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“Look Me in the Eye” Exhibition at the Lincoln Gallery
September 7 • 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm• Free
Now celebrating its seventh year, the Look Me in The Eye Campaign (www.lookmeintheeye.org) seeks to “break down barriers between all people, particularly those who are marginalized or ignored.”
The campaign is a team effort by Oregon Supported Living Program (OSLP) and Full Access. We are deeply committed to the individuals we support. Our goal is to eliminate barriers and make our communities safer for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities by creating programs of inclusion and civic responsibility. In celebration of this effort, the OSLP Arts & Culture Program is hosting a Look Me in the Eye community exhibition throughout the months of September and October. In this unique gallery exhibit, and throughout the Look Me in the Eye exhibition months, we will showcase of two-dimensional and three-dimensional pieces of art, as well as community-based performing arts.
If your organization might be interested in contributing to our Look Me in the Eye exhibition, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by August 27. We will set up an easy-to-use online system to register your art, and we will accept submissions of visual art for the exhibition, 10AM-5PM, August 27, at our gallery.
In the community room gallery for the month of September we will exhibit works by members of the Art Forum.
The Art Forum is a group for anyone interested in creating and/or showing their art. It includes all levels of expertise – from beginning to professional artists who work in any and all mediums. Everyone is welcome and there is no cost to be a member.
Sponsors of the Look Me in the Eye event include Wild Craft Ciderworks and the Kiva Grocery.
An OSLP Special Community Event and Exhibition: The Art of Perry Johnson- A viewing at the Mims House!
Join us for a free and public reception 5:30-7:30PM Tuesday September 11 at 330 High Street, Eugene.
From August 24 through September 11, we will celebrate the work of OSLP Arts & Culture Program artist Perry Johnson, at the historic Mims House, the chapter headquarters for our local Springfield/Eugene Unit of the NAACP. Johnson is a prolific local portrait artist, who has been dedicated to developing his craft in the OSLP Arts & Culture Program studio since it opened in 2013.
“Come visit the Mims House while taking in the art of long time Eugene resident Perry Johnson…With help from the folks at the OSLP, we are glad to host Perry and his work here at the Historic Mims house. Doing so; reconnecting Perry to the Mims house completes a full circle, as Perry’s mother Bertha was a founding Mims of Eugene’s first black church as testified to on the Mims Historic marker at 330 High street”. -NAACP Unit 1119 President Eric Richardson
The OSLP Arts & Culture Program’s mission is to break down barriers to participation in the arts for people of all abilities and to build bridges to a more diverse and inclusive community. We offer creative and cultural classes and workshops, exhibitions in our gallery and out in the community as well as facilitating mentorships.
OSLP (Oregon Supported Living Program) enhances the lives of adults with developmental disabilities by providing person-centered residential, vocational and supported living programs with emphasis on the arts and community integration.
Since 1978, OSLP has served adults with developmental disabilities in residential homes, a supported living program, a community inclusion and employment program, and in the Arts & Culture Program. The OSLP Arts & Culture Program was formed in 2012 to create an all-inclusive, creative environment for the people we serve and our greater community.