Exhibitions

Leaves of Resistance

Leaves of Resistance

May 3-31, 2019

Opening Champagne Reception
Friday, May 3
5–9 PM

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:

David Abel
Jen Coleman
Seann McCollum
James Yeary

Premiers of Whitman-inspired animated shorts by filmmakers from the Northwest and beyond:
Joan C Gratz
Marilyn Zornado
Bridget Mary Henry
Lisa LaBracio
Saskia Jetten
Goloborotko & Cruz
Kathy Kuehn
Barbara Tetenbaum
Teresa Drilling
Leisa ReFalo
Sophie Koko Gate
Deanna Morse
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

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Dawn Banker, Coptic bound books with ceramic covers.

 

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Anita Bigelow

 

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Megan Leftwich

 

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Marilyn Zornado

 

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Kathy Karbo

 

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Kathy Kuehn

 

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Judilee Fitzhugh

 

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Ellen Fortin

 

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Marian Christensen

 

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Ilsa Perse

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Gay Walker

 

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Mary Elliot

 

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Bernie Smith

 

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Joely Helgesen

 

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Deanna Lautenbach

 

About the Gallery

Roll-Up is an artist-run contemporary exhibition space. We are not currently accepting submissions. If you'd like to receive exhibition announcements, please contact us to be added to our list.

Hours

Closed for the summer.