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Victoria Haven’s Subtitles at PDX

On another matter, being in a room of On Kawara’s work in the right space, like Dia Beacon, is somewhere between mind-blowing and transcendent. In terms of ‘getting’ this installation, it seems the artist’s statement is an important reference because it explains the sort of post-structuralist message the pairings suggest by being both “binaries” and “randomly paired” at the same time – as well as the interesting signification of these digital texts as they’re transformed into prints on paper (like an inscribing of techno-phonic signifiers into writing) through what is ostensibly an older technology of block printing but which was
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Arts Tax revenue comes through!

Arts Tax revenue comes through! The Portland Art Museum and the Northwest Film Center has received an additional 2015 General Operating Support allocation of $468,538 from the Arts and Education Access ballot initiative. We are extremely grateful to the voters of Portland who passed the ballot initiative with 62 percent support, the City of Portland, RACC (Regional Arts and Culture Council), and the entire arts community who collaborated to back the measure. Funds will be used to support the Museum’s extensive access and education initiatives. Fully one-third of Museum visitors (approximately 100,000 visits) are free or are highly subsidized. This
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Arts Tax revenue comes through!

Arts Tax revenue comes through! The Portland Art Museum and the Northwest Film Center has received an additional 2015 General Operating Support allocation of $468,538 from the Arts and Education Access ballot initiative. We are extremely grateful to the voters of Portland who passed the ballot initiative with 62 percent support, the City of Portland, RACC (Regional Arts and Culture Council), and the entire arts community who collaborated to back the measure. Funds will be used to support the Museum’s extensive access and education initiatives. Fully one-third of Museum visitors (approximately 100,000 visits) are free or are highly subsidized. This
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Seattle and Massachusetts art museums make Super Bowl bet

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Seattle Art Museum and the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, are wagering valuable pieces of artwork on Sunday’s Super Bowl. No, the loser won’t give away a masterpiece — just a three-month loan. All shipping and expenses will also be paid by the losing museum. If the New England Patriots win, the Seattle museum will loan Albert Bierstadt’s 1870 landscape, “Puget Sound on the Pacific Coast” to the Clark. If the Seattle Seahawks win, the Clark will lend Winslow Homer’s 1900 masterpiece depicting the rocky Maine coast, “West Point, Prout’s Neck.” Clark Director Michael Conforti points out
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Seattle and Massachusetts art museums make Super Bowl bet

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Seattle Art Museum and the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, are wagering valuable pieces of artwork on Sunday’s Super Bowl. No, the loser won’t give away a masterpiece — just a three-month loan. All shipping and expenses will also be paid by the losing museum. If the New England Patriots win, the Seattle museum will loan Albert Bierstadt’s 1870 landscape, “Puget Sound on the Pacific Coast” to the Clark. If the Seattle Seahawks win, the Clark will lend Winslow Homer’s 1900 masterpiece depicting the rocky Maine coast, “West Point, Prout’s Neck.” Clark Director Michael Conforti points out
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Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 29–Feb 1

COMEDY Patton OswaltThursday at 8 pm, Newmark Theatre Oswalt is taking Portland by storm in a single day—after appearing at Powell’s the same evening to talk about his early days in Hollywood and his love of classic movies, the comedian and actor takes the stage for a stand-up set.   Mark Twain TonightSaturday at 7:30 pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert HallAstonishingly, actor Hal Holbrook (a.k.a. Deep Throat in All the President’s Men) has been moonlighting as Mark Twain since he first debuted this one-man show as a college student in 1954. In Mark Twain Tonight, the Tony-winning Holbrook interprets an ever-changing bill of
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Oregon’s Youngest Winemaker Profiled on FOX Business Network

Pascal Brooks has grown up with cameras in his face. The attention started in 2004, when his father, Amity winemaker Jimi Brooks, passed away unexpectedly—leaving the Brooks Winery to his son, then just eight years old. More recently, Pascal’s story was a centerpiece of David Baker’s 2014 documentary American Wine Story. Now, the nineteen-year-old again finds himself in the media spotlight, as the subject of next Tuesday’s episode of brand-new FOX Business Network reality show Strange Inheritance. But Pascal says this appearance is a little different. “I’ve never really been interviewed before,” says the winery owner, now a freshman at the University of
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Oregon’s Youngest Winery Owner Profiled on FOX Business Network

Pascal Brooks has grown up with cameras in his face. The attention started in 2004, when his father, Amity winemaker Jimi Brooks, passed away unexpectedly—leaving the Brooks Winery to his son, then just eight years old. More recently, Pascal’s story was a centerpiece of David Baker’s 2014 documentary American Wine Story. Now, the nineteen-year-old again finds himself in the media spotlight, as the subject of next Tuesday’s episode of brand-new FOX Business Network reality show Strange Inheritance. But Pascal says this appearance is a little different. “I’ve never really been interviewed before,” says the winery owner, now a freshman at the University of
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Oregon’s Youngest Winery Owner Profiled on FOX Business Network

Pascal Brooks has grown up with cameras in his face. The attention started in 2004, when his father, Amity winemaker Jimi Brooks, passed away unexpectedly—leaving the Brooks Winery to his son, then just eight years old. More recently, Pascal’s story was a centerpiece of David Baker’s 2014 documentary American Wine Story. Now, the nineteen-year-old again finds himself in the media spotlight, as the subject of next Tuesday’s episode of brand-new FOX Business Network reality show Strange Inheritance. But Pascal says this appearance is a little different. “I’ve never really been interviewed before,” says the winery owner, now a freshman at the University of
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February art gallery preview: ‘Constructs’ at Disjecta, ‘Words, Words, Words’ at Elizabeth Leach and more

Since Disjecta moved into its cavernous home on North Interstate Avenue, there has been a trend among exhibiting artists to address the space itself, most often by filling it with immersive, kitchen-sink installations or carving it up into smaller chambers. The group show “Constructs” is yet another example of this impulse, as three artists — Nathan Green, Pablo Rasgado and Laura Vandenburgh — push against the structures of exhibition themselves. For example, Rasgado, who lives and works in Mexico City, has created a wall collage of substrates and hanging fixtures he’s collected from around the world. Disjecta, 8371 N. Interstate Ave., 503-286-9449, disjecta.org, through
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