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Monthly Archives: July 2007

TBA Box Tomorrow!

PICA‘s TBA Central Box Office opens tomorrow, August 1 in the Weiden + Kennedy foyer. That’s the box office for the Time Based Art Festival produced by the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art that regularly sells out many of the performances it brings in from across the country and around the world. So in years […]


Here’s our challenge to you. In this second year of the contest-slash-fashion-show with the rhyme-y name, we challenge you to make a garment from discarded materials that looks not like a joke, a clown suit, or a Burning Man project. Why not be truly subversive and make a garment that is subtle and intelligent, taking […]

Mr. Schemmerer

We first knew Richard Schemmerer a few years back as one of the only independent knitwear designers in Portland. Since then, this prolific artist and fashion designer has taken on more projects than you’ve even dreamed about while fitting in a year of travel in Europe. Among other upcoming group shows, his installation,  “Sleeping With […]

The Art of Illustration at OFFICE

Martina Witte We’re all about overlap and convergence. We spent the weekend considering the point(s) at which art meets craft and vice versa via the opening of the new Museum of Contemporary Craft (to wit, “Why hang this particular piece as part of a craft exhibition rather than hanging it in an art exhibition?” And […]

Theater in the Theater, But Not In The Theater

That theater happens in the Gerding Theater at the Armory is nothing (very) new. It is home turf for Portland Center Stage, after all. But yesterday theater spilled out of the main stage and studio theater taking place in a long concrete hallway two stories below ground, in a puppet theater in the boiler room, […]