Jul
7
Aug 18

Untold Passage

  • Jacob Lawrence Gallery

Untold Passage presents the work of artists recovering the unwritten histories of immigrant communities shown alongside the work of contemporary poets representing the unquantifiable aspects of those experiences. It takes up the politics of narrative that structure the representations of our world in words, the interface between visual arts and poetry, and the increased interest in historiography and recuperation of lost narratives.

The exhibition’s title holds a doubled meaning: untold, referring to that which is incalculable and unarticulated, and passage, pointing not only to the movement of bodies but also a fragment of text. Untold Passage features artists Zhi Lin, Mary Ann Peters, Rodrigo Valenzuela, and collaborative duo x y x as well as poets Stacey Tran + Becky Nguyen (Gramma Poetry Press), Ocean Vuong, and Javier Zamora (Copper Canyon Press). The exhibition’s accompanying catalog is made possible with the support of Gramma Poetry Press.

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Jul
1
3:00 pm15:00

Tender Table: Béalleka + Hang Vu

  • High & Low Art Gallery

Tender Table is a storytelling platform featuring women of color and gender non-conforming people of color to share stories about food, family, and identity.

Join us for presentations by BÉALLEKA + HANG VU (my mom!)

All ages are welcome to this event. $5-10 sliding scale to support the artists. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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Jun
27
6:00 pm18:00

Food Workers Resist: Storytelling About Race, Food, and Identity

  • The Headwaters Theater

This event is brought to you by Handsome Pizza, Pink Hanky, The Racist Sandwich Podcast, and Portland Underground Grad School. It is a fundraiser for the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization, a humanitarian organization dedicated to serve immigrants and refugees. ** Show starts at 6pm ** Price: $20 ($10 w/ food handler card) **

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Jun
10
7:00 pm19:00

Tender Table: Leslie Stevenson, Lilian Dirrebes, Vanessa Perez-Winder

  • Ristretto Roasters

Tender Table is a storytelling platform for women of color and gender non-conforming people of color to share stories about food, family, and identity.

Join us for presentations by LESLIE STEVENSON + LILIAN DIRREBES + VANESSA PEREZ-WINDER

This event will be at the Ristretto on N Williams outside of normal business hours. $5-10 sliding scale to support the artists. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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May
26
3:00 pm15:00

Tender Table: Anna Vo, Stephanie Adams-Santos, Zeloszelos Marchandt

  • Yale Union (Kitchen)

Tender Table is a platform for women of color and gender non-conforming people of color to share stories about food, family, and identity.

Join us for presentations by ANNA VO + STEPHANIE ADAMS-SANTOS + ZELOSZELOS MARCHANDT

This event will be in the kitchen of Yale Union. $5-10 sliding scale to support the artists. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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Apr
20
7:00 pm19:00

Tender Table: Mazzy Chiu, A'misa Chiu, May Cat

  • Cardinal Club

Tender Table is a platform for POC, queer, femme voices to share stories about food, nourishment, inheritance, tradition, survival.

Join us for presentations by MAZZY CHIU + A'MISA CHIU + MAY CAT

The event is free and all ages are welcome in the event space until 9pm. $5-10 suggested donation for the artists.

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Apr
6
7:00 pm19:00

Tender Table: Teresa Nguyen & Elina Lim

  • Compliance Division

Tender Table is a platform for POC, queer, femme voices to share stories about food, nourishment, inheritance, tradition, survival.

Join us for presentations by TERESA NGUYEN & ELINA LIM

The event is free and all ages are welcome. $5-10 suggested donation for the artists.

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Mar
21
7:00 pm19:00

Gramma Poetry Book Launch at Mother Foucault's

  • Mother Foucault's (Portland, OR)

HELLO PORTLAND! Please join Gramma to celebrate the releases of its first two full-length books : UGLY TIME, by Sarah Galvin (Seattle), and COMMUNITY GARDEN FOR LONELY GIRLS, by Christine Shan Shan Hou (Brooklyn). Portland Gramma family members Stacey Tran, Shayla Lawson, and Patricia No will also delight us with their words. 

**FREE + OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. BOOKS ON $ALE. JOIN US IN SOLIDARITY AND LOVE.** 

SARAH GALVIN is the author of a book of poems, The Three Einsteins (Poor Claudia, 2014) and a book of essays, The Best Party of Our Lives (Sasquatch, 2015). Her poetry and essays can be also found in The Guardian, io, New Ohio Review, Vice Magazine, and Pinwheel, among others. She is a regular contributor to The Stranger newspaper. She is a winner of the 2015 Lottery Grant, a 2015 James W. Ray award nominee, and was considered for what would have been the first Radio Flyer Wagon DUI in Washington State history.

