Decade: 1994 - 2004
They're not gone quite yet. SK Josefsberg's swan song looks to be a selection of images from their last 10 years as a gallery. Expect a lot of classy but conservative works, with highlights from Lartigue, Erwitt, and Levy. They are also trying to unload their book inventory at bargain basement prices, so snatch up a few deals while you can. SK Josefsberg, 403 NW 11 Ave, 241-9112, Through April 10

Drawing Resistance
This traveling exhibition of 2-D work illustrates all the leftie-pinko causes of our day: globalization, police brutality, environmental destruction, and US foreign policy. Don't expect much room for misinterpretation at this art show, nor any dissenting political opinions. In addition to the drawing show, local painter Michael Brophy will have some paintings on view, which automatically makes it worth a trip, and at the opening party Friday night, Vanessa Renwick and Bill Daniels will be screening videos, which only sweetens the deal. Liberty Hall, 311 N Ivy, 503-249-8888, March 5-14

* Hold My Hand and I'll Take You There
While local art hero Harrell Fletcher is away in New York, putting the finishing touches on his work for the upcoming Whitney Biennial, the Art Gym has mounted a mini-retrospective of his quirky, low-key community based projects. There are videos to watch, mural sized photographs and limited edition posters, plus various publications that you can take home free. Marylhurst Art Gym, 17600 Pacific Hwy., 699-6243, Through March 31

* It is Difficult
Alfredo Jaar was born in Santiago, Chile, and has been one of the most political voices in art over the past two decades. His installations, which are frequently based in photography, can be breathtakingly beautiful, and deeply disturbing. Jaar has had solo exhibitions at countless museums internationally and has participated in just abut every art biennial that you can think of. Here he talks about his work, continuing a great streak of visiting artists and lectures in Portland. Pacific Northwest College of Art, 1241 NW Johnson, 226-4391, 7:30