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Thursday 02.15.07

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3 Dances on your Card

Three things of note this weekend - small A is having an opening on Friday, Kristan Kennedy has organized a show at the Heathman Hotel and Michael Kimmelman is lecturing at the Portland Art Museum. My suggestion to you, if you happen to be roaming around Portland this weekend, is that you stop by small A Friday for the opening, wander the galleries in the Pearl District / Old Town / Chinatown on Saturday, take in the lecture at PAM on Sunday and snack on fries and pink champagne at the Heathman in the Mezzanine afterwards and gaze at a collection of some darn good art.

Mitzi Pederson
untitled, 2006
photocopy, acrylic, glitter and glue
10 1/2 x 8 inches

Thoughtless . . .
Kevin Abell
Alex Felton
Mitzi Pederson

small A projects
Feb 16 – Mar 24
Opening reception • Feb 16 • 6-9 p
Performances • 2/16 8p • 3/9 7 p

Thoughtless . . . is a three person exhibition with work by Kevin Abell, Alex Felton and Mitzi Pederson. “All three artists work in ways that are motivated by intuition, action, movement, chance and emotion, categories of artmaking that are indicated in the exhibition title by an ellipsis, an opening, a possibility. Thoughtless is a term which is used here both against the supposed logic of thought but also in opposition to the self-deprecating term “aimless.” Thoughtless . . . inhabits a position that is active and re-active, indicating a set of visual and visceral propositions.”

20 minute hug
Kristan Kennedy, 2005
Gesso, Marker, Ink on Paper

Crossing the Line
Organized by Kristan Kennedy
Heathman Hotel Mezzanine Gallery
1001 SW Broadway at Salmon
Thru April 25th

“ ‘Crossing the Line’ began as a discussion about drawing and painting and the intersection of the two in the creative process that engages many regional artists. Kristan Kennedy, whose artwork “20 Minute Hug” started this conversation, was invited to select artist’s work that inspired her and that spoke to the same creative impulses that influence and inform her artwork.”

The artists invited to show include: Judy Cooke, Alex Felton, Linda Hutchins, Kristan Kennedy, Yoshihiro Kitai, Cynthia Lahti, Patrick Long, Melody Owen, Nathaniel Price, Michelle Ross, Adam Sorenson, Storm Tharp and Amanda Wojick.

Michael Kimmelman

Critical Voices Lecture Series 2007: The Intersection of Words and Experience
Critical Voices with Michael Kimmelman

Fields Sunken Ballroom
The Portland Art Museum
Sun • Feb 18 • 2 p
fee: Members: $5; Non-members: $10 + admission

“Join Michael Kimmelman, Chief Art Critic of the New York Times, for a lecture entitled “Eyes Wide Open” as he examines how our relationship to the art object has evolved in recent years.” The lecture comes from his latest book The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa. “The idea behind The Accidental Masterpiece,” writes Kimmelman, “is that art provides us with clues about how to live our lives more fully...about how creating, collecting, and even just appreciating art can make living a daily masterpiece.”

Posted by Melia Donovan on February 15, 2007 at 18:58 | Comments (0)


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