The Dill Pickle Club presents Walls of Pride, a Tour of African American Public Art in Portland, this Friday, November 12. The tour goes by bus!
Walls of Heritage Committee, Mallory Avenue Community Enrichment and the Dill Pickle Club proudly partner to present Walls of Pride, a tour celebrating Portland’s African American public art. Tour participants will have the opportunity to experience approximately a dozen murals and other works of public art in their North and Northeast Portland community context, including pieces by: Adriene Cruz, Henry Frison, Lewis Harris, Charlotte Lewis, Isaka Shamsud-Din, Charles Tatum and Clifford Walker. Two of the featured artists, Adriene Cruz and Isaka Shamsud-Din, will be guest speakers at the sites of their work.
Portland’s African American murals have a little acknowledged lineage that is inseparable from the history of the Albina district. The Albina Mural Project, completed as a Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) project in 1977 by 7 artists of color, featured 5 murals with themes of civil rights and African history. By the 1980s the murals were weather damaged and removed. Today, African American artists are still much under-represented in Portland’s galleries and museums.
Visit the Dill Pickle Club event page for more information, including how to get tickets.