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Art, Inspiration, and Social Change: An Artist Talk by Thea Gahr

  • Klum House Workshop 3808 N Williams Ave #132 Portland, OR (map)
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Join us for an evening with master printmaker Thea Gahr as she speaks about her journey as an artist and activist, working collectively with communities in Mexico, the U.S., and autonomous zones. Thea will share her visual art and talk about the ways that it is entwined with social justice and environmental activism, exploring what it means to cultivate creative and connected interactions with ourselves, each other, and the natural world.

As an educator, Thea believes in passing along knowledge openly and generously, helping others act in alignment with their own true impulses, hopes, and desires. Through her experience as an artist and citizen of the earth, she has discovered that the future is not predetermined--we have the power to shape it by the expansiveness of our collective imagination. Come learn, be inspired, and dare to imagine.

 

Thea Gahr Bio:

Thea Gahr is a queer bilingual printmaker and educator who works both in Oregon and Mexico City. She is a member of the Justseeds artists’ cooperative and has worked collectively with Colectivo Cordyceps, Escuela de Cultura Popular Martires del 68, and the workshop that led to the formation of Mujeres Grabado Resistencia, which continues to inspire women's rights movements around the world. Through teaching young people, building community, printmaking, and farming across cultures, she strives to empower ideas of social and environmental justice.