Things to do in Portland this weekend: (05/18/12 – 05/20/12) “Thesis Exhibition opening reception at the Ten Four gallery & Annual Spring Art Sale at OCAC & Oregon College of Art and Craft Graduation Commencement”

THESIS EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION AT THE TEN FOUR GALLERY

The Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) Thesis students are putting on a group show of their own in downtown Portland, Oregon(Friday, May 18, 2012 from 6-10 pm on the corner of NW10th Avenue and Hoyt in the Pearl District).

This is a very important event for our students. Each thesis student has spent the past year creating a body of work, and this final exit show is an opportunity to display their work as an entire group, and, to a broader group visitors. You can show your support by visiting the following site (which has more details and examples of the students’ work): http://ocac2012.weebly.com

More information here: http://blog.oregonlive.com/my-portland/2012/05/ten_four_2012_ocac_exit_show_5.html

Where:  Ten Four (formerly the Attic Gallery) | NW 10th Ave. and Hoyt

When:   May 18th, 6 – 10pm. Runs through May 31st (11am – 7pm, Tuesday – Sunday).

Phone: 503 297-5544

 

ANNUAL SPRING ART SALE AT OCAC

Buy local and support Portland’s emerging artists at the annual Oregon College of Art and Craft Spring Art Sale. Explore the functional, inventive and sculptural ceramic, book arts and fibers pieces, as well as the affordable, limited edition original jewelry created by OCAC students.

Organized by faculty, students and alumni, the sale proceeds fund the participating student artists, visiting artists, and the purchase of studio equipment.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Where: Oregon College of Art and Craft | 8245 SW Barnes Rd.

When:   Saturday and Sunday, May 19th  and May 20th.

Phone: 503 297-5544

Website: http://ocac.edu/#/events/calendar/2012-may19-annual-spring-art-sale/

 

OREGON COLLEGE OF ART AND CRAFT GRADUATION COMMENCEMENT

Public Reception 2:30pm-4:30pm

The Board of Trustees of Oregon College of Art and Craft is pleased to announce commencement exercises for the graduating class of 2012 at the Jean Vollum Drawing, Painting and Photography Building on the OCAC campus.

Johanna Branson | Commencement Speaker

Johanna Branson was graduated fromWellesleyCollegewith a B.A. in art history; she received a PhD in the same field from Brown University in 1976.

Dr. Branson has published widely on modern and contemporary art. Special projects have included Seeing Through “Paradise”: Artists and the Terezin Concentration Camp, an international exhibition and catalogue; Homeland: Use and Desire, an exhibition of contemporary art from the American southwest; and essays on topics ranging from Kara Walker to Huynh Phuong Dong, a Vietcong artist and soldier.

Dr. Branson spent her professional career at the Massachusetts College of Art, first as Professor of Art History, and then as the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Dr. Branson is currently a Fellow of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and continues to serve as an accreditation team chair. She is also a consultant and speaker on various topics in higher education, art, and design.

Where: Oregon College of Art and Craft, Jean Vollum Drawing, Painting and Photography Building | 8245 SW Barnes Rd.

When: Saturday, May 19th, 12pm (invitation only) 2:30 – 4:30 Public Reception | Free!

Phone: 503 297-5544

Website: http://ocac.edu/#/events/calendar/2012-may19-commencement-2012/

 

Things to do in Portland this weekend: (05/11/12 – 05/13/12) “Tom Cramer & The Original Eye Candy Video Night”

TOM CRAMER : NEW WORK

“There is nothing like a Tom Cramer show. The iconic Northwest painter and sculptor heaps so much gold and silver onto his gleaming geometric compositions, it’s a wonder they aren’t bought and sold on a commodity exchange. Past shows have featured imagery inspired by trips to Indiaand Egypt, as well as waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge, rendered with a slippery, sexualized organicism that alludes to the female body. It will be fascinating to see where Cramer takes his ever-shifting, polymorphously perverse vision this go-round. May 3-June 2″ By Richard Speer from the Willamette Week  (here)

Where:  Laura Russo Gallery | 805 NW 21st Ave

When:   Fri, May 11th

Phone: 503 226-2754

Website: http://www.laurarusso.com/

 

THE ORIGINAL EYE CANDY VIDEO NIGHT: VJ NORT, THE PHANTOM HILLBILLY

“It’s surprising what goes well with beer: Sunny Delight, Roquefort cheese, early MTV music videos. Laidback boozers’ haven Beulahland serves up a delectable dish of the latter every Sunday night, screening a hand-picked selection of finely aged pop videos to accompany your choice of friends and drinks.” By SM from the the Portland Mercury (here)

Where: Beulahland | 118 NE 28th

When: Sundays, 9pm | Free!

