Mar
14
to Jun 8

Indigenous Latinx Exhibit at Vermillion Gallery

Free and open to the public.

This exhibition and event series will feature three months of Indigenous identified Latinx creatives showcasing arts, culture, identity, and community at Vermillion Gallery.

EXHIBITS:

  • 3/14 through 4/6 - Regeneración | Rebirth

    • Opening Night, March 14th 6-9pm

  • 4/11 through 5/4 - Femme/Female Artist Exhibit

    • Opening Night, April 11th, 6-9pm

  • 5/5 through 6/8 - Unidos Levantamos el Cielo

    • Opening Night, May 9th, 6-9pm

COMMUNITY EVENTS:

March 14th, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.: Capitol Hill Art Walk @ Vermillion; All Ages; No Cost

Meet the artists featured in Regeneración | Rebirth. This showcase is an ode to spring and the opportunity  for regeneration, rebirth, and renewal.

March 15th, 10 p.m.: Bloom - Indigenous People's Dance Party @ Vermillion; 21+ up; Donation based

Celebration of Black, Indigenous, and people of color bodies with DJ J-Na$ty spinning cumbia, Latin pop, and reggaeton. Collaboration with La Roxay Productions. Tickets, sold at the door: sliding scale: $10 - $15 . No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Ticket sales from the Bloom will support the community's Bidi Bidi Bom Bash and benefit Colectiva Legal del Pueblo, Para los Ninos, Southwest Youth and Family Services

April 10th, 7 p.m.: Poetry in Translation @ Northwest Film Forum; All Ages; Cost TBD

An ongoing series of quarterly bilingual poetry readings co-curated with Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna, featuring writers sharing poetry in their native languages with English translations. The first episode will be an Indigenous Showcase featuring fabian romero, Tracy Rector, Duane Niatum, and Sasha LaPointe. Indigenous Latinx artists will be selling crafts.

April 11th, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m: Capitol Hill Art Walk @ Vermillion; All Ages; No Cost

Meet the artists featured in Soy Yo. Make political art with artist Priscilla Dobler at a tortilla press station. This group show features femme/female identified Indigenous Latinx artists.

April 25th, 7 p.m.: Indigenous Film Showcase @ Northwest FIlm Forum; All Ages; Free

Join us for a screening of Mosquita y Mari, set in a predominately Mexican, immigrant neighborhood in Los Angeles, Mosquita y Mari tells the story of two 15-year-old Chicanas growing up in H.P. — Huntington Park.

May 9th, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.: Capitol Hill Art Walk @ Vermillion; All Ages; No Cost

Meet the artists featured in Unidos Levantamos el Cielo. This group show features artists whose work closely resonates with the Coast Salish story of lifting the sky together.

May 17th, 10 p.m.: Bloom - Indigenous People's Dance Party @ Vermillion; 21+ up; Donation based

Celebration of Black, Indigenous, and people of color bodies with DJ J-Na$ty spinning cumbia, Latin pop, and reggaeton. Collaboration with La Roxay Productions. Tickets, sold at the door: sliding scale: $10 - $15 . No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Ticket sales from the Bloom will support the community's Bidi Bidi Bom Bash and benefit Colectiva Legal del Pueblo, Para los Ninos, Southwest Youth and Family Services.

May 30th, 7 p.m.: Indigenous Film Showcase @ Northwest FIlm Forum; All Ages; Free

Join us for a screening of Embrace of the Serpent, celebrating Indigenous Latinx people and ways of living.  Community discussion after screening.

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Mar
23
to Aug 3

yəhaw̓ Exhibition at King Street Station

Free and open to the public.

Gallery Hours

Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm
First Thursdays, 10am - 8pm

Opening Reception, March 23

Please join us on March 23rd to celebrate all of the artists in the show and the culmination of our year-long project series!

10 a.m. Indigenous Community Breakfast - Artists in the exhibition along with their guests, and Indigenous community members, are invited to join us for a special welcoming breakfast and get a first look at the show.

