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Arts Hound

Sniffing out what you shouldn’t miss in the arts this week.
Heather and Paul Halpern with their Ray Trayle press
Heather and Paul Halpern with their Ray Trayle press

Cover story: In honor of our Global Weirding issue, Albuquerque artist Jeff Drew created a custom cover illustration for EW featuring marine and terrestrial critters that may fall prey to the effects of climate change: harbor seals, California sea lions, red-eared sliders, western pond turtles, a sperm whale and more. Drew, who works in a distinct collage style, has crafted everything from Beastie Boys posters to covers for the Village Voice and Willamette Week, as well as several for this rag. Find more of his work at jeffdrewpictures.com


Raven Frameworks is hosting the fantastic work of printmaker Perry Joseph through May 2. The artist will be in residence presenting his bold and playful hand-inked prints — featuring skeletons, mermaids, Madonnas and Holy War — 1 to 3 pm Saturday, April 18, at Raven Frameworks, 325 W. 4th Ave.


St. Vincent de Paul presents the Metamorphose Fashion and Art Show 6 to 9 pm Saturday, April 18, at Oregon Wine Lab, 488 Lincoln St., with music by Mood Area 52. Find ticket info and more on event’s Facebook page at wkly.ws/201.


Wife-and-husband team Heather and Paul Halpern are realizing their dreams this week by opening Whiteaker Printmakers, a 2,000-square-foot community printmaking studio in the old Cox Cannery building at 1328 W. 2nd Ave. The studio offers a monthly membership, providing members 24-hour access to the space and facilities, including a giant Ray Trayle press operated by a 6-foot captain’s wheel. Print artists can work in “etching, woodcut, monotype, collagraph, screenprint and letterpress,” and book artists are welcome. Heather Halpern, an artist and printmaker whose work can be seen at The Gallery at The Watershed, says the first public workshop will be “Drypoint and Chine Collé,” hosted by Tallmadge Doyle 1 to 4 pm Saturday, May 30. For more information, visit whitprint.com. The studio will also be open for the Whit’s Last Friday Art Walks.


In more printmaking news, LCC will host Oregon artist Rick Bartow and his longtime collaborator, Tokyo printer Seiichi Hiroshima, for a two-day printmaking workshop focusing on drypoint, chine collé and monotype 10 to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26, in LCC Building 10, room 223. For more info, contact LCC Art and Applied Design’s Mary Jo Kreindel at kreindelm@lanecc.edu or 463-5411. This is one of many events programmed to complement the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art’s Bartow retrospective, Things You Know But Cannot Explain (see “Tooth & Bone” 4/9), kicking off with an opening ceremony at 5:30 pm Friday, April 17, on the UO Memorial Quad, followed by a free opening reception with the artist 6 to 8 pm at the museum. More events include: “Artists Panel: A Tribute to Rick Bartow” with Hiroshima and artists Frank LaPena, James Lavadour and Lillian Pitt; “A Conversation with Rick Bartow” 2 pm Saturday, April 18; and “Things You Know But Cannot Explain: A Symposium” featuring panels about art and healing Saturday, May 30. Visit the exhibit on Earth Day and get in free. For more info, visit wkly.ws/1zr.