Have I mentioned that I’m the proud owner

Of the largest African tribal art collection in the United States? I call it Discover African Art We have thousands of masks, statues, bronzes, textiles, furniture pieces – you name it.

DAA is more about selling the decorative and fun pieces rather than the snobby collector pieces, which I also have many of. I am happy to discuss this dynamic if you’re curious. I’m also kinda proud of the fact that I have donated a large number of pieces to Central City Concern. Folks who visit their offices will see great examples (pics below). I feel strongly that it makes a difference in the community, particularly for the African-Americans they serve. Hardly anybody has seen this kind of material before.

But just because it’s African doesn’t mean a non-African can’t appreciate it. I was drawn to it originally back in 2015 when I discovered eBay. I didn’t even think about skin color or culture. I just liked the art—and still do.

Take a look here www.discoverafricanart.com

Want to check it out in person? We’re located out in Eagle Creek, Oregon – call to schedule an appointment (503) 637-3968. I promise you’ll be amazed.

Well, here’s a good thing

This is a group of folks (who have lots of political differences, I’m guessing) who got together today for a cause: Central City Concern and specifically, Flip The Script. We did a promo about things we can all agree on. We want to make a better Portland and by extension, a better world. That’s all.

I’ll let you know when CCC’s “Compassion In Action” event is ready to go. It’s really about just doing the right thing to make a better community. Deal with addiction, homelessness, mental illness…it matters to all of us even if it ain’t sexy. Just needs to be done and takes $$ to do it. Coming next month.




Flip The Script is another organization that I support

One that helps African-American men who are released from prison to find resources to reintegrate into society. I donated a lot of African art to decorate their new location and I think a lot of folks will dig it.

Most people have never seen this kind of art, so it will be interesting to see the response.

This article gives great info about this meaningful program.

Willie Fiers, a Flip the Script alumnus, calls the parole system “an invisible program” contributing to keeping formerly incarcerated people down. (Photo by Brian Oaster)