Posts filed under media coverage

Returning to a TV near you...

I'm balancing a little studio time this week...

studio 1-5-18.jpg

... and a little TV time next week!

You can see me on KING5's "New Day Northwest" on January 9th to introduce more people to my museum exhibit You're Not From Around Here, Are You? If you're in the area, set your DVR for 11am; the show will be re-aired at 3pm on the sister station, KONG-TV. (The episode will also be posted online later that day.) See you on a screen near you!

Coming soon: A trip through the mind of an artist

Maybe you caught a glimpse of the work in You're Not From Around Here, Are You? on TV...

But it's a funny thing: seeing art in person is even better, even if you spend just a few minutes with each piece. That's one reason I'd like to show you around the exhibit myself during an artist-led tour. Details:

Bonus: people on the tour will be the first to receive a free, limited-run sticker commemorating their visit to the exhibit at the Northwest African American Museum!

St. F proof.jpg

I'd suggest you mark it on your calendar before the holidays consume all our (remaining) brain cells.  See you there!

Artist profile: Somebody's watching me

So close to finishing up my latest piece... so close. Just a few more paper scraps and screws...

While I'm finishing up, let me keep you entertained with the words of someone who's been keeping an eye on me -- in a good way.

Reporter Lisa Edge recently interviewed me for a lovely artist profile in Real Change News. At my studio, we talked art, inspirations and what's up next in my exhibit schedule. Go check it out and let them know what you think; that's a great way to tell the paper arts and culture stories are important to you!

Kent Summer Arts Exhibit: live, and on video too

City of Kent videographer: Hey, would you be willing to be interviewed about your work that's in the Kent Summer Arts Exhibit?

Me: Sure, why not?

This video is a lovely introduction to my work and why I do it. You can also see the works of Vikram Madan, Barbara Noonan, SIEGE and many others live and in person at Kent's Centennial Center Gallery. The video is now airing on the city of Kent's TV station and on Vimeo. So even if you can't see it in person -- and you really should, because the variety of art is AMAZING -- you can see it at home or online until the exhibit closes August 29th. (And yes, all the artworks are for sale.)

So many thanks to Steve Vaught, Edgar Riebe and Ronda Billerbeck at the City of Kent for this opportunity. And extra special thanks to jurors Humaira Abid and Joseph Steininger, who chose four of my pieces for this show!

"Black Lives Matter" in Seattle: the road thus far

I'm a little in awe at the momentum of the "Black Lives Matter: Humanity Not Negotiable" exhibit. The opening reception was PACKED...

... and I'm pleased to say one of my two pieces sold that very evening.

But it didn't end there: the show has continued to receive attention from local media.  The South Seattle Emerald ran a Q&A with curator/journalist Naomi Ishisaka. Our local NBC station KING-TV interviewed artist Aramis Hamer as well.

  Credit: king5.com

Credit: king5.com

And Real Change News contacted me for a story on the exhibit as well. It's encouraging to see how art can extend and deepen a discussion of an ongoing issue like racialized violence.