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Don’t forget: Sherwood Center for the Arts offering free food, entertainment at grand opening Saturday

City of Sherwood is celebrating the grand opening of its newly constructed Sherwood Center for the Arts with an art exhibit, hands-on crafts and performances from local performing arts groups: Voices for the Performing Arts Sherwood Foundation for the Arts Sherwood High School choir Sherwood Dance Academy Let’s Make Music SMJ Performing Arts Amanda Stanaway and Friends  Attendees will also be treated to refreshments from Sweet Story, Sesame Donuts and Symposium Coffee.  The 15,000-square-foot building offers a 400-seat theatre, classrooms, and commercial space for future lease. Grand opening takes place 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to the public. Sherwood Center for the
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‘Chihuly Drawings’ new spring exhibition at Tacoma’s Museum of Glass

Tacoma’s Museum of Glass presents “Chihuly Drawings,” March 1-June 30, a new exhibition, organized across mediums _ graphite, charcoal and acrylic _ that shows the work that directly represents the energy behind Dale Chihuly’s artistic process. The legendary Northwest glass artist (chihuly.com) describes this energy as “spontaneous, fast, immediate,” and this 35-year survey of more than 180 drawings conveys this immediacy as never seen before, according to the Museum of Glass staff, which adds that the excitement of Chihuly’s two-dimensional work is in its unpredictability and organic expressiveness _ the same elements that distinguish the artist’s signature work in glass. Chihuly
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‘Chihuly Drawings’ new spring exhibition at Tacoma’s Museum of Glass

Tacoma’s Museum of Glass presents “Chihuly Drawings,” March 1-June 30, a new exhibition, organized across mediums _ graphite, charcoal and acrylic _ that shows the work that directly represents the energy behind Dale Chihuly’s artistic process. The legendary Northwest glass artist (chihuly.com) describes this energy as “spontaneous, fast, immediate,” and this 35-year survey of more than 180 drawings conveys this immediacy as never seen before, according to the Museum of Glass staff, which adds that the excitement of Chihuly’s two-dimensional work is in its unpredictability and organic expressiveness _ the same elements that distinguish the artist’s signature work in glass. Chihuly
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Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 26–Mar 1

CONCERTS Lucky PetersonSunday at 7 pm, Aladdin TheaterThe son of a musician and club owner, Peterson released his first album, Our Future, when he was 5 years old, winning appearances on The Tonight Show and The Ed Sullivan Show. He went on to play with B. B. King, Etta James, Otis Rush, and more, making a name for himself as a “triple threat” on vocals, organ, and guitar. No wonder his newest record is called Son of a Bluesman. BOOKS TALKS Mary PilonFriday at 7:30 pm, Powells City of BooksMary Pilon’s new book is written for the 99 percent…of us thatRead the full article here:
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Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 26–Mar 1

CONCERTS Lucky PetersonSunday at 7 pm, Aladdin TheaterThe son of a musician and club owner, Peterson released his first album, Our Future, when he was 5 years old, winning appearances on The Tonight Show and The Ed Sullivan Show. He went on to play with B. B. King, Etta James, Otis Rush, and more, making a name for himself as a “triple threat” on vocals, organ, and guitar. No wonder his newest record is called Son of a Bluesman. BOOKS TALKS Mary PilonFriday at 7:30 pm, Powells City of BooksMary Pilon’s new book is written for the 99 percent…of us thatRead the full article here:
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Populist Visionaries: Finster and Abernathy

This February two solo shows in Portland seem to capture the current zeitgeist of the city and beyond. The micro survey of folk art icon Howard Finster, Space Is My Future at the Portland Museum of Modern Art and Tori Abernathy’s Make Yourself at Home at HQ Objective both offer themselves as generous hosts with wildly divergent evangelistic/activist zeal that question the status quo. Though completely different these two exhibitions are tempered with a well-intentioned goal of sharing information for the improvement of the human race, something rarely seen in art exhibitions, which tend to be more abstruse in their
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Populist Visionaries: Finster and Abernathy

This February two solo shows in Portland seem to capture the current zeitgeist of the city and beyond. The micro survey of folk art icon Howard Finster, Space Is My Future at the Portland Museum of Modern Art and Tori Abernathy’s Make Yourself at Home at HQ Objective both offer themselves as generous hosts with wildly divergent evangelistic/activist zeal that question the status quo. Though completely different these two exhibitions are tempered with a well-intentioned goal of sharing information for the improvement of the human race, something rarely seen in art exhibitions, which tend to be more abstruse in their
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The Epitome of Cool: Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon Wrote a Memoir

The epitome of cool is how some describe Kim Gordon, founding member of the legendary Sonic Youth. In Portland, we’re down with bands, sure. But in the City of Books, little is cooler than adding “novelist” to your list of artistic accomplishments. Enter A Girl in a Band, a new memoir from the notably reserved icon of New York’s post-punk scene. And who better to draw out the rock star than one of our own literary luminaries: novelist, screenwriter, and editor of Plazm magazine Jon Raymond—who, it turns out, is a huge Sonic Youth fan. The two convene this Tuesday for a tête-à-tête at
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The Epitome of Cool: Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon Wrote a Memoir

The epitome of cool is how some describe Kim Gordon, founding member of the legendary Sonic Youth. In Portland, we’re down with bands, sure. But in the City of Books, little is cooler than adding “novelist” to your list of artistic accomplishments. Enter A Girl in a Band, a new memoir from the notably reserved icon of New York’s post-punk scene. And who better to draw out the rock star than one of our own literary luminaries: novelist, screenwriter, and editor of Plazm magazine Jon Raymond—who, it turns out, is a huge Sonic Youth fan. The two convene this Tuesday for a tête-à-tête at
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Portland arts funding: City Council celebrates money for Regional Arts & Culture Council

The Portland City Council held an arts and culture love fest Wednesday, complete with a poetry slam reading, impromptu performance by the Portland Opera and mini-concert by elementary school students. “In my humble opinion, this was the best presentation we’ve ever had,” said Commissioner Nick Fish, who is the council’s arts commissioner. The occasion: The Regional Arts Culture Council presented its annual state of the arts report. RACC issues millions of dollars in grants throughout the metro area each year to support nonprofits, arts organizations and performing arts centers. The city of Portland by far contributes most of RACC’s funding. “This
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