Phone: 503 235-2794

Website: www.beulahlandpdx.com

PLEASE JOIN US THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE OPENING RECEPTION OF WEEK THREE OF THE THESIS ORALS SHOWS 4PM – 7PM IN THE HOFFMAN GALLERY.

April 11-May 13, 2012

Four weeks of one small group show per week, with opening receptions on April 11, 18, 25, 27 and May 2, 4:00-7:00pm.

Students in the College’s BFA and Certificate programs spend their final year perfecting their craft in the creation of an original body of work. This final thesis project reflects their personal and conceptual ideas and finely tuned craftsmanship. The entire learning experience at Oregon College of Art and Craft culminates in the exhibition of their work.

image: Linnea Simmons

Also a reminder: you can view many of the student’s work and help support them put on their final group show in downtown Portland by going here: http://ocac2012.weebly.com

Support the OCAC Thesis Students’ Exit Show!!

The Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) Thesis students are putting on a group show of their own in downtown Portland, Oregon (Friday, May 18, 2012 from 6-10 pm on the corner of NW 10th Avenue and Hoyt in the Pearl District)… and they need our help!

This is a very important event for our students. Each thesis student has spent the past year creating a body of work, and this final exit show is an opportunity to display their work as an entire group, and, to a broader group visitors. You can show your support by visiting the following site (which has more details): http://ocac2012.weebly.com

PLEASE JOIN US THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE OPENING RECEPTION OF WEEK TWO OF THE THESIS ORALS SHOWS 4PM – 7PM IN THE HOFFMAN GALLERY.

April 11-May 13, 2012

Four weeks of one small group show per week, with opening receptions on April 11, 18, 25, 27 and May 2, 4:00-7:00pm.

Students in the College’s BFA and Certificate programs spend their final year perfecting their craft in the creation of an original body of work. This final thesis project reflects their personal and conceptual ideas and finely tuned craftsmanship. The entire learning experience at Oregon College of Art and Craft culminates in the exhibition of their work.

image: Linnea Simmons

Things to do in Portland this weekend: (04/14/12 – 04/15/12) “The Buckman Arts Show and Sell & Time and Again”

THE BUCKMAN ARTS SHOW AND SELL

“The 22nd annual Buckman Arts Show and Sell is a juried art festival featuring over 140 Pacific Northwest artists, with proceeds benefiting Buckman Arts Elementary School.” From the Portland Mercury (here)

Where:  Buckman Arts Elementary School| 320 SE 16th Avenue

When:  Fri, April 13, 5pm, and Sat, April 14th, 10am. | $5

Website:   http://buckmanelementary.org ; http://buckmanartshow.weebly.com/index.html

 

TIME AND AGAIN

“A multimedia exhibition by artist Bill Rutherford, featuring ink drawings of the black experience, sculptures of fierce women, and prints of jazz greats.” from the Portland Mercury (here)

Where: The Gallery at June Key Delta Community Center|5940 N. Albina St.

When: Fri., April 13, 4pm, Sat., April 14, 3pm, and Sun., April 15, 3pm.

Website: http://www.key-delta-living-building.com/

Undergraduate Thesis and Post-baccalaureate Orals Exhibitions start TODAY!

April 11-May 13, 2012

Four weeks of one small group show per week, with opening receptions on April 11, 18, 25, 27 and May 2, 4:00-7:00pm.

Students in the College’s BFA and Certificate programs spend their final year perfecting their craft in the creation of an original body of work. This final thesis project reflects their personal and conceptual ideas and finely tuned craftsmanship. The entire learning experience at Oregon College of Art and Craft culminates in the exhibition of their work.

image: Linnea Simmons