12 p.m.-7 p.m. Public Opening

Welcome on the Plaza
12:00 p.m. Remarks with Randy Engstrom, Ken Workman, and Mayor Jenny A. Durkan
Performance by Lummi Black Hawk Singers & Dancers
Procession into ARTS at King Street Station

ARTS at King Street Station, top floor
1:30 p.m. Curator Remarks, and storytelling from Jill & Sasha LaPointe
4 p.m. Curator Remarks, and storytelling from Jill & Sasha LaPointe
4:30 p.m. Performance from artist Tsēmā Igharas
5:30 p.m. Performance from Christine Babic

Installations and art activities throughout the day from Raven Juarez and Priscilla Dobler.

yәhaw̓ is a year-long Indigenous community-based project culminating in the inaugural exhibition at Seattle Office Of Arts & Culture’s ARTS at King Street Station from March 23 - August 3, 2019. The exhibition is accompanied by a mentorship training cohort, satellite shows, residencies, vendor opportunities and partner programs. yәhaw̓ will feature the work of 200+ Indigenous creatives at over 20 sites across Seattle and beyond. Curated by Tracy Rector (Choctaw/Seminole), Asia Tail (Cherokee), and Satpreet Kahlon, yәhaw̓ celebrates the depth and diversity of Indigenous art made in the Pacific Northwest. Learn more at yehawshow.com.

ARTS at King Street Station, which incorporates a new 7,500-square-foot gallery, plus meeting and presentation areas available to the general public, a studio for an artists-in-residence and offices for staff of the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, was conceived to create opportunities for people of color and; to reflect and foster the creativity and talents of people that continue to create the fabric of Seattle.

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Apr
6
to Apr 27

A Gift, A Breath - Lehuauakea Fernandez at the Alice Gallery

Free and open to the public.

Reception, April 13, 6-9 pm

“He wahī paʻakai — Just a package of salt”

The works in A Gift, A Breath address the idea of reciprocity, or a conscious relationship built upon a mutual give and take.

Using traditional ʻohe kāpala craft, simple found object sculpture, and paintings on paper, Lehuauakea explores various acts of reciprocity from a mixed-Native Hawaiian perspective. Examining the ties between oneself and their community, a culture and its surrounding environment, or even the present and the past, these mixed media works seek to highlight the role of customary offering practices, or hoʻokupu, within a contemporary context.

What are the conditions, verbal or nonverbal, temporal or atemporal, that must be met in order for these gifts to be rightfully given, acknowledged, and received?

What, then, ultimately carries greater weight — the object of the gift, or the act of giving in itself?

Artist Bio
Lehuauakea Fernandez is a mixed Native Hawaiian interdisciplinary artist from Hilo, Hawaiʻi. They have participated in several solo and group shows throughout the Pacific Northwest, most recently Yəhaw̓ at King Street Station in Seattle, and the 23rd Annual Recent Graduates Exhibition at Blackfish Gallery in Portland. Through a range of craft-based media, sculpture, and installation, their art serves as a means of exploring cultural and biological ecologies, mixed-Indigenous identity, and what it means to live within the context of contemporary environmental degradation.

Lehua currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon after recently earning their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting, with a minor in Art + Ecology at Pacific Northwest College of Art.

lehuauakea.com

Gallery Hours: 12-7PM on Saturdays
The gallery is open late for Georgetown Art Attacks on the 2nd Saturday of every month. To make a non-Saturday viewing appointment email thealicegallery@gmail.com




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Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly Co-Working Sessions in Tacoma

Free and open to Indigenous community members.

yəhaw̓ is hosting monthly co-working sessions in Tacoma on third Thursdays 6-10pm. All Indigenous creatives are welcome to come use the studio space for free for their own projects, and there will be new drop-in group activities led by guest artists each month. Art supplies and snacks will be provided.

Sessions are held in the 2nd floor studios at Alma Mater.

April 18, 6-10pm
Guest Artist: Rebecca Cesspooch (Northern Ute, Assiniboine and Nakota)
Activity: collage and self love

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Apr
20
to Jul 6

Randi Purser and Erik Sanchez at the Suquamish Museum

Opening Reception, April 20, 3-5 pm

Regular museum admission rates apply - suquamishmuseum.org/hours.htm

Meet featured yəhaw̓ exhibit artists Erik Sanchez (Shoalwater Bay/ Chinook/Mexican-American) and Randi Purser (Suquamish). Sanchez creates narrative photography, documenting contemporary society and the landscape around him. Purser is a Suquamish tribal elder and Coast Salish traditional carver, known for her work on beautiful house posts, canoes, masks and other carvings.

sanchez-creative.com

stoningtongallery.com/artist/randi-purser/#archive

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May
2
5:00 PM17:00

Lifting the Sky: An Indigenous Fashion Show

Free, open to the public, and family friendly.

In partnership with the Seattle Art Museum, yəhaw̓ presents Lifting the Sky: An Indigenous Fashion Show. Curator Lisa Fruichantie (Seminole/Mvskoke-Creek) brings together Native designers, artists, and performers from across the Pacific Northwest for a night of Indigenous fashion. Watch contemporary styles walk the runway to the beat of a powwow drum, learn about intertribal regalia created by local community members, and shop at an all-Native market. The show starts at 6 pm and the Native Fashion Market takes place throughout the evening. Visitors can continue exploring urban Indigenous perspectives upstairs in the SAM galleries with half-off admission to Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer.

