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Jefferson High Black Student Union is Proud of its Graduating Seniors

Paragon Arts Gallery

June 11 – July 21, 2020, window exhibition

Sharita Towne honors Jefferson High School’s Black Student Union (BSU) graduates with screenprints in the window. In 2019, these BSU students were instrumental in activating the gallery windows in HERE // Humboldt by the Black Life Experiential Research Group. The Paragon Arts Gallery congratulates these students, too!

student in front of window exhibition

BSU graduating senior in front of the window exhibition, June 2020 (above).

screenprinted posters hanging in the window of the gallery

Jefferson High Black Student Union is Proud of its Graduating Seniors. Screenprints by Sharita Towne honor the students, June – July 2020 (above).

detail of the screenprinted posters in the gallery window

Detail of window installation, June 2020 (above).

studio view with screenprinted posters

Prints in process, June 2020 (above).

studio view with prints in process

Prints in process, June 2020 (above).

students in front of marquee and gallery window in 2019

In 2019 for the exhibition “HERE||Humboldt,” BSU students brainstormed and wrote messages for the window marquee sign. The messages changed daily. BSU students outside the gallery in 2019 (above).

back of marquee sign in gallery window from 2019 exhibition

In 2019 for the exhibition “HERE||Humboldt,” BSU students brainstormed and wrote messages for the window marquee sign. The messages changed daily. View inside the gallery (above).

 

Paragon Arts Gallery Window Exhibitions

With the temporary closure of the physical Gallery and Portland Community College campuses due to COVID-19, we are offering exhibitions in our windows (815 N. Killingsworth) for viewing from the street and also reproduced here on our website.

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