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Social Media Takeover: Kalei’okalani Matsui

Kalei’okalani Matsui, a Native Hawaiian, Black, Chinese, and Japanese woman from Wai’anae on the island of O’ahu, and featured artist in DISplace, teaches the history of leis, shares how-to videos with spring leaves and flowers that can be found blooming in the Pacific Northwest, leads a live lei making class and performs a ceremony of oli.  This takeover occurred from April 5-10, 2021.

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Social Media Takeover: Victoria Tai Sundell

Victoria Tai Sundell, Head of Integrated Learning at Five Oaks Museum, takes over as a staff member to share about her work with the museum, how to look at art, and about her own papercutting art practice.. This takeover occurred from February 8-13, 2021.

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Social Media Takeover: Andrea Narno

Andrea Narno, a self-taught queer printmaker from Mexico City, shares how she uses symbolism of plants to explore topics like migration, absence and grief in her linocut artwork and leads a print rubbing activity. This takeover occurred from January 25-30, 2021.

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Social Media Takeover: Emily Miller

Emily Miller, an artist featured in DISplace, explains her process of creating artwork and interactive community installations with responsibly recycled fishing gear and shares her connection to the ocean as a place of joy, grief, and sanctuary. This takeover occurred from January 10-16, 2021.

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Social Media Takeover: Palmarin Merges

Palmarin Merges, an artist featured in DISplace, brought us our first international takeover (from Japan!) and shared how she gives used materials new life in her artwork. This takeover occurred from December 7-12, 2020.

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Social Media Takeover: Aslan Newson

Aslan Newson, a queer Afro-Indigenous activist, describes how she found her voice and community through organizing with Fridays4Freedom, a Portland, Oregon-based collective of Black youth and allies for Black liberation, and shares about her self-growth and self-love journey in her identity. This takeover occurred from November 23-28, 2020.

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Social Media Takeover: Lehuauakea

Lehuauakea, artist and guest curator of Five Oaks Museum exhibition DISplace, shares their traditional Hawaiian kapa making practice, including the significance of reviving and passing on this practice of creating cloth with the bark of certain trees, the process and tools of making kapa, and the gathering of earth pigments. This takeover occurred from November 9-13, 2020.

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Social Media Takeover: Liz Pazmino Calderon

Liz Pazmino Calderon, a student leader and Equity Ambassador for the PCC Rock Creek Multicultural Center, shares about Día de los Muertos, including elements of a traditional altar, views of death and life, the Aztec origins of the holiday, and celebrations in Guatemala, Bolivia, and Ecuador. This takeover occurred from October 26-31, 2020.

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Social Media Takeover: Junix Seraphim

Junix Seraphim, an artist and activist also known as Prince Lavender, describes his alternative drag collective Darn Heckin Nerdy Drag, explores the role of art and cultural work in revolution, and shares what it means to be a kasama and organizer with Anakbayan PDX, a Filipino youth group organizing for national democracy. This takeover occurred from October 5-10, 2020.

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