Bits & Pieces: Literary Arts' Virtualandia features young poets
Adams' photos on display
The Portland Art Museum has reopened and will present the exhibit, "Ansel Adams in Our Time," to members starting Wednesday, April 28, and to the general public May 5.
The exhibit includes the famed photographer's work as well as others' to put Adams' photos in context.
The show contains 80 images by artists working both before and after Adams.
It was curated by Karen Haas of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She drew from her museum's Lane Collection of more than 6,000 American modernist photographs, works on paper and paintings, including 450 Adams photos collected by Saundra and William Lane.
But, she also left it open to Julia Dolan, the Minor White curator of photography at the Portland Art Museum, to add to the mix works by western artists for local context.
The show closes Aug. 1. The museum is open 10 a.m.-5 pm. Wednesday-Sundays, and costs $20 for adult admission. For more: www.portlandartmuseum.org.
Read the Tribune's full story of the Adams exhibit at pamplinmedia.com/pt/11-features/504676-403675-ansel-adams-viewed-through-a-wider-lens.
Replacing in-person Verselandia!, Literary Arts is hosting an online poetry competition for Portland-area high school students. #Virtualandia 2021 will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, hosted by Oregon Poet Laureate Anis Mojgani. It'll feature 10 poets, who've had their poems professionally recorded, aired and scored by judges.
Tickets for the online event are available at www.literary-arts.org/event/virtualandia-2021.
One Moto Show
The motorcycle festival takes place at Zidell Yards this year, April 30-May 2, featuring motorcycle builders and custom bikes, as well as art, food and industry vendors. Admission sessions are available 3:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. For tickets: www.merctickets.com/events.
New Avenues for Youth has created a two-story mural on the exterior wall of its building on Southwest Ninth Avenue to celebrate community and inspire volunteerism, inspired by youth artists Emily Nadria, Christian Orellana Baur and Nori Rinaldo. Tyler Zangaglia, a Gonzaga University student with ties to Portland, initiated the project.
It was designed by Forest for the Trees and local artists Gage Hamilton and Mehran Heard (also known as Eatcho). The mural focuses on some of Portland's iconic structures and depictions of community service.
The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Portland State University has reopened to university students, faculty and staff. It features exhibits that highlight work by School of Art & Design faculty and Arlene Schnitzer Visual Arts Prize winners.
The new show, "Building Community," coincides with PSU's 75th anniversary and highlights the work of more than 50 current and former faculty members.
Oregon Symphony has launched Studio 125, a digital destination on the symphony's website, www.orsymphony.org.
It features a wide range of newly released musical content, via Essential Sounds, Symphony Storytime and minute for music programs, as well as concerts and performances from the Oregon Symphony archives.
Premiering with Studio 125 will be Classical Sessions: [email protected], a 12-episode series featuring members of the Oregon Symphony and honoring the 18-year legacy of Carlos Kalmar, the outgoing musical director. David Danzmayr replaced Kalmar as musical director.
The Laurelhurst Neighborhood Association has restored The Laurelhurst Club, a place on Southeast Ankeny Street where people gathered for galas, dances and community gatherings for some 100 years. It's a place to hold weddings, special events, classes, business gatherings and more.
The Laurelhurst Club is across the street from Laurelhurst Park. It first opened in 1912 when 32 neighbors donated $100 each to build the clubhouse. It has served as a voting location, a host for World War I supply drives and a place for music and laughs for years.
It was donated to Laurelhurst Neighborhood Association in early 2021 by the Laurelhurst Dance Club. The association refreshed the space with new paint and more.
For more: thelaurelhurstclub.com.
Oregon Fringe Festival
Taking place April 29-May 1, the Oregon Fringe Festival will feature virtual events (as well as in-person events at Southern Oregon University in Ashland).
There'll be more than 50 acts from more than 40 different artists — live performances to go with a virtual gallery, outdoor art installations and more. It features artistic voices that are unrepresented in the creative arts industry.
Dawson Carr is retiring, as of April 30, as Portland Art Museum's Janet and Richard Geary Curator of European Art. He joined the museum in 2013 as the museum's first full-time curator of European painting and sculpture.
Pearl Dive Project
Reminder: BodyVox dance company is presenting a limited streaming series of its Pearl Dive Project, featuring distance collaborations with non-dance creative people via Zoom. There'll be five episodes, each dedicated to one of the creative collaborators, encompassing the creation process, interview with the artist and the final dance. The collaborators: musician Ludovico Einaudi, photographer/author Lois Greenfield, famous cartoonist Matt Groening, writer Yiyun Li, drag queen Poison Waters. For more: www.bodyvox.com.
It began with "Photo Synthesis" by Greenfield.
"What a treat it was to work with Ashley and Jamey again, after many years of collaborative and improvisational photo sessions in my studio that began in the mid-1980s," said Greenfield, of BodyVox co-founders and co-artistic directors, Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland. "Working on Pearl Dive, I imagined I would be morphing my photographs into a live dance, using my favorite studio props, like mirrors, mylar and other reflective surfaces.
"One thing I learned from the experience is that it is easier to take a photo of a dance, than make a dance about photos!"
The Ceramic Showcase and Gathering of the Guilds, featuring Pacific Northwest artists, have gone online at www.nwguildsshowcase.com, April 30-May 2.
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