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Black History Month Gallery Reception: Inye Wokoma and Sharita Towne

Seattle Foundation

Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)

Black History Month Gallery Reception: Inye Wokoma...

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Please join us for a reception to celebrate Black History Month and the work of two talented artists, Inye Wokoma and Sharita Towne featured in Seattle Foundation's current gallery installation. This exhibition is curated by Wa Na Wari.


Program will begin at 6:00 p.m. with remarks by the artists, followed by a Q&A session. Light hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served. 


RSVP by Thursday, February 20.

Wa Na Wari: Wa Na Wari creates space for Black ownership, possibility, and belonging through art, historic preservation, and connection. We are a center for Black art and culture in Seattle’s historically redlined Central District neighborhood. Sited in a fifth-generation Black-owned home.

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Sharita Towne: A bird’s-eye view that extends over Black life and geography. Black citations—written and lived between the body, place, and page—are spatialized through craft, in homage and reverie. The alluvial nature of our collective thinking and our physical relationship to land, air, sky, and paper are brought into form here as atlas, blueprint, and evocation. Black imaginaries are seen through a telescope that collapses past and present in experimental scholarship—magnifying undersung activist histories and Black people in their everyday, as they move along roadways and waterways by force and by choice, under bright skies, in joyful hardship.

Sharita Towne


Separation Census: Separation Census by Inye Wokoma is a conceptual collage installation that explores the political economy of development and displacement through the lens of community and familial intimacies. The work uses the impersonal language and knowledge frameworks of big data juxtaposed with the visuals of family portraiture and vernacular photography to subvert the impersonal and make visible often ignored stories at the center of the change overtaking cities across America.

Inye Wokoma Art

Have questions about Black History Month Gallery Reception: Inye Wokoma and Sharita Towne? Contact Seattle Foundation

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Seattle Foundation
1601 Fifth Avenue
19th Floor
Seattle, WA 98101

Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)

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