Buckman’s One-Two Punch
The elementary school you wish you’d gone to is hosting two events you won’t want to miss. Portland, your future artists and patrons are being cooked up in schools like Buckman Elementary School Arts Focus (and DaVinci Arts Middle School as well) where students do (and have access to) phenomenal drama, art, music, dance.
Even if these two events didn’t support Buckman, you’d want to be there. The Buckman Art Show & Sell features great visual art, jewelry, fashion, and more running this evening and all day tomorrow at Buckman. And tonight, April 11, 7pm, at the Jupiter Hotel, is the Buckman Bash with a benefit concert by James Mercer of The Shins and Stephen Malkmus of The Jicks. And our favorite, Andrew Dickson (performance artist equally smart and funny) hosts an auction of art by a host of some of our favorite artists in Portland (and incidentally, a few whose stars are seriously on the rise):
- Storm Tharp (Elizabeth Leach Gallery artist whose been in the Biennial and has work in the permanent collection of the Portland Art Museum)
- Jenene Nagy (co-owner of Tilt Gallery, Nagy currently has an installation as part of the Apex series at the Portland Art Museum with an upcoming show at the Art Gym)
- Scott Wayne Indiana (the hardest working artist in Portland, Indiana is responsible for the ponies installations on curbs all over town)
- Harvest Henderson (Henderson had a very busy 2007 with sensational shows/installations in PDX and LA)
Today and tomorrow are the Buckman Art Show & Sell Friday, April 11, 5-9 PM (admission $5), and Saturday, April 12, 10-5 ($2 suggested donation), at Buckman Elementary School Arts Focus (320 SE 16th). And it’s kind of the all-stars of this kind of thing…no crocheted tea cozies here, but visual art, fashion, jewelry, and loads more. We’re looking forward to seeing work by Brenda Rose (above). Emily Katz will be there with her eponymous line and is relaunching Bonnie Heart Clyde, her beloved machine embroidered artwear, at the event. Liza Gastelum‘s beaded jewelry, is perfect first fruit for spring days, and Melissa Stiles modern resin jewelry line Stubborn is a favorite.
Plus Suzanne Koelker’s Mugwump bags, and jewelry by Adjowah Brodie, Julie Briggs, and Christine Claringbold.