Reverie Room: Youth Show with Ella Jones + Ruby Zapf-Gellar Opening: Friday, February 8th 6-10pm Through Sunday, February 24th
Reverie Room is simply a platform for Ruby and Ella to publicly display their art for the first time. Most of their paintings follow a surreal theme, which is why they have decided to create a dreamy atmosphere in the gallery. They hope the artwork along with the setup of this show will inspire you, promote a relaxed and happy atmosphere, and allow you to catch a glimpse into their lives.
"If I get stuck, I will pivot and carry on. My story matters. I am a valuable contributor to Badass HERstory."
Badass HERstory is a craftivism (craft+activism) project launched by Shannon Downy AKA @badasscrossstitch meant to empower individuals, build community, and reshape narrative. This project provides an opportunity for folks to learn a new skill set with deep female roots (embroidery), to participate as global activists building off of and expanding the momentum of the equality movement, as well as, the incentive to put down their devices and create something meaningful with their hands and hearts.
This PIVOT show will be a revealing of the stories manifested onto fabric by local Portland artists created for the Badass HERstory project. After this show, these pieces will be sent to the Badass HERstory headquarters to be attached to the larger 3-dimensional structures in what will become a massive public art installation.
Additionally, there at this Portland show there will be fabric, thread, and pens provided for you to create and develop your own story during the show.