It's a monthly look at arts gallery openings and other arts happenings - including Nancy Arko, James Lavadour, PM Shore and Portland Open Studios

COURTESY: CHRISTOPHER RAUSCHENBERG - Photos from Vietnam by Christopher Rauschenberg are on display at Nine 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, Oct. 4:

• Reminders: At the Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery at Lewis & Clark College, 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road, it's "Loss of Material Evidence," about the aging and loss of parents, through Dec. 9. For more: ... Brian Hanna's "Bricks" is Lego art in the form of pop culture subjects. It'll show at Steel Door Art Gallery, 2412 N.W. Raleigh St., through Oct. 22. For more:

• Photographer Christopher Rauschenberg will show some of his photos from Vietnam at Nine Gallery, 122 N.W. Eighth St., starting First Thursday and going through Oct. 28. For more:

• Ko Kirk Yamahira's "deconstruction and reconstruction" and J.D. Perkin's new work, as well as Jovencio de la Paz's "Secret Tongues," are at the Russo Lee Gallery, 805 N.W. 21st Ave., First Thursday through Oct. 27. For more:

• At Waterstone Gallery, 124 N.W. Ninth Ave., it's Nancy Arko's "Up, Down, Across and Around," through Oct. 28. For more:

• James Lavadour's "All that I can see from here" shows at PDX Contemporary Art, 925 N.W. Flanders St., opening First Thursday and showing through Oct. 27. For more:

• Painter PM Shore's exhibition of abstracted landscape works, "Paving Paradise: Losing Our Public Lands," will promote America's threatened publicly held wild lands and endangered wildlife, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Antoinette Hatfield Hall, 1111 S.W. Broadway. There'll be music by Sonny Hess and Kathryn Grimm. For more:

• Opening Oct. 13, "Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art" features selections from the Collection of Mary and Cheney Cowles, at the Portland Art Museum. There'll be more than 100 paintings and works of calligraphy from one of the finest private collections of Japanese art in North America. It's on view through Jan. 13. For more:

• We'll have more later, but Portland Open Studios takes place Oct. 13-14 and Oct. 20-21. For more:

• Reminders: Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave., offers free admission on First Thursday, 5-8 p.m.,; Portland Children's Museum, 4015 S.W. Canyon Road, offers a free First Friday, 4-8 p.m.,

• For information on galleries: First Thursday,; Portland Art Dealers Association,

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