Building our Renaissance

“The arts play an important role in the continuing revitalization of Vancouver.  The momentum of First Friday Artwalk, Clark County Recycled Arts Festival, Clark County Open Studios and numerous other community events and organizations bring a wide spectrum of creativity to our city. Opportunities exist for a city of our size to improve access to the arts through investing in assets like a performing arts center and an art museum. ” – Ty Stober for Vancouver City Council Position 5

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May @ Angst – Through the Lens and Beyond – Christine Eagon

christine-eagonThrough the Lens and Beyond
Recent works on paper by Christine Eagon

First Friday Art Walk – Opening May 1st, 5-9 pm
Artist Talk – Saturday May 16th, 3-5 pm
Closing Party – Saturday May 30th, 3-5pm

“My paintings are gifts from the luminous sky. This new body of work expresses my connection to the expansiveness and mysteries of the universe.
While traveling in England I used the circle motif as a tool to see the landscape and compose a painting. It was as if I were looking through a telescope or camera lens to align my focus.One night during that journey I watched the brilliant full moon rise over Glastonbury Tor. Much later that evening I saw intense lightning strikes across the vast velvety blue.
I’m grateful for the exhilarating and magnificent night sky putting on its best light show and the mysterious landscape of crop circles. Locally I have seen Perseid meteor showers, the super moon rising as the sun set on the horizon of the Pacific Ocean, and many unforgettable and brilliant starry nights. My circle paintings are inspired by these vivid experiences.
I invite you to connect with the light and healing energy. Enjoy the journey through the lens and beyond.”

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Events This Week @ Angst

10929913_10203721770237318_2134213305711420785_n“A Couple of Poets”
David Meltzer and Julie Rogers

Thursday, April 23

BASIC MYSTERIES – An Afternoon with David Meltzer
An educational talk designed for teachers, students, and enthusiasts who are interested in and enjoy reading, writing, and/or teaching poetry.

April 25, 2015
Cost: $20 Students & Seniors; $25 Teachers, $30 Adults

10303289_10153529699591777_3495909056523074029_nThe Art of Pablito: Artist Q&A and Raffle

Please join us for the closing of Pablo Caceres’ show at Angst Gallery. Pablo will be hosting an artist Q&A and announcing the raffle winner.

7:00pm – 9:30pm

April 25, 2015

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April Show – The Art of Pablo Cáceres

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Angst Gallery will be featuring familiar and new art work including photography and illustrations by local Portlander and Vancouver Washington native Pablo Cáceres.

This show will also debut Pablito’s collaborative pieces with Christopher Luna and Greg Bee.

The Art of Pablito – Opening Reception April 3 @ 5:00 pm

Visit the Artists website (NSFW)

Artist Bio: Born in the United States to Chilean immigrants in 1979, Pablo Cáceres has been a resident of the Portland metropolitan area for over 20 years.

Both a traditional and digital artist, Pablo’s preferred medium is acrylic painting and collage. Pablo is known by his friends and within his local art community as “Pablito”. This nickname was given to him as a child by his family and is what he currently uses to sign his current artwork.


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Game Changers: Video Games as Innovation


Opening Night Reception

Friday, March 6, 2015

Weekly Hours

Open Fridays and Saturdays: 12-5p.m.
March 7, 2015-March 28, 2015


This exhibit explores some of the technological innovations that have occurred in the 40-year development of video games, starting with the first commercially successful game, Pong, to the emergence of 3D game environments like Oculus Rift.


K-12, college level students, digital tech-centered businesses (IPZ and beyond), and art-lovers who support the Vancouver Arts District.

Visit the website for more information

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Collage Art – Open Work Day

Artist and muse Greg Bee is hosting an open collage/art day at Angst Gallery this Sunday, February 15th 4pm-9pm.
Please come say hello and make some art. Collage materials will be provided, if you have scissors and glue sticks to contribute that’d be helpful. This is an open invitation to anyone interested in collage or mixed media.
If you want to work in a different medium, please bring your own materials (BYOM).

RSVP for this event on Facebook.

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Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic – February 12 @ 7:00 pm

10914736_10203666549216827_8738949330890227229_oGhost Town Poetry Open Mic was founded by Christopher Luna in 2004. From November 2004 to December 2006, the readings took place at Ice Cream Renaissance. From January 2007 to January 2015 the readings took place at Cover to Cover Books. Christopher Luna and Toni Partington, co-hosts of the open mic and edited and published two anthologies of poetry from the series for their imprint Printed Matter Vancouver. When Cover to Cover recently announced that it would be closing its doors, Angst Gallery/Niche Wine and Art Bar owner Leah Jackson offered the gallery as a new home for the series. The Vancouver, WA poetry community thanks Cover to Cover proprietor Mel Sanders for her eight years of service to local writers.

With our Featured Reader Nancy Flynn:

Nancy Flynn grew up on the Susquehanna River in northeastern Pennsylvania, spent many years on a downtown creek in Ithaca, New York, and now lives near the mighty Columbia in Northeast Portland. She attended Oberlin College in the 1970s, Cornell University in the 1980s, and got her MA in English/Creative Writing from SUNY Binghamton in 1994. A former university administrator, her writing has received an Oregon Literary Fellowship, the James Jones First Novel Fellowship, and been nominated for three Pushcart Prizes. Recent poems have appeared in Gold Man Review, PANK, Posit, and Raven Chronicles; her latest chapbook is Eternity a Coal’s Throw. A complete list of her publications is available at

Tide Table
Leadbetter Point, Willapa National Wildlife Refuge

beyond the edge of words a fading line
surrendered into silence syntax moved
directing where to stalk or pantomime
in semaphores the byways unimproved
beyond the edge of worlds a falling dream
that seeks to beach the tidal rising fast
past current rush through estuary sea
runs eeling too a salted push of grass
for refuge snowy plovers poised to lift
from mudflat nests gone boggy skyward hail
upended wintering down a calling cliff
beyond the edge of worth what loss unveils
inscription on the fly leaf constant no
ellipses still how much I do not know

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Mon Poussin – February Show

Saturday, February 28 at 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Join artists and patrons for the final viewing of Angst Gallery’s February show. Mon Poussin means ‘my little chick’ in French and is a cute term of endearment.Also on display is visual work from Niche- a wine & art bar’s Reid Trevarthen, Greg Bee, Leah Jackson.


Above: Mon Poussin submissions by Christine Eagon & Rachel Nicholas, respectively. 

The show will be up all month.

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