Walls of Pride is a guidebook celebrating African American public art in Portland.
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The Dill Pickle Club (http://dillpickleclub.com/) a Portland-based nonprofit that organizes educational projects about place is publishing a guidebook to African American public art and needs your help in making the project come to fruition.
Walls of Pride will feature full-color photos of over a dozen works of public art. Included is a detailed map, interviews with artists Isaka Shamsud-Din and Adriene Cruz, a transcribed conversation between curator Robin Dunitz and history professor Reiko Hillyer, mural descriptions and artist biographies, and a bibliography.
We feel this is important as many public artworks have not survived the city's development. We want to create a historical document of what public art still exists in Portland. Further, we want to bring attention to these critical works, and celebrate our city's African American cultural heritage.
We will be working with a team of editors and artists in putting together the publication, including design by Ian Lynam (http://www.ianlynam.com/), photos by Gabriel Graffe (http://www.gabrielgraff.com/) and printing by Eberhardt Press (http://eberhardtpress.org/).
All told, the book will cost $2000 (covers $200; guts $250; color supplement $500; honoraria $600; design $250; marketing & promotion $200). A donor has set a matching challenge of $1000. If we're able to raise the remainder, the cost of production will be fully covered.
Be a part of making this project possible; pledge today!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Receive a copy of Walls of Pride + a copy of Convergence, a limited-edition flip book created by PNCA professor and artist MK Guth. First-come, first-served!
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Receive Walls of Pride + a copy of Portland Walls, signed by editor Robin Dunitz. Including 24 full-color reproductions of some of Portland's most beautiful and significant mural, in postcard form, each page is perforated so the postcards can be easily removed and mailed!
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Receive Walls of Pride + eat lunch at E'Njoni Cafe with contributing artist Adriene Cruz, a nationally-acclaimed artist residing in Portland, known for her vibrant meditation quilts and public art. Enjoy a homemade Ethiopian lunch spread and an opportunity to talk to Adriene about her work.
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Receive a copy of Walls of Pride + a limited-edition (ed. of 10) handmade comic book by Khris Soden, Khris Soden Destroys Perfectly Good Blank Sheets of Paper Without Remorse: Collected Comics 1999-2009 (Created for the Benefit of The Dill Pickle Club). Included in this anthology (for the first time ever) are Soden’s long out-of-print “City of Roses” comics, his “Rain Dogs” series, as well as new material created just for this collection!
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Receive Walls of Pride + Portland Walls + a copy of Convergence + a What the Dill Pickle T-shirt + a copy of Khris Soden Destroys Perfectly Good Blank Sheets of Paper Without Remorse: Collected Comics 1999-2009 (Created for the Benefit of The Dill Pickle Club) + lunch with Adriene Cruz. What a deal!
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