Everett, Broadway, Flanders and 6th Map 6PM-9