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High school students work to bridge art, science by helping build towering ‘Artosaur’ (photos, video)

Four students, along with an artist, teacher and electronic engineer, congregated in the Glencoe High School woodshop on a Monday evening, sizing up their project. The project stared back, toward no one in particular, heart beating, 3-D printed teeth bared. “Are we going to take his head off tonight?” Mark Walker asked of the group. “You have to put it back on because I need him tomorrow night,” his wife, Christine Martell, responded. And so began the evening’s work: starting a final push to add movement to the dinosaur’s head and neck. The two-legged creature, called “Artosaur,” is a 6-foot-5 dinosaur
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Jim Dine reading and installation

Jim Dine Jim Dine is a legendary artist whose heart series became perhaps too popular in dorm room posters in the late 1980’s and 90’s. I prefer his odd pop assemblages of the late 1950’s through the 60’s… extremely underrepresented in the art historical cannon and on museum walls. He will be at Passages’s Bookstore this weekend for a reading and book launch for Dine’s, “Poems to Work On,” published by Cuneiform Press. It is in the Towne Storage building (their last event there) so it is a back to roots sort of event rather than a dead museum setting.
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This Weekend: Fourth Free Friday, Pop Up exhibition and a Drive-In!

Recent Museum News This Weekend: Fourth Free Friday, Pop Up exhibition and a Drive-In! August 28, 2015 Chief Preparator featured in Portland Monthly August 28, 2015 Monster Drawing Rally, lecture, and personalizing works from the collection August 21, 2015 Center for Contemporary Native Arts August 19, 2015 $5 after 5pm Friday, tours, and final artist demonstration August 14, 2015 News Index Side Menu Exhibitions Current Upcoming Past 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 Film Collections About the Collections American Art Asian Art European Art Graphic Arts Modern and Contemporary Art Native American Art Northwest Art Photography Silver Search Online Collections
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Chief Preparator featured in Portland Monthly

Recent Museum News This Weekend: Fourth Free Friday, Pop Up exhibition and a Drive-In! August 28, 2015 Chief Preparator featured in Portland Monthly August 28, 2015 Monster Drawing Rally, lecture, and personalizing works from the collection August 21, 2015 Center for Contemporary Native Arts August 19, 2015 $5 after 5pm Friday, tours, and final artist demonstration August 14, 2015 News Index Side Menu Exhibitions Current Upcoming Past 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 Film Collections About the Collections American Art Asian Art European Art Graphic Arts Modern and Contemporary Art Native American Art Northwest Art Photography Silver Search Online Collections
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Wood and fiber art of Peggy Harkins, works of Open Studio Tour artists, featured at Art on Broadway

Art on Broadway Gallery, 12570 S.W. Broadway St., has two gallery shows set to go on display Sept. 2. “Washington County Open Studios Sneak Peek” features works by nearly 40 local artists who will open their studios to the public for a tour the weekend of Oct. 17-18. Free catalogs will be available at Art on Broadway starting Sept. 15. The Open Studios artists work in a variety of mediums, including porcelain, encaustic, ceramics, mixed media-collage, acrylic, photography, pastel and copper repoussé. “Fragments,” a collection by Peggy Harkins, will focus on the artist’s ability to combine wood and fiber to craft colorful,
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Tigard teen’s "wall" brings people together (photos)

Walls are one of the world’s proven means of keeping people apart. For Mallory Matheson, they are ideally suited for bringing them together. The Tigard teenager is spending hours this week washing, taping and painting the large exterior wall of a local business. By the time she is done Sunday, she will have transformed the chipped, bland siding into makeshift blackboard, chalk and all, where people can express their dearest dreams and wishes. “When you’re a teen, you are still young enough to believe something like this can really be done,” Matheson, a senior-to-be at Tigard High School. “That’s a
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Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 27–30

Image credit: Jenny Hval. MUSIC Jenny HvalThursday at 9 pm, Mississippi StudiosThe sweet, moody lyricism of Hval’s latest album, Apocalypse, Girl, literally scores her challenge: the Norwegian singer freights her songs with provocative questions (e.g., “what is soft dick rock?”) and sarcastic observations made more surreal by the underlay of harps and gentle electropop beats. Image credit: Y La Bamba. Y La BambaFriday at 7 pm, Revolution HallBack from a two year break, Portland-based Luz Elena Mendoza says she’s gained “greater self-awareness as a Mexican-American female”—now translating that to a new album (the band’s fourth) called Ojos del Sol. What’s
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Out Is Very In At The Portland Film Festival

Right now, pink shirts line the windows of the former PF Chang’s outpost just north of Burnside. “Out is in,” they read—commemorating the Portland Film Festival’s commitment to LGBT issues. But! The slogan also goes a long way to explaining how this upstart, unapologetically wild, far-from-the-spotlight, still-green event—which sprawls across seven venues for all of next week—is suddenly so very, very IN. This IS the Portland you’ve been looking for. There are films about Mars-bound lady-nauts, mysteriousness on the Oregon Coast (starring our own Corrina Repp), armless airplane pilots, WWE’s Jake the Snake, Morphine AND Twisted Sister. And like, 100 more screenings,
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Fall Arts Guide 2015: 45 shows keeping Portland creative this autumn

The creative culture in Portland is truly thriving. In the worlds of theater, dance, music and visual arts, there are thousands of working artists offering glimpses into their diverse perceptions of the world. From the outside looking in, our local arts scene can seem overwhelming. Where do you even begin? We don’t have a comprehensive map to offer – quite frankly, that flood of information would be unbearable. What we can give you is a guide, curated with the best of our instincts and knowledge, to just some of the best local art this fall. Don’t take our word for
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