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Future Prairie VIII: The Veil

September 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$8 – $10
NM Bodecker Foundation, 2360 NW Quimby St, Portland, OR 97210 + Google Map

Please join the artists of Future Prairie for our autumn show, hosted at the gorgeous Bodecker Foundation!

As we transition from summer to autumn, the equinox asks us to honor the changing seasons with a balance of light and dark. Traditionally, this is a time for gathering, grounding, and comfort. The veil between the spiritual and mortal worlds is particularly thin around the autumnal equinox.

Our variety show is inspired by the chautauquas of the 19th and early 20th centuries, where people from all walks of life came together to experience education, entertainment, and culture for the whole community, with speakers, teachers, musicians, and entertainers.

We will have American Sign Language interpreters thanks to a grant from Regional Arts & Culture Council. Thank you as well to CymaSpace for working with us to ensure our show can be inclusive of the Deaf and hard of hearing community.


$8 in advance
$10 at the door

We believe art is important for a healthy and happy community. We have a vision of marginalized artists getting paid for their time. We hope you will consider supporting this dream by purchasing a ticket and attending our show! If cost is prohibitive, let us know and we will put you on a special wait list. Then, if the show does not sell out, we would be happy to let you get a ticket for $5.

We also honor the Arts for All program; that means if you have a food stamps card (Oregon Trail card), you can show your card and ID at the door and attend for $5.

Founded in January 2018 by Joni Renee Whitworth in Portland, Oregon, Future Prairie is a non-profit organization and artist collective led by women, femme, queer, transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals. We develop and showcase emerging and under-represented artists.

When we say “under-represented artists”, we are specifically referring to creatives of different abilities, races, gender identities, national origin, religion, and age. We aim to serve historically-marginalized groups such as women, racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual minorities, and low-income individuals. For many years, Portlanders have spoken of a cultural responsibility to protect, promote, and pay emerging and under-represented artists. We believe the time has come to make good on theories and promises. We believe artists have an opportunity to design and co-create a future that is inclusive and inspiring. We believe art is a valid form of social and personal healing. We believe art is just one stroke of a broader suite of forward-looking societal upgrades, including access to nourishing food, a healthy environment, safe housing, and education.

Find out more at www.futureprairie.com


NM Bodecker Foundation
2360 NW Quimby St
Portland, OR 97210
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Future Prairie
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