The Short List
Elizabeth Leach openings
The gallery continues to celebrate its 30th anniversary with a group exhibition, 'Mise-en-Scene,' featuring artists whose work uses narrative imagery to forge abstract pathways through psychology and the imagination. The artists: Luke Butler, Noah Davis, Robert Hanson, Justine Kurland, Vik Muniz, John Sonsini, Pamela Wilson-Ryckman. Jackson Pierson's 'Twilight' prints and a selection of new works by John Beech will also be featured.
6 p.m. First Thursday, June 2, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, through July 16, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, 417 N.W. Ninth Ave., elizabethleach.com
PDX Contemporary plays host to enthusiastic works from Anna Gray and Ryan Wilson Paulsen, Arcy Douglass, James Lavadour, Joe Macca, Tad Savinar, Storm Tharp and Marie Watt.
First Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, through July 2, PDX Contemporary, 925 N.W. Flanders St., pdxcontemporaryart.com
Barker's 'Cathedrals' is the latest work for the Portland-based artist - evocative and beautiful, the paintings are inspired by sites from Opal Whiteley's childhood diary, published in 1920, and overlaid with the energy and inquisitiveness of Barker's personal landscape..
First Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, through June 30, Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, 134 N.W. Eighth Ave., hartmanfineart.net
The artist's original acrylics on canvas, charcoal sketches and limited editions prints will be on display.
6 p.m. First Thursday, June 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through June 30, Shaffer Fine Art Gallery, 308 S.W. First Ave., shafferfineart.com
The Seattle artist's opening of oil paintings will be complemented by the classical guitar music of James Fenwick.
6 p.m. First Thursday, June 2, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, through July 2, Attic Gallery, 206 S.W. First Ave., atticgallery.com
Siems, Brophy, Kiener
Anne Siems' 'Saints and Other Folks' and Michael Brophy's 'Memory Trip' and Connie Kiener's 'Vessels' ceramics are on display at Laura Russo Gallery.
5 p.m. First Thursday, June 2, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturdays, Laura Russo Gallery, 805 N.W. 21st Ave., laurorusso.com
Northwest Animation Festival
Nearly 80 short films from nine countries around the world will be feature, including 'Just Can't Trust a Drunk Ninja,' 'The Nose' and 'The Lighthouse.'
7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June 3-4, 3 p.m. Sunday, June 5, 5th Avenue Cinema, 510 S.W. Hall St., nwanimationfest.com, $8 online, $10 at door, $21 three-day pass, free parking at Portland State University parking structure 1, 1872 S.W. Broadway.
'Yeomen of the Guard'
Gilbert and Sullivan's classic operetta is the summer presentation of the University of Portland's Mock Crest's Productions. It was first produced at the Savoy Theatre in 1888. This year's show is dedicated to recently retired Roger O. Doyle, a longtime performing/fine arts faculty member who was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease two years ago.
7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, June 3-26, Mago Hunt Center Theater, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., 503-943-7287, $30 adults, $25 seniors/students