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Lents-Grown Story Yard

Southeast Gallery

My parents came to the US to pursue the American dream. It is important for us to bring a smile and taste of Mexico to the neighborhood. Saul Marquez Leon, El Pato Feliz Jr.

Beginning January 2015, Southeast Campus is collaborating with ROSE Community to host the “Lents Grown – Story Yard” photography exhibit in the Student Commons – open to the public.

The Lents Grown Story Yard project was developed by ROSE, Youth Builders, and the Portland Development Commission as a way to bring more art to the neighborhoods in Southeast Portland and involve youth in celebrating our multicultural business community.

At PDC’s request, Propel Studio Architecture and ROSE Community Development created a joint art installation plan for 8801 SE Foster Road, which was completed in 2013. The images of local business owners and farmers market vendors were taken by local Southeast Portland photographer Dawn DeAno, to support our local business community and celebrate Southeast Portland’s multicultural identity.

ROSE reproduced the images as an indoor gallery format so the photography exhibit could travel the region. We invite you to swing by the Answer Center in the Student Commons (first floor) to take a peek. The Student Commons is located along SE 82nd Avenue, to the north of the Bank of the West.