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VISUAL ARTS

Garbage in the Gallery and the Art of Dumpster Diving

A group of Portland artists has been combing through the trash to make art from what the rest of us throw away.

  • By Megan Haverman
  • Published 08/12/2015
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VISUAL ART

Artwalk: Six Shows to See this First Thursday

Desolate landscapes, not-so-geometric patterns, spiraling planets and Cartesian grids—these are some of the elements awaiting you this First Thursday.

  • By Lisa Borst
  • Published 07/01/2015
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ART OPENINGS

Gordon Parks + Five First Thursday Cant-Misses

Art has no borders. From Life Magazine's barrier-smashing Gordon Parks to One Flaming Arrow's reclaiming of Indian land, we pick this month's can't-miss openings.

  • By Lisa Borst and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 06/04/2015
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FIRST THURSDAY

May Your Art Walk Be Epic

Fix your eye on this visual feast! We pick ten brand-new shows that make for a quadrant-hopping art odyssey. Pack a picnic, bring your bike, open your peepers.

  • By Rachel Sandstrom and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 05/07/2015
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GALLERY HOPPING

A First First Thursday for PNCA's New Home

Spring has sprung early in Portland and First Thursday invites art lovers to take to the surprisingly unsoaked streets. We've got six gallery picks—one of them at PNCA's brand new 511 Building.

  • By Rene Bermudez
  • Published 03/03/2015
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CULTUREPHILE

Transforming Portland's Art-World Boundaries

How Philly transplant Amy Adams blurs lines with her east-side gallery.

  • By Jonathan Frochtzwajg
  • Published 11/03/2014
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EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 3–6

The Waterfront Blues Fest kicks off a Summer of Soul, Lauryn Hill never grows old, First Thursday brings the sun, and comedy's prodigal son Ian Karmel returns.

  • By Schuyler Keenan, Portland Monthly Staff, and Aaron Scott
  • Published 07/02/2014
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WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Nov 28-Dec 1

Christmas explodes across the city in a flurry of shows and lights, three leading local bands rock the weekend, and dance companies give thanks. Also, Village People!

  • By Nathan Tucker, Portland Monthly Staff, and Aaron Scott
  • Published 11/25/2013
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Stephan Alexandr Makes It Home

The local artist and designer's show at Gallery Zero reflects on a decade of creating in Portland before a big move south to LA.

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 11/15/2013
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WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Oct 17-20

Indie bands hijack the symphony, female comics conquer the stage, OBT infiltrates your dreams, and Turkey commandeers Rambo. It's a weekend of artistic invasions!

  • By Nathan Tucker, Portland Monthly Staff, and Aaron Scott
  • Published 10/17/2013
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VISUAL ART

Q&A: Paintallica + Rocksbox = Rockin’ Art

Artist Dan Attoe talks about the chainsaws, beer, sculptures, and raucousness that will fill Rocksbox when Paintallica takes over. Aug 10–Sept 21

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 08/08/2013
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ARTS NEWS

Breaking: New Gallery to Open in Pearl

Theo Downes–Le Guin (the son of Ursula K. Le Guin) will open Upfor in September, focusing on digital and new media.

  • By Jonathan Frochtzwajg and Aaron Scott
  • Published 07/25/2013
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VISUAL ARTS

First Thursday/Wednesday: July Picks

First Thursday moves to Wednesday this week (due to 4th of July) for a patriotic explosion of fine art.

  • By Claire Gordon and Portland Monthly Staff
  • Published 07/02/2013
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VISUAL ARTS

First Thursday: May Picks

Portraits of noble chickens, family monsters, rural fundamentalists, and ceramic clowns draw you out for a gloriously sunny First Thursday.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 05/02/2013
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ARTS NEWS

Breaking News: Meet Disjecta's New Curator-In-Residence

We talk with Summer Guthery about where she's coming from and where she plans to steer the year-long resident curatorial program over the next year.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 04/04/2013
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VISUAL ART

PICA's “New Arrangements”

PICA pairs sculptors Michihiro Kosuge and Ned Colclough—a seeming odd couple with elusive but beautiful overlap. Closes May 11.

  • By Sam Coggeshall
  • Published 03/13/2013
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VISUAL ART

Critical Art Ensemble Likes Helicopters, Hazmat Suits, and Beer

The multimedia ensemble hosts an exhibition and block party at PNCA that pushes the lines between art and activism. March 13–June 2

  • By Sam Coggeshall
  • Published 03/12/2013
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VISUAL ARTS

March First Thursday Picks

Magic realism at Blue Sky; psychedelic precision at Leach; haunting, empty frames at Froelick; and all-you-can-eat pancakes tempt you to hit the galleries. Oh, and the sun.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 03/07/2013
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VISUAL ARTS

Review: Chris Fraser's "In Passing" at Disjecta

Fraser's light installation is a interactive playground of color and shadow that's sheer joy for all ages. See it before it closes Sunday.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 03/06/2013
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VISUAL ART

February First Thursday Picks

Carrie Mae Weems speaks at the art museum, motorcycles roar at Hartman, and a mysterious photographer-nanny captures the soul of Chicago.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 01/31/2013
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