• Taking Stock: A DIY Guide

    22 days ago - By Open Space

    Portland, Home of DIY
    Visual artists in Portland - and I am one of them - have been particularly challenged by upheavals to our scene in the last few years: The nationally recognized Art Gym at Marylhurst University closed , as did the 111-year-old Oregon College of Art and Craft , leaving fewer places for artists in the region to exhibit and work. A handful of galleries with national and international connections had closed, too; then last spring, the mayor's office announced a nine percent cut to the Regional Arts and Culture Council's $4.2 million budget. In April 2020, the pandemic...
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