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Coming Exhibits
Remembering Raymond Keller

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Mood Indigo
Portland's Secret Society of Book Artists goes public with a month-long exhibit of their works.

July 7 – 30, 2017
First Friday Reception: July 7, 6-9 pm
Artists' Reception and Artist Talk and Indigo Demo: Sunday, July 9, 2-4 pm

Blue language, blue laws, blue moons, blue seas: The Secret Society of Book Artists will be holding a month-long exhibition on the theme "Mood Indigo", featuring works incorporating shades of blue and surface design. The self-proclaimed secret society emerges from the shadows to share the work they created over the past several years featuring the color blue with a focus on indigo dyed cloth and paper. Including traditional books and boxes, the members of the group also created calligraphy pieces, mobiles, embroidery, hand-made clothing and pink pussy-hat-wearing dolls.

Politically outspoken, the members followed a sub-theme of 'Resist' referring to both a dyeing technique and feminist political action. Together they created a group collaborative piece formed from fourteen separate 12 x 16 rectangles which will be sold, with proceeds going to Immigration and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)

The exhibition coincides with Sellwood's First Friday Art Walk. The Secret Society of Book Artists members will publicly reveal themselves for the opening, where they will give an artists' talk and indigo dyeing demonstration including a chance for members of the public to try their hand at dyeing something blue.

The Secret Society of Book Artists
Marilyn Zornado
Judilee Fitzhugh
Ilsa Perse
Joely Helgesen
Deanna Lautenbach
Bernie Smith
Kathy Karbo
Anita Bigelow
Marian Christensen
Mary Elliott
Ellen Fortin
Kathy Kuehn
Dawn Banker
Megan Leftwich