Open Door Gallery events this weekend at McCoy Academy, 3902 NE MLK!


Arts and Culture Night at Open Door Gallery!

Friday, December 30, from 5:30 – 10 pm

Open Door Gallery, 3802 NE MLK Jr. Blvd (between Fremont & Failing), Portland, Oregon
Portland’s very own Multi-nationalities singers, song writers, spoken words artists and traditional performers gather together for farewell 2011 party.

Rocking Open Door Gallery in the heart of Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard and Celebrating Colored Pencils event 3 year… anniversary with local alumni performers and new talents. Celebrating Portland’s diverse cultures!

5.30 pm : Artists Reception

6.00 – 10.00 pm : Open Mic/spoken words/music jammin by old & new CP performers/DJ dancing

Traditional food vendors will be selling food & drinks through out the night.

Student/seniors/kids: Free, $10 suggested donation to support our project


Saturday, December 31, 1:00pm until 5:00pm

OPEN LIVE STUDIO JAM AT THE OPEN DOOR GALLERY Join us for a live open session FAMILY AFFAIR with artists at work doin’ what we do…The afternoon will feature painters, jewelry makers, spoken word artists and more creating in the presence of all who attend. We will also feature a CREATION STATION so you can get your ART-ON if you feel the need.The Gallery will be open…KINGS TREASURE MARKETPLACE will be up and the potluck will allow all KITCHEN ARTISTS to strut their stuff.If you would like more information please call me at 503.422.3076…….MR. BOBBY


Occupy MLK Boulevard.

From Jamie Partridge, via Occupy Portland’s facebook:


A suggestion from my friend Ross Danielson (contact him if interested)
OCCUPY MLK Blvd & Rose Parks Way

The large empty lot at the corner of NE MLK and Rosa Parks Way is probably owned by an investment group. Walsh Construction and Land
Grant or maybe even Habitat for Humjaniy were once aiming to do a progressive mixed use development with ample moderate affordable units. For the usual reasons, I suppose, the project folded about 5 years ago. I think that phyxically the site would be great for a mobile occupation. I think the site is symbolically appropriate as the corner of MLK and Rosa Parks. What about an occupation stay there that would feature a rededication and study of non-violence and honoring the history of the Afro-American Civil Rights struggle and the special contributions of King and Parks. Could be a good place to occupy (maybe not use that word) or hold mass vigil, maybe for the month of February. Or maybe begin on MLK Birthday. Prepare with invitations to local Afro-American leadeers to talk, maybe the Black Studies, Black History local people.

Anyway that is a beginning for an idea that I think might work right. If work righ, could also lead to an even more inclusive rally against treed and impunity, redress, etc. And attent to the disproportionate harm to Afro-American community by the bankeer/real estate/ fraud scam.

Fare thee well,


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