Friday, November 18, 2016

November 19 Land of Intimate Open Truth Showers

The Venerable Showers of Beauty is the most beautiful turn of phrase; and it is the name of a gamelan orchestra. This gamelan is over 140 years old and can play 5 and 7 note scales, completely different in tone than Western instruments. Guests from Java, Midiyanto and Heni Savitri join. You may hear something like this or At Hipbone Studio, 1847 E Burnside, #104. 7PM $15

Artist studios are where alchemy happens. Sometimes it works for you.

PNCA masters students in Visual Studies, Collaborative Design and the OCAC/PNCA joint Applied Craft + Design open their studios for looking and chatting this evening. It is an opportunity to see a large range of current work, not yet infected with our new political clime. But the artists are.

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At 511 NW Broadway, 321 NW Glisan and 421 NE 10th. 5PM-8 Free

Trisha Baga, Nicole Miller and Matthew Rana have A Composition of Intimate and Public Truths. There will be video and writing, with claims of "demographic research, Sesame Street, comedy, the intense autobiography, clairvoyance, dreams, care-of-the-self, Nijinsky, internet, mimicry and Madonna" made.

At Disjecta, in the shadow of Paul Bunyan - which is in dire need of your help repainting - 8371 N. Interstate Map 6PM-10

Nikki McClure has a show of original paper cuts. She will read from her new book and discuss her inspiration and process. At Buy Olympia's Land Gallery 3925 N Mississippi 6PM-8 Free