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It's a monthly look at arts gallery openings and other arts happenings - including 'Cloud of Petals,' 'ForeverScape' and 'Starting from Darkness'

COURTESY IMAGE - 'ForeverScape' is quite the big exhibit at Blackfish Gallery.The Tribune will highlight some gallery openings and other arts happenings in the first edition of each month to coincide with First Thursday — this month, it's Thursday, Jan. 4:

• Reminders: "The Wyeths: Three Generations" is on display at the Portland Art Museum, through through Jan. 28, focusing on three generations of artists. For more: www.portlandartmuseum.org. ... The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, 724 N.W. Davis St., presents "I Am This," art by Oregon Jewish artists, through Feb. 4. For more: www.ojmche.org. ... "Projects for the Page," an expansive exhibition of publications made by artists (about 50 artists, covering 50 years), shows through Jan. 12 at Pacific Northwest College of Art's Center for Contemporary Art & Culture, 511 N.W. Broadway. For more: www.pnca.edu. ... At Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, 8371 N. Interstate Ave., it's "Cloud of Petals," the second exhibition by curator in residence Julia Greenway, through Jan. 13. For more: www.disjecta.org.

• Blackfish Gallery, 420 N.W. Ninth Ave., is showing "ForeverScape," a mixed media drawing under construction since 2009 and measuring more than three football fields long, through Jan. 27. Vance Feldman's drawing is played in grid form, hugging the length of the gallery ceiling and curving down to extend an equal distance on the floor. On view alongside the drawing is a "paper winding machine" that Feldman invented to scroll through a facsimile of "ForeverScape" printed on a 20-pound drum of paper.

There'll be a First Thursday opening at 6 p.m., and an artist talk at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Blackfish. For more: www.blackfish.com.

• The Russo Lee Gallery, 805 N.W. 21st Ave., opens 2018 with recent paintings by Michael Brophy, who continues his exploration of the constructed landscape of the Pacific Northwest, where man and nature meet — lava pits and craters contrasting with suburban sprawls and uniform developments. Works by Marlene Bauer and Jessalyn Haggenjos are also shown. It opens 5 p.m. First Thursday and shows through Jan. 27. For more: www.russoleegallery.com.

• An annual group show titled "Starting From Darkness," new works by gallery members, will be shown at Waterstone Gallery, 124 N.W. Ninth Ave., through Jan. 28; there'll be a First Thursday till 8 p.m. Artists investigate themes of light and dark, as well as expansion and contraction through a variety of mediums. For more: www.waterstonegallery.com.

• Making her solo exhibition debut at the gallery, Mexico born and raised photographer Georgina Reskala shows at PDX Contemporary Art, 925 N.W. Flanders St., with "Residue of a Vision," through Jan. 27. First Thursday starts at 6 p.m. For more: www.pdxcontemporaryart.com.

• For information on galleries: First Thursday, www.firstthursdayportland.com; Portland Art Dealers Association, www.padaoregon.org.

— Jason Vondersmith

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