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Trans Justice Art Showcase

  • Ori Gallery 4038 North Mississippi Avenue Portland, OR, 97227 United States (map)

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.

Tickets are free but RSVP is required:

** Please note, this is a space centering queer, trans, gender non-conforming, and non-binary people of color. Allies are welcome to support by sharing or inviting TGNC and non-binary people of color. **

About the Artists:

Colin Laurel - Artist is a Black trans visual artist whose work spans illustration, personal narrative, fine art and clothing. Using racial awareness, gender identity, observation, music, film and mythology as his creative foundation, Colin dedicates himself to nuanced storytelling.

Ebin Lee: Art/Illustration/ Design is an artist from Chicago currently living in Portland, Oregon. They graduated from Pacific Northwest College of art with a degree in illustration. The majority of their work deals with storytelling through bold expressive line work and imagery.

Event page cover Art by Ethan Draws Stuff.

About the space: Ori Gallery is the brain child of the creative duo Maya Vivas & Leila Haile. Together they seek to reclaim and redefine "the white cube" through amplifying the voices of trans and queer artists of color, community organizing and mobilization through the arts.

Access Notes: This venue is ADA accessible. A wheelchair ramp is available for the side-building entrance. Restrooms are wheelchair accessible, and gender-neutral. ** This space is not scent-free but attendees are encouraged to avoid scented products out of consideration for those with chemical sensitivities. **

Forward Together transforms culture and policy to work for all families in Oregon and across the country. We build courage and foster connection among our multi-racial community of changemakers to secure the rights, recognition and resources all families need to thrive.

For questions and further information, please contact Jakki at