I have spent the last few months digging deep into work — teaching youth at various schools and community-based programs throughout King County, attending classes and workshops to further my own artistic development, and working on my own creative projects. Now, some of the fruits of this labor are beginning to bear fruit.
On Thursday, May 2nd, two of my photographs will be featured in Archetypes – Universal Touchstones: Pattern, Place and Space, at the Tashiro Kaplan building’s Corridor Gallery (306 S. Washington St., Seattle). The exhibition, which runs through June 3rd, features artists who participated in Artist Trust’s 2011 EDGE professional development program. As part of the First Thursday Art Walk, there will be an opening reception May 2, from 5 to 9 p.m. (I’ll be there from 7:30 to 9 p.m., if you’d like to stop by to say hello.)
The following week, Under My Skin opens at the Wing Luke Asian Museum (719 S. King St. Seattle). The exhibition features work by artists who explore race in the 21st century and runs May 10 through Nov. 17, 2013. There’s a free exhibition preview on Thursday, May 9, from 7-8 pm. I am especially happy that my “Passport” series will be part of this powerful exhibition. I’ll write in more detail about that in another post, but I am very grateful to the folks who collaborated with me on a project that I hope can continue and expand.
Last, two more of my photographs have been installed at bus shelters in Seattle and another one was accepted for future installation. “Ciao!” is at North 85th Street, and “Midwife’s Hands” is on Green Lake Drive North. Thanks to Dale Cummings at King County Metro and Photography Center Northwest for brightening up our city streets with this great public art program.