Art Photography

Track Town Swing’s ‘Online Jazz Dance Party’; Emerald Art Center’s ‘Women of Uganda’

Floating into February on a misty cloud, Eugene-Springfield’s arts and culture scene brings a number of streaming and live exhibitions and performances to soak up that creative urge.

For a full listing of goings-ons, visit registerguard.com/events.

‘Online Jazz Dance Party,’ Track Town Swing

Track Town Swing brings the grooves back to Eugene this Thursday with a virtual dance party. With six hours of DJ’d boogie tunes, folks can Lindy Hop, Jitterbug and do the Charleston on a flexible schedule.

Instructors will step in to show jazz fiends some moves for a portion of the show. Otherwise, participants can watch and wiggle on Twitch and/or Zoom. Remember, it don’t mean nothin’ if you ain’t jumpin’. 

Track Town Swing’s “Online Jazz Dance Party” will run from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4. Free to join at facebook.com/events and at twitch.tv/tracktownswing. Visit the nonprofit at tracktownswing.com for more info and

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Editors’ Picks: 16 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From David Hammons at the Drawing Center to Duke Riley on the Great Molasses Flood

Each week, we search for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. In light of the global health crisis, we are currently highlighting events and digitally, as well as in-person exhibitions open in the New York area. See our picks from around the world below. (Times are all EST unless otherwise noted.)

 

Launching Monday, February 1

Courtesy of Paradice Palase and Jen Shepard

1. Launch of apparel editions + art under $800 at Paradice Palase, Brooklyn

Paradice Palase is doubling down on it’s efforts to highlight affordable art by launching a new platform, apparel editions, where they are pairing limited-edition artist-designed t-shirts with artworks by Paul Anagnostopoulos, Emily Oliveira, Mitchell Reece, and Jen Shepard. All works are available for under $800 and are an excellent way to collect and support fabulous young artists.

Price: Free
Time: Ongoing

—Neha Jambhekar

 

Tuesday, February 2

Nina Katchadourian, composite of stills from <em>Orientation Video</em> (2020). Photo courtesy of Catharine Clark Gallery.

Nina Katchadourian, composite of stills from

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Ricky Powell, Photographer and Downtown Manhattan Mainstay, Dies at 59

Ricky Powell, the portrait and street photographer best known for his work with Beastie Boys, has died, Complex reports and his management confirmed to Pitchfork. He was 59.

In his heyday in the in the late ’80s and early ’90s, Powell was a mainstay in the downtown Manhattan art and music scene. His portraits and candids of musicians like Eric B and Rakim, LL Cool J, Run-D.M.C., and Madonna, as well as downtown NYC denizens like Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Sofia Coppola, and Laurence Fishburne, have been shown in art galleries and published in several photo books.

Powell was born in Brooklyn and spent time on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, but came of age in Greenwich Village. He held degrees from LaGuardia Community College and Hunter College, but transitioned into photography out of spite, finding a camera left behind by an old girlfriend and deciding to make

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Brentwood Photography Group Offers Free Classes

BPG has offered these Photography Basics classes for years to the group’s nearly 200 members but is opening them to the public at no cost for 2021. Initially, the classes will be offered online via Zoom and require advance registration. To register, go to https://brentwoodphotographygroup.org/photography-basics/ and click on the “Register Here” link. If you experience any issues with registration, email Teran at [email protected].

The classes will be presented at 7 p.m., on the second Tuesday of each month from February through August.

“Later in the year, we hope to be able to present the classes live,” Teran said. “However, for now, we are planning to offer them online and will archive the classes on our YouTube channel for people who cannot participate in the live presentation. If you aren’t sure if you will be able to attend the classes as they are presented, go ahead and register so

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