November Talks & Performances.

I have a handful of dances, talks, and events over the next two weeks.

11/1 - "Black Portlands" .. A talk on Black creative life and production in Portland, Oregon
Hand Eye Supply - 6 PM - Free

11/3 - Dance Performance at "The Culture Series" - Wieden + Kennedy
6:30 - 9 - Free

11/10 - Artist Talk+Dance - Portland Art Museum
I'll be engaging Fujikasa Satoko's sculpture Flow #1  through the lens of my practice.
Gallery specific work. 6 pm.

"$5 members, $19.99 non-members, $16.99 seniors. Space is limited. Advance tickets highly recommended."

11/11 - Panelist on A Seat at the Table: Experiences of Black Portlanders
Ray Warren Symposium at Lewis & Clark College

1:30–3:00 p.m. Stamm Dining Room, Templeton Campus Center

Panel description: A symposium on home and belonging in Portland must address Black lives and experiences in the “whitest city in America.” This panel explores how Black communities have transformed in relation to the white population and other people of color in the city.  Where are spaces of intimacy and kinship for Black Portlanders?  How are Black Portlanders rewriting and amplifying their narratives?

Moderator: Kundai Chirindo, L&C assistant professor of rhetoric and media studies
Intisar Abioto, photographer, creator of The Black Portlanders
Kim Cameron-Dominguez, L&C visiting assistant professor of anthropology
Stephanie Ghoston, Da Lab PDX, a space for black kinship and lov

11/12 - Host at "NAACP Black Legacy Project"  - Billy Webb Elks Lodge - 5:30 - 10 PM

The NAACP Black Legacy Project is in honor of the historic role of African Americans in Portland
who promoted the art, culture and history of their community in the first half of the twentieth century
as a way to break down racial stereotypes and racial segregation. Join us as we celebrate 5 local
African American artists who will be exhibiting and selling their artwork. 

11/12 - Family Portrait  - Northside Restaurant & Lounge
 "A pop up reading to celebrate our creative community."..
6pm doors
6:15 open mic
6:30-7:30 reading

Tron 444
Lu Yim
Robert Duncan Gray
Intisar Abioto

Awarded RACC Professional Development Grant


I'm pleased to share that I've been awarded a Regional Arts and Culture Council Professional Development Grant for a mentorship through Portland's Newspace Center for Photography.  I'll be studying with one of Newspace's instructors over a six month period to to hone and refine my photographic practice, technique, and business acumen. 

he Professional Development Grant is unique as it does not fund "a work" but rather a specific opportunity that will "improve  business management development skills and/or brings the artist or the arts organization to another level artistically." Many thanks to RACC and also to Portland artist, S. Renee Mitchell. Her grant writing workshop, hosted by RACC some weeks before I applied, was instrumental in my application process. 

About RACC:

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) receives funding from a variety of public and private partners  to serve artists, arts organizations, schools and residents throughout Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties.

About Newspace:

Newspace Center for Photography is an educational and cultural nonprofit that is dedicated to promoting photographic education and appreciation to the public as well as providing a space and building a community where photo enthusiasts can learn, create, discuss and show their work.