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Thursday, August 16, 2018

6:30pm to 7:30pm

At Oregon College of Art and Craft

Jean Vollum Drawing, Painting & Photography Building

8245 SW Barnes Rd. Portland, OR 97225

The Washington County Museum invites the public to join us for a Local Story event presented by South Korean artist Jiseon Lee Isbara.

Amplified by her experience as a first generation immigrant, Isbara engages with socially charged dialogue through the accumulated aesthetics, materials and processes she has garnered as an emigrant from her native culture. Through her artwork, Jiseon questions the congruity around her emotions and immigration politics. Jiseon currently serves as Dean of Academic Affairs at Oregon College of Art and Craft.

The museum’s Director of Education, Nathanael Andreini, speaks to the urgent need for programming that explores culture by centering first-hand accounts, observing that “coming into intimate contact with real people and their U.S. immigration stories provides an opportunity to step into someone else’s shoes to better understand the power of survival, family, home, and identity in the face of today’s divisive political climate.”

Local Story is a nomadic public program created to raise awareness about the diversity of people who contribute to the living history of this remarkable region. The program comprises a series of individual events organized in direct collaboration with community members, all of which revolve around the theme of locality, personal history, and the pursuit of opportunity in Washington County and its environs. Presentation locations are chosen by each presenter and serve as an immersive backdrop in the telling of their story.

Light refreshments and appetizers will be served. Suggested Donation $6.50

The Washington County Museum ignites the imagination for the enrichment of our community. For more than 50 years, the Washington County Museum has provided community members and visitors an opportunity to experience and understand the richness of our area’s histories and cultures.