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Wednesday 05.08.13

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Openings & Events | May 9th - 12th

Jane Schiffhauer

Jane Schiffhauer's installation created by handmade undulating nets, ropes, foliage, human hair, and found objects explores the intricacies of our being in relationship to our surrounding environment. Body of Knots highlights the anxieties between what it means to be human and live in contemporary society. Schiffhauer seeks materials that are often contradictory in their nature as well as their purpose in order to comment on gender and the body. For example, ropes may bind as well as create a way of escape and nets may be used as a trap or to offer security.

Body of Knots | Jane Schiffhauer
May 9 - 29, 2013
Reception | May 9th 6-9 PM
Littman Gallery | PSU Smith Hall, Room 250. 1825 SW Broadway. Portland, OR 97201

Fern Wiley's minimal & nuanced drawings are a meditation on the passage of time and energy. Art making for Wiley is a product of her grappling to understand and conceptualize human experience. Currently, Wiley is working from more abstract points of reference, to examine our experience of time and space.

Accumulation | Fern Wiley
May 9th - 29, 2013
Opening Reception | May 9th | 6-9 pm
White Gallery | PSU Smith Hall, Second Floor. 1825 SW Broadway

Crafting Conversation to Get What You Want: Art and Social Practice and the Art of the Ask

PSU's MFA in Art and Social Practice presents Crafting Conversation to Get What You Want: Art and Social Practice and the Art of the Ask, a panel discussion organized and moderated by Jen Delos Reyes in conjunction with CounterCraft, PSU's annual conference exploring art and social practice.

Crafting Conversation to Get What You Want: Art and Social Practice and the Art of the Ask will ask socially engaged artists to reflect on how they reach out to communities and manage to convince collaborators and institutions to realize projects along side them.

CounterCraft Panel Discussion // Crafting Conversation to Get What You Want: Art and Social Practice and the Art of the Ask

May 9, 2013 | 6:30-8 PM
Museum of Contemporary Craft : The Lab | 724 NW Davis St. Portland, OR, 97209



Kill All Festivals is a collaborative event between the Experimental Film Festival, Creative Music Guild, Northwest Animation Festival, and Risk/Reward New Performance Festival.

This one-night collaborative event at the White Box will consist of film screenings, music performances, and a festival unveiling presentation by Risk/Reward. The event will act as the kick-off event for the participating festivals.

May 10, 2013 | 7-10 PM
The White Box @ The University of Oregon in Portland | 24 NW First Avenue

Also this weekend at White Box ...


On Sunday, you are invited to participate in the Shadow Box project. Have your silhouette recorded in a custom-designed camera-less photo booth, resulting in a life-size, anonymous, outline print. A selection of these prints will then be exhibited in Shadows, by artists Anna Daedalus and Kerry Davis, at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center beginning June 6th.

The Shadow Box is a memory instrument built to create images that evoke the shadows left by victims who were vaporized by the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The project is supported in part by a grant from Regional Arts & Culture Council. Special thanks to Oregon Nikkei Endowment

Those who want to participate should wear non-bulky, warm-weather attire (dresses, skirts, form-fitting pants and short sleeve shirts). Make sure the silhouette can be clearly distinguished. All ages are welcome. ADA accessible. Attending does not guarantee inclusion in the Shadow Box project.

Shadow Box Public Photo Session
May 12, 2013 | 12-4 PM
The White Box @ The University of Oregon in Portland | 24 NW First Avenue


Now, what does a rat do when it's awake? It sniffs about. - Jean-Didier, Biologist

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fly room | directed by Hayley A. Silverman
May 10th, 2013 | performance begins promptly at 9pm, please arrive early.
Appendix Space | NE Alberta St Btwn 26th/27th, Portland OR


Chicago-based designer Alex Fuller is one of seven partners in the studio/gallery/blog, The Post Family, Design Director at the Leo Burnett Dept. of Design & co-founder of 5x7 publishing. His latest publication through 5x7 is Two Letter Words, a limited edition book which exploring the combination of abstracted geometric letter forms & the resulting words & marks they create. Fuller will be presenting a slideshow discussion about his design work, projects, trials & tribulations.

Alex Fuller
Slideshow Lecture & Book Launch Party | May 11 | 7:30 PM
Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books | 2916 NE Alberta Street, Suite B. Portland, OR 97211

Posted by Emily Cappa on May 08, 2013 at 23:11 | Comments (0)


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