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Hero STAMPS

p:ear youth are currently working on a series of portraits of inspirational artists, titled  “Hero Stamps.” These stencil portraits are often the collaborative work of many youth artists, and include portrayals of artists like Frida Kahlo, Snoop Dogg, Yayoi Kusama, and Basquiat.

The name of the series was inspired by the Public Enemy album titled “Most of my Heroes Still Don’t Appear on No Stamp.”

View photos of series artwork on our Instagram page @artworkspdx!

Artist In-Residence Workshop Display – Mic Crenshaw

Each month we bring in talented, local BIPOC artists to share their crafts with p:ear youth. Stay tuned for more details on our October artist – Mic Crenshaw – and the art pieces that will be on display in our gallery from their workshop!

Artist In-Residence Workshop Display – Ronin Roc

Each month we bring in talented, local BIPOC artists to share their crafts with p:ear youth. Check our social media @pearmentor for more details on our February artist – Ronin Roc – and the digital art pieces that will be on display in our gallery from his workshop!

Artist In-Residence Workshop Display – Nick Lee

Each month we bring in talented, local BIPOC artists to share their crafts with p:ear youth. Check our social media @pearmentor for more details on our March artist – Nick Lee from Studio Signs Inc. – and the letterform and alphabet art pieces that will be on display in our gallery from their workshop!

Nick Lee is a second generation sign painter and operates Studio Signs, one of Portland’s oldest sign painting studios which was established in 1963 by the late artist Dean G. Stanley. In 1984 Lee’s father purchased the business, adding screen printing and computer generated graphics to the list of services provided. In 2018, after 20 years of helping out around the shop, Nick Lee took over the business and has immersed himself in the current renaissance of traditional sign painting.