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Marylhurst's Art Gym opening unique outdoor exhibit

SUBMITTED PHOTO: TERRI LOWENTHAL - This braided rug, titled Domestic Integrities detail, was created by Fritz Haeg, one of the artists Jen Delos Reyes writes about in her book, Im Going to Live the Life I Sing About in My Song: How Artists Make and Live Lives of Meaning.

The Art Gym will present its first summer outdoor project, “I’m Going to Live the Life I Sing About in My Song,” by Jen Delos Reyes through July 31.

Inspired by her newly released book, “I’m Going to Live the Life I Sing About in My Song: How Artists Make and Live Lives of Meaning,” the summer project kicked off July 20 and takes place in a small geodesic dome on the Marylhurst University campus.

Each day, Delos Reyes will serve cocktails in the dome during happy hour and will be on hand to discuss the ideas in the book. Invited artists will also host events and talk every day, and Delos Reyes will do a reading from her book. In addition, a preview event for Converge 45’s Artists’ Congress will be held.

Delos Reyes is a creative laborer, educator, writer, radical community arts organizer and author of countless emails.

She is the director and founder of Open Engagement, an international annual conference on socially engaged art that has been active since 2007.

Delos Reyes currently lives and works in Chicago, Ill., where she is the associate director of the School of Art & Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The Art Gym is located on the second floor of BP Johns Administration Building on the Marylhurst University campus, 17600 Pacific Highway, Lake Oswego.

— The Review, Tidings