Designers
Meka Clothing/Mary Kelsay
Trickster Company/Crystal Worl
Evan Ducharme
Abriel Johnny ­Rodriguez

Vendors
Paige Pettibon
Ashley Alvarez
Michaila Taylor
Denise Emerson
Crystal Worl & Rico Worl of Trickster Company
Ayanna Fuentes & Ixtli Salinas White Hawk

Host/Emcee
Roquin Siongco
Roldy Aguero Ablao

DJ
Drew Hobson

Videographer/Photographer
Che Sehyun

Hair/Makeup
Matthew Lawrence
Katie Kihara
Amanda Upham

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May
9
to Jun 20

Catherine Cross Uehara at 950 Gallery

Free and Open to the Public.

Opening Reception, May 16, 5pm-9pm

Catherine Cross Uehara (Uchinanchu / Hapa / Okinawan American) will present work in a solo exhibition at 950 Gallery in Tacoma. Catherine is a displaced Seattle Artist, art logistician, museum worker and curator of the PREP TANTRUM SHOW™. She received her BA in Studio Art from UC Davis in 1993/5 and her MFA in Painting from Hunter College (CUNY) in 2000.

Learn more about her work at catherinecrossuehara.com.

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May
11
10:30 AM10:30

yəhaw̓ at the Tacoma-South Sound Mini Maker Faire

  • University of Washington Tacoma Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

yəhaw̓ will have a table featuring works for sale by local Indigenous artists at the Tacoma-South Sound Mini Maker Faire!

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Glimpse the future and get inspired!

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May
16
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly Co-Working Sessions in Tacoma

Free and open to Indigenous community members.

yəhaw̓ is hosting monthly co-working sessions in Tacoma on third Thursdays 6-10pm. All Indigenous creatives are welcome to come use the studio space for free for their own projects, and there will be new drop-in group activities led by guest artists each month. Art supplies and snacks will be provided.

Sessions are held in the 2nd floor studios at Alma Mater.

May 16, 6-10pm
Guest Artist: Crystal Christopherson (Tlingit)
Activity: how to draw formline

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May
23
6:00 PM18:00

yəhaw̓ - Indigenous Beading Circle at Amplifier Art Lab

FREE & OPEN TO ALL INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY MEMBERS

yəhaw̓ (a regional celebration of Indigenous creatives) and Amplifier are partnering to hosting a beading circle on Thursday May 23rd from 6-9pm. Bring your beadwork to work on, or just yourself for a night of beading and hanging out. Any skill level is welcome, this is the perfect time to learn from your peers or just dedicate time to working. Amplifier will be handing out free artwork, and beading supplies and snacks will be provided.

Amplifier Art Lab is located at 901 Hiawatha Pl S, Seattle, WA 98031 in the retail space directly through the front door.

This is a partner program of yәhaw̓. yәhaw̓ is a year-long Indigenous community-based project culminating in the inaugural exhibition at Seattle Office Of Arts & Culture’s ARTS at King Street Station from March 23 - August 3, 2019. The exhibition is accompanied by a mentorship training cohort, satellite shows, residencies, vendor opportunities and partner programs. yәhaw̓ will feature the work of 200+ Indigenous creatives at over 20 sites across Seattle and beyond. Curated by Tracy Rector (Choctaw/Seminole), Asia Tail (Cherokee), and Satpreet Kahlon, yәhaw̓ celebrates the depth and diversity of Indigenous art made in the Pacific Northwest. Learn more at yehawshow.com.

Amplifier is a nonprofit design lab that builds art and media experiments to amplify the most important movements of our times. We design and distribute art that engages people in the creation of a more just, inclusive and sustainable future. Since 2015, we've worked with more than 300 renowned artists, distributed over a million pieces of art and sent free artwork to hundreds of thousands of students across the United States. amplifier.org @amplifierart.

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Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly Co-Working Sessions in Tacoma

Free and open to Indigenous community members.

yəhaw̓ is hosting monthly co-working sessions in Tacoma on third Thursdays 6-10pm. All Indigenous creatives are welcome to come use the studio space for free for their own projects, and there will be new drop-in group activities led by guest artists each month. Art supplies and snacks will be provided.

Sessions are held in the 2nd floor studios at Alma Mater.

June 20, 6-10pm
Guest Artist: Olivia Hart (Choctaw / Cheyenne)
Activity: ribbon skirts

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Apr
13
1:00 PM13:00

The Source: Art - Indigenous Reflections on Water

Free and open to the public. Please RSVP at the event’s website.

