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

REVIEW

MOCC's Object Focus: The Bowl

The Museum of Contemporary Craft’s enjoyable exhibition focuses on the humble, everyday object.

07/01/2013 By Randy Gragg

ART UNFETTERED

Review: ‘Cyclepedia,’ ‘Man/Woman,’ and a Thousand Naked Cyclists

In a poetic partnership, the museum welcomed the jubilantly unclothed hordes for the opening weekend of its summer exhibitions.

06/11/2013 By Aaron Scott

DELICIOUSLY INTERDISCIPLINARY

PICA Symposium: 'How Do You Mean? Culture in Translation'

The interdisciplinary weekend includes performance, dinner, and dialogue connecting the artistic process to the daily interpretation of ourselves. June 6–9

06/06/2013 By Sam Coggeshall

SPECIAL EVENT

The Wild Delves into Portland Tech and Culture

The two-week fest brings together events by Portland's artists, designers, and maker-types to celebrate our city's awesomeness.

05/13/2013 By Sam Coggeshall

ARTS NEWS

Disjecta Announces the Portland2014 Biennial Curator

Disjecta names its first out-of-town curator for the Portland Biennial: Amanda Hunt. Meet her and the new curator-in-residence on May 18.

05/07/2013 By Aaron Scott

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

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.

03/06/2013 By Aaron Scott

TICKET GIVEAWAY

Spring Arts Guide 2013 and Ticket Giveaway

The season’s top 25 arts events and a chance to win tickets to MarchFourth, Portland Center Stage, Oregon Ballet, Portland Opera, and the Portland Art Museum.

02/25/2013 By Aaron Scott

WEB EXCLUSIVE

Slide Show: Lead Pencil Studio

Designers Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo are responsible for the sculpture at the east end of the Hawthorne bridge—and much more!

02/15/2013

EDITOR'S NOTE

Public Art & Debate

A look at Portland's newest public art project, Lead Pencil Studio's Inversion: Plus Minus, now rising in the Central Eastside.

02/15/2013 By Randy Gragg

FEATURE

Spring Arts Guide 2013

A fun-filled guide to the season's 25 most exciting shows with hosts MarchFourth Marching Band.

02/15/2013 Edited by Aaron Scott

VISUAL ARTS

Gallery Review: Lumber Room

Collector Sarah Miller Meigs combines guts and good eyes in her exhibition Terrain Shift.

12/17/2012 By Randy Gragg

VISUAL ARTS

2013 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards Announced

Today, the Portland Art Museum announced the six artists selected for the Contemporary Northwest Art Awards exhibition to open in September 2013.

11/13/2012 By Aaron Scott

Visual Arts

Review: Lumber Room's Terrain Shift

Collector Sarah Meigs curates her first exhibition—photography spanning the globe—with a freedom and reach unmatched elsewhere in town. Thru Feb. 2

11/12/2012 By Randy Gragg

OUT AND ABOUT

What Next at Pruitt-Igoe?

The famously imploded housing towers in St. Louis have been gone for 40 years now; what is the future for the site?

11/11/2012 By Kristin Belz

November Gallery Grazing

Where to Go this First Thursday

Historical self-portraits in drag, crystalline celestial explosions, and 200 pounds of hair all invite you to get out for the monthly gallery hop. Plus, Game of Thrones!

11/01/2012 By Aaron Scott

painting portland in passing

Slide Show and Q&A: Shawn Demarest's "You Are Here"

Local artist Shawn Demarest paints fleeting, sleeting Portland streetscapes in search of a sense of place. An exhibition of her work opens tomorrow.

10/31/2012 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

Slideshow

Slide Show and Q&A: Shawn Demarest's "You Are Here"

In the transient urban landscapes she paints, Portland artist Shawn Demarest seeks to capture those evanescent moments when we stop, if only briefly, to recognize that where we are is beautiful—even in gray, rain, or sleet.

10/31/2012

silhouette on fire

Artist Talk: Kara Walker

The controversial art star talks at Reed College on October 2 about her work exploring racism, sexuality, and violence. Her solo exhibit runs through November 18.

09/27/2012 By Randy Gragg Edited by Aaron Scott