If you happen to be in Seattle, which originated the First Thursday art gallery opening tradition adopted by Portland, there is a loft butoh performance.
Erica Howard, Lela Besom, Marina Sossi and Tara Babette join Gerard Erickson, Bryce Evans, Alan Sutherland, Rusty Zepto, Kaoru Okumura, Helen Thorsen and Sheri Brown in a series of group and solo performances tonight.
It is a production of DAIPANbutoh Collective www.daipanbutoh.com in Loft 510 of the Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts, 115 Prefontaine Pl S. Preshow in the lobby 7:15PM progressing to Loft 510 at 7:30. $10-20
Composition presents Body Memory by "Doctor" Yi Zhou, visiting from New York, London and Bejing. See the separate listing for the project and exhibition tonight and events throughout town December 4, 5, 6 and 7. At Composition Gallery www.facebook.com/compositiongallery 625 N.W. Everett St., #102 (mid-block on NW6th) 6PM-10 Free
Within Within is an installation by artists Ellen George and Jerry Mayer. They have worked together for many years and their minimal installations are beautiful. Recommended. At the Nine Gallery inside Blue Sky Gallery map 122 NW 8th 6PM-9 Free
Hellion has Attuned, surreal figure sculptures by Troy Coulterman.
The Hellion website is also tracing the career developments of Hellion artists. Bravo! At Hellion Gallery www.helliongallery.com 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
Color is a group show on that very theme by Anne Appleby, Tina Beebe, Peter Gronquist, Joe Rudko, Storm Tharp and Molly Vidor. PDX has 2 spaces at art Basel Miami with gallery artists. At PDX Contemporary Art www.pdxcontemporaryart.com 925 NW Flanders Map early close 8PM Free
Pedro David has close shots of of his family home and Ken Ragsdale has models of landscapes he has rephotographed, The Hundred-Acre Wood. At Blue Sky Gallery www.blueskygallery.org map 122 NW 8th 6PM-9 Free
Froelich has Native American contemporary artist Joe Feddersen with mono prints. At Froelick Gallery www.froelickgallery.com 714 NW Davis early close 8 Free
First year PNCA visual MFA students Jenna Reineking, Ardis DeFreece, Corrin M Olson, Keegan O’Keefe, Hunter Buck, Melanie Stevens and Chanel Adair have a show Ninety-Three Percent Invisible tonight. At The Lodge Gallery 1532 SW Morrison. 6PM-9 Free
Leach continues last month's show and shows at Pulse in Miami. At Elizabeth Leach Gallery www.elizabethleach.com 417 NW 9th Map 6PM-9 Free
Upfor continues last month's show and shows at Untitled in Miami. At UpFor Gallery www.upforgallery.com 929 NW Flanders early close 6PM-8 Free
Adams and Ollman continues their show and shows with NADA. At Adams and Ollman Gallery, the second of two members of the New Art Dealers Alliance www.newartdealers.org, www.adamsandollman.com 209 SW 9th early close 6PM-8 Free
Fourteen30 is in Miami at NADA. At the first of two members in Portland of the New Art Dealers Alliance www.newartdealers.org, Fourteen30 Gallery www.fourteen30.com 1501 SW Market Street Map (they are not open tonight)
Anne Siems, Seattle painter, has Dream Lessons and Gina Wilson also has paintings. At Laura Russo Gallery www.laurarusso.com 805 NW 21st 5PM-8
PNCA and the Museum of Contemporary Craft are recommended to stop in.
They have long time cycle shows and pop ups distributed throughout the building. PNCA www.pnca.edu 511 NW Broadway Map 6PM-9 Free
At the Museum of Contemporary Craft www.museumofcontemporarycraft.org 724 NW Davis Early close 6PM-8 Free First Thursday
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 closing ranges from 9PM-10:30ish