In partnership with yəhaw̓, Friends of Waterfront Seattle presents The Source: Art - Indigenous Reflections on Water.

Water is life, and since time immemorial the waterfront has been a central gathering place as well as a source of inspiration for Indigenous creatives living across the Salish Sea region. Join us at Waterfront Space at 1400 Western Avenue on Saturday, April 13, for an event filled with Indigenous art and conversation as we explore themes of water, ecology, and resilience. Shop at an all day Native art market while enjoying food from an Indigenous caterer, try your hand at weaving in the afternoon, and stay for a special performance art piece in the evening.

Throughout the spring, Friends of Waterfront Seattle hosts The Source series, a sequence of free community events celebrating our waterfront as a source of heritage, creative inspiration, and appreciation for the natural world. This series also celebrates Waterfront Space, the project showroom for Waterfront Seattle, a source for project information and community engagement.

All Source events will include food, refreshments, and a brief program presenting new perspectives on our waterfront’s history, art, and ecology.

Vendors

  • Joe Seymour

  • Alex Britt

  • Native Works by Chief Seattle Club

  • Si Seciwa

  • Cody Gray

  • Salmon Homecoming

Activities

  • Weaving with Stephanie Leon Riedl

  • Performance Art by Aaron Parker

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Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

Workshop: Indigenous Gathering Practices

  • Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Intended for tribal members and Indigenous folks. Please register by purchasing a free ticket at the event’s website.

Local tribal members are invited to join Sara Siestreem in a field-based workshop that explores gathering natural materials for art, medicine, and food as a basic sovereign right of Indigenous people. Siestreem will lead participants in thinking through continuing traditions that are crucial for community connectivity, spiritual mental health, and the development of productive land management and engagement strategies. The program will be hosted at Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center and a nearby site in Discovery Park.

Acknowledging the presence of Cottonwood tree buds as a sign of spring, Siestreem will guide the group in connecting to the location; share the medicinal and spiritual benefits of the tree’s buds, and the processes for cultivating its use. Workshop participants will be invited to partake in a community meal, where discussions around plant to human knowledge transference can continue, along with utopic visioning, and modes of survivance as it relates to these multi-faceted practices.

Sara Siestreem (Hanis Coos and American, born 1976) is from the Umpqua River Valley in southwestern Oregon. She is a Master Artist, Educator, and Theorist. Siestreem graduated Phi Kappa Phi with a BS from PSU in 2005. She earned an MFA with distinction from Pratt Art Institute in 2007. She is represented by Augen Gallery in Portland and her work has been shown in museums and figures in prestigious private and public collections nationally. She teaches studio arts at PSU and traditional Indigenous weaving practices for The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians.

This program is organized by the Henry Art Gallery and hosted by Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center.

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Apr
6
2:00 PM14:00

Artist Talk: Sara Siestreem

Please purchase tickets at the event’s website, using discount code “yehaw” for free admission.

Visiting artist Sara Siestreem offers a talk on her multi-disciplinary practice, which addresses ancestral memory and continuing traditions, Indigenous survivance and sovereign rights, and the inclusion of natural processes and environmental relationships. This talk will open up a space to discuss the ways non-Indigenous communities can work in collaboration with Tribes to respectfully and effectively approach land management, gathering and working with natural materials for art or medicinal purposes, and decolonizing institutions.

Sara Siestreem (Hanis Coos and American, born 1976) is from the Umpqua River Valley in southwestern Oregon. She is a Master Artist, Educator, and Theorist. Siestreem graduated Phi Kappa Phi with a BS from PSU in 2005. She earned an MFA with distinction from Pratt Art Institute in 2007. She is represented by Augen Gallery in Portland and her work has been shown in museums and figures in prestigious private and public collections nationally. She teaches studio arts at PSU and traditional Indigenous weaving practices for The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians.

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Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Christine Babic at SAM's Olympic Sculpture Park

Free and open to the public.

Become part of an artist's creative process during our Art Encounters.

In collaboration with the yǝhaẃ exhibition at King Street Station, the Seattle Art Museum presents an artist residency that will activate the Olympic Sculpture Park throughout the winter and help grow the artistic practice of contemporary Pacific Northwest Native artists. Multi-disciplinary Chugach Alutiiq artist Christine Babic will take residence to research, workshop, and realize an immersive project exploring the gap between contemporary and traditional Indigenous works. Babic will combine performance and installation to create a site-specific experience with collaborating artists Mary Babic (Chugach Alutiiq) and Alex Britt (Nansemond/White).

