The Power of Place

May 2015 – June 2015

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On the theme: This exhibition was carried out in collaboration with ALL RISE in the Cascade neighborhood of Seattle, WA, a neighborhood currently experiencing rapid changes due to the influx of big tech businesses. We worked with a wide array of neighborhood stakeholders and asked: What is the “sense of place” in the Cascade Neighborhood? Which voices shape public understanding of the Cascade Neighborhood? Are there invisible/inaudible voices that may complicate our understanding of “place” in this neighborhood? Our goal was to highlight 1) the confluence of meanings associated with experiences of the neighborhood and 2) how these meanings all play a role in constructing the story of the Cascade neighborhood.

You can read more about the exhibit here.

The Power of Labeling

Launch: May 2014

The Power of Labeling exhibit landing page. To visit the exhibit click the image.

The Power of Labeling exhibit landing page. To visit the exhibit click the image.

On the theme: Museums are known for labeling. How does that impact our experience of objects and art?  What happens when we label people in and outside of museums? How have people labeled you and how do you label yourself?

Visit the exhibit: http://incluseum.tumblr.com/

You can read an introduction to the exhibit here.

The Power of Labeling Advisory Committee:

  • Erin Bailey is a museum advocate working to connect museums to every community on the planet. She is convinced that museums are the perfect place for first dates, lunch dates and parent dates. Every museum is your museum. She studied Museology at the University of Washington earning a Master of Arts in 2013, is the curator of Revealing Queer at the Museum of History & Industry and the Education and Public Programs Coordinator at the Seattle Art Museum.
  • Hannah Hong Frelot is a writer, critical thinker, agitator, and provacateur. Find her thoughts on visual and pop culture, postcolonial strategies of resistance, intersectional studies, and other eclectic topics at onjouissance.blogspot.com. She also fights against racial ignorance with her Situationist International Racial Awareness Coalition for Hope and Action, offline and online at s-i-r-a-c-h-a.tumblr.com.
  • Davida Ingram is an educator who works at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center. Her passion has been building collaborations with youth and underserved communities through museums and other space for informal learning. Her inspirations are visual culture, social justice and bridging different worldviews. She has previously worked at the Seattle Art Museum and a wide range of community centers that use arts and media including the Gage Academy of Art, Video Machete, Women in the Director’s Chair Film & Video Festival and Insight Arts.
  • Dave Kennedy is a Seattle based multimedia artist who earned an MFA from the University of Washington. He currently teaches, as adjunct faculty, at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle and is a recipient of the Joanne Bailey Wilson Endowed Scholarship as well as the 4Culture Individual Project Award. He has exhibited nationally; his works, offers a meditation on appearances and the matter of subjects and objects being bigger than the sum of their parts has exhibited at GGibson, Photo Center Northwest, and the Seattle Art Museum’s Gallery.
  • Zac Stocks is a Seattle-based museum thinker with a passion for community-driven interactive experiences and self-representation of people of color. When not writing about museums, he can be found rock climbing with his partner, Ginger.

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