ELLEN LESPERANCE, Who Killed Karen Silkwood?

Tamarind Summer Season at Los Poblanos

This summer we are honored to present the second annual collaboration between Los Poblanos and the Tamarind Institute. This special exhibit in the La Quinta Gallery features fine art lithography from the Tamarind collection including works by Paula Wilson, Fritz Scholder, Ellen Lesperance, Rose B. Simpson and many others. There are a variety of opportunities to view the exhibit and learn more about Tamarind’s essential role in the world of lithography. 

About Tamarind Institute: Tamarind Institute is a non-profit center for collaborative printmaking, dedicated to research, education and creative projects in fine art lithography. Since 1960, Tamarind has shaped the field of collaborative printmaking, through a unique printer training program and an educational mission to preserve and advance the creative medium of lithography. Today Tamarind is a nonprofit workshop with a state-of-the-art workshop, a public gallery, and regular public programs and tours. Tamarind Institute stimulates research, preservation of knowledge and community among a diverse international following. This unique program is widely credited with revitalizing the creative medium of lithography and continues to provide the only printer training program of its kind in the world.

Event Information

Opening Reception

Thursday, June 8th, 6 - 8 PM 

Join us for the 2023 opening of the Tamarind Summer Season at Los Poblanos. Guests will have the opportunity to view the new exhibit of fine art lithography prints on display in the La Quinta Gallery, featuring works by Paula Wilson, Fritz Scholder, Ellen Lesperance, Rose B. Simpson and many others. Remarks from Tamarind and Los Poblanos will begin at 6:30 PM. Drinks are available for purchase from the Library Bar and light hors d'oeuvres will be provided. 

Exhibit Open Hours 

June 13 & 27,  5 - 10 PM
July 11 & 18, 5 - 10 PM
August 15 & 29, 5 - 10 PM 

The La Quinta Gallery will be open to the public six evenings this summer during the Tamarind Summer Season at Los Poblanos. We invite you to view this year’s exhibit of fine art lithography prints from Tamarind’s collection featuring work by Paula Wilson, Fritz Scholder, Ellen Lesperance, Rose B. Simpson and many others. A member of Tamarind’s gallery staff will be on-site from 5 - 6:30 PM to answer questions about the artwork and lithography printmaking process. Drinks will be available for purchase from the Library Bar. 

Artist Talk with Ellen Lesperance 

Monday, July 24th, 5:30pm

Los Poblanos is proud to partner with the Tamarind Institute again this summer for an exhibit in the La Quinta Gallery showcasing a selection of fine art prints from the institute’s collections over the past 60 years. This year’s artist talk will feature a conversation between the Tamarind Institute's Master Printer, Valpuri Remling, and Portland-based painter, Ellen Lesperance. The discussion will touch on Tamarind’s Frederick Hammersley Artist Residency program of which Lesperance was a participant in 2020. Lesperance is currently in residence at Tamarind for a second collaboration. Kylee Aragon Wallis, Gallery Director of the Tamarind Institute, will be facilitating. Drinks are available for purchase from the Library Bar. 

Tickets for this event are $20.

About Ellen Lesperance: Ellen Lesperance lives and works in Portland, OR. She has exhibited widely in the United States and internationally. She employs the visual language of knitting patterns in her work to pay homage to female activism. Inspired by actions of protest that have shaped the twentieth century such as the Greenham Common Peace camp, the artist sources archival images of protesters’ hand-knitted garments which she first translates into American Symbolcraft, before turning them into meticulous gouache paintings on paper.


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Artwork pictured left: Who Killed Karen Silkwood? lithograph by Ellen Lesperance


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