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Our visual arts coverage is made possible in part by support from The Ford Family Foundation’s Visual Arts Program.

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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.

Review: “The Art of Food”

The show, now open at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at PSU, presents food-related works from Schnitzer’s impressive collection. The result is a sumptuous feast (for the eyes).

A sculpture to celebrate Louis Southworth

Southworth is the namesake of Waldport’s newly announced park. Pete Helzer’s life-sized bronze portrait will celebrate and pay tribute to Southworth and his remarkable life story.

Evan Baden’s Push Pull Editions

Evan Baden’s photobook publishing venture is a passion project two years in the making. Blake Andrews visits Baden in his Corvallis garage, the home of Push Pull Editions, to discuss process and motivation.

VizArts Monthly: TBA and Beyond

PICA’s Time-Based Art Festival is the marquee event in the September art scene, but there are plenty of other offerings from watercolors to pen-and-ink drawings to multimedia cairns.

Alyson Provax at Well Well Projects

In her new show, “There is so much I want to tell you,” the artist builds upon her previous explorations with letterpress and hidden text with gossamer layers. The effect is anything but insubstantial.

Studio visit: Maya Vivas

A co-founder of Ori Gallery, Vivas has stepped away from arts administration and organizing in order to focus on their studio practice. Vivas discusses their art and “finding the playground at the end of the world” with Hannah Krafcik.

Art Review: Land art at Blackfish Gallery

In this two-part exhibition, curator Merridawn Duckler seeks to tackle the complicated legacy of the historical Land Art movement and consider how artists engage with land in the Pacific Northwest in the 21st century.

Oregon Art’s Sustainable Feast

OSU’s touring Art About Agriculture exhibit, now at Newport’s Pacific Maritime Heritage Center, explores the ways we grow and eat our food.

Exquisite Gorge II: It’s a Wrap!

Maryhill Museum of Art finishes its sweeping Columbia Gorge fiber-arts project with a grand party on the museum grounds.

VizArts Monthly: Giving nature a voice

August is for art and there’s plenty to see! Lindsay Costello rounds up the month’s offerings in galleries and alternative venues.

Ruth Ross: Red Scare, Ripped Threads

The Portland artist’s new show at Gallery 114 has roots in family history, the Rosenberg spy trial, and the excesses of the 1950s McCarthy era.

‘Perspectives’: Remembering What Matters

A journey through the Portland Art Museum’s fierce and piercing show of work by photographers of color about the city’s 2020 racial justice protests.

Exquisite Gorge II: Power!

For Maryhill Museum’s Columbia Gorge project, fiber artist Bonnie Meltzer explores electricity and its effect on the river and the land.

Remembering Hung Liu at JSMA

“Remember This: Hung Liu at Trillium” at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon showcases a suite of hybrid prints and paintings. The exhibition is equally an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the artist’s remarkable career.

Exquisite Gorge II: Of baskets and botany

Columbia Gorge fiber artist Chloë Hight leads a biological exploration of the river system and the plants that thrive there, giving art and life.

Loss, Memory & Connection at The Reser

The Beaverton arts center’s exhibitions “Invisibilia” and “1,000 Moons” explore Asian heritage and the legacy of Japanese American incarceration camps.

Downtown Portland: Michelangelo v. dinosaurs

“Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: the Exhibition” is currently on view in 28 cities around the globe, including Portland. What’s the draw and rationale?

Exquisite Gorge II: Liminal Spaces

In her section of Maryhill Museum’s collaborative Columbia River art project, Carolyn Hazel Drake explores a world of transitions.

Art on the Road: Following Maya Lin

At the confluence of the Snake and Columbia rivers, the artist’s seven “Story Circles” tell a tale of past and present culture from ground level.

‘A Journey’ into lifelong creativity

At the Corvallis Arts Center, an exhibit by Hanne Niederhausen and Judith Wyss reveals a continuing artistic evolution and inventiveness in maturity.

Lauren Carrera: On beyond Victoriana

The artist’s “Museo du Profundo Mundo” at the Newport Visual Arts Center reimagines the curiosities and collections of natural history museums.

“The Quick” at Lumber Room

The works in Diedrick Brackens and D’Angelo Lovell Williams’ joint show explore Black identity, joy, and liberation.

Pace Taylor at Nationale

Taylor’s show “Breathe when you need to” opens June 10th and explores the concept of masking through portraits. Hannah Krafcik visited the artist in their studio to learn more about the works’ multilayered inspiration.

April Waters’ Antarctic visions

The Salem artist’s exhibit “Water-Ice-Sky, Antarctica” at the Hallie Ford Museum blends science and art in a land of extremes.

Sixty years of Judy Chicago

All of the works in the mini retrospective “Judy Chicago, Turning Inward” now open at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education come from the collections of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation.

Parallax Art Center Fall Exhibit Pearl District Portland Oregon
Eugene Ballet Sleeping Beauty The Hult Center Eugene Oregon
White Bird Dance Portland State University Lincoln Hall Portland Oregon
Architectural Heritage Center Black Domain Portland Oregon
Portland Opera Carmen Keller Auditorium Portland Oregon
Profile Theatre King of the Yees at Imago Theatre Portland Oregon
Third Angle OMSI Kendall Planetarium Portland Oregon
Future Prairie Artist Collective Portland Oregon
NW Dance Project Bolero Dance Portland Oregon
PassinArt Theatre Company Brunish Theatre Portland Oregon
Bag & Baggage Theater Productions The Vault Hillsboro Oregon
Literary Arts Pop-Up Magazine Arlene Schnitzer Portland Oregon
Chamber Music Northwest Concert Portland Oregon
Oregon Repertory Singers Patricia Reser Center Beaverton Oregon
Broadway Rose The Evolution of Mann
Profile Theatre Chad Deity at Imago Theatre Portland Oregon
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