2014 RACC Grant Project

racc_bw_horizOur House of Portland: A Portrait in Yarn

Dr. 'Sir' Steven

#1: Dr. ‘Sir’ Steven

Mixed crocheted yarn
51×35 inches 2014

With her new project, funded by a grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council, Jo Hamilton begins to chronicle in yarn the people -residents, volunteers, staff- of Our House of Portland, a residential AIDS care facility in SE where she has been a volunteer for the last ten years. The first portrait is Dr. ‘Sir’ Steven, a resident at the facility for almost eight years, who passed away in 2012. The aim of this project and the ensuing portrait series is to celebrate and capture in yarn the faces of real people in the Portland community whose lives are affected by HIV and AIDS, and to begin a body of work echoing the tradition of the AIDS quilt, in which art and craft stitch together the compelling stories surrounding the AIDS pandemic.

Opening Saturday October 4, 7-10pm

Sum Gallery: October 4-28
2821 NE MLK Blvd
Other viewings by appointment: 786 385 2638

Q Center: November 1- 30
4115 N Mississippi Ave
M-F 11-5, S/S 10-6

Our House of Portland: December 1- January 31
2727 SE Alder St
M-F 9-5 
Please call ahead: 503 234 0175

This project was funded by a grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council.