Central Oregon Artists painting three murals that express hope for equality and justice.
Brought to you by High Desert Mural Festival & Scalehouse
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Artist Bekah Badilla explores ideas at the intersection of earth, his [her/our] story, embodiment, mysticism, ancestry and spirituality. Her upbringing in Alaska has informed a deep connection to her home and the earth, which often surfaces in her work through subject material such as ice and rock. From a Filipinx/Anglo-Scots American heritage, Badilla's work seeks to liberate, re-member his [her/our] story and facilitate growth through navigating and examining decolonization, revolutionary matriarchy and the nuances of a mixed-race experience. Badilla received her BFA in Visual Art from Azusa Pacific University in 2016, completed her most recent mural "Born Again Babaylan" at Mactek off of Greenwood in Bend, OR in 2020, and is currently pursuing further immersive street art while working as a freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator.
Jessica Amascual, tita jess, is Asian and Indigenous. She is a poet, illustrator, somatic artist, and community organizer based in Bend, Oregon. She works in development at Groundswell Fund and Healing Justice Collective, nonprofit organizations that resource the liberation movement led by people of color. She believes deeply in reclaiming ancestral ways of being and that art is a catalyst for change. Her work is punctuated, vivid, instinctive, and simultaneously cosmic and grounding--aiming to nudge people towards their own personal power and freedom to feel inspired to move boldly towards collective liberation.
in collaboration with
Jenny Affan, an Artist, Photographer and Holistic Nutritionist www.instagram.com/jennys_lens beacons.page/cosmik_rainbow
Evan Namkung is an artist and muralist based in Bend, Oregon. He was born and raised in Oakland, California before moving around the West Coast and eventually landing in Bend. He specializes in painting both the natural and human world, with a focus on shining a light on those who are often unseen or devalued. His art is inspired through life experiences, from the vibrant urban setting of Oakland, to the natural wonders of Central Oregon and time spent traveling throughout the world. Using a bright imagination, his art often contains realistic portrayals of his subjects, infused with colorful and dynamic movement inspired by street art. In addition to his artwork, he enjoys recreating in all seasons throughout Central Oregon, as well as spending time with his wife and four dogs.
BendFilm Festival is screening AILEY, an immersive portrait of enigmatic American dancer Alvin Ailey, told in his own words.
This screening will support the High Desert Mural Festival and Scalehouse Gallery Mini Mural Festival. For the festival, three local artists will transform the alley’s parking garage into a canvas as they create three murals that express their hopes for equality and justice. Come on out to enjoy the film and see some live artmaking!
AILEY opens at the Tin Pan on FRIDAY at 6:30 PM.
Friday, 8/6 | 6:30 pm
Saturday, 8/7 | 9:30pm
Sunday, 8/8 | 6:30 pm
RSVP and invite friends: "Ailey" (2021)
Purchase tickets ($5): bit.ly/AileyTix
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