The Short List
Kris Long, Andrea Uliano
As painters, Long explores the narrative through a montage of faces and people and Uliano dives into a lifetime of memories and experiences in search of the emotive content that fuels her gently crafted landscapes.
Through Sept. 25, Talisman Gallery, 1476 N.E. Alberta St., www.talismangallery.com
Kim Osgood, Sean Cain
Osgood's new monotypes 'Trust,' surreal and classical, portray a vivid visual chronicle of playful and appealing elements. Cain paints the classical figure with a modern surrealist approach.
5 p.m. First Thursday, Sept. 1, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 1, Laura Russo Gallery, 805 N.W. 21st Ave., www.laurarusso.com
'The Back Room Show'
Violinist Aaron Meyer joins the show of works from various artists, taken from Shaffer Fine Art Gallery's 'back room.'
6 p.m. First Thursday, Sept. 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 10, Shaffer Fine Art Gallery, 308 S.W. First Ave., 503-295-4979
Ellen Dittebrandt, Earl Hamilton
Dittebrandt's work is acrylic paintings on board and Hamilton's abstract mixed media paintings on canvas.
6 p.m. First Thursday, Sept. 1, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays through Oct. 1, Attic Gallery, 206 S.W. First Ave., 503-228-7830
Stephen Scott Smith
His wood-and-color 'Burlap 2B,' presented by Mark Woollery Gallery, is about the artist's nature as an adolescent, mining themes from the original 'Burlap,' a social comment on mainstream media culture, marketing and art's relationship with nature.
6 p.m. First Thursday, Sept. 1, noon-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays through Oct. 1, Breeze Block Gallery, 323 N.W. 6th, www.breezeblockgallery.com
His 'Monolith Drift' installation converts studio space into the remains of an ancient culture fabricated from detritus and recycled materials foraged from Disjecta's neighborhood.
6 p.m. First Friday, Sept. 2, noon-5 p.m. Fridays-Sundays through Oct. 1, Disjecta Interdisciplinary Art Center, 8371 N. Interstate Ave., www.disjecta.org
Her 'Growth' photos are urban landscapes - trees, weeds, shrubs and other vegetation growing in unlikely places, an invasive-themed project coinciding with her own battle with tumors in her abdomen.
6 p.m. First Friday, Sept. 2, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays-Sundays through Oct. 2, Newspace Center for Photography, 1632 S.E. 10th Ave., www.newspacephoto.org
Time-Based Art Festival
Portland Institute of Contemporary Art puts on its annual festival, headquartered at Washington High School, Southeast Stark Street and 13th Avenue, and as featured in the Aug. 25 edition of the Portland Tribune (see story here.)
Various times, Sept. 8-18, various locations, 503-224-7422, www.pica.org, various event and pass prices
International Vulture Awareness Day
Rudy the turkey vulture is the featured guest as the Audubon Society highlights the plight of the maligned but pivotal creature, which consumes dead animals that might otherwise spread disease.
11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, Audubon Society of Portland, 5151 N.E. Cornell Rd., www.audubonportland.org, free
Daryl Hall and John Oates
The big-haired 1970s-'80s duo is playing a benefit concert for Friends of the Children on their 'Do What You Want, Be What You Are' Tour.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, www.pcpa.com, $79-$105
The 'Portlandia' and 'Saturday Night Live' star is doing a live show, with music, comedy and good times, presented by Blackbird.
8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, The Woods, 6637 S.E. Milwaukie Ave., www.thewoodsportland.com, $20 advance, $25 day of show (21-over)