It was indeed a busy summer with lots of great workshops with talented young people. Congratulations to those who completed Youth Media Institute’s Youth Out Loud Photography program. In a mere three weeks, they learned photography, storytelling, editing on Lightroom and Premiere to put together thought-provoking digital stories on homelessness, workers’ rights, gay marriage, bullying and media representations of people of color and low-income communities. These high school youth give me hope for our collective future! (Photo above is by student Merissa M.)
Congratulations also go to the youth who participated in Asian Counseling and Referral Service’s Introduction to Digital Photography workshop. I invite you to view their work at ACRS’s rotating gallery on the first floor at 3639 Martin Luther King Jr. Way South in Seattle.
I’ll be teaching again this fall, this time across Puget Sound. Middle school youth can sign up for a two-day digital photography workshop at Winslow Arts Center, on Bainebridge Island, September 22nd and 23rd. Check out the Winslow Arts Center website for registration.
Also in September, my own work will be part of Artist Trust’s exhibition at the Washington State Convention Center through Oct. 18, with an opening reception Friday, Sept. 7, 5:30 – 8:30 pm. This exhibition features work by over 200 artists in various disciplines who have participated in Artist Trust’s EDGE Professional Development Program since 2003. This is a wonderful celebration of all the diverse talent here in Washington State. Thanks to Artist Trust and the broader arts community who have helped each of us hone our craft and put it out to there.
The Kent Summer Art Exhibit has offered me great opportunities, including having my work be part of a city’s permanent collection and, now, talking about my work on the city’s TV station, Kent TV21. Scroll down the website and check out the video clip to get a virtual glimpse at the exhibition. Thanks again to the jurors, Kent Arts Commissioners and Kent Visual Arts Coordinator Cherly de los Remedios.
The exhibition is up until August 31st at the Centennial Gallery, 400 W. Gowe St., Mondays through Fridays, 8 am to 5 pm. It’s free and open to the public.