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House for Summer by Helen LessickCanopy: Work by Helen Lessick
June 7 - July 29, 2017
Jeffrey Thomas Fine Art
2219 NW Raleigh St.
Portland, OR 97212

The exhibit coincides with the 30th anniversary of House for Summer, an artist-initiated living tree sculpture and permanent public artwork in the City of Portland’s Hoyt Arboretum, 4000 SW Fairview Blvd., Portland, OR.

Related Events

Reception for Helen Lessick
Saturday June 10, 4 – 6 pm
Jeffrey Thomas Fine Art, 2219 NW Raleigh St, Portland, OR

Summer Solstice Event at House for Summer
June 22, 2017 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Hoyt Arboretum, 4000 SW Fairview Blvd., Portland, OR
Contact: Jeffrey Thomas (gallerist, co-curator Canopy)
Jeffrey Thomas Fine Art
[email protected]

Artist Talk and Walkthough for Soils and Sites
Thursday June 8, 2pm (subject to change; please verify with College)
At Reed College Cooley Memorial Gallery
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland, OR 97202
Contact: Stephanie Snyder (curator, Soils and Sites)
Curator, Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Gallery
Reed College
[email protected]

Related Publication
Canopy: On Helen Lessick’s Trees
36-page softcover monograph with 56 images and essay by Victoria Ellison
Available from the publisher, Gallery, and Reed College bookstore in June 2017
Publisher: Structural Expressionism, 2017
ISBN: 978-0-692-82837-3
Contact: Victoria Ellison (Catalog author)
[email protected]
[email protected]


The City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division, part of the Economic Development Department, announces the launch of the City of Austin’s first Artist-in-Residence program. Chosen from a competitive field of staff-generated proposals in the City’s Idea Accelerator initiative, the nine-month pilot program will embed an artist within a City department to help resolve problems, provide innovative or new process improvements, and engage residents around community issues in creative ways. The City’s Watershed Protection Department has been selected as the partner department for the program’s inaugural year.
“The Artist-in-Residence Program will create opportunities for looking at City services and citizen engagement through an artistic lens,” remarked Meghan Wells, Manager of the City’s Cultural Arts Division. “Austin is widely regarded for its creative approach to governance, and we are excited to add to that legacy with this dynamic new program that champions both the City and our artistic community.”
The 2017 Artist-in-Residence program is scheduled to run from March – November 2017. The selected artist will be provided with a budget of $8,750 for time spent working on the residency, and a maximum of $5,000 for residency-related expenses.
For complete program details and information on applying, please visit

Conference Panels

Public Art in the Era of Black Lives Matter Session at the College Art Association, New York
Time: 02/16/2017: 10:30AM–12:00PM
Location: Hilton, Trianon Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Public Art Dialogue (PAD) sponsored session:
Chairs: La Tanya Autry, Yale University Art Gallery; Jennifer Wingate, St. Francis College

Symbolic Interventions, New Narratives: Challenging the Authority of the Confederate Flag
Evie Terrono, Randolph-Macon College

Listening to the Land/Playing Off the Crowd: Black Public Performance Interventions in Artmaking and Placemaking
Arielle Julia Brown, Brown University

Black Lives Matter Inside Out Project
Christopher Metzger, Stevenson University

Creative Justice: A Regional and National Imperative
Aaron Counts, 4Culture

Art in the Age of Financial Crisis Session at the College Art Association, New York
02/15/2017: 10:30AM–12:00PM
Location: Hilton, Trianon Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Chairs: Marisa Lerer, Manhattan College; Conor McGarrigle, Dublin Institute of Technology

Artist as Owner not Guarantor
Amy Whitaker, New York University
Normalizing Deviance and the Construction of THE MARKET
Mark Curran, Institute of Art, Design & Technology 

Currency, Art, and Economic Crisis
Elena Shtromberg, University of Utah 

Artistic Interventions in Finance
Derek Curry, State University of New York Buffalo; Jennifer Gradecki, Michigan State University

Dissertations Completed

Cara M. Jordan, "Joseph Beuys and Social Sculpture in the United States," City University of New York Graduate Center, Prof. Harriet Senie, [email protected]

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