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Getting into the Mix


Here is a listing of some of the creative ventures I'm exploring this year:

February 2015


Ongoing until March 8
Original art exhibit
Multnomah County Central Library
801 SW 10th Ave., Portland
Collins Gallery, 3rd floor

This is the first group exhibit of the Black Creative Collective, BCC: BrownHall. Our group mission is to mobilize visual art, printed materials, movement, and voice to honor and celebrate the intersection of interests, histories, and cultural production of our community. I have two cases of paintings on exhibit.


Check out the link

      Sunday, Feb. 15
Empower The Dream Event
One of Drum Major Honorees
Vancouver Ave. First Baptist
      3138 N. Vancouver Ave.
               Guest speaker:
         Bernice King
Tickets - $20 - www.ticketbud.com
My Black Sons  & Daughters
Are Worthy project

See pictures and get posters


An empowering, community based art performance - using music, movement, song and poetry (created by Portland parents) to celebrate and honor our children!  

Thursday, Feb. 19
Black History Marketplace
Selling my jewelry, art, books
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
 The Portland Building
 1120 SW 5th Ave., Portland
Cottonwood in the Flood
A play about Vanport
Thursday, Feb. 19 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 21 -  2:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 22 - 2:30 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 23 - 7:30 p.m.
The Little Church, 5138 NE 23rd Ave., Portland

"The play is nicely structured, with a repeated symbol—the cottonwood tree—showing up in the script as, variously, a threat of violence in the South under Jim Crow, a symbol of segregation in World War II-era Oregon, and, finally, surprisingly, as an image of resilience amid terrible odds."



Cottonwood cast: front: Wrick Jones, S. Renee Mitchell, Joe Gibson, Kristen Lang; back: Jeb Berrier, Anthony Armstrong, Seth Rue; Not pictured: Jocelyn Seid, and Shelley B. Shelley.


Play was directed by Damaris Webb. Playwright is Rich Rubin.


See OPB's historical documentary on Vanport

Read Portland Mercury review