Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

'SHATTER///': An extractive performance

Join Disjecta for an extractive performance with transdisciplinary Indigenous Diné artist Demian DinéYazhi’. DinéYazh’ will be joined by Intermedia sound artist Kevin Holden (Navajo and German) to debut a new performance and noise based work. SHATTER/// is the aftermath of destroying an accumulation of Indigenous stereotypes. It is an extractive ritual of settler colonial romanticism and a cosmic seedling dependent on the nurturing of Indigenous Queer community. It is a celebration of forgetting what should have never been manifested through genocidal violence.

Disjecta
8371 N Interstate Ave
Portland, OR

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Sep
21
11:00 AM11:00

Christine Bourdette in Conversation with Prudence Roberts

Join Elizabeth Leach Gallery for an engaging conversation between Christine Bourdette and Prudence Roberts who will be discussing the work on view in the current exhibition, Erosion. Bourdette's work in the exhibition explores vulnerability, resilience and the human condition through sculptures and drawings that mimic the colors, textures and shapes of nature.

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


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Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Marie Watt Lecture at Frye Art Museum

Marie Watt will be giving a lecture at Frye Art Museum as a part of the "In Focus: Contemporary First Nations and Native American Women Artists and Curators Lecture Series.” Lecture information: "What would the world look like if we thought of ourselves as companion species? Marie Watt doesn’t pretend to have the answer to this question, but her work does seek to forge relationships and reveal aspects of our connectedness to one another, to animals, and to the natural world. Rather than presenting her extensive body of work in chronological order, Watt will piece together themes in a way that might resemble sewing together a blanket.”
Watt is represented by PDX CONTEMPORARY ART.

Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Avenue
Seattle, Washington
206 622 9250

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Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk: Vaughn Kimmons

Join the Portland Art Museum for an artist talk with Vaughn Kimmons. Kimmons affectionately known as Brown Alice, is a multidisciplinary artist born and raised in Chicago. Through music and dance performance she celebrates Blackness as the cosmic source of sacred inspiration and gives voice to the connective power of shared human nuance. She is a vocalist and songwriter in Portland-based bands Brown Calculus and Tribe Mars.

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

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Sep
15
11:00 AM11:00

Artist Talk: Shu-Ju Wang

Join Waterstone Gallery for an artist talk with Shu-Ju Wang. Wang will discuss her two new series Inundation and Swimming Suits Made of Inappropriate Materials, including personal stories about her fear of water, concerns for the climate, and the technical details of the work. Questions and story-swapping are encouraged.

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

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Sep
13
3:00 PM15:00

Pottery Demonstration: Stephen Mickey

Join the Portland Japanese Garden for a Pottery demonstration with Stephen Mickey. Mickey will demonstrate the making of utilitarian items for use in the kitchen and at the table. He will make and trim several Yunomi (traditional Japanese drinking cups without a handle), rice and soup bowls as well as some bottle forms. He will also demonstrate the use of decorative slip on the inside and outside of the pieces.

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

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Sep
12
4:30 PM16:30

Artist Talk: Tuesday Smillie

Join the Cooley Gallery and Converge 45 for an a talk by Tuesday Smillie, an interdisciplinary artist whose works address trans-feminist politics, binaries of inclusion and exclusion, and the relationship between individuals and groups. Her large, collaged textiles function as protest banners while also acting as citational fields for literary and personal expression.
This event is free and open to the public, and followed by a reception at the Cooley.

Cooley Gallery
Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, OR
reed.edu/gallery/

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Sep
8
2:00 PM14:00

Lecture: 'Empire and Memory at the Portland World’s Fair'

Join the Portland Art Museum for a lecture with Lisa Blee, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History, Wake Forest University. This event is presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Paris 1900: City of Entertainment. The 1905 Centennial Exposition in Portland commemorated the anniversary of Lewis and Clark’s expedition. It was intended to showcase arts and modern industry of the day, as well as incorporate Portland into national narratives of empire.

