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Tad Savinar interview in Oregon Humanities

an interview by Tim DuRoche

Storm Tharp interview on PORT

Ryan Pierce posts an interview with Storm Tharp on PORT

Brad Adkins: "Homage" at The Art Gym, a group show curated by Terri Hopkins

Brad Adkins: Adkins is re-creating a work that Oregon artist and musician Nate Slusarenko created in The Art Gym in 1991. The Art Gym: Homage November 3 - December 7, 2008 Re-enactments, copies and tributes by Sherrie Wolf, Brad Adkins, Christopher Rauschenberg and Michelle Ross Marylhurst University 17600 Pacific Highway (Hwy 43) / PO Box 261 / Marylhurst, OR 97036-0261 Phone: 503.636.8141 / Toll-free: 800.634.9982 / Fax: 503.636.9526

D.E. May: "meta" group show curated by TJ Norris

D.E. May: "meta" group show curated by TJ Norris at Linfield Gallery, Miller Fine Arts Center, 900 SE Baker Street, McMinnville, OR October 15 - November 29, 2008, www.linfield.edu/art

Storm Tharp at Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery

Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery is pleased to introduce large-scale portraits by Ben Durham and Storm Tharp in a show running from October 24 - November 15, 2008. An opening reception will be held on Friday, October 24, from 6-8 pm.

Terry Toedtemeier "Wild Beauty"

Exhibition • October 4, 2008 - January 11, 2009 Portland Art Museum • 1219 SW Park • 503.226.2811 "Wild Beauty," the book by Terry Toedtemeier and John Laursen Photographs of the Columbia River Gorge 1867-1957

James Lavadour: Being, Painting Nature

To look upon the paintings of James Lavadour is to see worlds you know like your own backyard. Nevermind that you can’t place the exact peaks and drainages, that you can’t claim to have seen these exact combinations of color cast upon the Missions or Beartooths. These are landscapes we Montanans know by heart: jagged cliffs slicing red-streaked sunset skies, cascading sheets of rain plunging from blustery clouds. Read more: http://m.missoulian.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/james-lavadour-explains-being-painting-nature/article_6bc97df2-7a75-11e1-b7d7-001a4bcf887a.html#ixzz1qeLvKt3N

Watch James Lavadour on Oregon Art Beat March 1st 6:00pm

Painter James Lavadour has been prolific since Art Beat visited him in its first season back in 2000. He describes his inspiration and process of making art in this update. Take a drive with him out onto the lands of his Eastern Oregon home, then back into his studio where invites us to look closely at his paintings, their surface and the messages they hold. Listen and watch as explains his engagement with paint and the unfolding of image.

Ellen George: At Nine Gallery Review on Port

First off is Memory by Jerry Mayer and Ellen George at the Nine Gallery housed within Bluesky. Extremely simple and elegant the show consists of one large sheet of paper that has been folded and unfolded so much that it resembles a topographic map of the Himalayas. This is riffing on the trope of art as palimpsest as the paper records the wear and use of each move. The end result is lived-in, like a favorite article of clothing but the whiteness and light paper of the entire enterprise presents itself as a kind of relief after the existential burdens of the past signified by the paper folds. Here a past survived is a past with no sting. The folds also resemble the synaptic structures of the brain.