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The Geezer Gallery Presents…

Portland Art Museum Docents Exhibition

Exhibition Opens: May 16
Artists Reception: May 24  6:30 p.m.
Geezer Gallery Hours and Address:
Tuesday – Sunday Noon – 6 pm
Artists Repertory Theatre
1515 SW Morrison

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Celebrating Seniors

The Geezer Gallery is a unique 501c3 non-profit art organization devoted to celebrating Master Level senior artists and providing “art as therapy” programs, giving voice through art to seniors in our community. Our creativity programs for seniors are designed to enable brain-cell growth, dexterity and an opportunity for personal self-expression.

Exhibit at Artist Repertory Theatre

Exhibiting and Marketing

A key program of The Geezer Gallery is exhibiting and marketing juried artwork created by artists age 60 and above. The Geezer Gallery currently  is collaborating with Artists Repertory Theatre (A.R.T.) to feature new exhibitions and artist receptions at each performance throughout at least the next 3 seasons.


CURRENT SHOWS


 

Come celebrate Pride with the Geezer Gallery: 

Story Catchers

 Join us for an evening celebration of The Geezer Gallery’s Story Catchers project! This is an interactive storytelling event celebrating handcrafted dramatic readings of LGBTQ stories, poetry and music!

Hosted by master storyteller Paul Iarrobino

When: June 6th, 2017   Live storytelling and music from  5:30 – 7:15 pm

FREE to all
Where: Artists Repertory Theatre 
             1515 SW MorrisonBring non-perishable food donations that will benefit Our House of Portland’s Esther’s Pantry…Door Prize Raffle items for food donors.No-host wine, beer and snacks available in The Producer’s Lounge in main lobby.

Come hear Story Catcher participants and local LGBTQ storytellers of all ages share their prideful wisdom

The Story Catchers Project created a safe, welcoming space for LGBTQ elders to tell stories from their lives in visual art, prose and poetry.  With facilitation by an experienced artist and writer, the participants learned simple techniques for capturing their stories and expressing them vividly on the pages of a journal provided by the project.
 
Story Catchers believes that LGBTQ elder’s lives can be enriched through small group storytelling and creative work. Through our upcoming exhibit and talk back, the greater public will be enriched by the courage and heart that come through their work.

Developed by writer Emily Newberry in conjunction with The Geezer Gallery and funding was supported by an Equity in Arts Grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council.
 
 Storytellers:
Reid Vanderburgh
Kahlie Towle
Ellen Wolfson
Participants from the Story Catcher’s Project
Music: Singer/Songwriter Kathleen Fallo
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 “I was born during WWII and grew up in a time when it was dangerous to live as a transgender woman. As a youth my writing and performances were about Civil Rights, the war in Vietnam and worker’s struggles.

It was only in coming out that I was able to remember and write about my own life. To my surprise, other people were moved by my writings to think about their own experiences in a different way. This has been liberating for me. I feel blessed to participate in the Story Catchers Project; helping other LGBTQ people catch their own incredible stories”
– Emily Newberry – Story Catcher Facilitator

 

For more information call (503) 347-0734 or email contact@geezergallery.com.

 

We bow deeply to our partners who helped take this from a dream to fruition!
 
RACC – Regional Arts & Culture Council
http://www.racc.org
SAGE Metro Portland
http://www.friendlyhouseinc.org/programs/gay-and-gray.org
True Path Consulting NW
http://www.truepathconsultingnw.com
Friendly House
http://www.friendlyhouseinc.org
Hollywood Senior Center
http://www.hollywoodseniorcenter.org
Artists Repertory Theatre
http://www.artistsrep.org
Age Wise Institute – NUNM
http://www.agewiseinstitute.com

Our House of Portland
http://www.ourhouseofportland.org

Please Welcome Our Newest Members of The Geezer Gallery Team!

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Acacia Steinberg – Curator

Acacia grew up in Southeast Portland and has been active within the Pacific Northwest art scene since 2010. She is currently pursuing a degree in Art History at Lewis and Clark College and plans to expand her studies to Italy in spring of 2017. Acacia loves the creative hub that is Portland and is excited to be apart of the Geezer Gallery not only to further her curatorial skills but also to work in a place whose mission focuses on bettering the Portland art community.


64d05f18-bfed-406a-97a4-6f9ac91cf9a6Natalie Mussotto – Curator
Natalie is a fine artist born and raised in Portland, Oregon and is passionate about the northwest. She just completed her undergraduate degree at Portland State University majoring in Art Practices with a minor in Business Administration. Natalie is an award-winning printmaker in addition to designing skis and snowboards for a local company. She is inspired by the outdoors and hopes to convey her love for the northwest through visual storytelling. Natalie also hopes that by working with the Geezer Gallery and its mission, she will gain valuable knowledge in the field she admires.