From Corner To Center: Portland’s Day Labor Art Show

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From Corner To Center:

Portland’s Day Labor Art Show

Thursday February 5th, 2009

6:30pm – 9:00pm

@ The Portland Day Labor Hire Site 

 240 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.


From Corner To Center is more than an art show: it is a window into Portland’s day labor community. Each morning, day laborers gather at the hire site to organize and seek work. Join us as we transform the walls of the hire site into the walls of a gallery. Complete with photography, paintings, drawings and ceramics, this art show is entirely made by the workers who come to the site. Pieces from the show include candid portraits of life spent waiting for jobs, painted cityscapes, and interpretations of dreams and cultural longing. Enjoy music and dancing, and grab a cup of Mexican hot chocolate and traditional sweet bread.