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It's a monthly look at arts gallery openings and other arts happenings - including 'As One' portraits, 'Found' flea market work and 'Hand to Hand' signs and symbols

COURTESY: PNCA - Pacific Northwest College of Art presents the work of Joe Feddersen in March, including 'Penguin with a Good Book.'The Tribune will highlight some gallery openings and other arts happenings in the first edition of each month to coincide with First Thursday — this month, it's Thursday, March 7:

• Reminders: At the Oregon Historical Society, 1200 S.W. Park Ave., it's "Portland Psychedelic: Music and Culture in the Rose City and Beyond, 1966-1972," Peter Glazer's rock and roll memorabilia collection, through March 17. For more: www.ohs.org. ... The Portland Art Museum exhibit 'the map is not the territory' features regional artists exploring place and boundaries, through May 5 at the Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave. For more: www.portlandartmuseum.org.

• Rita Robillard's "The Waters of March-Spring," images of a protected landscape against human activity, is on display at Augen Gallery, 716 N.W. Davis St., starting at 5 p.m. First Thursday. Robillard calls the images "playing with something of an ironic exorcism in an ecological sense." For more: www.augengallery.com

• Portland Opera soon will stage "As One," telling the story of a transgender woman and her journey into adulthood. Commissioned portraits and interviews with transgender members of Portland's community, by photographer Gia Goodrich, help set the stage at Hatfield Hall, 1111 S.W. Broadway, opening First Thursday. For more: www.portland5.com.

• At Russo Lee Gallery, 805 N.W. 21st Ave., Sherrie Wolf presents acrylic paint on Yupo paper with flea market-inspired "Found," playing up the bling of London chrome, steel and silver on cutlery and jewelry. It opens First Thursday and stays through March 30. For more: www.russoleegallery.com.

• Paintings, including from the book "It's Not Any House You Know: New Myths for a Changing Planet" by Spencer Beebe, are part of the exhibit by Jacques Flechemuller at PDX Contemporary Art, 925 S.W. Flanders St., through March 30. For more: www.pdxcontemporaryart.com.

• New works by Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme use sound, image, text, installation and performance to investigate the body and the subject in a nonlinear form of amnesia and déja vu, at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, 8371 N. Interstate Ave., through April 7. For more: www.disjecta.org.

• Jake Scharbach's "Hand to Hand" shows at Froelick Gallery, 714 N.W. Davis St, through April 13. He's a Washington state native who focuses on the materialization of symbols and signs to analyze contemporary cultural values. The series "Black Boxes" depicts flight data recorders along with portrait busts. For more: www.froelickgallery.com.

• Joe Feddersen's "Echo" is a new series of prints that focuses on the use of ancient glyphs and the development of his own visual vocabulary of new glyphs based on popular culture and repeated forms from the urban environment. He's a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and lives in Omak, Wash. The work show at PNCA's Center for Contemporary Art & Culture, 511 N.W. Broadway, through April 20. For more: www.pnca.edu.

• Reminder: Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave., offers free admission on First Thursday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., www.portlandartmuseum.org.

• For information on galleries: First Thursday, www.firstthursdayportland.com; Portland Art Dealers Association, www.padaoregon.org.

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