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20 reasons in photos to love Santa Fe, northern New Mexico landscape

With apologies to W.C. Fields, would his gravestone have better read, “I would rather be in Santa Fe,” especially in July. Santa Fe, the capital of New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment, simply bristles with action during summer, with three huge art shows and the Santa Fe Opera. View these photos to see 20 reasons why I’d rather be in Santa Fe right now than in Philadelphia (or Portland, too). Learn more at santafe.org. Read the full article here: Oregonlive admin
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First Thursday Picks July 2015

It is a hot one for the Portland art scene this First Thursday, here are what look to be the coolest shows (hint they all involve mandala-like symmetry): Honour Mack,Emerging, oil and acrylic on canvas Yale trained Honour Mack is the visiting artist for PNCA’s Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies and her exhibition Resolving Chaos should be a good introduction to students and the art scene alike. Her work traffics in the fascination with spirituality that some ascribe to the younger so-called millenial generation (it is sometimes true, as a gen-xer I reject the rule of stereotypes… for example I’m
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This robotic dinosaur is on the prowl for art in Hillsboro (photos)

Most dinosaurs end up as nothing but a skeleton. But in the Hillsboro studio of Christine Martell and Mark Walker, two dinosaurs are beginning that way. It’s shortly after 8 a.m. and the blue-white flash of a welding torch is lighting up the tent-like work space of the artistic couple. Martell is clad in safety gear, gloves and a helmet as she strikes an arc that fuses two pieces of heavy wire into the framework that is to become Artosaur, an elaborate project birthed to promote the arts in Hillsboro. Martell is vice chair of the Hillsboro Arts Council and has taken
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Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 2–5

MUSIC Portland Cello ProjectThursday at 5:30 pm, EcotrustEcotrust’s Sundown concert series kicks off with a free outdoor show featuring the city’s most rockingest string outfit. PCP is known as much for throwing Kayne into the acoustic mix as for partnering with the likes of Howe Gelb (and Garrison Keillor).  Tyler the CreatorThursday at 8 pm, Roseland TheaterBaby-faced rapper Tyler Gregory Okonma gets a lot of negative attention: for cursing out model Kendall Jenner at Coachella; for his infamous goat commercials on behalf of soda maker Mountain Dew. (Hey, at least he’s got Frank Ocean’s back.) At 24, he’s got time
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The Buzzsaw: Timbers vs. San Jose Earthquakes

Image: Craig Mitchelldyer A buoyant but tense match at Providence Park evolved into Timbers Army nirvana as the boys from the Rose City emerged with a resounding victory over their hated northern rivals. How could you tell it was going to be a good night? Because Darlington Nagbe blew the roof off the North End with an absolute laser beam to put Portland ahead. The confident, composed performance from Portland’s #6 was the Nags we know and love. After conceding an equalizer late in the first half – it must be said, off of another set piece—the match intensity increased,
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The Latest in Portland Arts News—Modest Mouse’s Mad New Video

Countdown to TBA 2015 It’s brash, it’s bold and it’s on its way back—TBA has announced the line-up for its September art extravaganza with performance and visual artists convening in Portland from Italy, Tunisia, Japan, Norway and France among other far flung places. And given that it’s PICA’s 20th anniversary year, there’ll be extra special TBA treats in store (hint from the organizers: “start planning your circa 1995 ensemble now.”) Festival passes have just gone on sale—get on it! Portland Art Museum’s new curator of Modern Contemporary Art Portland Art Museum has a new curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Sara
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Portland Art Museum names new curator of modern and contemporary art

The Portland Art Museum has hired one-time Seattleite Sara Krajewski as its new curator of modern and contemporary art, museum leaders announced this week. She replaces longtime curator Bruce Guenther, who retired in October 2014 after 14 years at the museum. Krajewski comes to Portland after serving for three years as the director of the INOVA (Institute of Visual Arts) galleries at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Before that, she spent nearly eight years in Seattle as curator at the University of Washington’s Henry Art Gallery.  Portland Art Museum director Brian Ferriso first met Krajewski almost 20 years ago, when they both worked in Wisconsin —
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Artwalk: Six Shows to See this First Thursday

It’s the first First Thursday of the now fully-blown summer season, and what better way to spend a long, bright evening than meandering between galleries and finding the finest fine art in town. We’ve selected six top shows opening this week for your heatwave artwalk.  Mila Teshaieva and Paris Petridis at Blue Sky Gallery On display side-by-side at Blue Sky Gallery this month, both Mila Teshaieva and Paris Petridis turn their lenses on desolation abroad, examining landscapes grappling with globalization and wealth disparity. Petridis’s series, The Void and the Country, was taken in Egypt and shies away from the human
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Road Trip! One Portlander’s Musical Journey Across America

Imagine a road trip, where instead of following a map, you’re following a playlist. That’s what Bowen Ames is doing, a Portland art director currently on a one-month roadtrip around North America, driven by a playlist and documenting the artists he meets and places he visits on the way. And he’s bringing some 50,000 Instagram followers along for the ride. “Here’s the idea,” explains Ames of the genesis of a roadtrip meets art project he calls Cover of America. “I’ll make a really long playlist. I’ll drive for a month straight and listen to that playlist and generate content based
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20 Absolutely FREE Things to Do in PDX This Summer

From rock shows to opera to open-air movies, summer in Portland is all about getting out there, enjoying the sun, soaking up fun, and…not spending a dime? That’s right! Save your pennies for that prix fixe at Holdfast or a last-minute flight to Kauai come December; we keep you royally entertained through Labor Day, all for the low, low price of absolutely nothing (except sunscreen?).  1. Original Practice Shakespeare Festival Thru 8/23—OPS is known to get a little fresh with the Bard. In city parks across town, catch classics like The Comedie of Errors, Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, and
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