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Pearl District News – Fall 2011
GET YOUR SHOP ON
On the hunt for that novelty blouse, stunning party dress or just a good fitting jean? Pop into the newly launched fashion styling boutique, House of Lolo (1037 NW Couch St.) in the coveted Brewery Blocks of the Pearl. Specializing in notable “up and coming” women’s designers, Lolo delivers edited collections from Los Angeles, as well as local ones from Portland and Seattle. Individual styling consultations to help build your image or flesh out your already fabulous wardrobe are a courtesy for every client. As owner Laurie Moulton says, “We obsess so you don’t have to.” www.houseoflolo.com
One of the most celebrated artists in the nationally touring contemporary art world, Jimmy Pickering, brings his work home to Oregon with an Opening Night Reception of his solo exhibit, 180° Delirium, at the Benjamin Benjamin Gallery (1720 NW Lovejoy) October 6th, 5 to 9pm. Besides Pickering’s signature colorful paintings, the show will include pencil drawings and dimensional/sculpture work.
You’ve never seen it like this before! Classes at Yoyo Yogi (1306 NW Hoyt St., Suite 101) include yoga adventures like “Morning Joe,” “Liquid Fire,” “Yoga Virgins” and the uber-relaxing, “Yogaaaaaa!” The inspiration for Yoyo Yogi began as owners Alex and Terri Cole traveled from Seattle to San Diego they studied with the “best of the west” teachers and gained invaluable insight from readers worldwide, they brought their adventures to life in a beautiful, historic building in the heart of the Pearl. The young and old, thick and thin, big dudes and tiny grandmas, are invited to share the JOY of yoga. www.yoyoyogi.com
Butters Gallery (520 NW Davis) presents Hybrid Fictions by Monroe Hodder, September 1st through October 1st, with an opening reception Thursday, September 1st from 6-9pm. It is the gallery’s third solo exhibition for this London-based artist. Hodder’s formidable CV includes a BA from Vassar College, an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, and an MBA from Stanford University, Stanford. Her work has been shown in the UK, Italy, and France, and is represented throughout the U.S. in respected galleries and art fairs. www.buttersgallery.com
YOU CAN GLOW
b-glowing is a Pearl District-owned online beauty boutique featuring everything beauty—from under the radar, hard-to-find brands to some of the most sought-after prestige cosmetics, perfumes, skin care, and hair care products on the market. “b-glowing has grown out of my personal passion for beauty,” says Lisa James-King, the company’s founder and Chief Beauty Officer. www.b-glowing.com
Sugpiaq, an Alaskan Native-owned boutique fishery has chosen the Pearl district of Portland as home for special monthly dinner events. Retail sales are also available through the website www.sugpiaq.com for pick-up at KitchenCru. Sugpiaq seafood has been on the menus of great chefs and naturopathic doctors throughout the U.S. Quality and sustainability are of the highest concerns for this company. “To most, seafood is an industry, but to me, a Sugpiaq, it is part of my culture, heritage and lifestyle.” –Isabella Blatchford, President.
Physical Element (1124 NW Lovejoy), an international and local fashion shopping destination known for carrying emerging and experimental designers, is proud to be the exclusive Portland retailer for iconic Japanese designer Issey Miyake’s Cauliflower line. Cauliflower is dedicated to separates that combine pop culture with functionality, a dash of fun and innovative technology. Jo Carter, proprietress of the independent boutique, says they will be receiving capsule shipments of Miyake’s line every month from July through October this season. www.physicalelement.com
Waterstone Gallery (424 NW 12th Avenue), a new PADA member, was founded in 1992. Waterstone Gallery is proud to offer friendly, knowledgeable, professional service. The fifteen artist-owners of the gallery provide visitors and collectors the opportunity to deal directly with the artists. Waterstone Gallery features contemporary sculpture, paintings and works on paper created by established Northwest artists. www.waterstonegallery.com
1ST THURSDAY TURNS 25!
Portland Art Dealers Association (PADA) celebrates the 25th anniversary of First Thursday Art Walk this October 6th, 2011. Starting with just seven Portland area galleries, the first art walk was held in October of 1986. Twenty-five years and 300 First Thursday’s later, this event remains the driving force behind Portland’s success in becoming one of the nation’s most vibrant and distinctive fine art communities. www.padaoregon.org
The Oregon Jewish Museum (1953 NW Kearney St.) will be the first stop on the national tour of Project Mah Jongg, an exhibition by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. The exhibition will run at Oregon Jewish Museum September 21st through December 31st, 2011. The exhibition explores the history and significance of the game that became a Jewish-American tradition. To capture the beauty, fantasy, and whimsy inherent in the game, renowned designer Abbot Miller (a partner at Pentagram Design whose projects have included, Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy, at the Metropolitan Museum and, Sarah Bernhardt: The Art of High Drama, at the Jewish Museum) has designed an exhibit that highlights the intriguing objects and imagery surrounding the game. www.ojm.org
BodyVox’s 2011/12 season will be the company’s largest home season ever. Four shows—including thirty-three performances and featuring three world premieres—all of which will be performed at the state of the art BodyVox Dance Center (1201 NW 17th Avenue). Led by artistic directors Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland, BodyVox is known for its visual virtuosity, distinctive humor, expansive collaborations, and fine-tuned ability to combine multiple media—dance, theater, and film. The 2011/12 season continues this tradition with a mix of classic BodyVox repertoire, new work, and artistic partnerships. “This is our most ambitious season to date,” says Hampton. “We are remounting our largest work ever, featuring 12 dancers on stage, creating a major new show, presenting our apprentice company BodyVox-2, and a new show from the skinner/kirk Dance Ensemble.
Urban Studio (206 NW 10th Ave.) presents Portland Fashion Week, an evening to meet the designers, on October 4, 2011, 7:00pm-11:00pm. Tickets/Cost: $20/pp, $35/purchase of two tickets (participating PDBA boutiques will be comped two tickets). The whole shebang—red carpet, media/paparazzi area, hosted appetizers, full bar, meet & greet of this year’s Portland Fashion Week designers. 10 students from the Art Institute of Portland will be selected to showcase one fashion design at the event and guests will vote for their favorite design. A scholarship from the PDBA will be given to the student winner.
Portland Fashion Week, October 4th-9th, participating Pearl businesses boutiques and restaurants will be listed on the Designer Shopping Tour Map that will be distributed at Portland Fashion Week events, the Launch Party, and at local businesses & hotels. Many boutiques listed on this map will showcase one Portland Fashion Week designer in their boutique.
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