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
  • Excited to announce that Hayley Lynn will be with us on Saturday evening. Tell me you aren't excited, too?!
  • Shoot. Would love to go but I am out of town. Next time.
  • Have you heard about these awesome poets? I am seriously so stoked to hear them this weekend. I cannot tell you how thankful I am that there are people out there sharing their stories through spoken word. The lovely Ashley Walker has been kind enough to bring her skills from the ***** Poetry Takeover and coordinate this portion of the evening for me and I couldn't have done this without her help! Throw her some love, eh?
  • Thank you for the invite! I would love to come to this although I have things going that night. Please keep me posted on the next event & have a great night!
  • Amy! Thank you for thinking of me. I will be out of town. I'm sorry 😭😭😭😭😭
  • Have you seen the complete list of names showing at the first ever PSA?! Check it out! The show opens this Saturday, March 25th, at 6pm. I hope to see you all there!
  • DID YOU KNOW THAT WE HAVE AMAZING PORTLAND POETS??? Jessica Tyner Mehta is a Cherokee poet and novelist. She’s the author of four collections of poetry including Secret-Telling Bones, Orygun, What Makes an Always, and The Last Exotic Petting Zoo as well as the novel The Wrong Kind of Indian. Jessica is the owner of a multi-award winning writing services business, MehtaFor, and is the founder of the Get it Ohm! karmic yoga movement. Visit Jessica’s author site below and join us next Saturday evening, March 25th, at Ford Gallery at 9pm to hear her and 6 other poets take the stage in honor Sexual Assault Awareness Month and SARC Oregon
  • Check Out PSA artist Lauren Reiner's work before the showcase opens next weekend.
  • Did you know that there are over 20 artists in the PSA Group Show?! That isn't even counting the #10x10Project <3
  • ****! Hate to miss it, but I have to go to a wake in slc. So glad my work will be included!
  • Paper?
  • PSA CONTRIBUTING ARTIST: Nicole Williford "Nicole Williford was born and raised within the Pacific North West. She has always been captivated by the human form and this interest has only intensified over time. Working primarily with oil paints and charcoal she strives to honestly communicate her perception of the world around her, both within and beyond traditional representational methods." Show opens March 25th at 6:00pm at Ford Gallery
  • We'll be there!
  • Check out this sneak peak of some of the fabulous work by local female artists featured in the PSA show at Ford Gallery!
  • Dang, Annie, we're still in N.C. Sorry to miss this!
  • Revae, thanks for inviting me! I'll be in California going to see Eric Clapton with some friends I grew up with. Thanks though
  • This sounds so lovely, but I will be just arriving home from a weeklong trip to California. PLEASE keep hosting things like this and inviting <3
  • Lindsey is organizing this exhibit. I will have a piece in it. The opening should be fun with food, live performance, and a benefit for the Sexual Assault Resource Center.
  • Sounds like I'll be missing a worth while evening🙁. I will be celebrating my birthday that evening. I hope it's a huge success!