In Defense of Art: Murals and Public Art in a Corporate Culture
November 9th, 2004 6-9 pm Portland State University's Smith Center Ballroom
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Jim Prigoff, photographer, author and social activist will speak at PSU, showing slides from his archive of murals and urban art, including the aerosol art of LA, Cicago, New York, Ireland, Mexico, Nicaragua, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and much, much more.
Jim's books include: Spraycan Art (with Henry Chalfant) and Walls of Heritage, Walls of Pride: History of African American Murals (with Robin Dunitz).
Also, appearing will be Theodore A. Harris, poet, artist and muralist from Philadelphia, PA and three local mural artists: Isaka Shamsud-Din, Jennifer Joyce and Joe Cotter.
Admission is on a sliding scale: $8-20
Proceeds will benefit the Portland Alliance- one of our reliable alt. political papers, and Portland Mural Defense- an organization of artists and activists.