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Monthly Archives: May 2007

Lead Pencil Studio Tonight @ Wieden+Kennedy

If a tree falls “building” is built in the forest on a bluff in the middle of nowhere and no one was there to hear see it, does it make a sound? Answer: yes. Lead Pencil Studio‘s “Maryhill Double,” a lo-fi replica of the Maryhill Art Museum which was installed somewhere along the Columbia Gorge […]

Ann Ploeger’s Portraits

Portland-based photographer Ann Ploeger‘s distinctive photos take the mundane and give it a hyperreal edge. She mainly shoots portraits of regular people in their environments (or in an environment that could well be theirs), but these photos are anything but regular. It’s something in the straightforward, unposed poses — a little awkward or blocky — […]

Lucky 13: Ten Tiny Dances at Bluehour

By the numbers: 4 feet squared, ten dances, thirteenth iteration. It’s the thirteenth time that Mike Barber has produced Ten Tiny Dances, a cabaret-like showcase of Portland dance and choreographic talent in 15 minute increments on a 4 foot by 4 foot stage. Ten Tiny Dances has been to Seattle, has been featured in PICA’s […]

$15 Million to PNCA

Portland’s cultural landscape is poised to receive a brilliantly transformative boost in the form of a $15 million gift from Hallie E. Ford to the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA). Reported today by D.K. Row, the gift will fund the new Ford Institute for Visual Education, allowing PNCA to bring world-class artists and designers […]

Call: Jewelry Artists for MCC Show

Touch it. Go ahead. Among the kinds of art our mom’s won’t tell us not to touch are those that are meant to be worn, clothing, jewelry. But as The Museum of Contemporary Craft notes, most museum exhibitions that deal with art jewelry display it under glass…understandable when precious metals &c. are involved. But the […]