Thursday, October 25, 2007

Women Making History in Portland Mural

In October of 2007, I had the great privilege of volunteering to help with the painting of the first mural to honor women who have contributed to the history of Portland. With my right hand in a cast I attempted to "make my mark" by assisting Robin Corbin, the creator of the mural project, along with other Portland artists who came out to be a part of history. I proudly helped to paint some of the hundreds of Swift birds that adorn the mural. The mural was dedicated at a grand ceremony and the unveiling was attended by almost all the women honored. The mural creators Robin Corbin and Emily Lux along with the mural will be featured at the Janovec Gallery during the March 2008 exhibit "Remarkable Women" in celebration of Women's History.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Tossed and Found Exhibit

In March I participated in the exhibit "Tossed and Found". It was intended to inspire creative self expression in people who may not have access to traditional art supplies. Tossed and Found also hoped to illustrate the social (and not simply environmental) value of reuse art. The exhibit questioned not only the disposability of resources in our world but of attitudes toward the values of people outside the mainstream of society. It traveled to various venues throughout Oregon. In addition I was part of a radio interview in conjunction with the exhibit on KBOO radio in Portland. You can currently view the web exhibit at: