Originally from Maryland and based in Philadelphia, SCRAAATCH has performed and exhibited sound and media experiments at venues including MoMA PS1, The Kitchen, MoCADA and the New Museum in NY, Various Small Fires in LA and Little Berlin and the ICA in Philadelphia. Using the chaotic and energetic hybrid DJ/live PA style they’ve come to be known for, they’ve played sets for Boiler Room, MoMA PS1 Sunday Sessions and GHE20G0TH1K among many others.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Portland artists and activists Leila Haile and Maya Vivas of Ori Gallery present Jordan Peele’s Academy Award-winning horror film GET OUT! This special screening is followed by a panel discussion on the real-life issues surrounding this groundbreaking sociological horror film.
Email firstname.lastname@example.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!
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.
Our hair is our crown, our hair is connected to the ancestors. The purpose of this event is to bring people from the African Diaspora to come and talk about hair, trade tips and tricks, bond over the struggles and triumphs and have a place to love our hair In a space free of anti-blackness.
April 19th will be a screening of Melanie's video work, followed by a brief Q&A.
April 20th will be a workshop designed and led by Melanie, titled "Media Literacy: The Art of Seeing the Deal"
Ori Gallery, Art Spark, UNA Gallery, and Portland Open Studios are teaming up for an evening of education and celebration! We will investigate the barriers and best practices for artists responding to open calls. And share the work we are doing to address equity, inclusion, and diversity in the Portland art scene.
Ori Gallery is hosting its first mixer/meetup for creative Trans and Queer Africans to share space, cool snax and build community. Bring food to share, a project that you're working on, or resources you'd like other folks to know about! We'll be providing beverages and light snacks and some get-to-know you activities & space for brainstorming future projects!