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


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.

03/07/2013 By Aaron Scott


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


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.

01/31/2013 By Aaron Scott


January First Thursday Picks

Father/son super duo Robert and Christopher Rauschenberg at Leach, Hillerbrand+Magsamen make their mundane home life mythological at Blue Sky, and local stars unveil prints at PDX Contemporary.

01/02/2013 By Aaron Scott and Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Gallery Review: Lumber Room

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

12/17/2012 By Randy Gragg


December First Thursday Picks

Rippling abs, muddy jockeys, South American deserts, and more invite you out to December gallery hunting.

12/06/2012 By Portland Monthly Staff

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

Arts News

Victory Gallery Closes; Imago Theatre Moves in New Direction

The wonderful internationally focused gallery closes its doors, and the whimsical theatrical masters hang up their masks.

11/07/2012 By Aaron Scott

gallery grazing

First Thursday Sampler

08/02/2012 By Aaron Scott

Fantastic Mr. Frame

Video Interview with Visionary Sculptor/Filmmaker John Frame

The California sculptor comes to town on Sunday to talk about creating his fantastical exhibition at the Portland Art Museum.

03/15/2012 By Aaron Scott

gallery grazing

First Thursday Sampler

03/01/2012 By Aaron Scott

gallery grazing

First Thursday Sampler

11/30/2011 By Anne Adams

gallery grazing

First Thursday Sampler

11/02/2011 By Anne Adams


First Thursday Sampler

10/06/2011 By Anne Adams

collective review

TBA 2011: Jesse Sugarmann

Sometimes Nothing (everything) Happens

09/13/2011 By Claudia La Rocco

bull and bear

Slideshow: First Thursday

Four safe bets for First Thursday browsing, and a slide show of one of August’s wildest offerings.

08/04/2011 By Anne Adams