The May to August 2020 Seattle University run of Abstractions has closed. At this link and immediately below find a video of the July 2020 event, “Reimagining possibilities for being, belonging, and togetherness”: Conversations & Closing Reception. Following that, find a list of past events.
Opening — Monday, May 18, 2020 at 5PM PT
- Join the curatorial team, artists, and community (via zoom) to welcome the opening of the online exhibition!
- Registration (required)
- Facebook Event Page
Guided Online Exhibition Tours
- Friday, May 22 at 12pm PT — 30m tour followed by 30m Q&A: Registration (required) | Facebook Event Page
- Friday, June 5 at 12pm PT — 30m tour followed by 30m Q&A: Registration (required) | Facebook Event Page
- Friday, June 19 (JUNETEENTH) at 12pm PT — 30m tour followed by 30m Q&A: Registration (required) | Facebook Event Page
- Friday, June 26 at 12pm PT — 30m tour followed by 30 Q&A: Registration (required) | Facebook Event Page
- Friday, July 24 at 11am PT — 30m tour followed by 30 Q&A: Registration (required) | Facebook Event Page
Public Programming: Artist Talks — Friday, May 29, 2020 at 3PM PT, immediately followed by the Virtual Reception at 4:30PM PT (This event was canceled).
- Join the exhibition’s artists for a virtual engagement with dialogue that engages their work! Immediately following the Artist Talks, stay for the virtual reception!
- Note: this event will be recorded/photographed and is NOT a webinar but rather a zoom meeting so that artists and attendees to engage more fully.
Reading Redhawks with Jasmine Jamillah Mahmoud, PhD and Ellen McGivern, MFA
- Reading Redhawks is a new online series dedicated to inspired literature and our Redhawk community. Open to alumni and friends of Seattle U, Reading Redhawks is a book club-style learning opportunity full of engaging content and rich discussion.
- Thursday, June 25 at 12-1pm PT. Registration (required).
Thursday, July 30, 12 – 2PM PT: “Reimagining possibilities for being, belonging, and togetherness”: Conversations & Closing Reception
- A dialogue among exhibition artists and scholars writing for the forthcoming exhibition reader, followed by a virtual reception.
- Direct Zoom Webinar Link (for conversations starting at 12PM PT): https://seattleu.zoom.us/j/99297100689
- Registration (required for Zoom Meeting reception link that starts at 1:30PM)
- Facebook Event Page
- 12 – 12:05pm: Opening from Molly Mac, SU Galleries Curator & Jasmine Jamillah Mahmoud, Curator
- 12:05 – 12:20pm: Kemi Adeyemi, University of Washington, in dialogue with Katherine Simóne Reynolds
- 12:20 – 12:35pm: Nijah Noel Cunningham, Hunter College, in dialogue with Damon Davis
- 12:35 – 12:50pm: Rebecca Wanzo, Washington University in St. Louis, in dialogue with Jen Everett
- 12:50 – 1:05pm: Azzurra Cox, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, in dialogue with De Nichols
- 1:05 – 1:20pm: Rikki Byrd, Northwestern University, in dialogue with Dominic Chambers
- 1:30 – 2pm: Reception with audience in conversation with artists and scholars
Saturday, August 1, 10 – 11:30AM PT: Virtual Youth Field Trip
- Geared towards youth aged 10-18 (and open to all including parents, younger children, and community members), this facilitated artistic/educational experience applies lessons from each exhibition artist to foster creativity, imagination, and a commitment to anti-racism.
- Registration (required) | Facebook Event Page
- Suggested materials: paper, a writing utensil (pen, paper, marker), magazine or photos (for collage use), tape or gluestick, scissors, and optional: access to the internet.
- Led by Ashley Marshall, Education Assistant, Abstractions of Black Citizenship: African American Art from Saint Louis, and MFA Student, Seattle University.