Get inspired by learning about meaningful artistic practices and participating in two programs led by Christine Babic.

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Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly Co-Working Sessions in Tacoma

Free and open to Indigenous community members.

yəhaw̓ is hosting monthly co-working sessions in Tacoma on third Thursdays 6-10pm. All Indigenous creatives are welcome to come use the studio space for free for their own projects, and there will be new drop-in group activities led by guest artists each month. Art supplies and snacks will be provided.

Sessions are held in the 2nd floor studios at Alma Mater.

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Feb
11
to Mar 8

And Now We Know: Indigenous Artist Write the World at South Puget Sound Community College Gallery

Free and open to the public.

Reception, March 8, 5-8pm


In partnership with South Puget Sound Community College, yəhaw̓ presents And Now We Know: Indigenous Artists Write the World. The exhibition features Indigenous artists of the Pacific Northwest working across media at the intersection of literary and visual arts. The gallery will also host a library with a selection of publications by local Native writers. Join us February 8th, 6-8pm, for an opening reception with refreshments and readings.

Language plays a prominent role in the Lifting the Sky story, as told by Upper Skagit elder Vi Hilbert. She speaks of a time when Indigenous people from diverse communities gathered because the sky was too low. Although they spoke different languages, by creating just one word with shared meaning - yəhaw̓, which means to do the work - together they were able to raise the sky, creating a better world for themselves and each other. Vi Hilbert ends her telling with the phrase “and now we know”, teaching us not only how the world came to be, but our role in its transformation, and that through ingenuity and creativity we shape our collective futures.

Whether using Native dialects, or subverting colonizers’ vernacular, the artists in this exhibition embrace verbal and visual languages to tell their own narratives. Indigenous creatives continue to explore new forms in storytelling to communicate experiences simultaneously personal and political in impact: a poem, a prayer or protest, a lullaby as much as love letter. As in the Lifting the Sky story, artists are creating worlds with their work.



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Feb
3
to Feb 28

Indigenous Teen Art Show at the Vera Project

  • The Vera Project at Seattle Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Free and open to the public.

Opening Reception, February 3, 4-6 PM

Curated by Aiyanna Stitt (Choctaw) alongside Moe’nayah Holland and Michael Anderson of Teens in Tacoma, the yəhaw̓ Indigenous Teen Art Show aims to recognize the artistic abilities and talents of young people in our communities. While young Indigenous creatives are under-represented in the mainstream art world, this show hopes to highlight their capabilities.

Join us February 3rd, 4-6pm at the Vera Project to celebrate the opening of this exhibition with performances and refreshments! The exhibition will run February 3 - 28, check the Vera Project website for general visiting hours - theveraproject.org.

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Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Christine Babic at SAM's Olympic Sculpture Park

Free and open to the public.

Become part of an artist's creative process during our Art Encounters.

In collaboration with the yǝhaẃ exhibition at King Street Station, the Seattle Art Museum presents an artist residency that will activate the Olympic Sculpture Park throughout the winter and help grow the artistic practice of contemporary Pacific Northwest Native artists. Multi-disciplinary Chugach Alutiiq artist Christine Babic will take residence to research, workshop, and realize an immersive project exploring the gap between contemporary and traditional Indigenous works. Babic will combine performance and installation to create a site-specific experience with collaborating artists Mary Babic (Chugach Alutiiq) and Alex Britt (Nansemond/White).

Get inspired by learning about meaningful artistic practices and participating in two programs led by Christine Babic.

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Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly Co-Working Sessions in Tacoma

Free and open to Indigenous community members.

yəhaw̓ is hosting monthly co-working sessions in Tacoma on third Thursdays 6-10pm. All Indigenous creatives are welcome to come use the studio space for free for their own projects, and there will be new drop-in group activities led by guest artists each month. Art supplies and snacks will be provided.

Sessions are held in the 2nd floor studios at Alma Mater.

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Dec
20
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly Co-Working Sessions in Tacoma

Free and open to Indigenous community members.

yəhaw̓ is hosting monthly co-working sessions in Tacoma on third Thursdays 6-10pm. All Indigenous creatives are welcome to come use the studio space for free for their own projects, and there will be new drop-in group activities led by guest artists each month. Art supplies and snacks will be provided.

Sessions are held in the 2nd floor studios at Alma Mater.

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Dec
1
to Mar 3

Elizabeth LaPensée at Hedreen Gallery

Free and open to the public.

