Gallery shows, theater, readings, music, poetry, puppetry… There’s a lot happening at Milepost 5 in March. First Friday is March 1st (6—10pm): Enjoy three art exhibit openings, live music, open studios, and performance. Post 5 Theatre’s Macbeth runs through the 17th (Fridays & weekends, 7pm. Readings @ Milepost 5 on the 12th, PUPPET/POET on the 21st, and Milepost 5 artists showing elsewhere in Portland…
March 1, 6—10 pm.
Free. Street parking only.
Join us on First Friday for wine, refreshments, fine art, and conversation with the artists. Three new exhibits open this month.
Opening in the Denizen Gallery:
Installation will include a large triptych and an interactive installation. The artist will destroy one of his pieces at the opening.
Runs through March 30th. Gallery hours: Weds—Sat, Noon—6pm
Opening in Gallery 5:
Returning to Portland from Planet Earth. Inspirations and discoveries made in Mexico, Italy, Greece, France, a dozen other European countries, a few towns on the Oregon Coast and a few American landscapes too.
Runs through March 30th. Gallery hours: Weds—Sat, Noon—6pm
Opening in The Lofts Gallery:
Kelly Neidig’s education in landscape architecture influences the subject and execution of her work. Applying basic design principles, foreground, middle ground, horizon, and perspective, she reduces the landscape to its simplest form.
Runs through March 30th. Gallery hours by appointment, contact Samantha Myers.
For First Friday, many Milepost 5 artists will have their studios open throughout The Studios building. Visit their workplaces, chat with them, and view work in progress.
Under the Dream Attic is happy to present a special acoustic show by psychedelic popsters Trick Sensei.
“Trick Sensei evokes a certain ponderous solitude with the contrasting plucky vs. washy guitars. Verifiable home-made theremin makes for tasty sound bites gurgling throughout the quirky yet earnest lyrics… this is original Oregon rock at its finest.”
—Frequency of Evil
The Lofts Music Series is a new series of concerts featuring Portland’s most eclectic musicians, in conjunction with First Friday at Milepost 5. Future performers include Golden Retriever, Jai Milx (of Tiny Knives), and Chuck Barnes.
First Friday at Milepost 5
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March Events at Milepost 5
All events are free unless otherwise noted. Street parking only.
Tuesday, March 12th. 7:30pm. Denizen Gallery
Featured readers for the popular monthly series are Tiel Aisha Ansari and Laura Winter, followed by an Open Mic. Sign-up and socializing begins at 7pm and the reading begins at 7:30pm in the Denizen Gallery.
Laura Winter has been widely published and translated. Her work has appeared in numerous periodicals. Author of 5 collections, broadsides, performance projects, she shares her life with the visual artist Brad Winter. Together they explore the western landscape of hoo doos, headlands, basin and range, whitewater and rain.
Tiel Aisha Ansari is a Sufi, martial artist, and data analyst living in the Pacific Northwest. Her work has appeared in Fault Lines Poetry, Windfall, Verseweavers, The Lyric, Mascara, and an Everyman’s Library anthology, among others. Her poetry has been featured on KBOO, Prairie Home Companion and MiPoRadio and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Sponsored by Elohi Gadugi Journal / The Habit of Rainy Nights Press. For more info: email@example.com.
Free (donations accepted for traveling artists)
FLASH+CARD AND PEACHES AND BATS
PUPPET/POET AT MP5
With Deborah Poe, Patrick Elkins, & Maryrose Larkin
Poet Deborah Poe is the author of the poetry collections the last will be stone, too (Stockport Flats), Elements (Stockport Flats), and Our Parenthetical Ontology (CustomWords), a novella in verse, Hélène (Furniture Press), and several chapbooks—most recently Keep (above/ground press). For more information, please visit www.deborahpoe.com.
Patrick Elkins is a shadow puppet artist from Ypsilanti, MI. Patrick will be presenting his newest project: a series of 101 shadow puppet plays performed in less than 30 minutes. The shows range in content from stories about the history of air to an explanation of the “real” reason why poetry doesn’t always rhyme.
Writer Maryrose Larkin is the author of Inverse (nine muses books, 2006), Whimsy Daybook 2007 (FLASH+CARD, 2006), The Book of Ocean (i.e. press, 2007), The Name Of This Intersection is Frost (Shearsman Books, 2010), Marrowing (Airfoil, 2011) and The Identification of Ghosts (Chax, 2013). She keeps her friends close and her muses closer.
Theater at Milepost 5
Post 5 Theatre. Macbeth.
Post 5 Theatre’s Macbeth: Friday – Sunday, Feb 15 – Mar 17. All shows at 7PM in Post5 Theatre’s Black-Box Space. Enter from NE Oregon St. Located 4 blocks South of the Red, Blue, and Green MAX Lines. Street parking only.
$10 Fri & Sat. Pay-What-You-Can Sunday ($10 Suggested Donation) Book tickets at postfivetheatre.org
Post5 Theatre inaugurates its new Black-box theater space with Shakespeare’s dark and bloody tale of ambition, Macbeth. The show opens February 15th and runs Fridays through Sundays for five weekends at 7 PM every night. Macbeth will continue with Post5 Theatre’s tradition of quick and story-based Shakespeare while also marking its first indoor classical production.This fast-paced and visceral production of the Scottish play runs approximately two hours with one 15 minute intermission. Post5 Theatre’s young and fresh take on Macbeth is directed by Orion Bradshaw and features the talents of Portland staples such as Ithica Tell, Melissa Whitney, and Nicole Accuardi as the Witches, Nathan Dunkin as Banquo, Jonah Weston as Macduff, R. David Wyllie as Malcolm, Phillip J. Berns as Seyton, Brian Allard as Ross, and Ty Boice and Cassandra Schwanke as the bloody couple, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
13 Hats at 12×16 Gallery
8235 SE 13th Ave. No. 5
Portland, Oregon 97202
Milepost 5 artists Robert Tomlinson and Maryrose Larkin are part of 13 Hats, a collective of eleven visual artists and writers in Portland. Their participatory exhibition represents over a year of experimental collaboration and includes chapbooks, performance video, three-dimensional mixed-medium objects, visual poetry, and an inaugural issue of the feralist, a West Coast literary arts journal. 13 Hats is supported in part by a project grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council.
They will be running for the month of March. There will be an artists’ reception on Sunday, March 3, from 2-5 pm, and a reading/performance at 7pm on March 16. Artists include David Abel, Jen Coleman, Anna Daedalus, Kerry Davis, Endi Bogue Hartigan, Maryrose Larkin, Jim Neidhardt, Standard Schaefer, Bob Schlegel, Robert Tomlinson, and James Yeary.