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POWER UP: They Come From Fire

Jan 21, 2023
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR
General accessibility

Celebrate LGBTQ2SIA+ youth and allies at the Portland Art Museum! Meet new people. Immerse yourself in powerful art by Jeffrey Gibson and other queer artists. Join a drag workshop with Carla Rossi. Speak your truth at the open mic. Make art, make friends, and have fun!

Middle school, high school, and college-age are all welcome. GSA/QSA advisors and teachers are welcome, too.

Admission is FREE! Refreshments provided.

Print the POWER UP flyer


Welcome and Information
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Hoffman Lobby Entrance, near the gift shop

Art-Making: Gender Euphoria Self-Portraits, Zines, Buttons, and more!
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Kinney and Stevens Rooms, Lower Level

Welcome to Clown Town: A Drag Workshop with Carla Rossi
2 – 3 p.m.
Stevens Room, Lower Level

A Conversation with Artist Jeffrey Gibson
3 – 3:30 p.m.
Stevens Room, Lower Level

Open Mic with MC TW
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Isaka Shamsud-Din: Rock of Ages exhibition
Main Building, Floor 3

Do you want to do more? Join Aviva McClure and Emily Squires to collectively make a rad queer art zine! Come make a new friend, have a snack, experience some powerful art, and get your voice heard in person and on paper. All materials are provided and no previous art experience is necessary. We’ll use the zine as a way to connect with each other while making it AND it will be featured at the actual POWER UP event on January 21st.

POWER UP Zine Workshops

Saturdays, January 7 and 14 at 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Kinney Room, Lower Level

Come to one or both workshops. Admission is FREE! Contact Hana (hana.layson@pam.org) to let us know you’re coming.

These programs are supported in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and by the Bank of America Foundation.

All-gender restrooms are located in the first-floor gift shop and on the fourth floor of the main museum building.