Eric Hillerns volunteered his time and talents to design the UNDERGROUND USA companion exhibit in White Stag’s Light Court Commons. Anne Richardson curated it, Eric Hillerns designed it, and Dennis Nyback installed it, with guidance from Cris Moss, the director of UO’s White Box Gallery and the Light Court Commons.
The exhibit includes artwork, covers, and sample pages from the Portland Scribe, 1972-1978. It includes a timeline of works by writers and artists who came out of Portland’s underground press.
Eric Hillerns is the co-founder of Design Week, a week-long, city-wide series of programs exploring the process, craft, and practice of design across all disciplines. Thank you, Eric, for your help!
UNDERGROUND USA is a public history/art education event made possible in part by a grant from the Kinsman Foundation and by a grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation. It is presented by Oregon Cartoon Institute in partnership with UO Comics & Cartooning Studies and PSU Comic Studies, with support from Oregon Historical Society and McMenamins.
Comic City USA, the first exhibit to look at Oregon print cartooning history, is at Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Avenue, through Jan. 31, 2017.
“People who read them when they first came out remember the initial impact — like getting whacked in the head with a two by four.” Patrick Rosenkranz, on underground comics