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Thursday, May 4, 2017 at noon through Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 5pm
noon through Sunday, May 28 at 5pm
Venue:
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Blue Sky Gallery
Seiya Bowen Nadachi Aleksey Kondratyev Ice Fishers May 4–28, 2017 First Thursday Opening Reception May 4, 6:00–9:00 PM Artist talk with Seiya Bowen: Thursday, May 4, 5:00 PM Artist talk with Aleksey Kondratyev: Saturday, May 6, 3:00 PM All Blue Sky events and programs are free and open to the public. “Each summer for over a decade, I returned to my childhood home in Japan. With every visit, the town faded away, slowly being replaced by a new infrastructure of bullet trains and fast-speed freeways.” In Nadachi, Seiya Bowen examines the socio-economic transformation of rural Japan by focusing his lens on the changes affecting the small town where his grandparents once lived. With increased urban development, many are abandoning Japan’s countryside for economic opportunities available in its metropolitan centers, leaving the older residents behind. Bowen’s quiet color photographs compose an intimate portrait of Nadachi alongside the striking visual evidence of the encroaching transportation systems moving people toward the larger cities. In this way, Bowen skillfully illustrates how these two worlds uncomfortably coexist within the same landscape, while also coming to terms with the personal loss of a particular way of life. Seiya Bowen is a photographer currently based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He graduated from the University of New Mexico with a BFA in 2014 and has since exhibited both nationally and internationally at venues such as SITE Santa Fe and the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado. Bowen’s photography has been featured in Fraction Magazine, PDN and Aint-Bad Magazine, among other publications. This is his first solo exhibition of Nadachi.
Thursday, May 4, 2017 at noon through Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 5pm
noon through Sunday, May 28 at 5pm
Venue:
@
Blue Sky Gallery
Seiya Bowen Nadachi Aleksey Kondratyev Ice Fishers May 4–28, 2017 First Thursday Opening Reception May 4, 6:00–9:00 PM Artist talk with Seiya Bowen: Thursday, May 4, 5:00 PM Artist talk with Aleksey Kondratyev: Saturday, May 6, 3:00 PM All Blue Sky events and programs are free and open to the public. Aleksey Kondratyev’s Ice Fishers is a visual study of makeshift shelters used by Kazakh fishers as they fish along the frozen Ishim River. North-Central Kazakhstan is one of the coldest populated regions on Earth, yet many fishermen use nothing more than trash bags and salvaged plastic to protect themselves from subzero temperatures and biting winds. Despite this harsh environment, Kondratyev’s photographs reveal the beauty of these improvised structures, drawing attention to the material and shape of each functional sculpture as it floats within an endless expanse of white. Aleksey Kondratyev (b.1993 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan) works between Detroit, Michigan and Central Asia. In 2015 he completed a fellowship at Fabrica, a communication research center based in Treviso, Italy, allowing him to travel throughout Central Asia to complete his Formations series. He is also the director and co-founder of Stand Quarterly. an international contemporary art journal. This is his first solo exhibition of Ice Fishers.
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Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 10am through Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 11:30am
10am through Thursday, June 29 at 11:30am
From the 1950s through the 1970s, the ranch style became almost ubiquitous as new housing developments sprung up throughout the American West. In this brand new presentation, AHC education committee member Jim Varner explores the ranch from its beginnings as an indigenous housing style, through the World War II era and beyond, when it became so popular that nearly 75% of new houses constructed in the 1950s were built in the ranch style. Along the way, Jim will discuss the achievements of architects and builders, such as Cliff May, Joseph Eichler, and Oregon’s own Robert Rummer, as well as major influences on the style. Jim Varner previously presented an AHC talk on the Prairie Style in 2016.
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May
7
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Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 10am through Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 11:30am
10am through Thursday, June 29 at 11:30am
From the 1950s through the 1970s, the ranch style became almost ubiquitous as new housing developments sprung up throughout the American West. In this brand new presentation, AHC education committee member Jim Varner explores the ranch from its beginnings as an indigenous housing style, through the World War II era and beyond, when it became so popular that nearly 75% of new houses constructed in the 1950s were built in the ranch style. Along the way, Jim will discuss the achievements of architects and builders, such as Cliff May, Joseph Eichler, and Oregon’s own Robert Rummer, as well as major influences on the style. Jim Varner previously presented an AHC talk on the Prairie Style in 2016.
