“I Am My White Ancestors” Art Exhibit

 

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“I Am My White Ancestors” Art Exhibit

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until February 16, 2020

In a collaboration between the Parish of St. John the Baptist and Oregon Episcopal School, Portland artist Anne Mavor presents “I Am My White Ancestors: Claiming the Legacy of Oppression.” The exhibit is designed to spark reflections on identity and family history, and is part of a continued commitment to build community awareness and ownership of equity and inclusion through storytelling and reflection.

Please join us for a multi-disciplinary installation of 13 life-size photographic self-portraits that explore Anne’s European-American heritage, her family, and their role in the history of race, class, colonization, and genocide. Anne’s ancestors, real and imagined, span more than 2,000 years from the Celtic Iron Age to present-day Portland. The 7′ x 5′ portraits, taken by Anne’s daughter, Jane Keating, and printed on fabric panels, are accompanied by short audio diaries from the perspective of each ancestor.

Viewers who wish to respond to the work can post at a sharing station.

Details

Date:
February 16
Time:
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Organizer

St. John the Baptist, Portland
Phone:
5032453777
Email:
stjohn@oes.edu
Website:
https://sjb-pdx.org/

Venue

St. John the Baptist, Portland
6300 SW Nicol Road
Portland, OR 97223 United States
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Phone:
(503) 245-3777
Website:
www.wheretraditionwelcomesdiversity.org