Tuesday, February 17, 2015


LeRoy is our loving friend whom focusing on using the ARTS for reconciliation.  Tio Polo will moderate this event raising fund for our family at Red Lodge TRansition Services.  Please stop by!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Colored Pencils Art and Culture Council Literacy Project: JOURNEY to HOME

Colored Pencils Art and Culture Council invites you to join us for the "Journey to Home" Colored Pencils Art and Culture Council Literacy Project

Friday, December 19th, 2014
Oregon Historical Society
1200 Southwest Park Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97205

Regional Arts & Culture Council once again co-sponsored Colored Pencils Art and Culture Council event with World Affairs Council of Oregon and Oregon Historical Society allowing Colored Pencils to showcase Portland's local authors.

Explore the journeys and stories of an array of Portlanders revealing the interconnectedness of place, identity, culture, and community and where and how to find "home." Listen to these moving testaments by poets, writers, musicians, and world citizens, including: Iraqi singer, guitarist and composer Ronny Salim; poet Emily Newberry journey of transition from man to woman; Bill Alton's stirring poems addressing abuse, addiction, homelessness, and mental illness; preacher-poet Emmet Wheatfall's jazz-tinged writing on identity and slave-names; and writer-activist-erstwhile lawyer Ronault "Polo" Catalani, who will lead an epic sing-along of Woody Guthrie's This Land is Our Land, with a chorus of multicultural back-up singers. A welcoming evening of story, song and survival moderated by Nim Xuto and Ronault "Polo" Catalani. East African cuisine will be available for purchase by "Spice of Africa."

We hope to see you there!