25. March 2017 - 18:00 till 22:00
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PSA: Provides Support through Art | Ford Gallery | Saturday, 25. March 2017

Ford Gallery presents PSA, a community exhibition, curated by Lindsey Oldani. PSA is a Public Service Announcement that Provides Support through Art.

Join us on March 25, 2017 from 6 pm to 10 pm for our opening reception, live music from Vanessa Mortinson and Hayley Lynn, silent auction, and spoken word performances from Ashley Walker and Jessica Tyner Mehta, as well as many more.

PSA is a Public Service Announcement that Provides Support through Art. In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness month and in response to recent federal action to defund the Violence Against Women Act, this group exhibition is our way of acknowledging this major social issue. PSA provides a showcase for local artists who believe in the importance of a community that actively addresses sexual violence, while also raising money for a local organization that serves survivors daily.

The event will include a community showcase and art exhibition by local women/femmes, live music, spoken word performances from our rich community of oral artists, a selection of work created by surviors that are currently incarcerated, and the 10x10 donation project.

Our #10x10Project supports the Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC Oregon), a local nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote social justice by eliminating sexual violence in our community through education, support, and advocacy. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of each 10" by 10" piece will go directly to SARC.

6:00pm: PSA Show Opens in Ford Gallery
6:30pm: Vanessa Mortinson plays jazz piano in Ford Gallery
7:30pm: Hayley Lynn
9:00pm: Spoken Word Performance downstairs in Mechanical