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The Waves Will Carry Us

 Najia Omer's
Art Exhibition

Opening reception June 24th, 6:30 - 9:00pm.

Growing up in Pakistan, I was just me. Moving to the United states as an adult, suddenly I am a ‘person of color’, ‘historically marginalized’ and often, ‘not welcome’. My art speaks loudly, of my journey to find a place for myself and my family in this new world; to acclimating, to establishing a new home, to not lose sight of my heritage, my culture, my language, and all the forces that shaped me into who I am today; to teach my children to be proud Americans, even when someone says they don't belong; to teach my daughter to be brave and strong and independent- in ways I was never allowed to explore. My work is a reflection of who I am as an American, an Immigrant, a woman, a muslim and a mom.

Blind Insect is a community space that features a unique collection of various artists and creatives from Peru, Uruguay, Chile, México,, Puerto Rico, Seattle, Boise, California, Poland, Portland, and more. With rotating artists, the gallery shares artwork in various media including sculpture, 2D and 3D media, paintings, collages, glass, paper maché, reproductions, and more... A space to sell your AMAZING artwork. Don’t hesitate to contact us, we’re always looking for new artists.

art for all

Blind Insect's gallery and shop feature over two dozen emerging artists from local Portlanders, to artists in Russia and South America. We pride ourselves on giving emerging and multicultural artists a platform to exhibit their work while also providing artworks at affordable price points to encourage art collecting at any age and stage of life. Collecting and living with original artwork and high-quality reproductions should be within everyone's grasp and we are doing our part to make that happen.