Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 23–26

PETE closes its Beckett mosaic and Michael Kiwanuka comes to town.

01/22/2020 By Conner Reed and Daniel Bromfield

Photography

The Japanese Garden Reflects on Hiroshima Attack with Season-Opening Exhibit

Spirits Rising: ひろしま/hiroshima showcases objects left behind after U.S. forces bombed the city in 1945.

01/21/2020 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 16–19

Chadwick Stokes and King Princess come to town, Profile opens a Pulitzer-winner, and a pair of photo exhibits stay on at Blue Sky.

01/15/2020 By Conner Reed and Olivia Wolf

Sculpture

These Amazing Handcrafted Teapots Carry on OCAC’s Legacy

The Oregon College of Art and Craft is no more. But its many teapots live on.

10/16/2019 By Wriik Maui

Spotlight

How Shanalee Hampton's Embroidery Art Became a Platform for Gun Control

“It just became a really healthy outlet for my anger about what was happening in the world.”

09/19/2019 By Eden Dawn

Events

Three Ways to Party for A Good Cause This Fall

Eighties-themed costume bashes and rock and roll blowouts to Latina art exhibits: let loose and feel good about yourself doing it.

09/19/2019 By Olivia Wolf

PHOTOGRAPHY

Shooting Time: An Exhibition of Photos from US Prisons Opens in Portland

Pete Brook’s Prison Obscura turns a lens on incarceration in America.

03/31/2016 By Fiona McCann

VISUAL ART

New York Artist Jonathan Berger Likens New Exhibit to a Pop Song

Berger’s Adams and Ollman show tells a simple story, through elemental objects placed in a landscape of his own creation.

02/11/2016 By Jack Rushall

BIG PICTURE

Ghost in the Machine

Design firm KeeganMeegan & Co. operate 19th-century letterpress machines for the 21st-century print revival.

01/05/2015 By Kate Goodling

BIG PICTURE

See Portland's Crazy Burning Man Fire Ship

A local artist spent nearly a decade building this thing. For Burning Man. Obviously.

08/01/2014 By Nicole Cordier

Desirables

Getting Carded

Personalize your holiday hellos with Dear Ida’s colorful customized drawings.

10/19/2011 By Kristin Belz

$10 and Under

Todd Oldham Brings Whimsical Charley Harper Designs to the Table

Harper was a fabulous mid-century modernist illustrator whose simple designs are being rediscovered and repurposed in tableware for today.

08/10/2011 By Kristin Belz

Out and About

Japan Without a Passport

Zen beauty and no-hassle travel at the Portland Japanese Garden’s Behind the Shoji art show and sale.

07/14/2011 By Kristin Belz

Made in PDX

Andy Paiko's Amazing Glass

Local glass artist Andy Paiko creates everything from tricycles to a seismograph in his playful and sublime projects out of a North Portland studio.

05/10/2011 By Amara Holstein

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Arm & Arm

Storm Tharp paints portraits—after a fashion. His jarring, surreal depictions of both celebrities and average Joes serve as a window into his own state of mind rather than commentary on his subjects.
*Arm & Arm*, is showing now through Nov 29. Ge

05/19/2009 By Cameron Blair

Article

Trial by Fire

A freak conflagration reaffirms a noted Northwest landscape artist’s ties to his home ground.

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond

Arts News

Ties That Bind

An esteemed New York museum shines the spotlight on Portland. Again.

05/19/2009 By Chas Bowie