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Art Exhibit

Oregon Episcopal School Opens Art Exhibit to Public to Spark Reflections on Identity, Family History

I Am My White Ancestors: Claiming the Legacy of Oppression is a multi-disciplinary installation of 13 life-size photographic self-portraits that explore artist Anne Mavor's European-American heritage, her family, and their role in the history of race, class, colonization, and genocide. Anne's ancestors, real and imagined, span more than 2,000 years from the Celtic Iron Age to present-day Portland. The 7' x 5' portraits, taken by photographer Jane Keating, are printed on fabric panels and accompanied by short audio diaries from the perspective of each ancestor. 

Viewers who wish to respond to the work can post at a sharing station. Mavor's exhibit is a collaboration between Oregon Episcopal School (OES) and the Episcopal Parish of St. John the Baptist (located at the heart of our campus). OES is committed to building community awareness and ownership of equity and inclusion through storytelling and reflection. Exhibit will be in residence Feb. 3-28, 2020.

Learn more at Anne Mavor's website.

Visits with the Artist

  • Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020: 1 to 5 p.m. (artist will be available to discuss her work)
  • Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020: Noon to 5 p.m. (artist available noon to 2 p.m. only)

All ages are welcome to attend this free exhibit, with snacks provided.

All public events are held on the OES campus, at the Episcopal Parish of St. John the Baptist at 6300 SW Nicol Rd., Portland, OR 97223.