Trans Diaspora of Resilience
Nov
20
6:00 PM18:00

Trans Diaspora of Resilience

Born out of a shared frustration with white-dominated Trans spaces, Ori Gallery is partnering with Forward Together & Sankofa Collective Northwest to bring you a night of celebrating our Transcestors, eachother and visions of a better future than the one we've been handed. The evening will feature a pop-up exhibition of Trans Artists of Color, hella food, bomb music, TPoC performers and a community altar space for you to contribute to.

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Evening Botanist
Nov
24
12:00 PM12:00

Evening Botanist

A collaboration between local queer/trans creatives of color--Glory Tarot (leo ariel) and Pink Princess Philodendron (Grace Piper), combines a tarot message with a bespoke potted plant and crystal set.

At this event you can find potted plants paired with a crystal that are matched to different astrology signs and planets. These are created with a guided astrology reading to help charge that part of your natal chart. In addition, you will get a tarot card pull (~10 minutes) from leo ariel, detailing either your relationship with this plant, or a card reading specific to you.

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Ashley Alexandra Johnson: A Year of Returning
Nov
18
7:00 PM19:00

Ashley Alexandra Johnson: A Year of Returning

home school and Ori Gallery are excited to present a talk by Ashley Alexandra Johnson, Founding Fellow and Program Director of Birthright AFRICA, 18 Nov 2018, 7-9p. This is the final engagement of the 2018 curriculum! Snacks and refreshments will be available, and as always the session will be livestreamed and archived online for distance learning.

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Art 4 Direct Action Group : Initial Meetup!
Nov
10
1:00 PM13:00

Art 4 Direct Action Group : Initial Meetup!

WTF is direct action? 
How does art shift culture? 
How can my personal creative drive fit into the struggle for justice? 
In this initial meeting we’ll address these questions, get to know each other, create group guidelines and brainstorm projects and schedule future meetings!
Ori prioritizes the leadership of the most effected/marginalized; 
We are ADA accessible, have a bathroom & light snacks will be provided.
This is a free event.

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Portland Artist Talks: Celeste Noche + Josué Rivas
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Portland Artist Talks: Celeste Noche + Josué Rivas

The Authority Collective presents an artist talk with photographer Josué Rivas, one of the 30 inaugural Lit List Photographers to Watch, on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Ori Gallery in Portland, Oregon. 

Hear about Josué and his work, learn more about the Authority Collective and the Lit List, and meet fellow PNW creatives. Local photographer Celeste Noche will also present her work. 

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Grant Writing for Artists
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Grant Writing for Artists

  • Portland Community College-Cascade Printmaking Studio (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

How do you get your dreams the funding they deserve? Learn to tell your story in a dynamic and engaging way! Along with the basics of creating and writing grant narratives, developing budgets & organizing supporting materials, we will also demystify the process of applying for and maintaining grants in accessible language. Together we will explore how to properly research grants, keep your materials organized, develop systems to streamline your efforts and be the change you want to see in the world!

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inheritance
Oct
4
to Nov 18

inheritance

Opening reception: Oct 4, 2018, 6-10pm
Show duration: Oct 4 - Nov 18, 2018


Inheritance weaves together the talents of April Felipe, Habiba El-Sayed and Natalia Arbelaez, whose work engages ideas of selfhood, be it constructed or obligatory. Each of theses artists use ceramics as a tool to question: who is hyper visible and who goes unseen? Whose identities are anchored and who is left with a sense of loss in search of belonging? And finally, how much power do we truly have in correcting the course of our inherited paths? Through personal narrative, they challenge us to reflect inward and explore how our complicated pasts affect our present understanding of the self.

Curated by Maya Vivas

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Do Right Sunday - A Benefit & Hang For Ori Art Gallery
Sep
23
to Sep 24

Do Right Sunday - A Benefit & Hang For Ori Art Gallery

The last Sunday of the month Everyday Mixed Tapes partners with a different local nonprofit or community organization to highlight the work they're doing in Portland and contribute 10% of daily sales to the group. It's a simple way for us to do right in the city we love. This months Do Right Sunday will be held September 23rd and funds will go to Ori Art Gallery. 

