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Ameya Okamoto

Ameya Okamoto is a dynamic 19-year-old whose creative work lives at the intersections of art and social justice. She offers digital downloads of work she’s created in partnership with Don’t Shoot Portland and Black Lives Matter Greater NY, and is the founder and creative director of IRRESISTIBLE, which “she hopes can help artistically support grassroots justice organizations, share anti-racist resources with educators, and most importantly, inspire creatives everywhere to consider art's role in inspiring social progress.”

Part of Open Houses, Week 1: July 6-10.

GRASSROOTS: the theme of our Open House week calls upon the intersections of creatives, activism, and community care, particularly within the scope of plants, nature, and beings. As we continue to navigate society amidst the current revolution, we seek the work of makers who have long incorporated equity and advocacy into their art, and continue to build upon generations-long traditions of action. Just like grassroots organizations, many of these artists are independent or work within small teams– a reminder that our activism can and often does intersect with our creative visions.

-Portland in Color curators Celeste Noche and Emilly Prado

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