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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

VizArts Monthly: Here on Earth

Summer is here! Time for graduations, picnics, and quality outdoor time. Lindsay Costello rounds up June’s art offerings.

VizArts Monthly: Collaborative justice

May’s art offerings tackle everything from hopscotch to plant-made music to Antarctica. Lindsay Costello has the scoop on what to see this month.

VizArts Monthly: In or out?

April’s art offerings provide an opportunity to reflect on quotidian existence, the notion of home, and our relationship with the natural world.

VizArts Monthly: Spring reflections

Art on view in March includes quilts, photographs, installations, paintings, and films. Lindsay Costello previews the shows that will welcome spring around Oregon.

VizArts Monthly: Innovation and Representation

Lindsay Costello highlights February’s not-to-be-missed art offerings. Possibilities include visual explorations of identity construction, the potentials of cast-off materials, and imagined worlds.

VizArts Monthly: Invigorate with art

The vibrancy of Portland’s art scene is the perfect antidote to a gloomy February. Lindsay Costello gives a run down of the many options.

VizArts Monthly: New year, new art

New art to welcome the new year! Galleries and virtual spaces alike offer a wealth of viewing opportunities for January.

VizArts Monthly: The “freeze” edition

Most galleries remain shuttered this December due to Oregon’s Covid restrictions but there are still plenty of opportunities for virtual viewing.

Robert Porknoy, Note to self in orange

July VizArts Monthly: Visible, invisible, and sandwiches

Whatever gets your synapses firing, July’s got you covered. This month is packed with shows that run the gamut, from a rare exhibition of the the father of Japanese Conceptual art to the Salem Art Fair and Festival. If you’ve only got

June Transitions: VizArts Monthly

This June, the arrival of summer isn’t the only big transition on the horizon. Bullseye Projects exhibition space closes after twenty years on NW 13th Ave, Adams and Ollman will relocate to a nearby space on NW 8th Ave, and Nationale announces

VizArts Monthly: flame gazing, a pop-up gallery, and dark fairy tales

Spring is in full-swing and the galleries are blooming. A new pop-up appears on Alberta, LACMA loans PAM a 17th-century masterpiece, and Wolff gallery presents the wild self-portraiture of Rachel Mulder, an artist as comfortable making images with typewriters as she is

VizArts Monthly: Art blossoms all over town

Spring is upon us, and the art scene is blooming like the cherry blossoms downtown. In the same month, you can see the thesis shows by the 112th and final graduating class from OCAC and PNCA’s first year of MFA students to

In like a lion: March VizArts Monthly

Spring is creeping up on us between snowstorms, and new work and some big announcements (good and bad) are blossoming all over town. The big story last month was the Oregon College of Art and Craft closing its doors. In happier news,

VizArts Monthly: from vandalism to valentines

We’re looking a great month for painting, collage, and regional artists! Unexpected juxtapositions abound, whether it’s the group show of keepsakes at Adams and Ollman or Jayna Conkey’s photographs of vandalized library books. The Contemporary Northwest Art Awards are relaunched as a

Still from "Dislocation Blues"

VizArts Monthly: December rules

The year may be winding down, but the art scene sure isn’t. This month, you can visit the Japanese Garden to catch the only US stop of an international exhibition of Hokusai’s Manga, or see Japanese art from twelve centuries under one

Vizarts Monthly: Realism, off-kilter ceramics, and a massage chair

Unexpected, sad news rocked Portland’s art world last month with the tragic passing of the Yale Union’s executive director, Yoko Ott. A tireless supporter of the arts, Ott made lasting contributions at many institutions including the Frye Art Museum, Seattle University, and

VizArts Monthly: Big shows on tap

October is here, and the arts calendar isn’t slowing down. The Portland Biennial has announced its curatorial team, featuring Portlanders Yaelle S. Amir and Ashley Stull Meyers, and Seattlite Elisheba Johnson. Meanwhile, Nationale has added Francesca Capone to its stable of artists,

VizArts Monthly: The past lingers, the future beckons

September is upon us, with programs for TBA descending like early, unusually chunky autumn leaves. This year’s lineup looks as exciting as ever, but don’t forget the visual arts, whether they’ve snuck into TBA or not. Of note this month, new independent

VizArts Monthly: Big news in various forms

The big, big news in the Portland arts community is that soon-to-be defunct Marylhurst University’s Art Gym isn’t gone forever! According to the press release issued by the Oregon College of Art and Craft, “all Art Gym operations, collections, and upcoming exhibitions

VizArts Monthly: Canoes and ice cream are involved

There’s no denying it—summer is here (well, technically, maybe not)! And what better way to enjoy the precious, fleeting sunny months in Portland than to look at art in small indoor spaces? OK, there might be more appropriate summertime activities, but in

VizArts Monthly: It’s not ALL blossoms and tea ceremonies

How does the rhyme go? April showers bring… April flowers, May flowers, May showers, occasional heatwaves, and record pollen levels? Something like that. As the city warms and brightens this May, a colorful range of shows are popping up like the unstoppable

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