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20th anniversary of the WE SPEAK MURAL PROJECT 1992—2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

WE SPEAK MURAL ARTIST'S STATEMENTS 1992 & April 18th presentation in the Columbia River Gorge

Fourteen murals and two end panels for a portable mural project called WE SPEAK painted in 1992 are on exhibition for the 20th anniversary since they were first exhibited in the Columbia River Gorge as a part of Columbia Gorge Community College's SPRING HUMANITIES SERIES: VOICES LESS HEARD

The artist statements shown here were adapted from the out-of-print booklet published in 1992, as well as some quotes from a video done of the mural project. The video will be posted on this blog in the near future. 

There are 8 venues for the murals to be viewed in person in The Dalles, Hood River, and White Salmon through April 30. Please see the map on this blog for details.

On April 18, artists Seidel Standing Elk and Linda Dalal Sawaya will be making a presentation with one of the ALANA mural organizers, Elizabeth Perry, at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River about the relevance of the mural at the time it was done and reflecting on the relevance it has today in a post September 11 and "post racism" world.

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