This winter, Hedreen Gallery hosts an interactive gaming hub in which artist Elizabeth LaPensée (Anishinaabe, Métis, settler-Irish) rewires the architecture of contemporary gaming imaginations in ways that center, iterate and mainstream Indigenous ways of knowing. Join us during our regular gallery hours (Wed-Sat 1-6pm) or for one of our special exhibition programs:

opening celebration - Saturday Dec 1, 2018 2-5pm
artist lecture & reception - January 9th, 2019 6-9pm

heart of the game highlights the work of Elizabeth LaPensée, a prolific artist, writer, designer and scholar who foregrounds Indigenous self-determination and Indigenous sovereignty through game design, game development and game play. Featuring a variety of games in both digital and non-digital platforms, this exhibition celebrates LaPensée's many innovative roles and interventions in game design, including: producing and designing original game architecture, writing backdrops for game-play, organizing teams of Indigenous writers for collaborative game development, producing original artwork and more. In addition to learning about the design and context of a wide range of LaPensée’s games, gallery visitors will have the opportunity to play the side-scroller game Thunderbird Strike, i-pad Singing game Honour Water, table-top role-playing game Dialect and several test levels from When Rivers Were Trails, an Indigenous take on Oregon Trail, which will be released in early 2019.

heart of the game is a satellite exhibition in collaboration with yəhaw̓, an open call exhibition featuring over 200 Indigenous creatives opening at Seattle Office of Arts and Culture’s King Street Station Gallery in 2019. For full information and events listings: www.yehawshow.com

Elizabeth LaPensée, Ph.D., is an award-winning designer, writer, artist, and researcher who creates and studies Indigenous-led media such as games and comics. She is Anishinaabe from Baawaating with relations at Bay Mills Indian Community, Métis named for Elizabeth Morris, and settler-Irish. She is an Assistant Professor of Media & Information and Writing, Rhetoric & American Cultures at Michigan State University. She is a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow.

Most recently, she designed and created art for Thunderbird Strike (2017), a lightning-searing side-scroller game which won Best Digital Media at imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. She also designed and created art for Honour Water (2016), an Anishinaabe singing game for healing the water. Her work also includes analog games, such as The Gift of Food (2014), a board game about Northwest Native traditional foods.

She is co-editor of the comic collections Deer Woman: An Anthology (2017) and Sovereign Traces Volume 1: Not (Just) (An)Other (2018) and editor of Sovereign Traces Volume 2: Relational Constellation (2019).

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Dec
1
11:30 AM11:30

Indigenous Family Day, Artists in Residence Panel, Rumble Film Screening

Free and Open to the Public

Join us for a day full of Indigenous creativity at the Seattle Public Library to celebrate the conclusion of their partnership with yəhaw̓:

Indigenous Family Day: Art-making & More

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

A special day of art, culture, and creativity celebrating families. Meet local Indigenous artists and makers, and create treasures to bring home. Featuring artists Fern Naomi Renville, Margaret Morris, and Raven Raven Julia Juarez.

yəhaw̓ Artist in Residence Panel

2:30 – 4 p.m.

Join the library's Artists in Residence - Native Kut, Roldy Aguero Ablao, and Fox Spears - for a panel discussion moderated by curator Denise Emerson. Celebrate the closing weekend of yəhaw̓'s exhibit THIS OUR HOME, WHERE WE BELONG and our artists in residence.

Free Screening - Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

4:00 - 6:30 p.m.

The contributions of Native Americans in modern American music get a much-deserved showcase in this celebratory expose of the Indigenous influence on the soundtrack of popular culture.

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Nov
24
11:00 AM11:00

Fox Anthony Spears - Artist in Residence at the Seattle Public Library

Celebrate Indigenous artists at the library. During October and November, each resident will activate the 8th floor gallery at the Central Library for 3 sessions through artwork displays, live-art making, and community engagement activities, all relating to themes of environmental justice.

Fox Spears (Karuk)

Onsite Saturdays Nov. 10, 17, 24, 11am-5pm

Ready to follow the river? Spend time with printmaker Fox Spears whose arts will center around the theme of water - relationships that plants, animals, and humans have formed with rivers over time. Fox’s inspiration comes from the Klamath River, where his Karuk ancestors lived since time immemorial, as well as the river systems in Washington and the Pacific Northwest. Learn more about pattern making with Fox on Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Nov
17
4:00 PM16:00

Blue Jay Brings Back the Moon - A Na’ah Illahee Fund Event

$25 ticket, includes dinner


yəhaw̓ will be curating the art market vendors for Na'ah Illahee Fund's annual celebration of Native arts and culture.

Blue Jay, Northwest Coast Salish tribes' trickster character, who through his antics brings us laughter, pranks, and yes, even powerful lessons. In this traditional story from the Snoqualmie people, the cunning Blue Jay ventures out to bring Snoqual the Moon -- the Transformer, who has been kidnapped by the Dog Salmon people and taken to the Sky world, back to Earth to help prepare for the humans to arrive.

