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Jun 7 – 17
Professional Night: Thursday, Jun 8, 5–8pm
Family + Friends Night: Friday, Jun 9, 5–8pm
Tuesday, January 31, at 5 pm: Opening Reception
4. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?
We’re hoping to have QTPOC artists speak at the events, but this is contingent on getting a rapid grant. Having a guest speaker is not only a way for us to further support local artists and scholars, but is also a means to further share knowledge by bringing in a speaker who can speak to the focus of the edit-a-thon (the first will be focusing on Northwest Coast Indigenous Womxn artists) or to the importance of the work that edit-a-thons do (a scholar in digital humanities or sociology, for example). This not only gives participants another reason to come but also emphasizes collaboration, knowledge sharing, and forming connections which are all part of the Jacob Lawrence Gallery‘s mission as a part of the School of Art.
C. Davida Ingram is a conceptual artist known for making subversive social inquiries. She is passionate about beauty and social justice, and her primary muses are race, gender, and social relationships. Her imagination focuses on the lives of Black femmes using a wide range of mediums — Craig’s list ads, drones, photography, gold grills, and more — to reshape what is possible in her own identification with being a Black queer woman. Ingram’s art has been shown at the Frye Art Museum, Northwest African American Museum, Evergreen College, Bridge Productions, Intiman Theater, Town Hall, and more. Her writings have been included in Arcade, Ms. Magazine blog, The James Franco Review, and The Stranger. Ingram received the 2014 Stranger Genius Award in Visual Arts. In 2016, she was a Neddy Artist Award finalist, a Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow, and was voted one of the twenty most talented people in the city by Seattle Magazine.
A Book with No Pages
February 7–28, 2018
Jacob Lawrence Gallery
Opening: Tuesday, February 6, 5:30–9pm
Lithograph on Rives BFK paper
18 1/2 x 22 inches
Jacob Lawrence was one of the most important artists of the 20th century, widely renowned for his modernist depictions of everyday life as well as epic narratives of African American history and historical figures.
“. [W]hen I think of Jacob Lawrence, I think of him paving a road so that these other artists can come to this really white city and this really beautiful space and understand they can exist and thrive and have a community — and also be in conversation with whiteness,” says Ingram. “Because I don’t want a version of Blackness that’s so prescribed that Black people feel like it’s a new version of the ghetto. Blackness is so expansive. It’s not constrained.”
Elevating artists of color is an important part of the gallery’s mission. In the last few years, says Zimmerman, “art spaces have been called upon to be more accountable and to redress some of the historic inequities and omissions. We’ve taken that call really seriously.”