Kari Merkl, interior design faculty, exhibits two pieces from her Merkled furniture collection at the Museum of Contemporary Craft through January 2015.
The Oregonian's art critic John Motley has named I.M.N.D.N. — Native Arts for the 21st Century one of six must-see visual art exhibitions for 2014.
Artist Nicholas Galanin's work is on the list for both The Art Gym exhibition and the Museum of Contemporary Craft's exhibition, This Is Not a Silent Movie: Four Contemporary Alaska Native Artists.
Motley writes, "The year ahead has a lot on the horizon for visual art aficionados. Here are some of the gallery events we're most looking forward to in 2014..."
I.M.N.D.N. — Native Art for the 21st Century was also chosen as an Editor's Pick by Portland Monthly magazine, and Oregon Arts Watch documented the exhibition's installation with guest curator Todd Clark. "Clark's original organizing principles were pretty
simple. He didn't want to show traditional art ('old moccasins') or modern interpretations
of traditional tribal art; he wanted contemporary art by artists working in a contemporary
The Art Gym at Marylhurst University organizes exhibitions and publications for emerging and established Northwest artists, fostering cultural risk-tasking and building the art historical record of the region. I.M.N.D.N. — Native Art for the 21st Century is on exhibit through February 14, 2014.