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VizArts Monthly

VizArts Monthly: February 2023

Don’t miss Lindsay Costello’s gathering of February’s most enticing art exhibitions and events. There’s augmented reality, calligraphy, and monsters.

Japanese Garden’s Circle of Art

“Kenji Ide: A Poem of Perception” marks a new era for contemporary art at the Portland Japanese Garden as well as a requiem for its late curator, Matt Jay.

Henk Pander’s ‘Ordeal’

The Portland artist’s newest show mixes monsters, memory, and traumatic cultural events into a vivid dystopian vision.

The humble lawn ornament

Open Air Museum, Part 3: Still hesitant about entering a museum or gallery? Welcome to this statuesque exhibition-about-town.

More than a place: Abiotos at the Reser

As Studio Abioto’s African-diaspora “Red Thread: Green Earth” closes with a vibrant performance at the Reser Center, show and space seem made for each other.

Ukraine today: Art flowering in war

The trauma of invasion has a long history before Putin. Ukraine artists draw on it in remarkable ways, reaching back to the modernist movement of a century ago.

‘The Cadence’: A Tale of Paper and Cloth

Using paper, cloth, and found materials, film director Luca DiPierro brings a beautifully haunting world of folklore and magic to life in “The Cadence.”

Farmers in the lumber room

The gallery’s painting and photography show “Inheritance” spotlights agricultural workers in Ghana and Black farmers in America.

Jeffrey Gibson and Oscar Howe at PAM

The exhibitions “Dakota Modern: the Art of Oscar Howe” and “Jeffrey Gibson: They Come from Fire” offer interrelated reflections on identity and the historical record. Laurel Reed Pavic reviews.

Illuminating Time with Horatio Law and Alex Chiu

Stage & Studio: In her new podcast, Dmae Lo Roberts talks with Law and Chiu about their new show with fellow artists Shu-Ju Wang and Sam Roxas-Chua at the Portland Chinatown Museum.

VizArts Monthly: December 2022

The weather outside may be frightful but there is plenty of art (inside!) to explore this month. Lindsay Costello rounds up December’s noteworthy offerings.

Lee Materazzi and Jordanna Kalman at Blue Sky

The photographs in Blue Sky’s pair of November exhibitions are profoundly different, but Shannon M. Lieberman finds common ground in the artists’ optimism.

Paul Neevel at the Emerald Art Center

The Lane County photographer’s retrospective in Springfield surveys 60 years of work. Blake Andrews reviews the show and considers Neevel’s wide-ranging interests.

VizArts Monthly: November 2022

The weather may be gloomy but Lindsay Costello has plenty of art offerings and happenings to brighten up the shorter days.

Elizabeth Leach Gallery at 40

The Portland art scene has, understandably, changed since the gallery’s opening in 1981. Laurel Reed Pavic sits down with Elizabeth Leach to get her perspective on the last 40 years.

Guardino Gallery’s day of coming alive

In its 25 years Donna Guardino’s Alberta Arts District gallery, now in the midst of its annual Day of the Dead show, has helped spur a renaissance in a once moribund part of the city.

VizArts Monthly: Connecting fibers

October means falling leaves and the return of Portland TextileX Month. Lindsay Costello’s VizArts Monthly has October’s art to see and events to attend.

The collection of a lifetime

A health scare got art collector Duane Snider thinking about where his art would go after he died. The process continues – with helping hands.

Portland Chamber Orchestra Valentines Day The Reser Beaverton Oregon
Portland Playhouse What I Learned In Paris Portland Oregon
Portland Center Stage Young Americans Portland Oregon
Boom Arts Okinum Hampton Opera Center Portland Oregon
Tualatin Valley Symphony Family Concert Featuring Star Wars NW Christian Church Tigard Oregon
White Bird Dance Trinity Irish The Reser Beaverton Oregon
Portland Piano International Solo Piano Series Portland Oregon
White Bird Dance Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Portland Oregon
Profile Theatre Welcome to Arroyo's at Imago Theatre Portland Oregon
High Desert Museum Creations of Spirit Bend Oregon
push/FOLD at the Reser Beaverton Oregon
Triangle Productions Me & Tammy Portland Oregon
Eugene Ballet Petrushka with Orchestra Next Hult Center Eugene Oregon
Oregon Children's Theatre Dragons Love Tacos Newmark Theatre Portland Oregon
Northwest Dance Project Portland Oregon
Portland State University College of the Arts
Future Prairie Artist Collective Portland Oregon