State of the Art

A Final Show and Japanese Influences

JAKE FORD’S “UNVEILED”

Quappi Projects will present new work from Hite Art Institute graduate Jake Ford March 15 through April 20. Ford’s playful exhibit invites viewers to interact with art and release all expectations and inhibitions. This installation will be the final exhibition at Quappi Projects’ Portland gallery before they move to a new space in NuLu in mid-2019.

PYRO GALLERY HOSTS “REBIRTH”

Longtime PYRO Gallery member Bette Levy has launched her new exhibition “Rebirth,” which will run through March 23. Many of Levy’s new works were inspired by her education at a World Shibori Symposium seminar and tour in Japan, where she experienced a “jump start” in her creativity that was previously inactive. Also showing in the gallery is wood work by Indiana artist Paul Schreck.

“YUTORI” BY TERRI DRYDEN AT B. DEEMER

Through March 12, B. Deemer Gallery is exhibiting Terri Dryden’s new work based on her experiences at the Shiro Oni Studio in Onishi, Japan. Dryden’s trip inspired these paintings and collages and allowed her to spend six weeks getting to know the Japanese culture alongside other artists from around the world.