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
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
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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Apr
2
7:00 PM19:00

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
Whitsell Auditorium
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

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Mar
28
5:00 PM17:00

Garden+ Lecture Series: Kyoko Yoshida, Masatsugu Ono, and David Karashima

Please join the Portland Japanese Garden for a lecture with Kyoko Yoshida, Masatsugu Ono, and David Karashima. Critically-acclaimed Japanese novelists Masatsugu Ono and Kyoko Yoshida will read from new works and converse with writer David Karashima about how crossing geographic and linguistic borders has shaped them as writers, honed their themes, and made them the versatile writers and translators they are today. In this conversation and bilingual reading, they’ll discuss how landscape, culture, and language have informed their craft.

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

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Mar
20
5:30 PM17:30

Dinh Q. Lê Film Screening and Conversation

The San Jose Museum of Art will host a screening of the film Light and Belief: Voices and Sketches of Life from the Vietnam War directed by Dinh Q. Lê. The film uncovers an obscure history of the Vietnam War when Northern Vietnamese artists responded passionately to Hồ Chi Minh’s call to “fight on the battlefield of cultural ideology.” Eleven former artist-soldiers reveal their reasons for joining the conflict as artists, recounting their experiences with honesty and deep introspection.
Lê is represented in Portland by Elizabeth Leach Gallery.

San Jose Museum of Art
110 South Market Street
San José, CA
sjmusart.org

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Mar
20
1:00 PM13:00

GET THE WORD with Bruce Guenther

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

Oregon Jewish Museum
and Center for Holocaust Studies

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

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Mar
19
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk with Morgan Buck

Join local artist Morgan Buck at Upfor Gallery for a private reception and talk on the subject of Goggles Glazed Over, his solo exhibition in Upfor’s backroom. Buck distorts and blurs images culled from the web using a smartphone's panorama photo feature and a handheld magnifier, before carefully translating the results in airbrushed paint. This process removes digital signifiers like pixelation and glitches, leaving viewers with a generatively produced work that appears, in his words, "indistinguishable from a genuine work of imaginative thought.”

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

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Mar
19
5:30 PM17:30

John David Forsgren in Conversation with Linda Tesner

Please the Elizabeth Leach Gallery for an engaging dialogue between artist John David Forsgren and Linda Tesner, director and curator of the Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art at Lewis & Clark College, who will be discussing Forsgren’s current exhibition, Antithesis of Language, his studio practice and interest in creating visceral, expressionistic artworks.

Elizabeth Leach Gallery
417 NW 9th Ave
Portland, OR
503.224.0521
elizabethleach.com

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Mar
18
2:30 PM14:30

Lecture: Sou Fujimoto, Between Architecture and Nature

Sou Fujimoto, one of the best-known architects in Japan today, will visit Portland Japanese Garden on March 18 with his lecture Between Architecture and Nature, in which he will share the visionary philosophy and ideas behind some of his major projects and help us rethink tradition and the relation between the built and natural environments.

Portland Japanese Garden
611 SW Kingston Ave
Portland, OR 97205
japanesegarden.org

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Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

Artist Talk and Book Signing: Eirik Johnson

Join Ampersand Gallery for an evening conversation with Seattle based artist and photographer Eirik Johnson. He'll be discussing his recently released photobook, Pine, which includes a limited edition 12-inch vinyl record with new tracks by Johnson and Dede, Elia, NEWAXEYES, SassyBlack, Terderfoot, Whiting Tennis and Johnson himself.

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

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Mar
16
2:00 PM14:00

Artists Talk: Paul Missal and Judith Wyss

Please join artists Paul Missal and Judith Wyss at Blackfish Gallery for a coffee and cookies conversation and celebration. As two long-standing Blackfish members they will be discussing their work, inspirations and careers. They are currently showing together at Blackfish Gallery through March 30th.

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

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Mar
15
7:30 PM19:30

Multidisciplinary Performance: 100 Year Plan

Emotional.Store duo Bailey Hikawa and Scotty Wagner present their newest performance, “100 Year Plan,” at Disjecta. This performance is a dystopian response to participating in the producer economy in the age of automation takeover. This live-cinema experience presents a performance of an online video IRL in which two “creatives” risk everything for digital success.

Disjecta
8371 N Interstate Ave
Portland, OR
disjecta.org

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Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

Performance: Borderlines

Fernanda D’Agostino, Sophia Wright Emigh, Jaleesa Johnston, and special guest performer/choreographer Linda K. Johnson will activate D’Agostino’s the map is not the territory installation at the Portland Art Museum with their collaborative performance work In/Body. Followed by Sonic Borders 2, a ritual performance by artist/composer Guillermo Galindo using sonic devices made from items found in the U.S./Mexico Border.

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
portlandartmuseum.org

 

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Mar
9
11:00 AM11:00

Exhibition Tour: Sarah Horowitz and Jake Scharbach

Join Froelick Gallery for an exhibition tour with Sarah Horowitz and Jake Scharbach. Sarah Horowitz is inspired by webs of branches and undulating surfaces of nets, working with large sheets of paper & dyes for drawings, and huge plywood surfaces to carve for new woodcuts. Brooklyn-based painter Jake Scharbach masterfully reinterprets art historical images by juxtaposing them with contemporary symbols and objects to call attention to negative behaviors codified in western society, such as violence, greed, lust, ambition, and a failure to act in accordance with our long-term future. 

Froelick Gallery
714 NW Davis Street
Portland, OR 97209
503 961 3204

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