In Estacada, Jenny Joyce and Kolieha Bush paint as members of Artback (an artists collective). The group paints one large-scale, outdoor mural each summer. Artback’s mural-in-a-weekend is a featured attraction each year as part of the town’s annual Estacada Summer Fest, a 3-day city-wide arts festival that features music, crafts, activities for children, dance performances, and food booths. The town’s enthusiasm for the first mural (over 12 years ago), led directly to the growth of the arts in this small town.
Both women exhibit their personal artwork in area galleries and are recognized for their more that 20 years of experience in doing community murals. On Saturday, October 20, they will host a workshop featuring a slide presentation of Estacada’s murals and some recent Portland murals.
Where: Concordia Neighborhood Community Room, McMenamin’s Kennedy School
When: October 20th, 10am to 12:30pm
There will be time for questions and answers and refreshments will be provided. If you are thinking about doing a mural in your neighborhood this workshop will help you begin to think about the how’s and whys of doing community murals. Grant opportunities are currently available through the Neighborhood Small Grants Program that may accept community arts projects as part of a community building project in the neighborhoods.
Proposals are due on November 1, 2007.
To learn more about the small grants program visit Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement.