July 26, 2007 - Portland Art Focus - The World is Coming to Portland
July 26, 2007

The World is Coming to Portland

On view at Museum of Contemporary Craft, July 22 – September 23, 2007. Teri Greeves (Kiowa); Prayer Blanket; 2006; beaded hide and fiber; 52 x 51 inches; Photo by James Hart; as featured in CRAFT IN AMERICA: Expanding Traditions, organized by Craft in America, Inc., Los Angeles, and Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions (CATE), Pasadena, California.

Portland Art Focus
September 2007
Experience international artists, adventurous curators and cutting-edge performances.

The world is coming to Portland.
You should too. 

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Museum of Contemporary Craft CRAFT IN AMERICA: Expanding Traditio ns
July 22 – September 23

As one of Portland’s oldest cultural institutions – established in 1937 – the recently relocated and rebranded museum promises to be a vibrant center for investigation and dialogue, expanding the definition of craft and the ways audiences experience it. Questions are posed, conversations ignited through curated exhibitions, thoughtful publications, provocative programs and special events.

The Museum’s inaugural exhibition surveys the dynamic evolution of the American craft movement since the Industrial Revolution, recognizing many of the significant social, cultural, political and artistic contributions that make American craft distinctly American.
Hoffman Gallery
Oregon College of Art and Craft Craft Biennial: A Review of Northwest Art and Craft
August 2 – September 27

Featuring work by over 60 artists, this juried exhibition examines the state of modern craft in the Pacific Northwest.
Portland Art Museum Camouflage
August 4 – November 4

Eight paintings that explore pattern, including a major new work by Damien Hirst, plus Andy Warhol, Agnes Martin, Christopher Wool, and Philip Taaffe. (Also on view: APEX: Wes Mills, through October 7.)
Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery
Reed College
September 4 – December 9

Marko Lulic / Peter Kreider
A part of PICA’s Time-Based Art Festival
Curators Stephanie Snyder / Reed + Kristan Kennedy / PICA
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art 2007 Time-Based Art Festival
September 6 – 16
A contemporary art festival of more than 200 regional, national and international artists presenting performance, dance, music, new media and visual arts projects. Join us for moments of movement and imagery throughout Portland, Oregon.
Portland Art Center
Multi-media works and installations in three galleries
September 6 – 28
Preparations by Mack McFarland; experiments in color, touch, sound and smell. BLAM by Josh Arseneau; an exploration of spectacle and futility. The Family Dynamic; an exhibition of painting, sculpture and photography.
Feldman Gallery + Project Space
Pacific Northwest College of Art Regina Silveira: OUTGROWN (TRACKS AND SHADOWS)
Part of PICA’s Time-Based Art Festival
September 6 – October 21

Brazilian artist Silveira utilizes the White Cube as the backdrop for her spatial experiments, which are made up of poetically profound, stark, black images.
Affair at the Jupiter Hotel 2007
Organized by Stuart Horodner & Laurel Gitlen
September 14 – 16

Forty rooms of contemporary art; adventurous and thoughtful dealers, curators, collectors and artists meet for an intimate art fair. Special exhibitions, tours of local collections, discussions and parties animate this immersive art weekend.
Portland Art Dealers Association (PADA)

The state’s foremost contemporary art galleries present regional and international exhibits year-round, including: Augen, Blackfish, Bullseye, Butters, Charles Froelick, Elizabeth Leach, New American Art Union, PDX Contemporary Art, Pulliam Deffenbaugh, Quintana, Laura Russo, Mark Woolley. Public receptions are held the first Thursday evening of every month.
Portland Art Focus travel packages available with The Jacobs Group

Packages include three-night deluxe hotel accommodations, tickets to art events, unique and exclusive events, select transportation and a VIP concierge service to help tailor your package to your tastes. www.thejacobsgroup.net | 866.362.1039
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