Join Na'ah Illahee Fund, a Seattle-based Native women-led nonprofit organization as they fill the evening with Native American culture and community spirit! 4:00 PM Reception with Art Show and Holiday Marketplace featuring local Native artists and beautiful handmade textiles from the Shipibo Indigenous women of the Amazon Rainforest!

The festive evening program, 6:00 - 8:30 PM:
* A delicious organic/locally sourced dinner featuring traditional indigenous foods of the Americas
* Na'ah Illahee will be awarding their fifth annual Spirit of Indigenous Leadership award
* Presentations from the the Yahowt and Youth Programs
* Presentations from Grantee Partners of the Ahdanehi Women's Giving Circle.

To purchase a ticket: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3738898

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Nov
17
11:00 AM11:00

Fox Anthony Spears - Artist in Residence at the Seattle Public Library

Celebrate Indigenous artists at the library. During October and November, each resident will activate the 8th floor gallery at the Central Library for 3 sessions through artwork displays, live-art making, and community engagement activities, all relating to themes of environmental justice.

Fox Spears (Karuk)

Onsite Saturdays Nov. 10, 17, 24, 11am-5pm

Ready to follow the river? Spend time with printmaker Fox Spears whose arts will center around the theme of water - relationships that plants, animals, and humans have formed with rivers over time. Fox’s inspiration comes from the Klamath River, where his Karuk ancestors lived since time immemorial, as well as the river systems in Washington and the Pacific Northwest. Learn more about pattern making with Fox on Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Nov
15
to Jan 11

Kanani Miyamoto at Feast Arts Center

Free and open to the public.

In partnership with yəhaw̓, Feast Arts Center in Tacoma will be hosting a series of solo exhibitions by Indigenous artists this winter:

  • November 15 - January 11: Kanani Miyamoto

  • January 17 - February 15: Lehuauakea Fernandez

Each exhibition will open with a reception on Third Thursday evenings. Check www.feastarts.com for gallery hours and exhibition details.

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Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly Co-Working Sessions in Tacoma

yəhaw̓ is hosting monthly co-working sessions in Tacoma on third Thursdays 6-10pm through the end of 2018. All Indigenous creatives are welcome to come use the studio space for free for their own projects, and there will be new drop-in group activities led by guest artists each month. Art supplies will be provided.

Sessions are held in the 2nd floor studios at Alma Mater, 1322 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA.

Follow @yehawshow and join our facebook events for updates on each session.

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Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

Fox Anthony Spears - Artist in Residence at the Seattle Public Library

Celebrate Indigenous artists at the library. During October and November, each resident will activate the 8th floor gallery at the Central Library for 3 sessions through artwork displays, live-art making, and community engagement activities, all relating to themes of environmental justice.

Fox Spears (Karuk)

Onsite Saturdays Nov. 10, 17, 24, 11am-5pm

Ready to follow the river? Spend time with printmaker Fox Spears whose arts will center around the theme of water - relationships that plants, animals, and humans have formed with rivers over time. Fox’s inspiration comes from the Klamath River, where his Karuk ancestors lived since time immemorial, as well as the river systems in Washington and the Pacific Northwest. Learn more about pattern making with Fox on Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Honoring the Wisdom of Our Elders

Free and Open to the Public
http://events.spl.org/129734935/HonoringtheWisdomofOurElders

This is your special invitation to attend a program dedicated to celebrating the wisdom of our elders who generously share their lived experiences, knowledge and stories with us, we leave space to recognize those who have worked from time immemorial until now to keep Indigenous legacies alive. This program is free and open to the public. Featuring: Jackie Swanson (Muckleshoot/Duwamish), Peg Deam (Suquamish), John Mullen (Snoqualmie). Organized by Ellany Kayce (Tlingit) and Roger Fernandes (Lower Elwha).

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Nov
3
11:00 AM11:00

Roldy Aguero Ablao - Artist in Residence at the Seattle Public Library

Celebrate Indigenous artists at the library. During October and November, each resident will activate the 8th floor gallery at the Central Library for 3 sessions through artwork displays, live-art making, and community engagement activities, all relating to themes of environmental justice.

