The Albina Mural Project: Filling a void in Portland’s public art and history is the topic for the Monday, January 31, 2011 History Pub at the Kennedy School Theater (5736 NE 33rd).
In the late 1970s, a group of several artists of color created murals and sculptures that hung outside for five years in the historically African-American Albina neighborhood. They worked to depict the history of black culture, both within and outside America, aiming to fill in the gaps left by silent history books. Mural scholar Robin Dunitz will explain the context in which the artists worked and the impact the project had on them and the community.
A short film on the Albina Mural Project will be shown and Robin Dunitz, co-author of Walls of Heritage, Walls of Pride: African American Murals, will be joined by Joane Oleksiak and P. C. Peri, co-curators of the Walls of Heritage, Walls of Pride Exhibit to give the presentation.
Join event co-sponsors Oregon Historical Society and Holy Names Heritage Center at 7pm Monday for a beer and history! Admission is free and this event is all ages. Please bring canned food donations for the Oregon Food Bank!