The exhilarating (and mildly terrifying) Taurus in Rick Bartow’s Bull Man Laughs seems to sport a human ribcage, teeth, and hands.

Well, friends, it’s another sunny First Thursday, positively perfect for traipsing the art-walk. Here are a few exhibits we can’t wait to lay eyes on—and for those who absolutely can’t wait, a sneak peek at one of them.

Froelick Gallery Rick Bartow’s halcion hallucinations of man-beasts in Coyote’s Road would make fabulous dust jackets for Alan Ginsberg’s Howl. Bulls, bears, and coyotes emerge amid sweeps of color and wavering shapes. (See slide show, left.)

PDX Contemporary Paying tribute to beloved Portland photog Terry Toedtemeier, the gallery hosts Unfinished Business, a collection of his unique black-and-white landscape and architecture shots.

Laura Russo This month, Russo remembers Early Northwest Artists, including Louis Bunce, James Castle, Sally Haley, Charles Heaney, Frederick Heidel, Michele Russo, and Carl Morris.

Elizabeth Leach continues to explore The Shape of the Problem in a special 30th Anniversary exhibition.

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