“Selected works from the Visual Chronicle of Portland” on view at Powell’s

Above: From Selections: Three Women, Starlight Parade by Lawrence Shlim. Gelatin Silver print, 1992.

Starting this week, the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is presenting Selections of the Visual Chronicle of Portland at the Basil Hallward Gallery at Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside in Portland. This exhibition, featuring 25 works from the collection, has been curated by Marci Macfarlane. An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, September 6 from 6:00 – 8:30pm in the Gallery. The show runs to October 1.

About the collection: The Visual Chronicle of Portland is a City-owned collection of works on paper— prints, photographs, paintings and drawings—that focuses on artists’ views of the Portland’s social and urban landscapes. The intent of the collection is to capture the zeitgeist, or spirit of the times, as our city evolves and changes. It is both an eclectic view of life in Portland as well as a record of artists working in the city. Currently there are 280 works by more than 160 artists in the collection.

Viewing Hours: On view during regular business hours, 9am-11pm, seven days a week at Basil Hallward Gallery, Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, Portland, Oregon 97209.

For more information, including links to images, visit www.racc.org/public-art/visual-chronicle.