Monday, September 27, 2010

First Friday artists Travis Wade and Art by Bike

Join us for a First Friday artist reception for Travis Wade a dark and serious man

Friday Oct. 1st 6-9pm
Studio 2507
2507 SE Clinton St.

Travis's bold black and white paintings excerpt moments in 20th century history. Thematically wartime imagery, natural disasters, and performance art are common throughout. The excerpted moments are imbued with a sense of mystery by removal of speech and text indicators - the viewer is left only with the painting's title to wonder how a situation came to be and where it will go.

Art by Bike

The tour this month is going to be the best yet. It starts at the new downtown location for Pedal Bike Tours
at 133 SW 2nd Avenue #101 Portland 503.877.2453 at 6pm then on to two other locations ending at a Bike event with bike related art food from the Biscuit Bike and lots of music!!!! And don't forget to join Pedal Bike Tours for their Grand Opening on First Thursday Oct. 7th from 5-9pm

Friderike Heuer, (S)elective Affinities/ Wahlverwandschaften

Pushdot Studio
2505 SE 11th Avenue Suite 104
Portland, OR 97202
First Friday Reception 6-9pm

The Bike Show
Splendorporium and Art for Life Children's Gallery
with live music by Halley the Harpist, Bece Kidder, and Crankmychain
Also Food by the wonderful Biscuit Bike!!!!
3421 SE 21st Ave
Portland, OR 97202
First Friday Reception 7-9pm

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Last Thursday: Word PLay

Word Play

A show featuring the works of Rebecca Wild and Micheal Kelley in a beautiful combination of Letter Press, Calligraphy fine art.

Last Thursday Sept 30th
The Living Room
1422 NE Alberta St

After a career in graphic design, Michael Kelley has pursued a slightly different road into letterpress. He has operated the Pushmepullyou Press in Portland for 15 years, and enjoys combining graphic design with the crafts of typesetting, linoleum ca
rving, printing and bookbinding, which continues to provide creative challenges.

Rebecca Wild is an artist and calligrapher in Portland. Her work pairs her love of letterforms and calligraphy with the luminous characteristics of drawing materials and paint. The work represented in this show, Word Play, reflects a broad usage of text as a tool for both conveying message and creating abstraction. She teaches at Portland Community College, Oregon College of Art and Craft and Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. To view more of her work visit