Corrina Repp
The managers at Le Happy must be pretty cool employers to let this one go through. Corrina Repp is a waitress at Le Happy who spends her time making collages on the guest check books rather than refilling your coffee. Owner John Brodie liked them so much that he gave her a show. Le Happy, 1011 NW 16th, 503-249-0808, Through July 31

* Come and See
Pacfic Switchboard has brand new digs, and breaks the space in with Come and See, a group show of four upcoming artists. Visual inspirations come from children's encyclopedias, junior high yearbooks, and sad accountants. Pacific Switchboard, 4637 N Albina, 233-2787, July 18, 7-10pm, Saturdays 1-3

Comics in the Digital Age
The Art of Storytelling isn't just a Slick Rick CD anymore. It's also a group show featuring seven Portland comic artists who rely on digital technology to make their strips. Pushdot Studio, 833 NW 14th, 224-5925, Through August 1

* Feathered Friends
The folks at motel seem to have gathered just about every artist in Portland for this exhibit celebrating small birds. Each artist was asked to make a work no larger than 6 X 6 inches, and about a hundred took up the challenge, including Brad Adkins, Chandra Bocci, and Trish Grantham. Motel, NW Couch between 5 & 6, Through August 3

* Independent Exposure
Independent Exposure, the ex-Seattle, now-Bay Area microcinema programs a series of short films and videos from France and Quebec to coincide with the Modern Zoo's experimental Jazz Festival. The screening program summarizes Pierre-Yves Clouin's Front Room with "I serve myself a piece of ass..." If that doesn't say "French cinema" I don't know what does. Portland Center for the Advancement of Culture, 6635 N Baltimore, 503-481-7450, July 20 9:30pm

Re: Broadcast
Audio/visual artist JS Adams is some hell of a communicator, as evidenced by his artist statement: "My work represents the physical manifestation of a personal encrypted transchronolgy that utilizes a truncated and purposefully oblique vocabulary." You can say that again. Soundvision, 625 NW Everett #108, 238-7007, Through July 26