Nationale and Portland Garment Factory will host a one-night pop-up exhibition with Bay Area fiber artist Meghan Bogden Shimek. “Working primarily with thick wool roving, and using traditional tapestry and Navajo techniques, Shimek’s abstract wall weavings explore shape, texture, and color. With a focus on process, the downy and luscious work is also an expression of the artist’s physical and organic interactions with raw materials.” The pop-up exhibition immediately follows Shimek’s Off Loom Roving Weaving Workshop, a three-hour session where, if you’ve got the money to drop on such things, you will learn basic weaving techniques to create your own unique piece of art.
Portland Garment Factory, 408 SE 79th, Sun August 13, Pop-Up Exhibit 5-8 pm, free, Workshop, 1-4 pm, $225
You may have seen your woo-woo friends on social media making a HUGE FUCKING DEAL about the solar eclipse happening on August 21st. Well it actually is a HUGE FUCKING DEAL, because this particular eclipse’s Path of Totality (the part of the the earth where the solar eclipse is fully visible) will span the west coast to the east coast of the United States for the first time in 99 years. Luckily for you a make-shift box or sheet of paper with holes in it is not needed to view it safely thanks to Warby Parker. Right now they are giving away FREE eclipse-viewing glasses so you may view this cosmic spectacle without burning your eyeballs to oblivion. AND, on their Facebook page they are hosting a contest where one lucky winner will win two plane tickets to Nashville to take part in the eclipse viewing festivities at Warby Parker’s headquarters. (Heads up, Portland is not in the Path of Totality, but Salem and certain parts of Eastern Oregon are, so plan accordingly.)
Warby Parker, 817 NW 23rd, 11 am-7 pm, Mon-Sun