News about art shows and local artists exhibits happening during September

Architectural Heritage Center, 701 S.E. Grand Ave., Portland — Showing “Special Places,” an exhibit of the art of artists from Lake Oswego Art Connection, a Watercolor Society of Oregon critique group. Artists represented include Hong Bai Chu, Sue Coburn, Diana Johnston, Rick Moulton, all of Lake Oswego, and Diana Nadal, Laura Nunn, Mary Ellen Pedersen, Diana Poorman, Buff Holtman and Mary Rollins. The exhibit runs through Oct. 1.

The Art Gym at Marylhurst University will reopen in October.

Art in the Pearl Fine Art and Craft Festival, Labor Day weekend in the North Park blocks in the Pearl District, Portland — This is the 16th annual festival and the event features the work of more than 130 artists from all over the country, an educational pavilion with live demonstrations and hands-on activities, dance and musical performances and much more. Local artists Ann Munson and Ann Fleming will be among those exhibiting their art.

Gallery Without Walls — Throughout downtown Lake Oswego. View the new sculptures as well as those already in the exhibit. Also visit the Arts Council gallery, 510 First St. in Lake Oswego. For maps or more information, visit

Lake Oswego Market, 599 A Ave., Lake Oswego — This new art venue will be open weekends through December, offering art, crafts and vintage treasures by local and regional artisans.

Painters Showcase 39th annual exhibit and sale, Jenkins Estate, 8005 S.W. Grabhorn, Road, Beaverton — Sept. 29 through 30, includes art of locals Barbara Vance and others.

The Stafford Boutique Retirement Community, 1200 Overlook Drive — Local photographer Rick Correa will show his art at The Stafford from Sept. 7 through 26. An artist reception will be held Sept. 7 from 4 to 5 p.m. with wine, appetizers and music by pianist Linda Smith.

by: SUBMITTED - Kara Walker's cut-paper silhouette art will be on display at Reed College during the month of September.

Reed College exhibits — Cooley Gallery Exhibition: Kara Walker, More & Less runs Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. in the Hauser Library through Nov. 18. Walker explores America’s history of slavery, racism and political and sexual violence with a visual vocabulary based in part on the tradition of cut-paper silhouette. The exhibit includes the film “Fall Frum Grace, Miss Pipi’s Blue Tale” and a body of prints created over the past 15 years. Heather Watkins’ Gradual Instant exhibition appears in the Edith Feldenheimer Gallery through Sept. 15. The work includes more than 100 works on paper, arranged in closely aligned and overlapping groups. Abstract and fragmentary, this body of work hints at something whole, but resists a holistic view.

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Wall Shadow by David Burbach is on exhibit this month at the West Linn Public Library.

West Linn Public Library, 1595 Burns St. — On exhibit Sept. 2 through 28 are the photographs of David Burbach. Burbach focuses on urban and rural photography and his eclectic style draws inspiration from a wide variety of photographers as well as artists, musicians and theologian Thomas Merton. He uses everything from a 35mm camera to a large format camera and a digital camera and produces prints with archival pigment.

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