Jul
21
2:00 PM14:00

Lecture: 'Squirrels, Tigers, and Towering Peaks'

Join the Portland Art Museum for a lecture with Cowles Curatorial Fellow in Asian Art Sangah Kim. Sangah Kim explores the vibrant range of brushwork found in Korean ink painting and unpacks the meaning of popular motifs such as squirrels and grapevines or mountainous landscapes.

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

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Jul
17
1:00 PM13:00

Exhibition Tour with Bruce Guenther: Betty LaDuke - Early Work

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 us around Betty LaDuke - Early Work. Centered in her identity as a first generation Jewish American, the early graphic works in this exhibition are based on memories of the vibrant street life of the immigrant neighborhoods of New York and stories from the Jewish bible.

Oregon Jewish Museum
and Center for Holocaust Studies

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

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Jul
13
12:00 PM12:00

Demonstration at Waterstone Gallery: Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley

Join Waterstone Gallery for some freeform collaborative creativity with artist Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley. Guests are welcome to casually drop in and out. Drawing supplies, snacks and libations provided, laughter guaranteed. No previous drawling/exquisite corpse skills required.

Waterstone Gallery
124 NW 9th
Portland, OR 97209
503-226- 6196
waterstonegallery.com

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Jul
13
12:00 PM12:00

Artist Talk with Trude Parkinson and about John Stahl

Join Augen Gallery for two artist talks about this month's exhibitions of work by Trude Parkinson and by John Stahl (1937–2017). Parkinson will talk about her exhibition of recent work titled Shadows. John Stahl's widow Janet and George Johanson, a former teacher of Stahl's, will talk about his exhibition (Retrospective) which includes selected works from his estate and Janet will sign his book published by Hallie Ford Museum about his ongoing retrospective exhibition there (May 10 – August 11).

Augen Gallery
716 NW Davis
Portland, OR 97209
www.augengallery.com

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Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

Video screening and Q&A with director Benedict Seymour

Join Yale Union for a screening of Dead the Ends followed by a Q&A with Benedict Seymore. Dead the Ends is an exploded re-make of La jetée. It loots and loops fragments from the dystopian sci-fi derivatives of Chris Marker’s seminal short film and turns them into gifs. These are montaged into a new story, a meditation on contemporary capitalism as a kind of retrogressive “time machine.” Beginning and ending with the police murder of a young Black man, Mark Duggan, the proximate cause of the 2011 riots in the UK, Dead the Ends appropriates a mass sms message sent by London rioters:

“Dead the ends and colour war for now so if you see a brother... SALUT! if you see a fed… SHOOT!”

Yale Union
800 SE 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
yaleunion.org

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Jul
11
4:00 PM16:00

Curator Tour: Hans Coper - 'Less Means More'

Join the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education for a tour with guest curator Sandra Percival, founding Director and Curator of Zena Zezza. Percival will lead a tour of the exhibition featuring over forty works of Hans Coper installed in a “Gesamttkunstwerk” or “total work of art” in conversation with Portland-based artist, Malia Jensen.

Oregon Jewish Museum
and Center for Holocaust Studies

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

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Jul
7
2:00 PM14:00

Art Historian Talk: Sarah Bernhardt and the Belle Époque

How did the daughter and niece of courtesans, a Jewish woman, an unwed mother purportedly promiscuous with both sexes and an eventual amputee, come to be known as “the greatest actress of the Western world”? at the Portland Art Museum, Carol Ockman, Ph.D., Robert Sterling Clark Professor of Art History, Williams College will give a talk focusing on Bernhardt’s 60-year career and remarkable talent for self-promotion at the dawn of mass culture, including her self-presentation, her recourse to the artistic talents of Art Nouveau poster wizard Alphonse Mucha and celebrity photographer Félix Nadar, together with well-publicized eccentricities—a menagerie, an excursion in a hot air balloon, and a resident skeleton and coffin at home.

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

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Jul
6
6:00 PM18:00

Culinaria: Bloom Tomb by Jessie Weitzel Le Grand

Join Disjecta for a Culinaria (Art + Food + Community) event in conjunction with the Carnation Contemporary opening of Bloom Tomb by Jessie Weitzel Le Grand. The artist is creating a pop up space viewing into the fictional world of Ny By. The event will feature an original menu created by Burger Stevens and drinks by Michelle Ruocco of Han Oak in collaboration with the artist.

Disjecta
8371 N Interstate Ave
Portland, OR


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Jul
2
1:00 PM13:00

Chamber Music Northwest: Free Community Concert

Join Chamber Music Northwest and their summer 2019 protégé ensemble the Rolston String Quartet for a free community concert at the Portland Art Museum. This hour-long concert will explore connections between the summer exhibition Paris 1900 and string quartet repertoire written in Paris during the period.

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

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Jun
29
4:00 PM16:00

Curator Walk-Through Yutaka Matsuzawa Exhibition

Join Yale Union for a walk-through of the Yutaka Matsuzawa exhibition lead by curators Alan Longino and Reiko Tomii. Following the walk-through, and before the exhibition opens, there will be time for Q&A and photographs. The opening reception for the exhibition will be from 5–7pm. The exhibition will run June 30 - August 18, 2019.

