Louie Gong's Eighth Generation’s tagline is “Inspired Natives, not ‘Native-Inspired,’” reflecting Gong’s goal of empowering Native artists in the region and across the country to become successful entrepreneurs while educating the public about the damaging aspects of cultural appropriation.
The expansion adds more than 3 acres of space to the Portland Japanese Garden, considered one of the most authentic Japanese gardens outside of Japan.
Painter Betty LaDuke is inspired by Oregon’s agricultural workers who plant, care for and harvest vineyards, orchards and fields. Her home studio is stacked with plywood panels that await her conversion of field sketches into acrylic paintings that express the experience of the people on the front lines of farm work.
Kevin Irving is dying to bring the Oregon Ballet Theatre to a Portland Timbers game. As OBT’s artistic director, he casts his net far and wide to reignite classic stories and create outreach opportunities in the community.
John Pickett can’t recall a moment when he didn’t want to be a chef. He played with dishes as a toddler and bussed tables at 13.
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