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Call and Response: The Story of Black Lives Matter Virtual Discussion

When you think “call and response,” you may think of protest chants like “Whose streets?” “Our streets!”— groups of voices joining together to form a powerful rallying cry. Call and Response: The Story of Black Lives Matter, published by Versify/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on August 17, is an essential history of Black Lives Matter centered on those voices, beginning with the movement’s founders Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi. Author Veronica Chambers of The New York Times documents the pivotal moments that galvanized Black Lives Matter, featuring stories and quotes from the activists that built upon a vision to stand up for racial justice. Nearly 100 striking New York Times photographs accompany the text, setting Call and Response apart as a visual narrative of the…

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Open Mic Night

Do you have a song, poem, spoken word piece, or piece of visual art you’ve been working on? Come share it with a like-minded crew of Imago folks & friends! Are you a really great audience member? We want you too! Friday, August 13th*, from 7-9pm in the Loft of the Ankeny building. *No bad luck, just some chill fun & new friends Open sign-ups for a 5-minute performance slot are from 7-7:20pm. Show starts at 7:30pm. Light snacks provided. Questions? Email arts@idcpdx.com

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Telling the Story of Portland – Mayor’s Office Native Art Project

The Portland Mayor’s office, working in partnership with the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, is looking to showcase the work of 3-4 Native artists. The theme is to tell a story of the Indigenous Peoples in the Portland Metropolitan area, past, present, and future. Selected artwork will be purchased for the City of Portland’s art collection and will be installed in the lobby of the Mayor’s office. [Application Form] INTENTION: In an effort to increase Native American visibility and convey a more equitable perspective of Portland’s history, artwork created by Native artists will replace portraits of previous mayors that are currently displayed in the entrance to the Mayor’s office. These works will tell the stories of the past, present and future of the city as…

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Photoshop: Prepping Files for Print

In this Intro Photoshop tutorial-based workshop, learn the basics of prepping files for printing. Learn the basics of touching up images of photos and illustrations, layer separation and best practices for CMYK printing.This workshop is open to all, but especially geared towards IPRC Members looking to learn more about file prep for screenprinting and risograph printing. Taught by Anthony Wylen $10 Register here, and zoom link will be sent on the day of the workshop. Flier design by Luke Mollerup

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Submission Deadline: Grits Quarterly: Issue #2: Earth

Grits Quarterly is seeking your truest weirds in the form of writing and visual art for Issue #2 of the digital lit mag, for fall 2020. The theme for this issue is “Earth,” open to broad interpretations. For more information, please visit our instagram @gritsquarterly or gritsquarterly.com

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Stay Home Stay Queer

Join us Thursday July 16th for another night of poetry. We strive to be a dynamic space for spoken word and visual arts to live, be, and own queer identity. Zoom code to come.

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SALON SKID ROW Presents: the Revival /// LP #2

A monthly performance series featuring poetry, prose, musicians, dancers, and visual artists. Doors 7pm/show 8pm.21+over. Free. Tuesday, March 3rd: Robert Lashley, (WA), Brian Stephen Ellis, DeAngelo Gillispie, Julian Smuggles & Cinema Obscura.

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Salon Skid Row Presents: The Revival

A monthly salon performance series, featuring poetry, prose, music, dance, and visual artists. Doors 7pm / Show 8pm. 21 & over. Free. Tuesday, February 11th: Micah Fletcher, Rob Gray, Robyn Bateman, Jenna Marie Fletcher, KMA Sullivan & Cinema Obscura

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Wit’s End: What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It

In Wit’s End: What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It (W. W. Norton), James Geary explores every facet of wittiness, from its role in innovation to why puns are the highest form of wit. Adopting a different style for each chapter – from dramatic dialogue to sermon, heroic couplets to a barroom monologue – Geary embodies wit in all its forms. Wit’s End agilely balances psychology, folktale, visual art, and literary history with lighthearted humor and acute insight, demonstrating that wit and wisdom are really the same thing.

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ERASURE WORKSHOP w/ Zachary Schomburg

This 3 hour session will introduce you to the poetic form of Erasure, which is the practice of erasing words from an existing text to generate new poetry / visual art. Together, we’ll look at published examples of erasure, and discuss what might make our own erasures successful. Before we meet, I’ll assign a brief reading which will we use to center our discussion. I’ll also provide materials for erasure, including books, random prose texts, white-out, scissors, glue, markers, etc. If you already have a text you’d like to erase, please feel free to bring it along. At the end of the session, we will all be invited to share our new erasure work with the group. All are welcome. No poetry or erasure experience…

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