A Festival of Dark Folk Music, Dark Comedy & Dark Artworks
A Community Art Show
Come support local art and learn the historic and cultural role of Halloween in the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities through the perspective of local favorite artists.
"A small community of artists in Portland are proud to present our October 2022 show, Priority. Priority features all Black, Indigenous, People of Color and Queer Artists."
-Curator Ryan Zweber
THE DARK ARTS
Abriana Skye is an agender, indigenous artist painting from life and spiritual experience. Born in August of 1997 in a desert city of southern California, they have moved from several states since their birth. Living in Portland now for six years now, it has given them the space to come into themselves, without fear. Abriana enjoys creating with oil paint, for it captures the volume of emotion within each stroke. With their work they hope to inspire love and acceptance self and others. Of whatever parts of the self feel as though needs to be hidden away.
zzzwalking is an ongoing project using symbolism and art to tell a story where words cannot. Live. Dream. Wander Between
Is a mixed media abolitionist artist from Vegas. The media’s they work with range from sewing/beading, digital photography/digital collages, wood burning, oil/acrylic painting, and wire wrapping. Jewelry materials used are recycled/upcycled.Insta @g_u_u_
Ryan Zweber is a creator of visual culture. While their personal artwork is primarily large scale sculpture, performance, and installation, Ryan will make with anything they can get their hands on. As an individual Ryan values community and integrity, leading to an artistic practice that exposes and comments on trauma, safety, and interpersonal connections surrounding the human body.