VISUAL ART

Six Cuban Artists Explore US-Cuba Relations in a New Portland Show

Lewis & Clark’s Hoffman Gallery presents Intersecciones, a reimagining of Cuba’s relationship with the United States through the mixed-media lens of six of the island’s young artists.

02/02/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

VISUAL ART

Five Portland Art Shows You Can’t Miss this September

First Thursday of fall! We've got you covered with our must-see list of September shows.

09/02/2015 By Megan Haverman

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.

08/12/2015 By Megan Haverman

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.

07/01/2015 By Lisa Borst

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.

06/04/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Lisa Borst

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.

05/07/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Rachel Sandstrom

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.

03/03/2015 By Rene Bermudez

CULTUREPHILE

Transforming Portland's Art-World Boundaries

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

11/03/2014 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

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.

07/02/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff and Schuyler Keenan

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!

11/25/2013 By Aaron Scott, Portland Monthly Staff, and Nathan Tucker

Article

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.

11/15/2013 By Nathan Tucker

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!

10/17/2013 Edited by Aaron Scott and Nathan Tucker By Portland Monthly Staff

OUT AND ABOUT

Consider the Bowl

Forget bowling alone: the MoCC gathers bowls to reveal the beauty of one of the necessities of home life.

08/15/2013 By Kristin Belz

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

08/08/2013 By Aaron Scott

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.

07/25/2013 By Aaron Scott and Jonathan Frochtzwajg

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.

07/02/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Claire Gordon

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.

05/02/2013 By Aaron Scott

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.

04/04/2013 By Aaron Scott

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.

03/13/2013 By Sam Coggeshall

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

03/12/2013 By Sam Coggeshall