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NEWS BRIEFS

Breaking Bread Breaking Barriers, Feb. 26

Monthly dinner aims to build relationships between communities of color and police ...

Local Group Researches African American Ancestry

This Genealogical Forum of Oregon special interest group holds monthly meetings ...

Last Day to Apply for Affordable Housing is Feb. 22

Longtime and displaced residents of N/NE Portland receive preference for new housing, apply before midnight Thursday ...

NAACP Announces Key Partnerships

Voter mobilization for 2018 midterm elections takes precedence among issues uniting groups ...

Winter Donations Needed, Warming Centers Open Through Thursday

Locals encouraged to check on neighbors, winter gear needed ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Painting President Obama's Portrait Was Life-Changing

Artist Kehinde Wiley represented the president's life using color, composition and flowers ...

Raising Emotionally Competent Children

Lynnette Monroe on how her grandparents taught her to love herself ...

Black Dollars Matter: The Sales Impact of Black Consumers

Black consumers are spending jumi.2 trillion annually and are demanding that brands speak to them in ways that resonate...

Guest Opinion: Skipper Osborne’s Testimony on HB 4005

In testimony to legislature, Osborne says bill could decrease access to important therapies ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

Upfor Gallery

The Soul of Black Art: A Collector’s View opens on September 1, 2016 and includes paintings, prints, photographs and video art by fourteen modern through contemporary artists. The show runs through October 15, 2016. The gallery is open during the First Thursday art walks on September 1 and October 6 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The exhibition and events are free to attend and open to the public.

Collector John Goodwin guest curates Upfor’s third anniversary exhibition, including work from his and Michael-Jay Robinson’s collection in conversation with work selected for the occasion. Briefly surveying changes in depiction of black culture in America over the last 100 years, the exhibition begins with abstract expressionist collage depicting economic strife in Goodwin’s home state of North Carolina, and extends to a young physician/photographer of Black/Korean descent who captures powerful and poignant images of today’s black culture.

The exhibition includes work by Romare Bearden, Marian Carrasquero, Ralph Chessé, Kris Graves, Zig Jackson, Zun Lee, Glenn Ligon, Marion Post-Wolcott, Michael-Jay Robinson, Devan Shimoyama, Gary Simmons, Arvie Smith, Andy Warhol and Damon Winter. Read artist bios here.

 

About Upfor: Founded in 2013, Upfor presents contemporary art from emerging and established artists working in digital and other mediums. The gallery is located at 929 NW Flanders Street, Portland, OR 97209. Gallery hours are Tuesday–Saturday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm and by appointment. For more information, please visit upforgallery.com.

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