Virginia Marting

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Uncensored Celebration benefit for ACLU of Oregon

I made a poster for Uncensored Celebration, an art show benefit for the ACLU of Oregon celebrating free expression and social justice. Local artists were call to design a poster around the main fights that ACLU of Oregon is having right now. I decided to focus on immigrants rights and the NO TO MEASURE 1O5 which will be in the ballot next November election and it’s trying to remove Oregon from being a Sanctuary State.

The all process of making the poster was a great experience for me. Attending some meetings at ACLU with other artists and learning about their work. Meeting other artists that want to help with their work to inspire change and work towards social justice. The making of the poster. I’m very happy with it. Sadly I couldn’t use the colors I had on mind so the poster turned a bit saturated.

The exhibition will be host at Lagunitas Community Room on October 4th. Posters will be for sale and artists in attendance. $15 tickets include two drinks and tacos. Please support this event and the work of ACLU. Buy tickets here!


Realicé un póster para Uncensored Celebration, una exhibición de arte para la ACLU de Oregon que celebra la libertad de expresión y la justicia social. Artistas locales fuimos llamados a diseñar un póster sobre las principales peleas que ACLU de Oregon está teniendo en este momento. Decidí centrarme en los derechos de los inmigrantes y el NO A LA MEASURE 1O5, que estará en las elecciones de noviembre y está tratando de eliminar a Oregón de ser un Estado santuario.

Todo el proceso de hacer el póster fue una buena experiencia para mí. El asistir a algunas reuniones en ACLU con otros artistas y aprender sobre su trabajo. Conocer a otros artistas que quieren ayudar con su trabajo para inspirar el cambio y trabajar por la justicia social. La realización del póster. Estoy muy contenta. Tristemente no pude usar los colores que tenía en mente, así que el póster quedo un poco saturado.
La exhibición será en la Sala Comunitaria Lagunitas el 4 de octubre. Los carteles estarán a la venta y los artistas estaremos presentes. Los boletos de $ 15 incluyen dos bebidas y tacos. Por favor apoye este evento y el trabajo de ACLU. ¡Compre boletos aquí!


Strange Dreams 

I made this series of inks for Strange Dreams collective show, I’ll have a couple more inks from older collections and tote bags for sale. I decided to donate 30% of the sales on this show to Voz Workers Center

Friday 30th from 6pm to 10 pm, 721 NW 9th Ave suite 200 (Ecotrust building), Portland OR.  Come have a beer, some tasty snacks, listen to some music and dance if you feel like it. The work of over 20 artist will be on the space.

Strange Dreams brings together a new collective of Portland artists showing work sparked by the confusion, anger, and surrealness of the current political climate. Perhaps you felt like you stepped into a warped reality on Election Day or Inauguration Day. Whatever the case, we are all collectively living in the same strange dream. Come grab a beer, have some tasty food, enjoy some tunes, and make your way through the beautiful space with pieces that reflect the times.

$5-10 suggested donation at the door.

 Each artist will give a portion of their proceeds to an organization of their choice. 

Collection of tools

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“Collection of tools” is a series of illustrations in mixed media (ink & acrylic paint on paper and wood). Inspired on tools that people in the trades have been using to work for years.
Objects of art that can help to create new objects, to create ourselves, to create our stories.

Tool : a device or implement, especially one held in the hand, used to carry out a particular function / that with which one prepares something / a handheld device that aids in accomplishing a task / something (as an instrument or apparatus) used in performing an operation or necessary in the practice of a vocation or profession / a piece of equipment that you use to help you do a job, esp. something that you use with your hands to make or repair something / A tool is also anything that helps you to do something you want to do.

 

At Salvage Works from  July 21st to August 16th 2016. 2024 N Arguile -97217- Portland. (Open 7 days a week)

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“Collección de herramientas” es un serie de ilustraciones realizadas en técnica mixta (tinta y acrilico sobre papel y madera). Inspirada en herramientas que la gente a utilizado por años en el comercio.

Objetos de arte que ayudan a crear nuevos objetos, a crearnos a nosotros mismos a crear nuestras historias.

Herramienta: un dispositivo o instrumento , especialmente uno en la mano , que se utiliza para llevar a cabo una determinada función / aquello con la que se prepara algo / un instrumento de mano que ayuda en el cumplimiento de una tarea / algo ( como un instrumento o aparato ) que se utilizan en la realización de una operación o necesaria para la práctica de una vocación o profesión / una pieza de equipo que se utiliza para ayudar a hacer un trabajo, esp . algo que se utiliza con las manos para hacer o reparar algo / Una herramienta es también cualquier cosa que ayuda a hacer algo que quieras hacer.

 

En Salvage Works desde el 21 de Julio hasta el 16 de Agosto del 2016. N Arguile 2024, 97217, Portland, Or. (Abierto 7 días a la semana).