As we all know, these are troubling times in our nation and politics. It is all the more relevant to bring these issues to light in a contemporary way. See how Aleytina Kakhidze from Ukraine has spoken out about political secrets. She is smart, humorous and thoughtful and will delight you with her video performance piece on display for the Global Arts Festival. Also come to the gallery to find out how we translated her mural into our own political statement. Get a ticket for March 18 to celebrate Aleytina and Ukraine.
Kaoru Shibuta abstract work is stunning. His work is based on the research of music and natural sounds which are then translated into visual explorations of the theory of synesthesia, or “joined perception.” This experience happens when one sense triggers another, such as seeing a shape when you taste something. Come see our final creations from our mural exchange with Kaoru in Japan. Join us to celebrate Japan and Kaoru on February 11 for our Global Arts Festival.
Arif Bahaduri has brought to life the struggles of his own people and those around the world with his thoughtful imagery. You don't want to miss seeing his final murals and inspiring original work now up at our gallery. We will celebrate Afghanistan with our upcoming Global Arts Festival on January 21. Please join us. #InternationalMuralByMail #Afghanistan
Maryann Loo, our artist from Singapore has poured her heart and soul into her final mural project. It is a fabulous
illustrated paper-cut animation called "All is Not Lost....Yet" and it brings together all the charming characters that have been created between the artists during the mural exchange. We think she should get an Academy Award. On the other end, our Portland artists have also put a tremendous amount of work into the Divine Comedy Penguin Installation. Come see both at the Gallery. We will celebrate PenquinGirl and the culture of Singapore on March 11, 2021 for the Global Arts Festival.
You do not want to miss the beautiful display of batiks and murals that came to us from Gegerboyo Art Collective in Indonesia. These batik works are stunning, collaborations between the talented artists of Gegerboyo. All of their work is full of exquisite detail that is influenced by Javanese civilization. They take many of their artistic cues from Kethoprak, traditional Javanese theater. They approached the murals and batiks very much like a theater performance, feeding off of each other visually like actors in a play. Join us to celebrate Gegerboyo and Indonesian culture on February 18 for the Global Arts Festival.
We want to welcome Alevtina Kakhidze to our Global Arts Festival. We will celebrate her journey as an artist in Ukraine with food, gallery tour, entertainment and of course our collaborative artwork. Please join us March 18th!
#InternationalMuralByMail #international #collaboration #Ukraine
Take a look at some close up shots of the amazing murals that we received from our artists in Indonesia. They will be stunning to see at our show opening January 7 so get your tickets to celebrate Indonesia on February 18, 2021.
After mail delays, we are finally getting a sketch started for #InternationalMuralByMail artist Tarteel Khaled from Egypt. We are so excited to also welcome new Portland artist, Alex Wilburn, seen here working on the first stage of the mural we will send to Egypt.
We are welcoming to the #InternationalMuralByMail project Abu'Obayda Mohamed @OXDAmoe, a Sudanese artist in the UAE whose graphic, poetic works engage with politics and current events #International #Collaboration #Sudan #UAE
International Mural by Mail updates
This blog documents the exciting work in progress going on around the world for this international project!
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