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Jamie Marie Waelchli’s Thought Maps

Have you ever tried to map your thoughts in a cohesive manner? What would you find? How long would it take? Portland-based artist Jamie Marie Waelchli decided to delve into her own mind between 2007 and 2011 (a duration of which no doubt resulted in a particularly fascinating set of results) to create thought maps....Read...
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An Invitation To Sleep At Golden Rule Gallery

A bit of short notice on this one, as this show goes on in T-minus a couple hours, for the SE neighborhood First Friday Art Walk in Portland. However it’s totally worth writing about, the most interesting part actually taking place not today, but throughout the course of the month… Opening tonight at Golden Rule...Read...
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EVERYTHING MUST GO!!!! This Sunday.

Head down to the Pioneer Place Mall in Portland, Oregon this Sunday, January 30th, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm! Trade Gallery — in conjunction with The Aspens and Recess Gallery — for a closing show with interdisciplinary performances, music, interaction, and crafts. The goal? DIFFUSION OF PERFORMER/VIEWER HEIRARCHY! Everything must go, and everyone must get involved!!...Read...
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Odyssey and Oracle: Dreamthink

The belated theme for this month is Odyssey and Oracle. I’m looking back as we plunge forward into the fog that is the new year. This comic is a story done two ways. The panels illustrate the story and the ribbon running through the comic has the lyrics of a song I wrote about the...Read...
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OriginalStyle at Hellion Gallery

Last year’s romp into Portland’s First Thursday Art Walk yielded only a couple notable things. The best of them all, though, was Tokyo’s OriginalStyle at Hellion Gallery. He documents his favorite skate spots around Tokyo, and overlays acrylic type on intricately-drawn backdrops, but in a way that doesn’t feel trite or forced. OriginalStyle isn’t incorporating...Read...
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Catching A Coveted Calendar!

2011 is coming! To keep track of our ever-dwindling days, why don’t we invest in some calendars? I’ve got some top-notch calendar picks for you here… if you can call all of them calendars. Are some of these more poster-like than calendar-like? Probably. Buuuuuut, your grandmother’s stereotypical calendar just isn’t that cool these days, so...Read...
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Macrame And Canvas Jewelry By Amira Mednick

Macramé, One of the techniques Portland-based jewelry designer Amira Mednick uses, is believed to have originated from 13th-century Arab weavers. According to Wikipedia, the Spanish word for macramé is derived from the Arabic word migramah (مقرمة), believed to mean believed to mean “striped towel,” “ornamental fringe,” or “embroidered veil.” Enough on the history lessons, though....Read...
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