May
24
1:00 PM13:00

Cultural Demonstration: Ikebana

Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, has been translated as “living flowers” or “giving life to flowers.” Join the Portland Japanese Garden for an Ikebana presentation of the Sogetsu School in the Cathy Rudd Cultural Corner in our new Cultural Village by cultural partner Megan Rothstein.

Portland Japanese Garden
611 SW Kingston Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 223-1321

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Jun
8
3:00 PM15:00

Artist Talk: Gioncarlo Valentine

Join Blue Sky Gallery for an artist talk with Gioncarlo Valentine. Valentine is an American documentary/portraiture photographer and writer currently based in New York. Valentine hails from Baltimore City and attended Towson University in Maryland. His work focuses on issues faced by marginalized populations, most often focusing his lens on the experiences of Black/LGBTQIA+ communities.

Blue Sky Gallery
Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts
122 NW 8th
Portland, OR 97209
blueskgallery.org

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Jun
8
6:00 PM18:00

Signal Fire 10th Anniversary Event

Join Signal Fire for a 10th Anniversary event, hosted by c3:initiative, to celebrate and raise funds to support a growing community of artists and creative agitators. Signal Fire's mission is to build the cultural value of the natural world by connecting artists to our remaining wild places. MORE INFO and TICKETS HERE. Signal Fire was co-founded by activist Amy Harwood and Portland-based artist Ryan Pierce. Pierce is represented by Elizabeth Leach Gallery.

c3:initiative
7326 N. Chicago Ave
Portland, OR 97203
Eden Redmond 
eden@signalfirearts.org

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Jun
10
6:30 PM18:30

Book Release and Reading: Gordon Hall

Join PICA for a Book release and reading with Gordon Hall. In conjunction with Hall’s solo exhibition, THROUGH AND THROUGH AND THROUGH, PICA will release OVER-BELIEFS: Gordon Hall Collected Writing, 2011-2018, an edited survey of the artist’s essays, interviews, and performance scripts from this formative stage of their career. Hall will give a reading of excerpts from the book and copies will be for sale to the public.

PICA
15 NE Hancock St
Portland, OR
pica.org
503-242-1419

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May
18
11:00 AM11:00

Artist Talk: Lauren Carrera

Join Blackfish Gallery for an artist talk with Lauren Carrera. Carrera's solo exhibition, “Museo du Profundo Mundo presents: THE ASCENT OF MAN transforms Blackfish gallery space into an immersive environment, evoking the reverence and wonder of the natural-history museum-going experience. 

 Through use of large and small-scale dioramas, “specimens,” and the scientific presentation of objects, and paintings the exhibit examines our individual and collective past, present, and future, and our relationship with the natural world, transforming prosaic materials--such as bubble wrap, cigarette butts, junk mail, discarded books--into high art.

Carrera is a Portland-based artist whose science and art-based installations have shown at the San Diego Museum of Art, the Oceanside Museum of Art, Grossmont College, and the Museum of Monterey. 

Blackfish Gallery
420 NW 9th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
blackfish.com
(503) 224-2634

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May
18
11:00 AM11:00

Artist Talk: Barbara Sternberger

Please join Elizabeth Leach Gallery for an artist talk featuring Barbara Sternberger. The artist will be discussing her studio practice, the work on view in Breath and the unique way in which she makes and uses paint bars–dry pigments in a liquid wax binder–to create work. Her new series of abstract paintings visually explore themes of mindfulness and intuition and are deeply influenced by Ch’an Buddhism.

Elizabeth Leach Gallery
417 NW 9th
Portland, OR 97209
503.224.0521

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May
17
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk: Terresa White

The Portland Art Museum invites you to hear Terresa White, the featured speaker at the May meeting of the Museum’s Native American Art Council (NAAC). White, a Portland artist and NAAC member, was recently recognized at the prestigious 97th Annual Santa Fe Art Market for her bronze sculpture of Sedna, a Sea Mother in Far North stories.  She will bring an original bronze sculpture to the presentation and explain her process inspired by Yu’pik stories of transformation, accompanied by Yu’pik drumming.

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
portlandartmuseum.org
(503) 226-2811

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May
15
1:00 PM13:00

Exhibition Tour: Mel Bochner

Join the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education for a public tour with Bruce Guenther, Adjunct Curator for Special Exhibitions, as he takes you around Mel Bochner — ENOUGH SAID. This exhibition explores language as image and idea through Bochner’s long-held interest in complex printmaking techniques. This is the last Get the Word tour.