Roldy Aguero Ablao (Chamoru)

Onsite Saturdays Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 11am-5pm

Did you know ‘eco’ means home? Join mixed-media artist and storyteller Roldy Ablao as they create artworks inspired by stories of home and connections to Indigeneity and environmental justice. Drop by the studio to help Roldy and their guest collaborators make space to build deeper connections through creativity on Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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Nov
1
5:00 PM17:00

yəhaw̓ and Native Works at Chief Seattle Club

Free and Open to the Public
AND Free Parking 5-10 PM at select garages with pass
https://www.pioneersquare.org/experiences/first-thursday-art-walk


yəhaw̓ is partnering with Native Works by Chief Seattle Club to host a special exhibition during the November 1st Pioneer Square Art Walk in Seattle.

This event is in conjunction with the renewed participation of Chief Seattle Club in regular monthly Art Walks, and the launch of the Native Work's design contest inviting Indigenous creatives to submit artwork to be featured in future Native Works merchandise.

The theme of this exhibition is 'Indigenous Futures". To learn more about Native Works by Chief Seattle Club visit nativeworkscsc.org.

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Oct
27
11:00 AM11:00

Roldy Aguero Ablao - Artist in Residence at the Seattle Public Library

Celebrate Indigenous artists at the library. During October and November, each resident will activate the 8th floor gallery at the Central Library for 3 sessions through artwork displays, live-art making, and community engagement activities, all relating to themes of environmental justice.

Roldy Aguero Ablao (Chamoru)

Onsite Saturdays Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 11am-5pm

Did you know ‘eco’ means home? Join mixed-media artist and storyteller Roldy Ablao as they create artworks inspired by stories of home and connections to Indigeneity and environmental justice. Drop by the studio to help Roldy and their guest collaborators make space to build deeper connections through creativity on Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Lettuce 253

Lettuce Part 12

$15 Cash at the Door, 21+

In partnership with yəhaw̓, Lettuce will feature Blackfeet artist Raven Juarez, and Mexika-Tenochca artist Ixtli White Hawk, during their October event. Artists creating work live! All pieces are raffled off at the end of the night. Food, Drinks, Music, Arts and Crafts! A night for genuine conversations and sparks of connection.



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Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

Roldy Aguero Ablao - Artist in Residence at the Seattle Public Library

Celebrate Indigenous artists at the library. During October and November, each resident will activate the 8th floor gallery at the Central Library for 3 sessions through artwork displays, live-art making, and community engagement activities, all relating to themes of environmental justice.

Roldy Aguero Ablao (Chamoru)

Onsite Saturdays Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 11am-5pm

Did you know ‘eco’ means home? Join mixed-media artist and storyteller Roldy Ablao as they create artworks inspired by stories of home and connections to Indigeneity and environmental justice. Drop by the studio to help Roldy and their guest collaborators make space to build deeper connections through creativity on Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly Co-Working Sessions in Tacoma

yəhaw̓ is hosting monthly co-working sessions in Tacoma on third Thursdays 6-10pm through the end of 2018. All Indigenous creatives are welcome to come use the studio space for free for their own projects, and there will be new drop-in group activities led by guest artists each month. Art supplies will be provided.

Sessions are held in the 2nd floor studios at Alma Mater, 1322 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA.

Follow @yehawshow and join our facebook events for updates on each session.

 

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Oct
16
11:00 AM11:00

Native Kut - Artist in Residence at the Seattle Public Library

Celebrate Indigenous artists at the library. During October and November, each resident will activate the 8th floor gallery at the Central Library for 3 sessions through artwork displays, live-art making, and community engagement activities, all relating to themes of environmental justice.

Native Kut: Pah-tu Pitt (Warm Springs & Wasco) and Sean Gallagher (King Island Inupiat)

Onsite Tuesdays Oct. 2, 9, 16 11am-5pm

Does water move you? Native Kut, a dynamic duo made up of artists Pah-tu and Sean, will be exploring water in conservation. Throughout October, they will be in the 8th floor gallery doing printmaking and wood carving demos inspired by Indigenous water rights on Tuesdays 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.



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Oct
13
to Oct 14

Native Art Mart - Tacoma Studio Tour

Native Art Mart - Tacoma Studio Tour

Open Saturday 11-5 and Sunday 11-4, October 13-14, 2018

Free and Open to the Public

Come check out our Native art mart, and stop by Alma Mater's gallery and restaurant while you're here. Tacoma-based Indigenous artists will display and sell their work in a range of media, including basketry, carving, beadwork, textiles, and more.

Featured Artists:
Nancy Burgess
Priscilla Dobler
Roxann Murray
Paige Pettibon
Philip Red Eagle
Erin, Eli, and Asia Tail

This event hosted by yəhaw̓ is part of the Tacoma Arts Commission's Tacoma Studio Tour. Visit 80 artists at 47 studios across Tacoma! Each studio provides a hands-on demonstration and you might be able to take art home with you. Learn more at tacomaartsmonth.com.

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