Leaves of Resistance
Opening Champagne Reception
Friday, May 3
Show Closing & Walt Whitman Birthday Celebration
Friday, May 31
6 PM Reception
7 PM Readings/Screenings
Celebrating Walt Whitman’s 200th Birthday to the day with animation, Whitman readings and birthday cake.
David Abel of Passages Bookshop presents Whitman readings with a focus on his political writings, read by:
Premiers of Whitman-inspired animated shorts by filmmakers from the Northwest and beyond:
Joan C Gratz
Bridget Mary Henry
Goloborotko & Cruz
Sophie Koko Gate
and projection performance by Devon Damonte.
Leaves of Resistance is presented by The Secret Society of Book Artists, a creative collective which formed over a decade ago at the instigation of OCAC and PNCA instructor Marilyn Zornado. Featuring a range of works—from unique handmade books and boxes to installations, incorporating calligraphy, marbling and natural impression dyeing—the show’s overarching theme is resistance. Sparked as they are by political and environmental engagement and such historical and literary sources as Walt Whitman’s ecological writing, the group presents a closing gala on May 31st in celebration of Whitman’s birth, 200 years to the day.
Artists: Dawn Banker, Anita Bigelow, Marian Christensen, Mary Elliott, Ellen Fortin, Joely Helgesen, Judilee Fitzhugh, Deanna Lautenbach, Megan Leftwich, Ilsa Perse, Kathy Karbo, Kathy Kuehn, Bernie Smith, Gay Walker, Marilyn Zornado
Dawn Banker, Coptic bound books with ceramic covers.