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Sniffing out what you shouldn’t miss in the arts this week
Alberto Korda’s iconic shot of Che Guevara on view at Jordan Schnitzer
Alberto Korda’s iconic shot of Che Guevara on view at Jordan Schnitzer

All over the world anarchists, activists, rebellious teens and, of course, hipsters wear T-shirts emblazoned with the two-tone image of Argentine Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara sporting a steely stare beneath a beret. It is said to be one of the most duplicated images in the world, right up there with the Mona Lisa. The late Cuban photographer Alberto Korda snapped that portrait in 1960, and the original will be on display, along with other intimate political photographs by Korda, for Korda and the Revolutionary Image exhibition at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art through Jan. 26, 2014. 

 

While at the JSMA, stop by the recently opened Transatlanticism exhibit featuring works by Spanish contemporary masters Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso.

 

With the 2013 spring release of Baz Luhrmann’s seemingly Thomas Kinkade-inspired version of The Great Gatsby, flapper culture is all the rage, including the once-taboo dance the Charleston. Learn to kick your heels and swing your knees like it’s 1925 with Celebration Belly Dance and Yoga Studio’s four-week Great Gatsby Dance Workshop beginning 6:45 pm Thursday, Aug. 29, as part of the Create! Eugene series. 

 

It’s the last Last Friday ArtWalk of the summer Aug. 30 with stops all over the Whit. Michael DiBitetto’s dreamy, atmospheric etchings are this week’s editor’s pick. Stop by his cozy studio at 201 Blair Blvd.

 

KWVA deejay Josh Sands, aka spinladen, is moving his work into The Wave Gallery (547 Blair Ave.) for Eugene Contemporary Art’s Public Process six-week artist residency. Sands is versed in mixed media, painting, drawing and glassblowing and focuses on the “intersection of graffiti, anthropology and nature.” Watch the artist at work during open studio 7 to 8 pm Aug. 29, Sept. 5, Sept. 12 and Sept. 19.