Category Archives: First Thursday

First Thursday: Caldera Presents the Tamarack Hall and Caldera Blues Projects

This First Thursday in the W+K atrium, Caldera presents an exhibition that is two-fold: an exploration of central Oregon’s landscape through the eye of a lens and illustrating the impression of legendary blues singers from Bessie Smith to Blind Boy Fuller; and their impact on Caldera’s student artists. Continue reading

Come See David Neevel’s Propellers, Tonight at W+K Portland for First Thursday

A typical show by David Neevel might include painting, photography, electronics, sculpture, slides or a chainsaw covered in mirrors. For Propellers, this month’s First Thursday exhibition at the W+K Portland office, David has foregone variety and installed dozens of propellers on motors on wires that make their way through the Wieden+Kennedy building.

What this show lacks in variety it hopes to make up for with 900 solder connections, about a thousand zip ties and three-quarters of a mile of electrical fencing.

According to his artist’s statement, “The propellers represent ideas.”

What’s that supposed to mean, David?

Doors tonight at 6.

Q&A with Jim Riswold, Whose PHILOSOPHY IS NOT FUNNY Opened on First Thursday in W+K Portland Gallery Space

This month, we’ve been lucky to host the latest gallery exhibition by our own Jim Riswold, PHILOSOPHY IS NOT FUNNY. Check out some photos from the show’s opening, a Q&A with the artist and an essay below.

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Come See Jim Riswold’s PHILOSOPHY IS NOT FUNNY on First Thursday Tonight in the W+K Portland Gallery Space

Wieden+Kennedy is proud to host one of our own, Jim Riswold, in the W+K Gallery this March for the opening reception of PHILOSOPHY IS NOT FUNNY, a show about Hegel, Kant, Spinoza and their equally unfunny contemporaries.

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Come to The 100 $HOW Tonight for First Thursday to Purchase Original Art Pieces for $100 Each, Benefitting Charity

Hello, February. We’re excited to share details about tomorrow’s First Thursday showcase in the W+K Gallery. Dubbed “The 100 Show,” it features hundreds of original works of art from local and worldwide professional working artists, photographers, illustrators, painters and more.

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