African American Art from Saint Louis



A Conversation with the Artists – Abstractions of Black Citizenship: African American Art from Saint Louis – Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 6PM PT. Hosted by UCSB’s Multicultural Center.

  • With artists Dominic Chambers, Jen Everett & Katherine Simóne Reynolds, in conversation with UCSB Professors Stephanie Batiste and Terrance Wooten, and curator Jasmine Mahmoud.
  • Registration (required)
  • Event page.


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.

“Reimagining possibilities for being, belonging, and togetherness”: Conversations & Closing Reception from Seattle University Arts&Sciences on Vimeo.


OpeningMonday, May 18, 2020 at 5PM PT

Guided Online Exhibition Tours

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
  • Schedule:
    • 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.