World-renowned pop-surrealist Kenny Scharf makes his first Portland appearance Wednesday, Sept. 8 to celebrate Multimundo 2000, a presentation of his colorful and surreal landscapes in the windows of the downtown Portland Nordstrom that will run from Wednesday, September 4 through the week of September 27. The installation blends Scharf’s pop style of art with cutting edge millennium fashions from leading designers at Nordstrom. All 14 windows of the downtown Portland Nordstrom will feature billboard-size canvases of Scharf’s provocative works as a backdrop to alienesque candy-colored mannequins that are adorned with the hottest new fashions. Other elements designed by Scharf will extend each window into three dimensional vignettes that blends Scharf’s futuristic art with the most progressive fashion looks.

Nordstrom will also host a martini reception on Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the downtown Portland store to benefit PICA. Guests will have an opportunity to meet the artist and bid on designer dresses hand painted by the artist. The evening will also include informal modeling of the latest fashions and entertainment by Pink Martini. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased through PICA or by calling 503/242-1419.