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8
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11
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Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10am through Thursday, June 29, 2017 at noon
10am through Thursday, June 29 at noon
Contrary to the mass marketing that fills our mailboxes, original windows can be refreshed and repaired to meet today’s energy savings goals. At the same time, preserving original windows also preserves historic character and re-uses material that is inherently sustainable. This workshop covers the basics of identifying problems and repairing the wood windows in our older homes. Original wood windows are the “eyes of a building” and contribute tremendous charm and authenticity to our older homes. But after many years of openings and closings, coupled with the impacts of seasonal weather changes, our windows can develop a set of maintenance needs that must be attended to. To address these issues, the AHC welcomes back Patty Spencer, owner of Fresh Air Sash Cord Repair Inc. Patty will share her years of experience in preserving and restoring the function of original, double-hung, wood windows found in homes built in the 1940s and earlier. With a focus on improving function, this workshop will cover the basics that owners of older homes should know, including: signs of window deterioration, preventive maintenance measures, good maintenance and repair practices, plus good ideas about weatherization. Window replacement is not a cost-effective means of saving energy, and is certainly not “green.” If you love your original, double-hung windows, but just wish they worked better - they can! Come learn to do-it-yourself from a local expert.
Sunday
May
14
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Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10am through Thursday, June 29, 2017 at noon
10am through Thursday, June 29 at noon
Contrary to the mass marketing that fills our mailboxes, original windows can be refreshed and repaired to meet today’s energy savings goals. At the same time, preserving original windows also preserves historic character and re-uses material that is inherently sustainable. This workshop covers the basics of identifying problems and repairing the wood windows in our older homes. Original wood windows are the “eyes of a building” and contribute tremendous charm and authenticity to our older homes. But after many years of openings and closings, coupled with the impacts of seasonal weather changes, our windows can develop a set of maintenance needs that must be attended to. To address these issues, the AHC welcomes back Patty Spencer, owner of Fresh Air Sash Cord Repair Inc. Patty will share her years of experience in preserving and restoring the function of original, double-hung, wood windows found in homes built in the 1940s and earlier. With a focus on improving function, this workshop will cover the basics that owners of older homes should know, including: signs of window deterioration, preventive maintenance measures, good maintenance and repair practices, plus good ideas about weatherization. Window replacement is not a cost-effective means of saving energy, and is certainly not “green.” If you love your original, double-hung windows, but just wish they worked better - they can! Come learn to do-it-yourself from a local expert.
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Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 7pm through Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 8:30pm
7pm through Thursday, June 29 at 8:30pm
Dr. Kenneth Hawkins will present an overview of Minor White's work as "creative photographer" for the Federal Art Project and Oregon Art Project of the U.S. Works Progress Administration. White photographed the cast-iron fronted buildings in the city's former business center as they fell to mass demolition, the city's working riverfront, and houses small and grand. Dr. Hawkins compiled the first inventory of White's original WPA negatives at the Oregon Historical Society in 1978, and in 2016 helped the Minor White Archive, Princeton University Art Museum, describe its holdings of White's Portland works. His presentation will show how White used technique and artistry to create enduring records of Portland's past, and how the series of negatives and prints in these repositories and others comprise sequences that provide insight into his career, architectural loss, and historical memory.
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19
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Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10am through Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 11:30am
10am through Thursday, June 29 at 11:30am
The most reproduced of Minor White's photographs of Portland in the late 1930s and early 1940s are of the cast-iron fronted commercial buildings and blocks along Front Avenue and nearby streets. But White moved across the city, from the Willamette to the West Hills, taking photos of Portlanders and their city, public buildings, workplaces, homes, and businesses, with insight and affection. This presentation will center on White's lesser-known photographs and favorite subjects in Portland, with unpublished examples and time for questions and discussion.
Saturday, May 20, 2017 at midnight through Sunday, May 21, 2017 at midnight
midnight through Sunday, May 21 at midnight
Apple Jam Music Festival is a grassroots event in Southern Oregon that has been growing exponentially over the last 8 years. AJMF strives to strengthen the community by bringing together local businesses, artists, and most importantly great music from the PNW and beyond! Apple Jam is the best, and most affordable, 3-day music festival in the area. With high caliber musical entertainment, free camping, amazing food & craft vendors, and a breathtaking landscape surrounding the site, it truly provides an enjoyable experience for all. This year the expected turn-out is 5,000 people. AJMF also partners with a local nonprofit (ACCESS Food Share) that focuses on providing food for families in need.
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May
21
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Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10am through Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 11:30am
10am through Thursday, June 29 at 11:30am
The most reproduced of Minor White's photographs of Portland in the late 1930s and early 1940s are of the cast-iron fronted commercial buildings and blocks along Front Avenue and nearby streets. But White moved across the city, from the Willamette to the West Hills, taking photos of Portlanders and their city, public buildings, workplaces, homes, and businesses, with insight and affection. This presentation will center on White's lesser-known photographs and favorite subjects in Portland, with unpublished examples and time for questions and discussion.
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Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
In addition to the well-known neighborhoods of Irvington, Ladd's Addition, or Laurelhurst, Portland is also home to the lesser known but architecturally rich neighborhoods of Piedmont and Walnut Park. These areas contain many fine examples of familiar styles such as Queen Anne and Arts & Crafts but also the less frequently seen forms of Byzantine, Jacobean and Prairie style. Along the way you’ll see the work of architects like Joseph Jacobberger, whose North Portland Branch Library has stood as a neighborhood landmark for more than a century.
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