CHRISTINE SHAN SHAN HOU is a poet and artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Publications include “I'm Sunlight” (The Song Cave, 2016), C O N C R E T E S O U N D (2011), a collaborative artists’ book with artist Audra Wolowiec, and Accumulations (Publication Studio, 2010). christinehou.com

STACEY TRAN is a writer from Portland, OR. She curates Tender Table, a storytelling series about food featuring POC, queer, femme voices. Her work can be found in The Fanzine, diaCRITICS, GRAMMA, and The Volta, among others. Wendy's Subway released her first chapbook, Fake Haiku (February, 2017). staceytran.com

SHAYLA LAWSON is the author of I Think I'm Ready to See Frank Ocean (Saturnalia Books, 2018). She has written for Salon, Guernica, & ESPN. She is a former Scholar-in-Residence at the Giorgio Cini Foundation of Venice, Italy and a 2017 MacDowell Fellow.

PATRICIA NO is a writer, editor, and publisher in Portland, OR. She is the co-founder of Publication Studio and is an editor at Weekday, an annual literary magazine.

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Mar
10
7:00 pm19:00

Tender Table: Melika Belhaj & Pochas Radicales

  • Independent Publishing Resource Center

Tender Table is a platform for POC, queer, femme voices to share stories about food, nourishment, inheritance, tradition, survival.

Join us for presentations by MELIKA BELHAJ / BLANCA STACEY VILLALOBOS / ANDREA TELLES

The event is free, all ages, ADA accessible. $5-10 suggested donation for the artists.

 

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Feb
25
6:00 pm18:00

Outwork: Union (Black Lives Matter Fundraiser)

  • First Congregational United Church

This month's theme is Union. What brings us together in union? How are we communal? What connotations does “union” carry in politics, public, personal lives? How does the system work to unite people/tear people apart? Can our nation ever be united?

All proceeds from the door and a percentage of all art sold will go directly to Black Lives Matter. Sliding scale entry fee of $7-10.

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Feb
24
7:00 pm19:00

Tender Table: Pamela K. Santos / Becky Win / Bonnie Dada

  • Independent Publishing Resource Center (Portland, OR)

Tender Table is a platform for POC, queer, femme voices to share stories about food, nourishment, inheritance, tradition, survival.

Join us for the inaugural event with PAMELA K. SANTOS / BECKY WIN / BONNIE DADA

The event is free, all ages, ADA accessible. $5-10 suggested donation for the artists.

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Feb
5
4:00 pm16:00

Reading with Allison Cobb, Steve Karl, erica lewis

  • FalseFront (Portland, OR)

Special Portland event! A poetry reading featuring Steven Karl of Tokyo, Japan, and erica lewis of San Francisco, with Portlanders Allison Cobb and Stacey Tran. 

Allison Cobb is the author of Born2, Green-Wood, Plastic: an autobiography, and After We All Died, just out from Ahsahta Press and a finalist for the National Poetry Series. allisoncobb.net

erica lewis lives in San Francisco where she is a fine arts publicist. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in various online and print anthologies and journals. Books include the precipice of jupiter, camera obscura (both collaborations with artist Mark Stephen Finein), murmur in the inventory, and daryl hall is my boyfriend, book one in the box set trilogy. mary wants to be a superwoman, book two, is forthcoming from Jack White’s Third Man Books in 2017. Recent chapbooks include publications from Belladonna, Lame House Press, and After Hours/The Song Cave. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Steven Karl is the author of Dork Swagger (Coconut Books, 2013) and Sister (Noemi Press, 2016) and is the editor-in-chief for Sink Review. Recent poetry and non-fiction has appeared in Pinwheel, Jellyfish, Entropy, The Volta, Coldfront Magazine, and The First Time I Heard My Bloody Valentine. Born in Philadelphia, he currently lives in Tokyo, Japan. 

Stacey Tran is a writer living in Portland, OR. Her work can be found in The Volta, The Fanzine, Gramma Poetry, and more. Wendy's Subway is publishing her first chapbook, FAKE HAIKU, February 2017.www.staceytran.com

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Feb
2
6:00 pm18:00

Art as Resistance: Inauguration

  • UNA Gallery (Portland, OR)

"Throughout history, culture and art have always been the celebration of freedom under oppression." 
- Author unknown

Please join us Thursday, February 2nd for the opening reception of UNA’s first 2017 exhibition: Art as Resistance. 

Featuring artwork from Maya Vivas, Dan Pillers, Andrea Beck, Carlos González Acosta and Maximiliano. Art as Resistance celebrates local POC, Femme, and Queer artists employing personal identity as a means of opposition.

In addition to the visual work, Stacey Tran and Sara Sutter, two Portland poets and artists, will perform from their project: Resistance Somatics.

As always, we thank you for helping us serve these incredible artists and hope you’ll join us in recognition of their efforts!

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