I am not sure how you may have missed Ryan Birkland's art if you are you around PDX. If this is your first time hearing about him you must check him out at p:ear in the next couple weeks. You really should come out to First Thursday and see his great works. Great as is in some huge work as well as the "healthy energy" and "newlife" he gives to old windows and glass. I have only peaked at this show a bit though the window of P:EAR's new space. I look forward to the work he too may have done with the youth.
The Trim/Vojdani Gallery at p:ear presents Make No Little Plans
Ryan Birkland with p:ear youth On View until May 29, 2009 with The First Thursday Reception: May 7, 6-9pm (Gallery Hours Tu-F, 10-1 ) 338 NW 6th Ave, Portland
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p:ear builds positive relationships with homeless youth through education, art and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives.