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Community Calendar

community calendar

Portland Textile Month
Oct
1
to Oct 31

Portland Textile Month

October is for Textile Exchange. Join us in promoting knowledge-sharing, cross-pollination, and cultural dialogue among the Portland textile community. This month-long event includes workshops, lectures, art openings, and demos throughout the Portland metro area. Please check the PTM website for a full listing of events.

https://www.portlandtextilemonth.com/

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Shane Fero + Deb Stoner: Like Hummingbirds to Nectar
Oct
4
to Nov 17

Shane Fero + Deb Stoner: Like Hummingbirds to Nectar

With flame-worked glass, artist Shane Fero crafts featherweight, mythical, abstracted birds – incorporating them into tableaus, placed atop vessels, or as a single bird paused before flight.  For this exhibition the space will be shared with photographer Deb Stoner’s lush floral images – dense arrangements that lure the viewer into the foliage for closer exploration.  Rich color and careful attention to detail pairs these artists and creates a verdant aviary for this exhibition. 

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Colorful Histories & Woven Landscapes Open House Party
Oct
11
to Oct 31

Colorful Histories & Woven Landscapes Open House Party

As part of Portland Textile Month, Woonwinkel is hosting a special textile installation called Colorful Histories & Woven Landscapes through the month of October. This installation celebrates three textile artists united by themes of culture, memory, and family—Dianee Da’lama, Audrey Ducas, and Alli Stocco.

Meet the artists at our Colorful Histories & Woven Landscapes open house party on October 11th from 6-8pm. Or come see the installation anytime during our open hours from October 1st to the 31st.

https://www.portlandtextilemonth.com/event/colorful-histories-woven-landscapes-open-house-2/

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Spoon Carving Workshop
Oct
18
to Oct 20

Spoon Carving Workshop

Learn to make some beautiful spoons to take home and use! In this workshop students will learn to carve a spoon from kiln dried wood - using a plethora of hand tools.

Spoon carving is a great introduction to gain carving experience and pick up some woodworking skills while requiring relatively few tools. This two day (and an evening) workshop will focus on safe carving techniques to give students the confidence to carve more spoons at home and create a foundation for carving other objects.

All materials will be provided and no experience is required.

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Portland Open Studios
Oct
19
to Oct 20

Portland Open Studios

Visit the studios of some of the regions’ most professional and productive artists. Selected by a jury, they represent a wide range of media, styles, and personalities. Learn how and why they create in the intimate setting of their studios. Visit our website for artists’ statements and more in-depth information about each participant.

Saturday & Sunday, October 12-13 & 19-20, 10am - 5pm

www.portlandopenstudios.com

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Textile Connections Symposium
Oct
26
to Oct 27

Textile Connections Symposium

Part of Portland Textile Month, this is a a free 2-day event to explore textiles and culture: past, present, and future. The event includes a Speakers Day and a Community Day where the public is invited to shop at a textiles Makers Market with dozens of vendors, watch traditional and new textile tools demonstrations, find information for textile organizations and the opportunity to connect with people who are passionate about textiles.

Speakers Day, Saturday 10am – 6pm; doors open at 9:30 am, first come, first seated.

Community Day + Makers Market, Sunday Noon to 4pm.

https://www.portlandtextilemonth.com/event/textile-connections-symposium/

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Turn a Bowl
Nov
1
to Nov 3

Turn a Bowl

Learn to make a simple wooden bowl on a lathe in this weekend+ workshop. Safe use of the lathe will be emphasized as students learn about the lathe, tools, and basic bowl turning techniques. Students will turn - rough out, shape, sand, and finish - a bowl to take home and use. Students are provided with personal safety equipment, a dedicated lathe and use of tools during the workshop.

This weekend primer will cover the basics of turning a bowl on a wood lathe.  Students will learn the essential skills required to turn bowls - allowing students to continue with the craft and learn more advanced techniques.  Students will learn about the lathe, turning tools, sharpening, chucking methods and basic techniques to manipulate a turning blank.

Materials will be provided.  No experience necessary. Workshop is limited to four spots.

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Life:Lines - Portland Society for Calligraphy 50th Anniversary Exhibition
Nov
2
to Jan 4

Life:Lines - Portland Society for Calligraphy 50th Anniversary Exhibition

This dynamic calligraphic exhibition combines beautiful lettering with words and ideas that have great influence on our lives. The group’s calligraphers have used their imaginations to decide what Life:Lines means to each of them.

Opening reception on Sunday, November 3, 1-3pm.

Silent Scriptorium on Sunday, November 10, 2-4pm: While members of the Portland Society for Calligraphy write silently, visitors will be able to watch them turn beautiful writing into pieces of art.

https://multcolib.org/events/lifelines-portland-society-calligraphy-50th-anniversary-exhibition/108682

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Silent Scriptorium at Life:Lines - Portland Society for Calligraphy 50th Anniversary Exhibition
Nov
10
2:00 PM14:00

Silent Scriptorium at Life:Lines - Portland Society for Calligraphy 50th Anniversary Exhibition

This dynamic calligraphic exhibition combines beautiful lettering with words and ideas that have great influence on our lives. The group’s calligraphers have used their imaginations to decide what Life:Lines means to each of them.

