August 6 - September 25
Local Artists of Color Challenge the Narrative that Central Oregon has "No Diversity". The art and space seeks to increase BIPOC visibility, promote reflection and connection; and see the region through a different lens by inviting visitors to share their ideas and confront their preconceptions as they experience and interact with the exhibit.
In a community dominated by white voices despite thousands of BIPOC residents, COBIPOC brings together a diverse group of BIPOC people who seek strength in collective justice and mutual support. COBIPOC through the zine, Complex(ion), engages in art and writing as a meeting point, both within diverse BIPOC groups, and as a connector between BIPOC and white communities, leaders, and institutions. Complex(ion) is a forum for BIPOC writers, artists, journalists, and community members to reclaim our beliefs, our lyrics, our pain, our bodies, our land, and our political fight. Below is a list of all artists contributing to Complex(ion).
Join us for the Closing Reception on Friday, September 24th!
Closing reception presented by Central Oregon BIPOC and the Healing Justice Collective
Since it’s opening, the show has been holding space for BIPOC experiences, challenging preconceptions and inviting deep reflection. To mark the conclusion of the show, Central Oregon BIPOC along with the Healing Justice Collective presents a night of spoken-word poetry to celebrate BIPOC voices. The event will take place outside Scalehouse in Tin Pan Alley, and will feature performances by contributors of Complex(ion), as well as an open-mic segment, inviting BIPOC attendees to share their voices.
Reception and open-mic sign-up begins at 5:30pm at the Scalehouse Gallery
Performances begin at 6pm
No RSVP necessary.
Scalehouse Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday from 1-6pm
Location: 550 NW Franklin Avenue, Suite 138, Bend, Oregon 97703
Learn more about the Scalehouse Gallery.