Opening Reception: An Altar to Alter

October 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

An Altar to Alter: A transcendent experience in Black Feminine Art and Healing is a pop-up collaboration between Portland in Color and the Portland Art Museum, debuting in conjunction with Hank Willis Thomas’ exhibit All Things Being Equal…

With Portraits by Intisar Abioto and accompanying zine by Melodee Dudley and edited by Tiara Darnell, An Altar to Alter celebrates the work of

Ni Saara Abioto
Princess Bouton
Jarlisa Corbett
Adriene Cruz
Crystal Davis
Megon Dee-Cave
Father Fannie
Leila Haile
Kanda Mbenza-Ngoma
Kris Rene
Tazha Williams

The opening reception will feature performances from singer and dancer Uriah Boyd, writer Jenna Fletcher and Slam Poetry artist Briana Grisby.  Sounds and music provided by DJ No.Bi.Es.

About Portland in Color: (IG @portlandincolor)

Portland in Color began as a photo series by its founder, photographer Celeste Noche in 2017. A year later the series evolved into a directory and journal celebrating the city’s artists of color in partnership with Emilly Prado, thanks to partial funding awarded by the Rrts and Culture Council. Portland in Color seeks to disrupt the homogeneity of representation in Portland Arts and media by highlighting the voices and experiences of people of color. They have partnered with creative titans such as Swift Creative Agency and Portland Design Week.

About Jagger Blaec: (IG @basic.blaec.girl)

Jagger Blaec is a creative, journalist, and storyteller. Currently she produces the local show of The Moth. Her passion is to create access and equity for femmes of color in creative industries. Her next venture will be a debut storytelling showcase at Portland Center Stage.

The exhibition will be on view October 28, 2019 – November 25, 2019

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The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.

Cover of Altar to Alter magazine