Category Archives: Art

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Theo Ellsworth and Alec Neal Create Ornate Art

At Portland’s First Thursday Art Walk earlier this week, I came upon two artists who reminded me of one another. While Theo Ellsworth‘s pieces seem more tribally-influenced and Alec Neal‘s seem more abstract, both artists combine a level of ornamentation and shape exploration to create intricate, moving pieces. Alec Neal’s Sejour Vacation Theo Ellsworth’s The...Read...
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PULSE Helps Children Through Music And Art

Tomorrow, thirty-five artists will come together to Staver Locomotive to create art that will be auctioned off to benefit The Children’s Heart Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to fund research to diagnose, prevent, and treat congenital heart defects. The event, called PULSE will start from 5:00pm. The artists will work side-by-side to create...Read...
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Série Noire Collage Art by Philippe Jusforgues

Artists of all different styles are constantly posting their work on REDEFINE’s MySpace site, and once in a while, an artist posts something interesting. Philippe Jusforgues‘ collage works place awkward images of oddly-positioned humans atop vintage images of interiors and exteriors. The viewer gets the impression that every image has a deeper meaning lurking beneath...Read...
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Of Montreal Blik Surface Graphics? What’s Next?

Of Montreal is a band that has seen success as the result of good music (arguable), but also good marketing (possibly also arguable, but not as much). First, their music video for “Wraith Pinned To The Mist And Other Games,” featuring cutsy-wootsy pop art animation, garnered wide attention from the web nerds. Then, the same...Read...
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Nikki McClure Tells You To Vote For Survival

Urging people to vote with posters is not a new thing, but urging people to vote with limited edition silk-screened wood boards does seem a little more unique. Olympia artist Nikki McClure‘s artwork will be showcased on the traveling train art tour, Vote For Survival. On October 10th, they will have a reception at the...Read...
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Scott Brooks, Andy Haynes, and Marie Barr at Autumn’s Delight

Coming in three days is a show in Escondido, California, that features the works of three technically proficient artists all bonded by an unconventional, twisted flair. Here’s what you can expect in Distinction Gallery‘s upcoming show. First, there’s Scott Brooks. His warm-colored works feature warped characters who walk the fine line between human and alien....Read...
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Free Sheep Foundation Has October On Lockdown

We wrote about the Free Sheep Foundation months ago, but their music and art combining antics just keep getting more frequent, more relevant, and more unpredictable. Here’s what their upcoming October calendar looks like… just to give you a wee little taste of what is to come (not to mention the October 1 and 2...Read...
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Cultura De Base Street Art Protest in Barcelona

A week and a half ago, I was in Barcelona and stumbled a protest that seemed well-organized and was immediately engaging. With my limited Spanish, I managed to pick up slogans like, “Beauty is not for sale,” and “Barcelona is dead.” It became immediately obvious that the protest was politically and artfully-motivated. From an outside...Read...
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