Summer Series

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Nisus is taking the gallery outdoors this summer with a series of events and shows that celebrate the wide open American landscape and the glory of summertime.

As the Crow Flies | June 11-July 11

The subtle rushing rustle of tall grasses in the wind. The easy saunter of a long legged wanderer gently languishing with each foot forward. The thunderous clamor of a stampede, its timeless rhythm a predictable pace. This is the heritage of the American landscape that sculptor Todd Isaacs, Illustrator Jeff Francoeur and photographer Ayleen Crotty evoke in As the Crow Flies.


Bikes+Books | June 25

LogoA literary event with a bar.

In the last five years, Portland has seen the differences between wedges and an explosion of authors publishing bike-related books. For one night only, Nisus, in conjunction with Filmed by Bike, will bring these authors to our alfresco stage for an evening of live readings, a bar, food cart, book sales, book signing and a photo booth in the courtyard.

It’s a relaxed wear-your-summer-dress kind of night that brings the gallery back to basics: enjoying artwork in a rustic setting with an up-close opportunity to meet the artists and share the experience. This event is part of the Pedalpalooza bike month series.