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Stephanie Simek presents Table of Elements (and Minerals) at the Portland Building, February 21 – March 17
Portland, Ore – Drawing on her previous work exploring materials with unusual and interesting physical properties, Stephanie Simek will install her deftly crafted, hand-built “table of holograms” in the Portland Building Installation Space beginning February 21st.
Simek’s project, titled Table of Elements (and Minerals), was designed with the architecture of the Installation Space in mind. Her installation not only serves as a way to engage visitors with a set of optical illusions (illusions that depend on the clever use of optical principles rather than complicated electronics) but it also functions as a conceptual container or vitrine for the artist’s personal table of elements—silicon, quartz, calcite, iron, copper, and bismuth. “It’s a table within a table, a reliquary for various elemental materials with remarkable inherent potential.” Simek says, “Each possesses unusual magnetic, electrical, or optical capabilities, and all have the ability to do work, such as carrying a signal or storing information.”
These familiar, but perhaps under-recognized, minerals have been used by the artist in her past installations to great effect. Those projects include the design and construction of a room-sized crystal radio, an invisibility cloak, a levitating sculpture, and an 8 byte data storage device.
About the Artist: Portland artist Stephanie Simek produces a wide array of work in multiple mediums. She received her BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and has shown and performed her work in the Pacific Northwest, New York, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Simek has received two Oregon Arts Commission Career Development Awards and was awarded a Regional Arts & Culture Council Project Grant in 2014. Her work will be included in a two-person show at Oregon State University in 2018.
Viewing Hours & Location: The Portland Building is located at 1120 SW 5th Avenue in downtown Portland and is open 8 am to 5 pm,Monday to Friday. Table of Elements (and Minerals) opens Tuesday, February 21 and runs through Friday, March 17.
The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) manages the 13’ x 8’ installation space in the lobby of the Portland Building and presents installation based art there year round. For more information, including images, proposals, and statements for projects dating back to 1994, go towww.racc.org/installationspace.
Interested in working on the second oldest vertical-lift bridge in North America?
TriMet is hosting an informational session for interested certified firms to learn about our upcoming project to upgrade rail on Portland’s Steel Bridge – project budget estimated at $12 million. Attendees will learn about type of work to be done – extensive track replacement, track turnouts, crossovers, curves, and crossings panels – project requirements and meet project staff including the Project Manager.
Possible subcontracting opportunities:
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
9 – 10am
Portland Community College Workforce Training Center
Building 2, Auditorium
5600 NE 42nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97218
Session is free and light refreshments will be provided. Take TriMet – Bus Lines 72 and 75 – visit trimet.org to plan your trip. On-site parking is also available.
Start your year with visiting the DCBS Career Fair 2017
to explore careers in consumer protection and business regulation
The Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) is hosting a career fair on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, to enhance the ongoing recruitment efforts and promote DCBS divisions as the employer of choice. The career fair runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Conference Room 260 at the Labor and Industries Building in Salem. Fairgoers can drop in, share their resume when registering, and learn what DCBS is all about.
For more information, visit http://www.cbs.state.or.us/dir/careerfair/index.html, call Anna M. Chamberland at 503-947-7285, or email DCBS.Careers@oregon.gov.
TriMet is seeking sealed bids for Construction Services for a Permanent Operator Restroom – SE Flavel Street.
Bids are due Thursday, January 19, 2017, 2pm.
A pre-bid meeting will be held Friday, January 6, 2017, 11am at TriMet, 1800 SW First Avenue, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97201. While the pre-bid meeting isn’t mandatory, please attend if your schedule allows.
To view bid documents, you must be registered in TriMet’s E-Bid system.
TriMet Department of Diversity & Transit Equity
1800 SW 1st Ave., Ste 300, Portland, OR 97201
An Evening with Poet Laureate Elizabeth Woody
Hosted by: MARYLHURST UNIVERSITY
Elizabeth Woody was named Oregon’s 8th poet laureate in May 2016. She is the first Native American to hold the title. Woody was born in Arizona on the Navajo Nation reservation. She is also a member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and has lived in Oregon for much of her life. Her first book of poetry, Hand Into Stone, won a 1990 American Book Award, and she received the William Stafford Memorial Award for Poetry in 1995. She also writes short fiction and essays, and she is a visual artist.
An evening with Oregon’s poet laureate, Elizabeth Woody
Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Flavia Salon, Flavia Hall, Marylhurst University
FREE and open to the public
More info: events.marylhurst.edu
Oregon Native American Chamber
4445 SW Barbur Blvd, STE. 102
Portland, OR 97239