Posted 5 years ago on Nov. 26, 2011, 3:30 p.m. EST by LeicaM42
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Art and Images of Occupy First Thursday, Portland, Oregon • December 1, 6-9PM • 625 NW Everett No 108
Portland, Oregon. Occupy First Thursday. The Occupy Portland Camps at Chapman and Lownsdale Square Parks are as much a part of history as Tom McCall’s Vortex Rock Concert and many other things uniquely Oregon. While there are or were Occupy Camps of one sort or another in over 500 cities worldwide, as with many things, Portland’s was unique in the world. Unique because of it’s size (the second largest), unique because of the vast array of services provided to all comers (at one point over 1500 meals were being served a day), and unique because of the vast array of artistic talent the camps attracted.
This opening is a celebration of the art created at or about the camps and dedicated to the camps and the ideas and ideals behind the Occupy Movement, past, present and future. Including over one hundred photographs from local photographers including Mark Kronquist, poetry, fiber, metal, ceramic and other artisans. The exhibit will also include signs salvaged from the camp, which, at end of the show, will be donated to the Oregon Historical Society’s permanent collection.
Twenty-five percent of proceeds from the event will be donated to the City of Portland for Park Restoration.
So, no matter whether you were a camper, a Portland Police Officer, a politician, a broadcaster or are a collector of art and artifacts or a lover of the creative power that is uniquely Portland, please join us to celebrate our city, our people and our artists, Thursday, December 1, 2011 from 6 to 9PM at 625 NW Everett Street Gallery Number 108. MoHDI Gallery.
Needless to say, it would not be Portland without coffee and other local beverages!
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT Mark Kronquist • firstname.lastname@example.org • 503 750 8235