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March 1, 2017
The UNITY Project Show 1 – Mar 18 – Apr 15
“Be scared of doing nothing in light of today’s socio-political climate.”
-E.D. Mondaine, Senior Pastor of the Celebration Tabernacle in Portland
It was those words that inspired Gila Lane, owner of Lane Gallery, to change her business model, creating the Lane Gallery’s UNITY Project to promote Unity & Empowerment through art and to give a voice to the oppressed.
The Lane Gallery’s UNITY Project plans to exhibit art by artists in and about communities that are marginalized by today’s political climate. “Now is the time to speak out on the importance of our values; freedom of speech, the unfettered right to vote, equal protections under the law, freedom to worship or not worship, a free press, and a freedom from hate and violence” said Gila Lane, Lane Gallery Owner. “The UNITY Project will be hosting exhibits and discussions in support of these values” she added.
Lane Gallery’s UNITY Project is structured to donate 40% of their share of the proceeds to non-profit organizations that work in support of the rights of the marginalized. This will apply in perpetuity for Lane Gallery.
The beneficiaries of the first UNITY show include:
- P:ear: Creatively mentoring homeless youth
- Raphael House : Sheltering Victims of Domestic Abuse
- Planned Parenthood: Providing health services for women
- ORA: North American Jewish Arts
- Hull Foundation for the Disabled Blind
- IRCO: Immigration and Refugee Community Organization
- The Returning Veterans’ Project
- The Q Center
The UNITY Artists include:
- ALLEN SCHMERTZLER, award winning political artist that appears in Huffington Post and author of “Occupied by Politics.” Allen is an active member of the International Society of Caricature Artists and the Oregon Society of Artists.
- BENNETT NORRBO, (courtesy of Murdoch Collection) extremely popular, deceased Portland commercial artist who painted on the margins of the human condition, and donated his collection to homeless youth.
- GIA GOODRICH, beauty editorial photographer focused on the LGBTQ community capturing the essence of body image and self esteem
- SCOTT PINKERTON, a veteran who served in the Persian Gulf between the two Gulf wars, that paints the world from a returning veteran’s perspective
- LAVAUN HEASTER, a legally sightless painter
- CORINNE CARBONE, painting the needy…immigrants to America
- ROXANNE PATRUZNICK, a painter of women exploring their emotional extremes
- GILA LANE with her paintings, 3D art, unique treatment of Ensōs and collage statements in support of persistent resistance through Unity
In the hope of contributing to a better America.
CARL WOLFSON, popular Portland progressive radio personality, nationally known political comedian and half of the Margie and Carl Show, heard M-F on KPAM 860AM, will host the opening artists’ reception on March 18th from 5-8 PM.
Signature cocktail tastings will be provided by Bull Run Distilling Company.
For more information on Lane Gallery and The UNITY Project, please visit our website at lanegallerypdx.com/theunityproject