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NEWS BRIEFS

Portland Art Museum Hosts Upstanders Festival May 27

Event includes spoken word, workshops and poster making in support of social justice ...

Happy Memorial Day

The Skanner wishes readers a safe and happy Memorial Day ...

North Portland Library Announces June Computer Classes

Upcoming courses include Introduction to Spreadsheets, What is the Cloud? and Learn Programming with Games ...

Merkley to Hold Town Hall in Clackamas County

Sen. Jeff Merkley to hold town hall in Clackamas County, May 30 ...

NAACP Monthly Meeting Notice, May 27, Portland

NAACP Portland invites the community to its monthly general membership meeting ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Ensuring the Promise of the Every Student Succeeds Act

The preservation of Thurgood Marshall's legacy is dependent upon our dedication to our children ...

CFPB Sues Ocwen Financial over Unfair Mortgage Practices

What many homeowners soon discover is that faithfully paying a monthly mortgage is in some cases, just not enough ...

B-CU Grads Protest Betsy “DeVoid” in Epic Fashion

Julianne Malveaux says that Betsy “DeVoid,” is no Mary McLeod Bethune ...

NAACP on Supreme Court's Decline to Review NC Voter ID Law

NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks made the following remarks ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

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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