Oregon Jewish Museum
and Center for Holocaust Education

724 NW Davis St
Portland, OR 97209
503-226-3600
ojmche.org

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May
13
6:30 PM18:30

Lecture: Jamillah James

Portland State University’s School of Art + Design, in partnership with the University of Oregon’s College of Design, The Ford Family Foundation and Portland Art Museum, are pleased to present Jamillah James for the spring 2019 chapter of the Curator and Critic Tours and Lectures program, "Connective Conversations | Inside Oregon Art” at the Portland Art Museum.

Jamillah James is Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA). With Margot Norton, she is curating the 2021 edition of the New Museum Triennial.

Portland Art Museum
Miller Gallery, Mark Building
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

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May
11
11:00 AM11:00

Artist Talks: Jo Hamilton and Chris Russell

Join Russo Lee Gallery for artist talks with Jo Hamilton and Chris Russell. Hamilton will be discussing her new body of crocheted portraits, including a large-scale free hanging piece. Russell will be talking about his new paintings, many of which were created with the help of his bicycle, which has been transformed into a mobile painting studio.

Russo Lee Gallery
805 NW 21st Avenue
Portland, Oregon  97209
503-226-2754
gallery@russoleegallery.com


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May
11
11:00 AM11:00

Exhibition Tour and Discussion: Stephen O’Donnell

Join Froelick Gallery for an Exhibition tour and discussion with Portland-based artist Stephen O'Donnell. O’Donnell offers up an extraordinary body of work imbued with decadent refinement, thoughtful reflection, and wry humor. Painting in minute, delicate brushstrokes, O'Donnell references various historical and classical aesthetics.

Froelick Gallery
714 NW Davis Street
Portland, OR 97209
froelickgallery.com

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May
10
7:00 PM19:00

Conversation: Osamu Kanemura and Robert Lyons

Join Ampersand Gallery for a conversation between Japanese photographer, writer and filmmaker Osamu Kanemura and Portland based photographer Robert Lyons. In addition to the conversation there will be a film screening, presentation of photographs and a book signing.

Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books
2916 NE Alberta St., B
Portland, OR 97211
ampersandgallerypdx.com

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May
2
5:00 PM17:00

Artist Talk: Vladimir Antaki

Join Blue Sky Gallery for an artist talk with Vladimir Antaki. For his series The Guardians, Antaki traveled across Europe, the Middle East, and America, photographing and interviewing shopkeepers or “Guardians.” These Guardians are keepers of what Antaki terms “urban temples,” or unique spaces which, in an age of cookie-cutter, corporate shops, hearken back to an earlier mode of urban life. Antaki creates portraits of the Guardians that invite the viewer connect to the beauty of these often forgotten spaces.

Blue Sky Gallery
122 NW 8th Avenue,
Portland, Oregon 97209
503-225-0210
blueskygallery.org

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Apr
29
2:00 PM14:00

Garden+ Lecture Series: Christian Tagsold

Lectures at 2:00 pm and 4:30 pm

Please join us at the Portland Japanese Garden for a lecture with Christian Tagsold. Tagsold is the German author of Spaces in Translation: Japanese Gardens and the West. He will discuss his provocative and groundbreaking theories that the idea of the Japanese garden has less to do with Japan’s history and traditions than with the country’s interactions with the West. Tagsold, who has researched over eighty Japanese gardens in ten countries, explores their history, popularity, and shifting aesthetic, as well as that most elusive concept — authenticity.

Portland Japanese Garden
Garden Studio
611 SW Kingston Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 223-1321

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Apr
27
11:00 AM11:00

Artist Talk: Marjorie Dial

Join Eutectic Gallery for an artist talk with Marjorie Dial. Dial will discuss and take questions on Drowned World, her thesis exhibition toward a Masters in Fine Art in Craft from the Oregon College of Art and Craft. She will explore themes of the inquiry related to myth, mystery and the intimacy of making. She will also share a personal perspective on coming to art in mid-life and the closure of OCAC.

