Leaves of Resistance Exhibit & Walt Whitman Reading

This is a past event. Friday, May 31 at 12:00pm 9:00pm

Roll-Up Gallery 1715 S.E. Spokane St., Portland, OR 97202

The exhibit Leaves of Resistance features The Secret Society of Book Artists, with work ranging from unique, handmade books and boxes to installations, incorporating calligraphy, marbling and natural impression dyeing. The politically and environmentally engaged group, which formed over a decade ago at the instigation of OCAC and PNCA instructor Marilyn Zornado, takes their cue for this year’s exhibit from Walt Whitman; the closing gala on May 31 celebrates Whitman’s birth, 200 years to the day, with animation screenings and poetry readings in partnership with Passages Bookshop.

Artists: Dawn Banker, Anita Bigelow, Marian Christensen, Mary Elliott, Ellen Fortin, Joely Helgesen, Judilee Fitzhugh, Deanna Lautenbach, Megan Leftwich, Ilsa Perse, Kathy Karbo, Kathy Kuehn, Bernie Smith, Gay Walker, Marilyn Zornado.

Exhibition on view May 3-31, 2019. Gallery Hours: Friday & Saturday, noon–5 p.m. and by appointment.

Opening Reception: Friday, May 3, 5–9 p.m.

Show Closing & Walt Whitman Birthday Celebration: Friday, May 31, 7 p.m.

Celebrating Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday with:

  • Whitman readings organized by David Abel of Passages Bookshop
  • Animation by Gratz, Zornado, Jetten, Kuehn, Tetenbaum and others
  • Projection performance by Devon Damonte
  • Birthday cake


Event Type

Art & Design, Exhibition, Free, Readings & Talks




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