ARTIST

Andrea Cenon


STATEMENT

The Better Together blanket is inspired by the power of unity and diversity seen within humanity. The colors are an ode to the range of skin tones represented by different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Better Together emphasizes the strength in community and by existence opposes division. It is meant to be inclusive, yet set apart. It does not negate individual identities for the sake of unity, but rather celebrates it.


For each blanket purchased, 3 are donated to IRCO

Woven Blanket - 100% Cotton
54” x 70”


$150.00 + Shipping

WELCOME BLANKETS


بطانيات الترحيب

CHIẾC KHĂN CHÀO ĐÓN
ПРИВЕТСТВЕННЫЕ ОДЕЯЛА
Couvertures de Bienvenue

ВІТАЛЬНІ КОВДРИ


OVERVIEW

We partnered with 8 artists from around the world to create a series of custom woven blankets featuring artwork based on the theme of ONE HUMANITY : ALL ARE WELCOME. For every blanket purchased, 3 were donated to IRCO to use as a gift of welcome to immigrants and refugees when first arriving in Portland. These blankets provide hope, encouragement, and a sense of equality and belonging to our new neighbors. The artwork for these blankets has come from both near and far to represent the beauty and richness we gain by living in community and learning from people of all different backgrounds, customs and cultures.



Welcome Blankets have been made possible in part by a grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council




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