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Sara Greenberger Rafferty draws parallels between comedy and art with visual puns at Fourteen30 Contemporary (review)

For nearly a decade, Brooklyn artist Sara Greenberger Rafferty‘s art, which ranges from sculptural installations to performance, has drawn its imagery from the world of comedy. Splattered whipped cream pies, Groucho Marx glasses, a stand-up’s mic and stool, along with images of famous funny men and women, from Bill Cosby to Phyllis Diller, have found their way into Rafferty’s practice. Given the art world’s humorless reputation, where a lost-in-thought chin-stroke is higher praise than a laugh, her choice might seem like a subversive prank. Not so: she draws strong ties between the role of the comedian and the artist, from
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Jordan Wayne Long at 12128 Boatspace

Often, performance comes off as self congratulatory attention mongering… BUT the fact that Jordan Wayne Long’s “Impact Piece #1″ comes with a warning against bringing any children is a good sign. Also, the fact that is is at 12128, everyone’s favorite alt-space crab boat means that just the location alone is worth the trip. JWL’s work comes from his his participation in 12128′s micro residency program funded in part by the groundbreaking Precipice Fund. Show up and see if it is worthy enough to justify using the middle name professionally. Jordan Wayne Long | July 19 2014 Reception : 6:00PM
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Community School registration meeting, kids’ summer art camp and free meals for youth: School Notes

This is part of a series of short posts titled “school notes,” with the goal of sharing updates on education news, events and themes. The posts focus on the Forest Grove, Gaston and Banks school districts and Pacific University. Got an idea or tip? Let me know: kohalloran@oregonian.com or 503-294-4015. Happy Friday, readers. Today I’ve got news for you about a registration meeting at Forest Grove Community School, an art camp for kids and free summer meals for local youth. New Community School students: Forest Grove Community School is holding a new family registration meeting Saturday from 9 a.m. to
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Walmart museum includes Oregon artist James Lavadour in national exhibit

Two paintings by James Lavadour will find their way to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, in Bentonville, Ark. Lavadour is a painter and printmaker who works on the Umatilla reservation near Pendleton and creates brilliant-hued work of monumental landscapes. Walmart heiress Alice Walton founded the Crystal Bridges Museum. Two curators from the museum traveled 100,000 miles crisscrossing the country looking for work for “State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now,” which opens Sept. 13. According to The New York Times, the show will present “a snapshot of unheralded 21st century American art.”  The museum bought Lavadour’s “Out of Range” and will also exhibit “Tiichum”
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Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 17–20

Ticket Alert Lena Dunham stops in Portland on her book tour for Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s Learned. She’ll talk with Portlandia’s Carrie Brownstein for a night of Girls meets Riot Grrrls, but you’re going to have to call on some major connections to get tickets, because they sold out instantly. Jason Mraz (and Raining Jane) forgoes his usual arena/amphitheater for the slightly smaller Keller Auditorium on October 24. Tickets on sale Friday at 10 am. Interpol hits the Crystal Ballroom onRead the full article here: Culturephile admin
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Next Wave 2014: New Faces In The Portland Art Scene

A healthy art scene identifies and welcomes new talent but we should also be keeping an eye out for new presenters, who often have the hardest job of all… that of not only opening new doors… but also keeping them open. At PORT, we take seriously the role of identifying new talent early on… not simply jumping on a bandwagon after new artists and spaces are established (but I also want to see if there is staying power). Thus, it is time for another installment of our New Faces series, focusing on new leaders to the art scene because it
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PDX Pop Now: Seven Bands for Seven Genres

PDX Pop Now Audio Cinema July 18–20Every summer, PDX Pop Now! offers an aural pupu platter, serving up what’s new in the Portland music scene (read our profile of the fest on their 10 year bday last year). The lineup is generally diverse, but this year in particular offers a delightful range of genres. So don’t fall into the rut of seeing the same bands you’ve seen opening for music you already like. Branch out and discover something new. Here are seven bands, with seven distinct sounds, that perform this weekend.   Horn-fueled funk jams: Tezeta BandRead the full article
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Around the web

James Lavadour will be in the upcoming State Of The Art survey, congrats… a great painter. Don’t be so shelf-ish? Haim Steinbach’s takeover of the Menil looks like it is worth braving Summer in Houston. With so many artists making use of shelves and 1980′s design for their work today it makes perfect sense to pay more attention to the 80′s shelfmeister. Millennium Park is 10 years old now and what was once seen as wasteful has proven itself. I discussed it a bit with civic/landscape/art historian Mark Treib last year. It is very related to Portland of course ,which
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‘Portlandia’ Scores Six Emmy Nominations Plus Lena Dunham Chats ‘Girls’ with Carrie

The 2014 Emmy nominations cement Portlandia‘s place among the current crop of TV comedy greats. In 2011, Portlandia won an Emmy for Oustanding Costumes for a Variety Program or Special, but this year the IFC show has been nominated in six categories, including writing, art direction, and guest actor (any surprises on that being Steve Buscemi’s role in the “Celery” episode?). The biggest surprise, though, is that star Fred Armisen scored a nomination for best supporting actor in a comedy series.  Up against names like The Daily Show, Colbert Report, Modern Family, and Saturday Night Live, these Emmy nominations have
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‘Portlandia’ Scores Six Emmy Nominations, Plus Lena Dunham Chats ‘Girls’ with Carrie

The 2014 Emmy nominations cement Portlandia‘s place among the current crop of TV comedy greats. In 2011, Portlandia won an Emmy for Oustanding Costumes for a Variety Program or Special, but this year the IFC show has been nominated in six categories, including writing, art direction, and guest actor (any surprises on that being Steve Buscemi’s role in the “Celery” episode?). The biggest surprise, though, is that star Fred Armisen scored a nomination for best supporting actor in a comedy series.  Up against names like The Daily Show, Colbert Report, Modern Family, and Saturday Night Live, these Emmy nominations have
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