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, March 1:
• Reminders: The "Assemblage & Collage" exhibit at Elizabeth Leach Gallery, 417 N.W. Ninth Ave., features artists who create work through layered materiality and unexpected juxtapositions, through March 31. For more: www.elizabethleach.com. ... At the Japanese Garden, 611 S.W. Kingston Ave., "Hanakago: The Art of Bamboo and Flowers" shows through April 1. "Hanakago" means flower basket, and the exhibit features more exquisite bamboo masterpieces from Portland resident Peter Shinbach's collection. For more: www.japanesegarden.org. ... "Bespoke Bodies: The Design and Craft of Prosthetics" shows at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, 511 N.W. Broadway, through May 9. For more: www.designmuseumfoundation.org and pnca.edu.
• "Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-2013" displays the work of the critically acclaimed documentary photographer, who focused on raising awareness of international human rights issues. It's at the Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave., through May 20. For more: www.portlandartmuseum.org.
• Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, 134 N.W. Eighth Ave., exhibits the photography works of the late Imogen Cunningham, who was born in Portland in 1883 and who lived in Seattle and San Francisco,. Her photos are from the 1920s-70s, such as "The Unmade Bed," "Magnolia Bud" and portraits. There'll be a 5 p.m. First Thursday gathering, and it shows till March 31. For more: www.hartmanfineart.net.
• Portland artist Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley's prints and panoramic watercolors ("Umidulus") celebrate the wildly fantastic flora and fauna of Hawaii and the Northwest. She shows at Waterstone Gallery, 124 N.W. Ninth Ave., through April 1. For more: www.waterstonegallery.com.
• At Russo Lee Gallery, 805 N.W. 21st Ave., there are paintings by Fay Jones and Arturo Mallmann ("Stillness and Motion"), starting First Thursday and going through March 31. For more: www.russoleegallery.com.
• Artists from the Portland area show off their pet-inspired works in "It's Raining Cats and Dogs," opening 5 p.m. Saturday, March 3, and showing through March at Antoinette Hatfield Hall, 1111 S.W Broadway. It's an offspring of last year's "Dog Park" show. For more: www.portland5.com.
• Artists open their studios and workspaces, as well as galleries and businesses, for SE Area ARTWalk, Saturday-Sunday, March 3-4. For more: www.seportlandartwalk.com.
• University of Oregon and Portland State University Master's of Fine Arts students show their work, March 5-23, at Littman & White Galleries, 1825 S.W. Broadway, No. 250. For more: www.littmanandwhite.com.
• "Place Names" is an exhibition by regional artists Manuel Arturo Abreu of Portland and Christopher Paul Jordan of Tacoma, and their paintings, sculptures, built environments and explorations of language show at Art Gym at Marylhurst University, 17600 Pacific Highway, Marylhurst, March 20-May 20. For more: www.theartgym.org.
• Reminders: Portland Children's Museum, 4015 S.W. Canyon Road, offers a free First Friday, 4 to 8 p.m., www.portlandcm.org; Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave., offers free admission on First Thursday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., www.portlandartmuseum.org.