RED ROVER Debuts on Alberta Street with Artist Lauren Grube

July 6, 2011 § Leave a comment


Join Art on Alberta in welcoming its mobile art gallery, a 1960s teardrop trailer dubbed RED ROVER, during June’s Last Thursday event on Northeast Alberta Street. Each month the trailer will present works from local artists. This month’s featured artist, Lauren Grube, will showcase photographs and a nature installation in the unique space on public display through July.

  • WHO: Lauren Grube
  • WHAT: photographs and nature installation
  • WHEN: Last Thursday on Alberta (June 30, 2011, 5 – 9pm)
  • WHERE: Art on Alberta’s Red Rover near Binks Bar @ 2715 Northeast Alberta Street

Looking through the gallery windows at her installation, Ms. Grube hopes you will examine your ongoing interaction with nature, yet momentarily within the confines of a metal trailer. The gallery may be seen on Thursday, June 30, 2011 from 5:00 to 9:00pm at 2715 Northeast Alberta Street in front of Binks Bar. Thereafter, the exhibit may be seen through July 26 on Northeast 19th Avenue between Going and Wygant Streets.

Artist Statement
Nature is wondrously alive. Across the planet we are all sustained and surrounded by its magic, whether or not we realize it or even see it. It envelops, protects and sustains everyone regardless of age, race or religion. It can comfort and solace. It imbues us with the wisdom of its ancient ways, simply by its being. I’ve always been intrigued with the power of this silent world and look for opportunities to capture its spirituality through photography. We may find it in a spectacular scenic vista or in the intricate design of a single leaf. The inner beauty of this mysterious world resonates with meaning and unity, if we only stop to notice. How does this silent world then feel inside a trailer? Does that metal barrier make us feel differently about what we see?


August Last Thursday Round Up

August 27, 2009 § Leave a comment

by artist Alexis Mollomo

We wanted to point out some particular events happening during this month’s Last Thursday that are sure to daze and amaze!

First off in Art on Alberta’s Grow Gallery is the exhibition “The Ache,” by artist Alexis Mollomo. Alexis’s oil paintings express the “sometimes disjointed, subconscious aspects of humanity and bring(s) attention to issues of ethical conflict.”  This is a one night only exhibit at 1614 NE Alberta St. from 6-9pm. Stop in and say hi, we’d love to meet you!

Oregon Ballet Theatre

Oregon Ballet Theatre

On your way to the exhibit you should keep your eyes peeled for some of the Oregon Ballet Theatre dancers. They will be strutting their stuff in front of our gallery intermittently between 6:30-9:30pm. The dancers will create a movement installation guided by the form and design of classical dance, yet responsive to the unique environment of Last Thursday.

Our fearless leader and President of Art on Alberta, Hilary Pfeifer, is having a collaborative exhibit with her cousin Tripper Dungan titled “Neighborhood Birds.” Stop by to see the fruits of their labor at Guardino Gallery located at 2939 NE Alberta St. The exhibit runs from August 27 – September 20 with the opening during the August 27 Last Thursday from 6-9pm.

And while you’re out and about be sue to check out Fuel Cafe’s Found Photo & Footage exhibit. Located at NE 14th & Alberta, Fuel will be projecting vintage movie clips outdoors in partnership with the organization NW Documentary.

We hope to see you there!

One Night Only!

October 28, 2008 § Leave a comment

Join us for a great art show on this Last Thursday!  The exhibit is a physically interactive show of mixed media that intertwines the lives of the two artists to their deceased grandmothers and back again.

WHO: Christine Paul & Kim Manchester

WHAT: “She to Me”, Interactive works & Installation

WHEN: Last Thursday on Alberta St.

Thursday, October 30th, 2008- 6pm-9:30pm.

WHERE: Art on Alberta at Grow Gallery
1614 NE Alberta St.

Portland, OR 97211

And be sure to check out the Day of the Dead Procession and related Alberta St. Day of the Dead events.  For more info. go here:

Art, Art, and Art!

September 25, 2008 § Leave a comment

It’s Last Thursday again, and we want to see you!  Join us as we have a special one night only group show that is sure to make your eyeballs happy!

WHO:       Chris Haberman, Anne Buffum, Emily Katz, Kendra Binney, Pepe Moscoso, Robin Urton, Tasie Hampton, Marc Jordan, Jennifer Lees, Catherine Schaper, Loren Fraize

WHAT:     “Remember”, Group Art Exhibit
WHEN:     Last Thursday on Alberta.

               Thursday, September 25, 2008, 6:00 – 9:00pm
WHERE:   Art on Alberta at Grow Gallery
               1614 NE Alberta St.
               Portland, OR  97211

We hope to see you there!

Last Thursday Call for Volunteers

August 22, 2008 § Leave a comment

As part of the street closure for the upcoming Last Thursday Art Walks in August and September, the Last Thursday Preservation Society is recruiting thoughtful, committed volunteers to help staff the art walk.  We need approximately 30-60 people and are asking Alberta St. businesses to please send out a plea for volunteers to their customer mailing lists.

There will be a volunteer training session on Monday, August 25, 2008 at 6:30 PM at the Acadian Ballroom, 1829 NE Alberta Street to teach volunteers their roles and make assignments. Refreshments will be provided.

Volunteers will be asked to work August 28th and September 25th for approximately 4 hours or less.  The more volunteers, the shorter the shifts.

For more info, please email:

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