A little hot weather isn’t going to stop the art. In addition to tonight being Last Thursday on NE Alberta, there’s an interesting and a little bit mysterious project going on in SE. Hosted by Andy van Oostrum (note that the invite says “hosted” rather than “curated,” and so we ask why? and who? that’s the mystery part) the Open House Opening (7035 SE 20th) is an art event/installation in a vacant house.
Why am I going? Because this lineup of artists represents some of Portland’s best: Stephen Slappe just wrapped his installation at New American Art Union, Karl Burkheimer has great work in the current show at the Museum of Contemporary Craft, I haven’t seen Heather Watkins work in a while, and want to know what she’s up to, and I never miss a chance to see work by Josh Smith or Jenene Nagy.
It’s 6-9 PM tonight, Thursday, July 30, and I get the sense this is a one-night-only affair.