Nine resident artists present Ripen: interactive, site specific installations distributed throughout the Milepost 5 campus. Ripen is the visual art component of the Fertile Ground festival.
Opens Jan, 2013, runs through the 10-day festival, and through Feb. Featuring new work by: Nikolos Ayres, Odir Chavez, Will Elder, Sally Girand, James Halvorson, Nada Katz, Maryrose Larkin, Mercedes Orozco-Barreiro, and Sarah Wood.
Ripen Opening reception: First Friday, Jan 4, 6 – 10 PM
Event runs: January 4 – Feb 23
Closing Reception: First Friday, Feb 1, 6 – 10 PM
Fertile Ground festival: Jan 24 – Feb 3
Beginning on the first Friday in January, visitors are invited to view and interact with three and four-dimensional installation art inspired by the common theme of “Ripen.” Our two-month evolving group installations is centered around Fertile Ground, a 10-day Portland arts festival (Jan 24 through Feb 3). Now in its fifth year, Fertile Ground features more than 100 events city-wide.
In exploring this theme, Milepost 5′s exhibition itself will evolve and “ripen” over the course of January and February. The initial opening will feature installations by nine artists from the Milepost 5 community. Following their debut, other artists will be invited to participate and “comment” by adding works to the campus that act in dialogue with the original pieces.
As the new works are created and evolve during the exhibit, we will be adding images:
More information on the participating Milepost 5 artists here.
From the Fertile Ground web site:
Fertile Ground 2013 is a 10-day arts festival that will be held January 24 through February 3 in Portland, Oregon. This city-wide festival is focused on new work in the Arts. It will feature world premiere projects, staged readings, developing works and a myriad of other arts events from the Portland creative community. The 2012 Festival included more than 100 Portland-generated new works. From fully staged world premieres in theatre, to ensemble and collaborative driven work, dance, comedy, visual art and film…this festival spans the spectrum of creative endeavor and seeds the next generation of creation through artist conversations, workshops, lunchtime readings and more.
More information on the Fertile Ground festival here.
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