November at the IPRC
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« You Are Not Alone » screenprint by Jillian Barthold
This past week, in the aftermath of the election, we have been reminded of how powerful community is, and how important expression and print media are. We’ve seen members gather together to support one another and to organize; to photocopy fliers and make banners to carry at protests; to screenprint positive messages to be distributed in the community and to make letterpress prints for local businesses to display in solidarity— in solidarity with POC, with women, with the LGBTQ community, and with all marginalized people whose safety and well-being is most vulnerable in this country.
Now more than ever it is important to come together as an intersectional arts community, to learn from one another and to amplify one another’s voices. We will continue to strive to be a safe and inclusive space, one that values, celebrates and listens to all genders, races, orientations, religions, languages and cultures.
When we see the high schoolers of Portland Public Schools protesting peacefully, and when we see youth holding up signs denouncing the Dakota Access Pipeline or the racist rhetoric of the president elect, we’re inspired to work harder to make the IPRC the resource center that those generations continue to use in the future.
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With all the uncertainty we are facing as a country in the next few years, it is essential that the IPRC be able to continue to provide the outreach engagement and community programming that we have been providing to the greater Portland area for the last 19 years.
The IPRC provides resources and support for people from all walks of life, we don’t turn anyone away. We work with a diverse demographic including incarcerated people, homeless folks, at risk and house less youth, vulnerable adults and LGBTQ community members to name just a few. Last year alone the IPRC provided resources to over 6,700 people just through our outreach program and that doesn’t even count the people who utilize our space as members and visitors.
That is why it is essential that we have your support this year through the Give!Guide. We are moving into a new space that is more centrally located and larger than our current location and we’re thrilled to be able to offer more to our community. However, we are also facing a 100% rent increase and we need the continued support of our community to successfully make this transition. Please give HERE. We appreciate your support and we are here for you in return. Thank you.
November + December At-A-Glance
NOV 15: Portland Correspondence Co-op 6-8:30pm
NOV 17: Teen Zine Studio 1-3pm
NOV 18 : Certificate Program Show & Tell 7-9pm
NOV 19: Experimental Screenprinting 12-4pm
NOV 20: Intro to Letterpress 11-6pm
NOV 21-27: Thanksgiving Closure
DEC 1: Teen Zine Studio,1-3pm
DEC 3: Intro to Screenprinting12-6pm
DEC 3: Book Arts: Coptic & Stab Stitch Binding 1-3pm
DEC 8: Anything Zines: A Middle Grade Zine Studio 2-3:30pm
DEC 10: Intro to Screenprinting 12-6pm
DEC 10: Certificate Program Show & Tell 7-9pm
DEC 14: Open Collage Night 6-8:30pm
DEC 15: Teen Zine Studio 1-3pm
DEC 17: Intro to Screenprinting 12-6pm
DEC 13: Portland Correspondence Co-op 6-8:30pm
DEC 22: Anything Zines 2-3:30pm
DEC 23- JAN 2: Winter Closure
Upcoming Teen & Youth Offerings
Show:Tell Camp for Teen Writers and Artists Weekend Intensives
Although July is still over half a year away, we are already scheming up ways to have Show:Tell Camp offerings throughout the year. Stay tuned for a Memoir Writing Workshop with Jay Ponteri later in January as well as comics, poetry and letterpress workshops for teen writers and artists.
If you’re interested in signing up for the Show:Tell newsletter, email Emily Schikora and Haji Quinn at email@example.com
Teen Zine Studio
Thursday, 17 November 1-3pm
Thursday, 1 December 1-3pm
1st and 3rd Thursdays
$5-20 Sliding Scale
Join us for Teen Zine Studio taught by artist and zine maker Erika Rier at the Independent Publishing Resource Center. Learn to make your own zines! Learn skills and techniques for zine making! Collaborate on group projects! Great for ages 12-16!
December 8th, 2-3:30pm
December 22nd, 2-3:30
Every 2nd and 4th Thursday 2-3:30
$5–$20 sliding scale
Join the IPRC for a middle grade (ages 7-11) zine studio. Youth zinesters will collage, write, type, paste draw, fold staple, share and make buttons. Materials provided.
IPRC at Wordstock 2016
The IPRC was thrilled to be a part of Literary Arts Wordstock Festival again this year and to share the experience of letterpress printing. Special thanks to IPRC volunteers Tony Marostica, Ryan Brewer, Rubina Martini, Rainey Warren, Mel Favara, Ramona and John Akira Harrold who helped hundreds of 2016 Wordstock Festival goers pull a special edition print designed by Studio Manager Caitlin Harris for the occasion.
For more information about letterpress offerings, check out our calendar here!
Upcoming Thanksgiving & Winter Closures
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Letterpress print designed by Letterpress Studio Manager Caitlin Harris
Please note, the IPRC will be closed for the following weeks in observance of upcoming holidays.
Thanksgiving Closure Sunday, November 21st – Sunday, November 27th
Winter Closure Friday, December 23rd – Tuesday, January 2nd
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