PDX Zine Symposium
Join dozens of Portland's self-publishers for the 10th annual PDX Zine Symposium from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday at the Peter W. Stott Main Gym at Portland State University. In addition to the many tables where zinesters will be selling their wares – in addition to comics, how-to guides, memoirs, political action guides and other literature, there are often other homemade things – a number of workshops will be held throughout the weekend.
From bookbinding, silkscreening and storytelling lectures to panels on feminist self-defense, the police state and yoga, the lectures cover a number of topics close to the heart of the DIY community. A full list of workshops and more information about the symposium can be found at www.pdxzines.com.
Art Not Crime Presents 'Love, Life, and Art'
The fine folks at Art Not Crime will present "Love, Life and Art," a celebration of the life of Rachel Ann Harrison with a live art installation and music at the Provenance Gallery, 4943 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Aug. 28. The installation will feature PCC's Graffiti Style Fine Art Krew, Sektr 1, Antonio Alcocer, Rudy Rolon, Josh Evans and Matt West. Live music will be provided by Will West, DJ Mel of Dykotemy, Kimosabe and The Love Loungers.
The celebration will feature raffle prizes, refreshments and the exclusive zine release of "ghetto BLASTER." Proceeds will be donated to Art Not Crime and Just 1x. Cover charge is just $5.
Colored Pencils Art Night
A permanent exhibit of multicultural art will be unveiled at this month's Colored Pencils on Aug. 27 at the MidCounty Health Center, 12710 SE Division St.
"You will find Kwa Franklin's paintings of his family life in Cameroon display near Shu-Ju Wang's exquisite paintings inspired by Asian philosophy," according to event organizers. "Art by Karen Burmese community, as well as widely recognized Portland's Mexican muralist Hector Hernandez's drawing. Also featured will be works by Palestinian artist and PSU art educator Kanaan M Kanaan."
The artists reception and performance will go from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Visit www.coloredpencilsart.com/ to sign up to perform or get more information about the exhibit.