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Also, make plans for Sitka Art Invitational and two Native American exhibits at Portland Art Museum.

COURTESY PHOTO: OJMCHE - Harley Gaber stands in front of part of "Die Plage," which will show at Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education.The Tribune will highlight some gallery openings and other arts happenings each month, coinciding with First Thursday (Oct. 6). Galleries have reopened, but they may have limited hours and/or online presentations and visitor restrictions. Please check individual websites for info.

• Reminder: Influenced by natural forces in their Pacific Rim country, Japanese artists consider the question, "What is the relationship of humans to their environment?" in the exhibition "Forces of Nature: Ecology in Japanese Prints," which shows at Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave., through December. Also, featuring seven artists including Nohemi Perez, "Traces" shows how artists aid memory by depicting detailed stories in history painting, poems and songs; it shows through Feb. 26, 2023.

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Elizabeth Leach Gallery, 417 N.W. Ninth Ave., has a series of figurative paintings by Jeremy Okai Davis, "Good Sport," which focuses on Black Americans in the fields of sports and academia who navigated complex ideologies of "sportsmanship" throughout their professional careers.

It shows through Oct. 29, along with Matthew Picton's "The Age of Kali" sculpture reliefs.

See our story on Picton herehere.

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• Waterstone Gallery, 124 N.W. Ninth Ave., presents works by Portland painter Shannon Carlson ("Wild Abandoned"). Her paintings are centered on conservation themes, the ephemeral quality of wild places and ways to compel people to protect them. The exhibit shows Oct. 5-29.

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• The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, 724 N.W. Davis St., shows "Die Plage," a large-scale photomontage focused on Germany from Weimer through World War II by Harley Gaber. It opens Oct. 7 and stays through Jan. 29, 2023. Gaber (1943-2011) was an American-Jewish minimalist composer and visual artist, known for his arresting works that rearranged the language of art and music.

He worked on "Die Plage" from 1993 to 2002, traveling Europe and Germany and visiting concentration camps at Buchenwald and Dachau, and photocopied hundreds of images in German archives. The collage images are in unexpected arrangements and juxtapositions, resulting in some 4,200 canvases.

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• Looking ahead: The Sitka Art Invitational, which will showcase some 100 nature-inspired Pacific Northwest artists, will take place Oct. 14-16 at Oregon Contemporary, 8271 N. Interstate.

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And, Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave., plays host to two Native American artist exhibitions, "Dakota Modern: The Art of Oscar Howe" (Oct. 29-May 14, 2023), and "Jeffrey Gibson: They Come From Fire" (Oct. 15-Feb. 26, 2023).

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

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

— Jason Vondersmith

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