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STRATUM
Sep
1
to Sep 27

STRATUM

Opening reception: Sep 1, 2018

6-10pm Show duration: Sep 1 - 27, 2018

Bringing together the work of Raychelle Duazo, Lilian Dirrebes, Emma Kates-Shaw & Adam Ponto: Stratum explores the practice of tattooing through the lens of race and gender in an industry dominated by misogyny, racism and colonization. By focusing on the work of those with multiple marginalized identities and those with direct cultural ties to the practice of body modification, we begin to deconstruct how the industry and practice have manifested. We carve out a place for artists who make a transformative place for healing, reclamation of self and ancestry. Stratum seeks to reveal the multitudes that tattooers are capable of as artists, storytellers and activists.

Curated by Leila Haile.

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Drawing 101 - Aug 26
Aug
26
6:30 PM18:30

Drawing 101 - Aug 26

Whether you are just beginning your artistic journey, looking to try something new or are a seasoned artist looking to brush up on your drawing basics, join us for Ori Gallery's Drawing 101 class! 

Maya Vivas will serve as your instructor covering:
Gesture
Contour
Form, volume, proportions.
& Perspective
Giving you hands on guidance to explore materials, improve your technique and help you develop your own personal drawing style.

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Drawing 101 - Aug 12
Aug
12
6:30 PM18:30

Drawing 101 - Aug 12

Whether you are just beginning your artistic journey, looking to try something new or are a seasoned artist looking to brush up on your drawing basics, join us for Ori Gallery's Drawing 101 class! 

Maya Vivas will serve as your instructor covering:
Gesture
Contour
Form, volume, proportions.
& Perspective
Giving you hands on guidance to explore materials, improve your technique and help you develop your own personal drawing style.

Buy Tix!

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EMERGENT: YOUTH EXHIBITION
Jul
5
to Aug 26

EMERGENT: YOUTH EXHIBITION

Ori Gallery is pleased to announce: Emergent. This exhibition features the work of ten young queer/trans/artists of color who are taking their place in wider conversations of the art world. Emergent will facilitate and continue the dialogue in what it means for our youth to cultivate an artistic practice and share their opinions, ideas, dreams & talents.

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White Lgbtqia+ Solidarity with Black Power: No Pride in Genocide
Jun
30
4:00 PM16:00

White Lgbtqia+ Solidarity with Black Power: No Pride in Genocide

***SOLD OUT***

Email contact@thereparationschallenge.org to get on waiting list.

Join Uhuru Solidarity Movement Portland (USM PDX) for a workshop designed for white LGBTQIA+ identified folks to study solidarity as defined by the international black poor and working class in the form of the African People's Socialist Party. 

Come to understand the white LGBTQIA+ colonialist past and present and how to unite with a liberated future of black power!! Attendees will not only come away with new perspectives on liberation, but real concrete ways to make a difference!

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Queer Cinema - Moonlight
Jun
19
7:00 PM19:00

Queer Cinema - Moonlight

Join us for a special Juneteenth (Tuesday June 19, 7pm) screening of Moonlight followed by a brief discussion about the film facilitated by Jay.
This event is open to queer folks of all race & genders. We do ask that all non-Black queers please be respectful and aware of the space you are taking up. 
Admission is free, but donations are always appreciated.

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Grant Writing for the People! SATURDAY 4/28
Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Grant Writing for the People! SATURDAY 4/28

Come learn the basics of nonprofit grant writing from community organizer and fundraising professional, Leila Haile. In this class we'll cover mission statements, the elements of a business plan, project planning, budget creation, research and basic grant application tips in an accessible, radical and chill atmosphere.

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Grant Writing for the People! THURSDAY 4/26
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Grant Writing for the People! THURSDAY 4/26

Come learn the basics of nonprofit grant writing from community organizer and fundraising professional, Leila Haile. In this class we'll cover mission statements, the elements of a business plan, project planning, budget creation, research and basic grant application tips in an accessible, radical and chill atmosphere.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

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Trans Justice Art Showcase
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

Trans Justice Art Showcase

We are teaming up with our friends Forward Together for a one night pop up exhibition!

Forward Together is celebrating trans and non-binary people of color with a one-night showcase featuring powerful pieces from the Trans Day of Resilience and Trans Life + Liberation art series.  Trans liberation is woven into the colors and syllables of the art by 15 trans and non-binary artists—including two Portland artists: Colin Laurel and Ebin Lee.

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