Majik Hodges, Julie Keefe and Anne Greenwood Rioseco
Majik Starr Hodges is a community-based activist and group facilitator with 40+ years of experience working with youth and young adults. Her expansive work in the Northwest Region includes co-facilitating Hello Neighbor, a state-wide public art project, in collaboration with Caldera’s youth programs and artist Julie Keefe; 23+ years serving as a continuing consultant and mentor to youth in the Caldera program; 10+ years in leadership with Self Enhancement Incorporated where she founded and created, the female (identifying) empowerment program, Sisters Reflecting Beauty; 20+ years as Foster Parent for the State of Oregon; and serving as the lead facilitator for annual service leadership workshops with Advancing Leadership.
Julie Keefe is an artist with 25+ years experience working primarily in documentary and community-based art. Her work includes installations and collaborations with a variety of institutions, health care organizations, artists, children and communities.
Working in collaboration with Hip Hop Artist, Mic Crenshaw, in 2018, Ms. Keefe created the Ask the Question Project, a multi-layered project that worked with suicide attempt survivors in the NW to tell their stories with the goal of saving lives and breaking stigma.
In 2008 she created Hello Neighbor, a state-wide public art project, in collaboration with Caldera’s youth program. Hello Neighbor employs a social practice model in neighborhoods affected by change, and uses interviews and photographs to introduce children to their neighbors and ultimately neighbors to each other by displaying large-scale photographic portraits and creating conversation in public spaces. Hello Neighbor continues in communities throughout the NW.
From 2013 to 2017 she served as Portland’s inaugural Creative Laureate, a position that uses the Office of the Mayor, and the Laureate role, as a platform to advocate for the arts, arts education, equity, creative industries and practice and the overall cultural health of Portland. In 2013 Fast Company [Business+Design Magazine] named her to their annual 100 Most Creative People in Business.
Anne Greenwood Rioseco (b. Jamestown, North Dakota, 1967) is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, curator, and community arts facilitator based in Portland, Oregon. She works with Caldera and Arts Education in the Gorge teaching in both urban and rural schools. Greenwood Rioseco is currently making new work for an exhibit at the Icelandic
Textiles Museum in 2020 and finishing Class Set Volume 4 (a free social justice art poster set for teachers) with Jessalyn Aaland from Oakland, California. The Oregon Arts Commission, the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Regional Arts and Culture Council, the Hallie Ford Foundation, the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition, and the
North Dakota Council for the Arts have all financially supported her projects. Greenwood Rioseco has been an artist in residence at Portland Garment Factory (Portland, Oregon), Playa (Summer Lake, Oregon), Caldera (Sisters, Oregon), the Icelandic Textiles Center (Blóndúos, Iceland), Signal Fire (Oregon), and Pine Meadow Ranch (Sisters, Oregon).
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