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Blackfish Gallery Celebrates 35th Anniversary

Blackfish Gallery's 35th Year A Calender of Events

January (12/31-2/1) "Becoming Blackfish" A Show of Former Members
It's a high school reunion without the name tags: This January, in honor of the gallery's 35th year, works from Members Past grace the white walls of Blackfish as 35+ former member artists return to show what they've been up to. Regular gallery hours.

You will find a YouTube video of the exhibition opening, by Blackfish founding member Stephan Soihl, at the following links:

January 25, 7:00 p.m.: "35 Dreams in Color" A Multi-sensory Musical Performance by Josh Mong
Using audio, visual, and performative elements, composer Josh Mong will present a musical piece in honor of Blackfish Gallery's 35th anniversary. Seating is limited: RSVP to strongly suggested.

April (4/1-4/26) "Being Blackfish" A Show of Current Members
An "artist's choice" exhibit of work by current members fills the Main Gallery this month, supported in the Backroom by an artifact-like show featuring three decades of Blackfish promo posters. The storefront Fishbowl Galleries pull from the larger community, featuring art from PDX non-profits Project Grow and Focus on Youth. Regular gallery hours.

April 19, Time TBD: "Panel Discussion: 'Avant-garde and Kitsch' Today"
Inspired by the 75th anniversary of Clement Greenberg's "Avant-garde and Kitsch," possibly the most referred to (and derided) essay on art in the 20th century, a collection of established arts writers and critics gather at Blackfish to discuss the definition and role of "challenging" artwork in the 21st.

All year: A limited edition, 35th Anniversary commemorative poster, designed by current Blackfish members, will be on sale in the gallery throughout 2014. The striking black and white graphic is available for $20.

Blackfish Gallery 420 NW 9th Ave
Portland OR 97209

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11-5

Blackfish Gallery's 35th Anniversary Project is funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council and Work for Art