Month: June 2011

Eleanor Ray & Eleanor Williams show at SCRAP’s Re:Vision Gallery

Hello and welcome to summer! Boy, I let this entry slide. The Two Eleanors show closes this Friday, but I couldn’t let these photos go to waste. Let’s jump right to it, and you can read a bit about the show below the snapshots…

 

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Eleanor Ray:  Ladder Day

Eleanor Williams:  Paper & Bones

May 6th – June 24th

Opening Reception at SCRAP, Friday, May 6,4:30-6:00pm

March 15, 2011 – Re:Vision Gallery is pleased to present the mixed media work of Eleanor Williams and an installation by Eleanor Ray.

Eleanor Williams’ and Eleanor Ray’s joint show at Re:Vision Gallery explores themes of personal and group storytelling in a wider cultural context.  Their visual language goes up, under and through our aesthetic expectations, resulting in thoughtful, engaging work that combines references to deep cultural symbols with unexpected twists that pop.

Eleanor Ray’s Ladder Day, a video co-directed by Benjamin Rhiger accompanied by a sculptural installation, began with an investigation into the moral authority invested in a person in a very large dress. The work combines complex elements of mirroring and story-telling, pseudo-historical reenactment and cultural-religious symbology.  Inspired by the religious-educational dioramas and videos at theMormonTemple inSalt Lake City,Utah, her work explores the convergence of myth-making, folklore, costume play and popular culture.  The “evidence” on display will include a ten foot knitted ladder made of paper, a haunting video work, works on paper, and a costume from the video displayed in a diorama of the anachronistic American frontier.

Eleanor Williams’ mixed-media sculpture and collage is an experiment in craft. Her work explores all of the personal and collective memories stored in the act of making.  Quilts, books and baskets, all traditional craft forms, are distorted and perhaps perverted, pushing them to the boundary where lines between art and craft cannot be distinguished.

Both artists explore the authority and symbology in objects, often with the craft itself the center of focus.  They are playing with the myth that is built on the act of re-telling, concluding not in the jumbled results achieved in a game of telephone, but something much more intelligent, asking the big questions about how we define ourselves in the act of creation.

 

Location:           Re:Vision Gallery, SCRAP Creative Reuse Center, 2915 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Hours:               Daily10am-6pm

More info:          http://scrapaction.org/creative-reuse-center/art-gallery/

Portland Black Pride kick-off at Local Lounge, June 15th.




 

THE PORTLAND BLACK PRIDE KICK OFF PARTY JUMPS OFF ON JUNE 15TH!

At Local Lounge – 3536 NE MLK

A NIGHT TO REMEMBER HOSTED BY ALEXIS CAMPBELL STARR!!!
YOU WANT IT? WE GOT IT?

OPEN MIC FEATURING COMEDY BY BELINDA CAROLL AND MUCH MORE!!!(COMEDY, POETRY, MUSIC…)
(Inbox us to sign up for open-mic or sign up at the event by 830pm)
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QUEENS OF THE NIGHT SHOW WITH AN ALL STAR LINE UP!!!
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DJ SPINNING THE MUSIC THAT WILL KEEP YOU ON THE FLOOR ALL NIGHT!!!
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FREE FOOD! DOOR PRIZES! GIVEAWAYS! DRINK SPECIALS!

DOORS OPEN AT 8PM
21+ (FREE ADMISSION)

JOIN US FOR AN ALL NIGHT PARTY AND FIND OUT ABOUT ALL THE EVENTS WE HAVE LINED UP FOR PORTLAND BLACK PRIDE (6/15-6/19)

9PM: OPEN MIC
10PM: QUEENS OF THE NIGHT
1130PM: DJ TURNS IT UPALL NIGHT!!!

 

 

 

The Economics of Incarceration: Pay Now or Pay More Later? A forum presented by Better People.

Better People invites you to attend our
Semi-Annual Education Forum
The Economics of Incarceration: Pay Now or Pay More Later?
Thursday, June 9, 2011
11:30-1:30

(BYOB – brown bag lunch – water and soda provided)
Irvington Covenant Church
4046 NE Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd.
(enter from Grand Avenue for parking)
Portland, OR 97212-1119

Moderator:
Ken Boddie, KOIN TV – Channel 6 News Anchor & Reporter

Panelists:
Lane Borg, Executive Director, Metropolitan Public Defenders Office,
Multnomah County
Ray Hudson, Addictions Program Manager, Mental Health and Addictions Services Division, Department of County Human Services, Multnomah County
Jamaica Imani, Founder & Executive Director, Purtty Home, Portland
The Honorable Edward Jones, Judge, District Court, Multnomah County
Kevin Mannix, Executive Director, Oregon Anti-Crime Alliance, Salem
Ginger Martin, Director, Transitions, Oregon Dept. of Corrections, Salem
Lt. Vera Pool, Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, Portland
Craig Prins, Executive Director, Oregon Criminal Justice Council, Salem

Open to the public – no cost

For additional information contact:
Better People
4310 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97211
503 281 2663
http://www.betterpeople.org

Better People is an established employment and counseling program solely dedicated to helping individuals who have legal histories find, keep and excel in well paying jobs with fair, decent employers. We only accept job orders from companies that pay a minimum of $9 per hour plus health benefits.

Wax On Wax Off Skin Spa.

“Where beauty is skin deep & manscaping is like landscaping!”

There’s too much to love about the advertising for this ‘skin spa.’ For example, they may be in Portland (3939 NE MLK), but their website shows a photograph of some buildings, surrounded by palm trees, that are most definitely not in the Pacific Northwest.

It’s all about what you can dream yourself into, though, isn’t it.

Now… how about these treatments?

“Scientists at Sothys in France collaborate with universities and research laboratories in order to develop products and professional treatments with formulas combining well-being and technology for a positive transformation effect on body and mind. Sothys continues to set the pace with innovative collections featuring cosmeceuticals, marine & botanical actives and COMEBIO certified organics.

Ron Jeremy: the skin is the largest organ of your body. The Madonna Peel: revealing your virginal complexion. Charlie Sheen: this is what WINNING feels like.

One treatment that is not listed on their brochure is the world-famous Skin Tape Session. Of course, the video makes it sound like a skin tape session is exhorbitantly expensive, so perhaps it’s just for folks in more upscale areas that Northeast Portland.

Meanwhile, I’ll be seeing you down at the spa – first thing for me is a Hairy Mary, and then I’ll be getting a Liz Taylor Lift!