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Drawing Trump: The First and Hopefully Last Annual Exhibition of Cartoons from the Trump Presidency

Drawing Trump: The First and Hopefully Last Annual Exhibition of Cartoons from the Trump Presidency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PORTLAND, OR, January 2, 2018

Visit the Drawing Trump exhibition at Cascadia Commons on January 20th, 2018. This is a free event and open to the public.

Portland, Oregon, January 20th, 2018, 6pm-9pm. Location: Cascadia Commons Common House, 4377 SW 94th Ave, Portland, OR 97225. Free parking is available on the street. This is a disabled accessible event. Facebook Event page.

On the anniversary of his inauguration, view the first and hopefully last annual display of cartoons from the Trump presidency. We hope by 2019 he will be gone, the national nightmare will be over, and we can start rebuilding our country. In the meantime, have a good cathartic laugh and reflect on what we’ve been put through over the last year.

Drawing Trump is for art lovers and anyone who has been negatively affected by Trump’s policy and the political climate he has created. The event features cartoons from local cartoonists Barry Deutsch, Kevin Moore, Katie Miranda, and Shannon Wheeler.

Barry Deutsch is a longtime political cartoonist. However, he’s best known for his “Hereville” series of graphic novels, about “yet another 11-year-old troll-fighting orthodox Jewish girl.” Barry’s work has earned Eisner and Nebula nominations, and won multiple awards, including the Charles Schulz Award, the Oregon Book Award, and the Sydney Taylor Book Prize.

Katie Miranda is a painter, calligrapher and a jewelry designer whose work is sold in boutiques around the US and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Mondoweiss, Middle East Eye, Middle East Monitor, Common Dreams, Electronic Intifada and al Jazeera.  Katie’s cartoon focus is on Palestine and Islamophobia. Her work has been deeply influenced by her time spent as human rights worker with the International Solidarity Movement in Palestine from 2006-2009.

Kevin Moore is best known for webcomics In Contempt, Wanderlost, and Fetch, his current weekly series of political and personal satire. He has been published in Z Magazine, The Skanner, In These Times, The Nib, Fusion (now called Splinter), and many other print and online publications. In 2017 he was named Artist-in-Residence for EveryLibrary, a national organization dedicated to promoting libraries and supporting ballot initiatives for public library funding.

Shannon Wheeler created Too Much Coffee Man. He has won a couple of Eisner awards and has cartooned for the New Yorker, Esquire, Forbes, MAD magazine, and the Onion. Trump hates his recent book, Sh*t My President Says.

A short presentation will be given by all artists and their work will be available for purchase.

Contact: Katie Miranda, 650.284.8513, www.katiemiranda.com.

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My Arabic calligraphy teacher: Ehab Thabet

My Arabic calligraphy teacher: Ehab Thabet
I’ve been in Palestine for a couple weeks to give a seminar on economic empowerment and to do some journalism and art for Mondoweiss and Middle East Eye. Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit my Arabic calligraphy teacher, Ehab Thabet in the pastoral village of Jifna in the West Bank. It’s been 9 years since I saw him.   Continue reading

The trials of Palestinian nonviolence activist Issa Amro

I met non-violent resistance activist Issa Amro in Hebron in 2006 and we worked together there for three years. He taught me how to stand up to soldiers, settlers and police and to not let them intimidate me. Now he is on trial over a list of laughable charges and is facing a possible lengthy prison sentence. When no-nothing TV pundits recycle the cliché phrase “where are the Palestinian Gandhis?” the answer is “in jail or on trial.”

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Featured Customer: Estela Rodriguez-Jibreel

1) What do you like best about Katie Miranda Arabic calligraphy jewelry ?

What I love the most about Katie’s jewelry is that the jewelry is not only beautiful it give a proactive message of hope.

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Spring Palbox is here !

You are invited to experience the best artisanal products Palestine has to offer!

Every quarter at Palbox we pack a box with a bottle of organic, fair trade Palestinian olive oil, za’atar, olive oil soap, a Palestinian art or craft and a piece of sterling silver Arabic calligraphy jewelry. Featured in this month’s box are sterling silver earrings which say “habibti” or “my love” in Arabic.

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