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Keepers of OurStory: a discussion with Black elder artists

Sep 9, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR
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Centering elders’ voices, Keepers of OurStory is a panel discussion facilitated by Black Artists of Oregon curator, Intisar Abioto, with featured artists Adriene Cruz, Bobby Fouther, Richard Brown, and Isaka Shamsud-Din. This program is a deep dive into the practices and established work of Black elders as shapers of the arts in Oregon and the foundation for current and future generations of Black creators. As an opening program, Keepers of OurStory looks to elders’ stories as the roots of the Black Artists of Oregon exhibition. The title references photographer Richard Brown’s 1988 Keepers of OurStory, a photo series that documented and listened to the stories of Black Portland elders.