Eutectic Gallery
1930 NE Oregon St.
Portland, Oregon 97232
eutecticgallery.com 

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Apr
26
5:30 PM17:30

Artist Talk: Daesha Devón Harris

Join Blue Sky Gallery for an artist talk with Daesha Devón Harris, about her work and her time at the Blue Sky/Sitka Center Residency. Daesha Devón Harris is the third annual Blue Sky/Sitka Center Residency Award recipient. The juried residency recognizes an alumnx of Blue Sky’s exhibitions or Drawers program with a month-long residency at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology.

Blue Sky Gallery
122 NW 8th Avenue,
Portland, Oregon 97209
503-225-0210
blueskygallery.org

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Apr
20
3:00 PM15:00

Artist Talk: Meghan L. E. Kirkwood

Join Blue Sky Gallery for an artist talk with Meghan L. E. Kirkwood. Kirkwood travels the route of the infamous Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in her series #ViewsFromDAPL. For those who may know of it, but have not witnessed the destruction happening on the ground, Kirkwood provides a visual.

Blue Sky Gallery
122 NW 8th Avenue,
Portland, Oregon 97209
503-225-0210
blueskygallery.org

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Apr
17
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Panel with Ronny Quevedo

Bronx-based artist Ronny Quevedo joins visiting curators Dr. Victoria I. Lyall and Jorge Rivas Pérez from the Denver Art Museum for a Q&A in the midst of Quevedo's solo exhibition at UpforEvery Measure of Zero. The discussion will focus on works in the exhibition and the artist's practice at large. Dr. Lyall is the Frederick & Jan Mayer Curator of Pre-Columbian Art, and Rivas is the Frederick & Jan Mayer Curator of Spanish Colonial Art.

Upfor 
929 NW Flanders Street
Portland, OR 97209
upforgallery.com

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Apr
17
1:00 PM13:00

Public Tour: Bruce Guenther, Mel Bochner: Enough Said

Join the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education for a public tour with Bruce Guenther, Adjunct Curator for Special Exhibitions. Guenther will take you around MEL BOCHNER: ENOUGH SAID. This exhibition explores language as image and idea through Bochner’s long-held interest in complex printmaking techniques.

Oregon Jewish Museum
and Center for Holocaust Education

724 NW Davis St
Portland, OR 97209
503-226-3600
ojmche.org

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Apr
13
1:00 PM13:00

Yale Union Powwow

Join Yale Union for a Powwow organized by Sky Hopinka. Powwow will take place from 1:00 - 5:00 pm and again from 7:00 - 11:00 pm. What Was Always Yours and Never Lost, an exhibition of film & video curated by Sky Hopinka opens on April 25th (5:00 - 7:00 pm) and will remain on view through June 9th.

800 SE 10th Avenue
Portland, OR

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Apr
11
4:30 PM16:30

Artist Lecture: Rodrigo Valenzuela

Reed College welcomes Rodrigo Valenzuela for an artist lecture. Valenzuela studied art history and photography at the University of Chile (2004) and holds a BA in Philosophy from The Evergreen State College and an MFA from the University of Washington. Recent residencies include Core Fellowship at the Museum of Fine Arts (Texas), Skowhegan school of Painting and Sculpture (Maine), MacDowell Colony (New Hampshire), Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Nebraska), Lightwork (New York) and the Center for Photography at Woodstock (New York). His recent series, American-type, was presented by Upfor at The Armory Show in New York in March. A selection is currently on view in Upfor’s backroom.

Reed College
Studio Art Seminar Room (201)
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR

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Apr
6
5:30 PM17:30

Meta Gala: Things Take Shape

Join PICA for Things Take Shape, a notorious party with a purpose featuring performances, a silent and live auction, raffle, and dinner. The red carpet will be rolled out for celebrities, creatives, and industry paragons alike to make this the biggest night out in Portland all year! Expect art and fashion to collide- patrons are encouraged to dress in avant-garde red-carpet realness in anticipation of the runway that awaits.

PICA
15 NE Hancock St
Portland, OR
pica.org

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Apr
4
5:00 PM17:00

Artist Talk: Noah Addis

Join Blue Sky Gallery for an artist talk with Noah Addis. Addis explores informal communities throughout the world in which people must survive outside of the official economy. Addis’ goal is to challenge the ingrained perception of “chaos and disorder” that many people have when thinking of informal housing settlements.

Blue Sky Gallery
122 NW 8th Avenue,
Portland, Oregon 97209
503-225-0210
blueskygallery.org

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