Jason Graham

The concept of creative risk will take center stage when the Oregon Humanities Conversation Project visits the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum this Saturday, June 8.

Oregon-based artist and educator Jason Graham will lead the discussion, titled “What We Risk: Creativity, Vulnerability, and Art.”

“What do we risk when we lay ourselves open through music, painting, or any other art form?” Graham asked. “What might we give up and what might we gain when we set out to craft something beautiful or provocative or simply expressive that the world did not previously hold? Given today’s artistic economy, to what extent is exposure — to other people and of the creative self — desirable?”

Graham is a former Oregon slam poetry champion and is currently an art ambassador for Rise Up International in association with the US Department of State. He has been featured multiple times as a TEDx speaker and performer. He has shared stages with the likes of Ice Cube, Ghostface Killah, Saul Williams and Talib Kweli. Most recently he worked as a journalist in Nauru for Vice magazine.

Saturday’s talk will start at 1 pm at 2106 Second Street.

For more information about this free community discussion, please contact the Museum at 503-842-4553 or go to www.tcpm.org.

More information on Oregon Humanities can be found at oregonhumanities.org.

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