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Other openings include Kelli Connell, Betsy Walton, Lindsey Cuenca, Marjorie Dial and Victoria Haven

COURTESY PHOTO: BLUE SKY GALLERY - Some parents will be able to relate to this image in the "Mother Series" by Jennifer Georgescu.The Tribune will highlight some gallery openings and other arts happenings in the first edition of each month, coinciding with First Thursday (July 7). Galleries have reopened, but they may have limited hours and/or online presentations and visitor restrictions. Please check individual websites for details.

• Reminder: "Turning Inward, Judy Chicago" traces her six decades of development and work as a Jewish artist. It shows at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, 724 N.W. Davis St., through Sept. 23. It's from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation. The exhibit spans Chicago's early formal vocabulary of geometric color abstraction and groundbreaking work with pyrotechnics to the powerful explorations of self-identity, the politics of gender and her personal formative experiences.

For more: www.ojmche.org.

• At Russo Lee Gallery, 805 N.W. 21st Ave., through July 30, the late sculptor Michihiro Kosuge's stone works show off his ability to play polished and rough surfaces off against each other, as well as negative space and the elemental mass of stone, to give his work a monumental feel even at a small scale.

For more: www.russoleegallery.com.

• In July at Blue Sky Gallery, 122 N.W. Eighth Ave., Jennifer Georgescu's "Mother Series" photos show how she grapples with the loss of sense of self as she grows into motherhood, and Kelli Connell's "Double Life: 20 Years" photos investigate sexuality, gender, identity and photographer/sitter relationships. There'll be an open house at noon Saturday, July 9.

For more: www.blueskygallery.org.

• At Stephanie Chefas Projects, 305 S.E. Third Ave., paintings by Betsy Walton ("Habitats") are featured through July 16, followed by works by Lindsey Cuenca Walker starting July 23. Walton draws on microscopic natural phenomena, motherhood, weather, mindfulness and printmaking.

For more: www.stephaniechefas.com.

• PDX Contemporary, 1825 N.W. Vaughn St., presents works by Pacific Northwest artists Marjorie Dial and Victoria Haven, through July 30. Dial's "Repository" brings together text-inscribed ceramic vessels and Haven's "The Queens of Rain" features six works on paper.

For more: www.pdxcontemporaryart.com.

• Reminder: Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave., offers free admission for youth 17 and under, www.portlandartmuseum.org.

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

— Jason Vondersmith


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