Yale Union
800 SE 10th Avenue
Portland, OR
yaleunion.org

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Jun
29
1:00 PM13:00

Cultural Demonstration: Wood Sculpting

Join the Portland Japanese Garden for a wood sculpting demonstration with artist Vince Skelly. Skelly will show how he uses carving tools to refine the form of his sculptures. This is the second phase that occurs after the wood has been roughed out with a chainsaw. Vince will walk through his process covering each phase from the raw to finished piece. Vince will focus on the use of the carving tools that he uses; gouges, files, and chisels.

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

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Jun
29
11:00 AM11:00

Nine Portraits: A Panel Discussion

Join Froelick Gallery for a discussion with the nine Portland-based contemporary women painters depicted in Katherine Ace's ambitious, significant painting Nine Portraits. Katherine Ace, Laura Ross-Paul, Mary Josephson, Judy Cooke, Phyllis Yes, Sharon Bronzan, Shu-Ju Wang, Lucinda Parker and Sherrie Wolf will talk about the painting's creation and symbolism as well as broader themes of the experiences and representation of women in the arts. Moderated by Rebecca Rockom.

Froelick Gallery
714 NW Davis St
Portland, OR 97209

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Jun
23
2:00 PM14:00

Curator Talk: 'Akunnittinni: A Kinngait Family Portrait'

Join the Portland Art Museum for a talk with exhibition curator Andrea Hanley. Hanley will speak about the exhibition Akunnittinni: A Kinngait Family Portrait. She will discuss her curatorial process in bringing together the work of three Inuit women artists in visual conversation with each other as well as the cultural history of three generations in Kinngait, a remote Inuit community located in the Arctic region of northern Canada.

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

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Jun
22
2:00 PM14:00

Artist Talk: Palmarin Merges

Join Blackfish Gallery for a talk with Palmarin Merges. Merges will talk about her exhibition Manila to PDX / Exploratory Drawings.

The Manila folder is made from a species of banana that is originally from the Philippines, known as abaca or more commonly as Manila hemp hence the name. Her use of this ubiquitous office product, found in offices throughout the United States provides the means of exploring her Filipino American heritage and finding connection to a place that she is separated from.

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

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Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk: Ralph Pugay

Join the Portland Art Museum for an artist talk with Ralph Pugay. Pugay holds an MFA in Contemporary Art Practice from Portland State University and is a residency graduate of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. Pugay’s awards include a Betty Bowen Award from the Seattle Art Museum, Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Award, Hallie Ford Artist Residency Fellowship, and an Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship.

Ralph Pugay is represented by Upfor Gallery.

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

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Jun
15
11:00 AM11:00

Artist Talk: G. Lewis Clevenger

Join Russo Lee Gallery for an artist talk with G. Lewis Clevenger. He will be discussing the works in his current exhibition. Clevenger’s interest in abstraction has always been a personal and sometimes emotional response to the world that we live in. His paintings are born out of both an individual and collective rhythm, influenced by poetry, nature, and everyday banalities. Small things develop into the biggest picture, hence the title, De Minimis / Maximus, the yin and yang between what is minimal and minor and what is grand and major. 

Russo Lee Gallery
805 NW 21st Ave
Portland OR, 97209
503-226-2754
russoleegallery.com

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Jun
14
12:30 PM12:30

Cultural Demonstration: Woodworking with Patrick Gracewood

Join the Portland Japanese Garden for a woodcarving demonstration with Patrick Gracewood. Gracewood is an artist carving space, time and wood. He has created sculpture for film and television, and architectural ornament for historic buildings and new construction. Gracewood maintains a committed studio practice in NE Portland. Join the Portland Japanese Garden in the Cultural Corner to watch the artist at work carving small figures in the style of Enkū and showing recent sculpture.

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

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Jun
13
5:30 PM17:30

In Conversation: Sean Healy and Stephanie Snyder

Please join Elizabeth Leach Gallery for an engaging dialogue between gallery artist Sean Healy and Stephanie Snyder, the John and Anne Hauberg Director and Curator of the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery at Reed College. The pair will discuss the work in Healy’s exhibition Beautiful Downer and explore its themes of societal and internal conflict, fear-based politics and human vulnerability. Talk will begin at 6:15 pm

Elizabeth Leach Gallery
417 NW 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
elizabethleach.com

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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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Jun
9
4:00 PM16:00

Summer Soirée 2019

Please join Disjecta to celebrate the 2019-2020 season and welcome special guests, Portland Biennial 2019 curators—Yaelle Amir (Portland, OR), Elisheba Johnson (Seattle, OR), and Ashley Stull Meyers (Portland, OR)

. Curator in Residence 2019-20—Justin Hoover

. Curator Linda Tesner and artist Arvie Smith



. Please come to watch and bid on a live drawing benefit with artworks by your favorite local artists.

Disjecta
8371 N Interstate Ave
Portland, OR

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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
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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