Silent Scriptorium on Sunday, November 10: While members of the Portland Society for Calligraphy write silently, visitors will be able to watch them turn beautiful writing into pieces of art.

https://multcolib.org/events/lifelines-portland-society-calligraphy-50th-anniversary-exhibition/108682

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Wild Arts Festival
Nov
23
to Nov 24

Wild Arts Festival

The 2019 Wild Arts Festival, the premier show that celebrates art and nature in the Pacific Northwest! With artists and authors presenting their work, plus more art, trips, outdoor gear and experiences available in our silent auction. Proceeds benefit Portland Audubon’s work to inspire all people to love and protect the natural world.

https://www.wildartsfestival.org/

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Natural Impressions: Botanical Contact Prints
Dec
13
10:00 AM10:00

Natural Impressions: Botanical Contact Prints

This hands-on workshop will explore how to use native plant material to produce color and pattern through botanical contact printing, a method of transferring the natural pigments found in leaves and plant material directly onto paper.

https://www.judileefitzhugh.com/calendar/natural-impressions-japanese-garden

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Slow Stitch
Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

Slow Stitch

Slow stitching, the meditative art of hand sewing, is a chance to relax and enjoy the rhythmic dance of needle and thread as we construct a Japanese-inspired bag using new and vintage fabrics, basic sashiko stitching, and simple shapes. We’ll enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, a treat or two, and the company of like-minded souls.

https://www.judileefitzhugh.com/calendar/slow-stitch-3jlp2

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Portland Open Studios
Oct
12
to Oct 13

Portland Open Studios

Visit the studios of some of the regions’ most professional and productive artists. Selected by a jury, they represent a wide range of media, styles, and personalities. Learn how and why they create in the intimate setting of their studios. Visit our website for artists’ statements and more in-depth information about each participant.

Saturday & Sunday, October 12-13 & 19-20, 10am - 5pm

www.portlandopenstudios.com

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Golden Threads: 50 Years of Fiber Art
Oct
11
to Oct 12

Golden Threads: 50 Years of Fiber Art

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Come celebrate 50 years of fiber art with the Columbia FiberArts Guild. Part of Portland Textile Month, this two-day event will include a contemporary exhibition of members’ work, a retrospective exhibit of work by current and past members, a style show of wearable art, a marketplace, and a reception for artists and visitors.

The show is open from 10am-5pm on Friday, October 11th and 10am-4pm on Saturday, October 12th.

https://www.portlandtextilemonth.com/event/golden-threads-50-years-of-fiber-art/

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Introduction to Turning
Oct
4
to Oct 6

Introduction to Turning

This weekend primer will cover the basics of turning on a wood lathe.  Through a series of quick projects, a honey dipper and wine stopper, students will learn the essential skills to begin turning.  Students will learn about the lathe, turning tools, sharpening, chucking methods and basic techniques to manipulate a turning blank.

This workshop will prepare students with a foundational skill set for future projects, their own designs, or to continue turning in long format courses.

Materials will be provided.  No experience necessary. Workshop is limited to four spots.

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Local 14 Art Show & Sale
Oct
4
to Oct 6

Local 14 Art Show & Sale

Local 14 has been one of Portland’s premier art shows for over 50 years. Our show features paintings, mixed media, printmaking, photography, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, garden art and more by member artists as well as guests artists from Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.

Friday & Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-4pm

https://www.local14.org/

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Spoon Carving Workshop
Aug
9
to Aug 11

Spoon Carving Workshop

Learn to make some beautiful spoons to take home and use! In this workshop students will learn to carve a spoon from kiln dried wood - using a plethora of hand tools.

Spoon carving is a great introduction to gain carving experience and pick up some woodworking skills while requiring relatively few tools. This two day (and an evening) workshop will focus on safe carving techniques to give students the confidence to carve more spoons at home and create a foundation for carving other objects.

All materials will be provided and no experience is required.

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Friends of OCAC Summer Picnic
Aug
4
2:00 PM14:00

Friends of OCAC Summer Picnic

Join us on International Friendship Day for a potluck picnic full of food, fun, and excellent friends. Catch up with the community while enjoying a cool drink under a shady tree at the lovely new Zornado studio in St. John’s. No one can say artists don’t throw good parties!

Friends, family, and friendly dogs welcome. There is a grill available for any aspiring grillmasters. BYOB. Bring a tote, t-shirt, or something else to screenprint! We’ll have a community networking table, so bring any business cards, brochures, flyers, etc you’d like to share.

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Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement
Jun
13
to Sep 8

Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement

Would you be interested in joining Friends for a private group tour to see this exhibition? Register your interest so we can organize a date: 
https://forms.gle/LwBYRdqQhofBsERF7

The Pre-Raphaelites and members of the later Arts & Crafts Movement operated from a moral commitment to honest labor, the handmade object, and the ability of art to heal a society losing its humanity to industry and mechanization. The exhibition explores how a group of artists and crafts people used their work to address class disparity, a changing urban environment, and the rise of new technology.

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