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Flying Like a Rock

September 7-28, 2017

Venue
Pacific Northwest College of Art Center for Art and Contemporary Culture

Location
Portland, OR

Untitled (Detail) by Kate Thompson © 2017 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, acrylic and paint pen on canvas, 11 x 14 inches

Work by Elana Cooper, Kaokrew "Yah" Kakabutra, Edita Membreno, Vanessa Ruffin, and Kate Thompson included in first annual Self Taught Artist Fair at Pacific Northwest College of Art

The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at PNCA and Public Annex are proud to announce the first annual Self Taught Artist Fair, Flying Like A Rock, hosted by Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) on view in the Commons Gallery.  Artwork by CE artists Elana Cooper, Kaokrew "Yah" KakabutraEdita Membreno, Vanessa Ruffin, and Kate Thompson is included in this exhibition.

As a non-profit organization in the Portland area, Public Annex’s mission “is to break down systemic barriers that prohibit marginalized populations from inclusivity by building a community around accessible farming and art programming.” Public Annex currently offers weekly art classes, urban farming, lectures and workshops, and artist representation. In an extension of this programming, PA is excited to launch The Self-Taught Artist Fair, which draws together artists from a myriad of backgrounds and practices beyond an institutional art community.

Flying Like A Rock, the first exhibition under this umbrella, aims to include works from artists who identify as ‘self-taught,’ who make work independent from formal training in the arts, and whose work resonates with this year’s theme. The title, Flying Like A Rock, comes from a Portland-based artist who coined the phrase to describe his feeling of being unseen by society at large. He urges us all to make eye contact. This show seeks work that makes contact as an expression of how the artist wants to be seen, touched, heard, or felt as an individual flying in full self-expression.



Exhibition Dates
September 7 - 28, 2017

Exhibition Location
Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design Commons
511 NW Broadway
Portland, Oregon, 97209 
(503) 226-4391

Free and open to the public 


 


Untitled by Elana Cooper © 2017 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, acrylic on vellum paper, 37 x 80 inches

 


Untitled by Elana Cooper © 2017 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, acrylic on vellum paper, 37 x 80 inches


Untitled (Blue Geode) by Kaocrew "Yah" Kakabutra and Vanessa Ruffin © 2016 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, mixed media paper mache sculpture, 5 x 11 x 8.5 inches


Untitled (Pink Geode) by Kaocrew "Yah" Kakabutra and Vanessa Ruffin © 2016 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, mixed media paper mache sculpture, 8 x 7 x 6 inches


Untitled by Edita Membreno © 2017 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, acrylic on paper, 30 x 79 inches


Untitled by Kate Thompson © 2017 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, acrlyic and paint pen on canvas, 11 x 14 inches

 

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