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A&W Burger Family at Hillsboro’s Shute Park gets fall makeover from high school interns

When a team of three high school interns and their adviser repainted the AW Burger Family statues outside the Shute Park Aquatic Recreation Center, they took the liberty to make a single, savory change. The four patties — each sandwiched between seedless buns and held by a smiling member of the burger family— had previously been painted black. But the four artists decided dark brown was probably a tastier color for hamburgers. City of Hillsboro intern Scott Ackerman, a senior at Glencoe High School, strongly supported the change. The previous paint job just didn’t seem as appetizing, he said. “The black didn’t look as
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PoMo Halloween Guide 2014

For a guide to children-friendly events, see our Family-Friendly Halloween Happenings and our Guide to NW Pumpkin Patches. FOR THRILL SEEKERS FrightTown 2014Thru Nov 1, Weds–Thu Sun from 7–10pm, Fri–Sat 7–11pm, Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum, $17–22Three haunted houses lurk beneath the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum, promising some of the season’s biggest scares and a “cacophonous cornucopia of creepies and crawlies.” Baron von Goolo’s Museum of Horrors and the Madness, based off H.P. Lovecraftt’s chilling worlds, both return with mazes of ghosts, ghouls, killer clowns, werechickens, and other bloody creatures. This year’sRead the full article here: Culturephile admin
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Sage Sohier’s Portraits of 1980s Same-Sex Couples At Blue Sky Gallery Catch the Eye of the ‘New York Times’

Photographer Sage Sohier is no stranger to Portland’s art scene. The Massachusetts-based artist’s work has been shown in Portland’s Blue Sky Gallery in several different exhibits over the past decade. Her photos—often poignant profiles of people in their homes or with their families—have been featured in museums and galleries across the country: from the Museum of Modern Art in New York to the to the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago to the Portland Art Museum. Perhaps her most iconic work, At Home With Themselves: Same-Sex Couples in 1980s America, is on display now at Blue Sky, and it recently caught
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‘Bob: A Life in Five Acts’ Offers a Wild Ride through All-American Pit Stops

Minutes into Theatre Vertigo’s 2014-2015 season opener, a child is born, albeit slightly bearded, in the bathroom of a Louisville White Castle. Shooting down the Shoebox Theatre’s galley stage floor past a giggling opening night audience, ensemble member Nathan Crobsy squalls and writhes, a babe in the raw. You’re to understand that Bob, the titular protagonist of Bob: A Life in Five Acts, will lead no ordinary life. And true, over the next 150 minutes, Bob experiences immolation, animal trainers, homelessness, hoboeness, muggery, and buggery. He’s on a quest for greatness, inspired by his adoptive mother Jeanine (actress Holly Wigmore,
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Richard Geary, major donor to Portland Art Museum, Oregon Symphony, dies at 79

Richard Geary, a significant donor to Portland’s largest arts institutions, has died. “Dick” Geary died Oct. 19 at the age of 79. Cause of death was drowning in Oswego Lake, said his daughter, Sarah Geary Gustafson.  Over several decades, “Dick” Geary and his wife, Janet, gave to the Portland Art Museum, the Oregon Symphony, Portland Opera, Oregon Ballet Theatre and other institutions, including Oregon Health Science University. The Gearys supported some of the museum’s larger projects, including renovating the Hoffman Wing, which added 50,000 square feet of gallery space in 2000, and the renovation of the Masonic Temple next door to
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Charbonneau Arts Association festival, fair and concert will benefit Wilsonville and Canby high art students

What started as a small showcase for Charbonneau residents 32 years ago has grown into an annual event drawing hundreds of art lovers from around the region. The Charbonneau Arts Festival and Crafts Fair — featuring pottery, photography, jewelry, fabric art and more from professional artists –will be held this weekend at the Charbonneau Country Club at 32000 Charbonneau Drive. A concert by pianist Michael Allen Harrison will kick off the event at 5 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $40 if purchased online, or $50 at the door, and include catered hors d’oeuvres, dessert, coffee, tea and punch. A no-host wine bar
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In Memoriam: Richard Geary

“The Portland Art Museum is the home of the Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Center for Graphic Arts, the premier Museum print collection in the Pacific Northwest,” said Bruce Guenther, chief curator and The Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Museum. “With holdings of more than 26,000 prints, drawings, and photographs ranging from the Old Masters to contemporary artists, the collection is an invaluable resource for scholars, artists, collectors and visitors. It is only fitting that we host the Portland Fine Print Fair as a sign of our long-held commitment to the graphic arts, and
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The Rumors Are True: A New Sleater-Kinney Album Is On The Way

Last week we listened to every Sleater-Kinney album ever released—seven records in seven hours—to celebrate the band’s remastered box set coming out tomorrow, October 21. But as of today, that article is no longer a definitive guide to Sleater-Kinney’s entire catalog: the Northwest punk outfit announced that it has reunited to release its eighth studio album, No Cities To Love, on January 20, 2015, and to follow it with a string of tour dates.  The album was recorded in secret earlier this year at San Francisco’s Tiny Telephone Recordings and Portland’s Kung Fu Bakery. It is produced by longtime Sleater-Kinney
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Artist opens Angel Art Creations painting studio in downtown Oregon City

Shawna Holder recently opened Angel Art Creations at 514 Main St in downtown Oregon City. Holder, who has two daughters, said she started the painting studio to “fulfill a desire to inspire creativity in others and share the therapeutic benefits of art.” “I wanted to create a fun, inviting and non-competitive environment where everyone can come paint, make new friends and be social,” said the artist, who has been doing henna body art and tattoo body art for the past 14 years. View full sizeShawna Holder She has also worked with oil, acrylic and watercolor. Classes for teens and adults are
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Abigail Anne Newbold at PNCA’s Feldman Gallery

Portland’s art scene is having a very strong month this October (mostly in painting and photography… much of the installation has been undercooked), but of all the shows the one that I keep returning to is Abigail Anne Newbold’s installation, Borderlander’s Outfitter at PNCA’s Feldman Gallery. Borderlander’s Outfitter The exhibition presents itself as a hipsterish quartermaster’s gear dispensary or a tool library with an anthropological array of artifacts from a summer survival weekend in the project room. Everything is clothed in fairly recognizable purpose except that everything is a hair off. For example the dome tent on a cot is
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