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News about art shows and local artists exhibits happening during October


by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Tastes Like Chikin: A pop art expression of Food Malfeasance by Lake Oswego artist Mark Randall is on display at The Original in Portland through Oct. An opening reception will be held Oct. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m.

  • Alexander Gallery at Clackamas Community College, Niemeyer Center - Showing “Fragments, Trophies and Totems,” steel sculptures by Scott Foster. An artist reception on Oct. 2 from noon to 1:30 p.m., where Foster will talk about his work. Foster’s work explores a variety of animal and human forms utilizing modern materials to convey an ancient feeling. He has had a longtime fascination with unique, individual parts that are used to construct a whole such as antlers, bones and skulls. Inspiration from these forms manifests itself in realistic renderings of welded steel. The exhibit continues through Oct. 31. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free.

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  • The Art Gym at Marylhurst University — Opens with the exhibit of MK Guth: “When nothing else subsists: smell and taste remain.” A preview reception will be held Oct. 7 from 3 to 5 p.m. Guth uses art to deepen conversation. Inspired by Proust and others, the exhibition will use handmade books, sculpted serving pieces and utensils to materially propose and symbolize prospective dinners inspired by art, music, places, relationships or milestones. A gallery talk will be held Oct. 18 at noon. The exhibit continues through Dec. 9. The Art Gym is located on the third floor of the B.P. John Administration Building and is open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free.

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  • Charbonneau Arts Festival and Showcase — Oct. 6 and 7, Charbonneau Country Club, 32000 S.W. Charbonneau Dr. in Wilsonville. Artist reception Oct. 6 from 4 to 8 p.m., with $10 admission benefitting Wilsonville and Canby high school art departments. Sunday admission is free from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visit charbonneauartsfestival.com.

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  • Gallery Without Walls — throughout downtown Lake Oswego. View the new sculptures as well as those already in the exhibit. Be sure to attend the unveiling and community celebration of Totem II on Oct. 11 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Jean Road fire station. Also visit ARTSpace, the gallery at the Arts Council offices, 510 First Street. For maps and information visit artscouncillo.org.

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  • Gifts Art Festival, Calvin Presbyterian Church, 10445 S.W. Canterbury Lane, Tigard - Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This indoor fine arts show and sale includes the work of more than 60 juried Oregon artists. The event features demonstrations, live music, a fashion show and artists reception Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

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  • Hoffman Gallery, Lewis and Clark College, 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road - Showing “Wanderlust: Travel Photography” by Julie Jungers. Jungers has been chronicling her world travels through photographs for the past 25 years. Her photography is a means of sharing her experiences with family and friends and letting them see the world through her eyes. The exhibit continues through Oct. 14. Hoffman Gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Parking is free on weekends.

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  • 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.

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  • LOCAL Women’s Art Show and Sale — Oct. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m., Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Oct. 6 and 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is the 40th anniversary of the group. The show is held at the World Forestry Center in Washington Park across from the Oregon Zoo. It features 85 female artists.

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  • Oregon Jewish Museum, 1953 N.W. Kearney, Portland - A collection of unique sukkahs created by artists from around the country will be displayed Oct. 2 through 7. Sukkahs are part of the holiday of Sukkot, the Jewish festival of thanksgiving for home and harvest. The sukkah is traditionally erected each fall in observance of the holiday. Explicitly fragile and permeable, these temporary shelters pose ancient questions of protection, enclosure, transience, displacemenet and domestic space.

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  • Oregon Society of Artists, 2185 S.W. Park Place, Portland - Featuring the art of OSA’s associate members during the month of October. Show begins Oct. 7 with artist reception from 1 to 4 p.m. and continues through Nov. 2. Open First Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. and from 1 to 4 p.m. every Tuesday through Sunday.

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

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  • Portland Open Studios - Tour of local artists’ workspaces from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 13, 14, 20 and 21. Includes local artists Deb Perry-Guetti, Beate Scheller, Patrick Noe, Carolyn Hazel Drake, Sara Swink, Harold Oxley, Mary Williams and Christopher Mooney. Purchase a map and two admission tickets for $15 at portlandopenstudios.com.

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  • Lake Oswego artist Mark Randall presents “Tastes Like Chikin: A POP Art Expression of Food Malfeasance” at The Original, 300 S.W. Sixth in Portland through Oct. Opening reception Oct. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. This solo show is an Elroy Artspace Production. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-609-0503 for more information.

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  • Ripple Effects Arts Walk — Join the festivities starting Oct. 12 from 4 to 9 p.m. on and around the soon-to-be-opened Highway 43 Arch Bridge between Oregon City and West Linn.

    Three days of fun and activities, including “The Ripple,” an exhibit of art created from materials salvaged from the Willamette and Clackamas rivers. Art will be displayed at local businesses for the duration of the festival and then auctioned with part of the proceeds going to support the We Love Clean Rivers Inc.

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  • The Stafford Boutique Retirement Community, 1200 Overlook Drive — Local artist Carmen Tudose will be showing her oil paintings Oct. 5 through 31. An artist reception with wine, appetizers and music by pianist Matthew Casey will be held Oct. 5 from 4 to 5 p.m.

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  • Reed College exhibits — Cooley Gallery Exhibition: Kara Walker, “More & Less.” Tuesday through Sunday 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.

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  • Trinity Episcopal Cathedral — 147 N.W. 19t6h Ave., Portland. Showing Allen Schmertzler’s “Occupy Politics 2012” grand political narratives and caricatures. Schmertzler portrays times and events as a comprehensive whole that exposes the players and illuminates the connections between them. This show is intended as a siren call to awaken voters, using the power of political art to educate, stimulate, challenge and entertain.

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  • West Linn Public Library, 1595 Burns St. — On exhibit Oct. 2 through 29 is the work of Diana Crites. Crites creates art with an ethereal surrealist style that blurs the boundaries between narrative and abstract vision.

    She favors materials and mediums that lend themselves to a process. The lucidity of oil paint adapts to form a dreamlike setting and allows the vision to grow and expand.



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