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

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Sep
5
to Sep 15

TBA:19

Join PICA for there 17th Annual Time-Based Art Festival (TBA). TBA gathers artists and audiences from around the world for ten days of contemporary performance, music, visual art, film, workshops, lectures, food, drink, conversation, and celebration. Immerse yourself in the art and ideas of our time.

Click HERE to purchase tickets.

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

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Aug
22
4:00 PM16:00

Public Curator Tour for HANS COPER—LESS MEANS MORE

Please join the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Studies 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 artist Daniel Duford.

Oregon Jewish Museum
and Center for Holocaust Studies
724 NW Davis St
Portland, OR 97209
503-226-3600
ojmche.org

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Aug
21
1:00 PM13:00

Public Tour with Bruce Guenther for Betty LaDuke - EARLY WORK

Join the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Studies for a public tour with Bruce Guenther, Adjunct Curator for Special Exhibitions. Guenther will lead a tour 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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Aug
18
11:00 AM11:00

Artist Talk: Stephen Adams

Join Waterstone Gallery for an artist talk with Stephen Adams. Adams talks about the genesis of the pieces in his current show Rain, his collaboration with the artist Shu-Ju Wang, and about using primal fears as inspiration. He’ll also discuss the different materials in his work and the processes used in making them, why accidents can be lucky, and why destruction is sometimes the best way of breaking through a creative impasse.

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

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Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

Screening and Discussion: Filmmaker Masanori Oe

Yale Union welcomes you to join art historian Ignacio Adriasola for a screening and discussion of the works of filmmaker Masanori Oe. The program is presented in conjunction with the Yutaka Matsuzawa exhibition currently on display, and will feature a selection of Oe’s early Newsreel films. They will be introduced by Ignacio Adriasola, who will situate his work in the context of psychedelic culture in Japan, and probe its links to artist Yutaka Matsuzawa’s work and thought.

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


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Aug
17
4:00 PM16:00

Panel Discussion: Dear Lucy

Upfor Gallery invited you to a panel discussion with panelists Bean Gilsdorf, Grace Kook-Anderson and Ashely Stull Meyers delve into questions related to the works in Dear Lucy and beyond: Are images of women made by women qualitatively different? How do evolving feminist practices connect to visual culture? What place is there for ambiguity or ambivalence in political art? Audience participation will be encouraged.

For more information and to RSVP, please visit upforgallery.com/rsvp

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

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Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk: Yoonhee Choi

Join the Portland Art Museum for an artist talk with Yoonhee Choi. Educated as a city planner, architect, and artist, Yoonhee Choi creates work that explores the potential of unexpected materials to express both multiple scales of spatial experience and intimate, personal associations. In her projects, which range from tiny collages and drawings on paper to room-size installations, she uses everyday materials in an improvisational manner to search for limits and possibilities, seeking to discover new compositional devices and structures.

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

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Aug
8
6:30 PM18:30

Lecture: By Any Means Necessary - Racial Justice and Representation in the Arts

Join the Portland Art Museum for a lecture with LaTanya S. Autry, Ph.D. candidate, University of Delaware; Gund Curatorial Fellow, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland. LaTanya S. Autry will discuss a range of liberatory aims and modes that artists and organizers employ to spark institutional change in the visual arts and beyond. Through her intersectional, equity-centered approach, Autry also explores the limits and possibilities of museums in advancing racial justice.

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

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Aug
8
5:00 PM17:00

Backroom Reception and Talk with Julie Green

Join artist Julie Green in Upfor’s backroom for a reception and informal talk about their new series, First Meal. Works in the series depict first meals eaten by exonerees after leaving prison, created from stories provided by exonerees and the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University.

RSVP requested - click here to RSVP

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

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Aug
4
2:00 PM14:00

Panel Discussion: The Photography of Terry Toedtemeier

Join the Portland Art Museum for a celebration of the final day of Sun, Shadows, Stone with a discussion of Terry Toedtemeier’s significant contributions to the field of American landscape photography. Panelists will also consider Toedtemeier’s meaningful curatorial legacy that continues to influence the Museum’s photography collection and exhibition program.

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

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