MANY Portland First Thursday Events: Pearl, Old Town Chinatown, NW, SW | October 2012

First Thursday @ Everett Station Lofts, Portland, OregonPortland’s monthly First Thursday event is tonight! The weather is a perfect fall evening with temperatures in sixties until 9PM. Once again, this could be the final sunny First Thursday of the year.

There are sure to be thousands of people roaming NW Portland. There are over 50 (probably 100) galleries having openings this month, with most openings taking place in the Pearl district and Old Town/China Town. Most gallery openings begin at 5PM or 6PM and end at 9PM or 10PM.

We have a very large list below thanks to Sequential Art Gallery (328 NW Broadway). They compile an email called the “[h]IT LIST” of events every month. You can join it by emailing them @ sequentialart @ gmail dot com. We have reproduced much of it below with permission.

Are you on the Twitter? Follow @FirstThursday or the #firstthursday hashtag to see what people are posting about it. You can also follow Sequential art on twitter: @sequentialart

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This Month at Sequential Art Gallery

“Rag Doll Blues: Parts and Pieces”
by John C. Worsley III

Opening Thursday, October 4, 2012 @ 6- 10 p.m.
All Ages | FREE

Sequential Gallery
328 Northwest Broadway Portland, OR 97209
(503) 916-9293 | More Info:

Sequential Art Gallery welcomes back digital painter John C. Worsley, and his latest exhibit, “Rag Doll Blues: Parts and Pieces”. The exhibit is a sequential narrative based on the deconstructed final art for “Rag Doll Blues”, the newest album by Portland band Dead When I Found Her. The exhibit opens on First Thursday, October 4th, with an artist’s reception from 6pm-10pm.

As Worsley explains, “A digital painting can be comprised of dozens of layers.” Worsley has rearranged the art for the album into traditional comic book panels and added DWIFH lyrics as text. “For this series, the panels consist of visible and invisible layers alike taken from the original work and pushed out past the bounds of the finished frame.” Worsley likens the finished result unto a fevered dream rather than a traditional comic.

“Rag Doll Blues: Parts and Pieces” will close on Saturday, October 27th, at 5pm.


Old Town Chinatown First Thursday Events


Northwest Portland First Thursday Events

Southwest Portland First Thursday Events

  • READING FRENZY [921 SW Oak] – C is for Crap, an alphabet print show by Sean Tejaratchi, editor of Crap Hound
  • PORTLAND ART MUSEUM [1219 SW Park]:  – Current exhibits: include the interactive installation, “Object Stories”
  • STUMPTOWN DOWNTOWN [128 SW 3rd]:  – “The Good Rain” photography group show
  • SHAFFER FINE ART [308 SW 1sr Ave]:   work by Thomas Arvid
  • ELROY ARTSPACE @ The ORIGINAL  [300 SW 6th Ave]:  – “Tastes Like Chikin: a POP Art Expression of Food Malfeasance”  by  Mark Randall
  • GALLERY SESSO [824 SW 1st Ave] – Open First Thursday
  • PCPA [1111 SW Broadway] – “2nd Annual RockPaperPdx” (see above)
  • ATRIUM [115 SW Ash] –  “The  Other Side” by J. Slattum.  (see above)


Everett Station Lofts First Thursday Events


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