Collective Power Fund - King Street Station Registration
ARTIST DEVELOPMENT GRANT RECIPIENT GROUP SHOW @ KING STREET STATION
Friday, June 11 preview is reserved for NWFF members and exhibiting artists.
Tuesday, June 15 Friday, June 18 First Week of Exhibition
Tuesday, June 22 Friday, June 25 Second Week of Exhibition
Directions to King Street Station: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1clshetod9MkM9Hsyiae9bD5g-P7tc13b
Join Northwest Film Forum and Office of Arts and Culture in celebrating the work of the 6 recipients of Collective Power Funds Artist Development Grant.
Appointments are 30 minutes each as King Street Station requires a 30-minute break in between groups in order to make sure the exhibition space can be cleaned and aired out. In compliance with King Street Station's COVID-19 and safety protocols, a maximum of 5 people at a time will be allowed to go inside and view the exhibit.
REQUIRED: COVID-19 ASSESSMENT
Everyone who enters inside King Street Station needs to complete a COVID-19 Assessment a day before their in-person appointment. Please send your "Yes" or "No" answers to the following questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. A new fever (100.4F or higher), or a sense of having a fever?*
2. A new cough that you cannot attribute to another health condition?*
3. New shortness of breath that you cannot attribute to another health condition?*
4. A new sore throat that you cannot attribute to another health condition?*
5. New muscle aches (myalgias) that you cannot attribute to another health condition, or that may have been caused by a specific activity (such as physical exercise)?*
6.In the last 14 days, have you had close contact with a person who was known to be COVID-19 positive at the time you had close contact with them?
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
I am a filmmaker/photographer based in Seattle WA. Born and raised in Minnesota, I started art a couple years after I moved to Seattle. I had a rough start as an artist, but was able to jump over those hurdles. One of the things that changed my outlook as an artist was realizing that vulnerability is key to authentic work.
My work fits surreal and abstract, heavily inspired by expressionism and is a real life manifestation of my personal life and real world imagination. I combine key elements of love, death, mental health and blackness into my films. I am subtly inspired by Stanley Kubrick.
I have worked with editorial magazines and high profile artists as a photographer. I held a solo exhibit at the King Street Station. I have worked with brands such as Puma & Adidas Originals. I have also screened an original film at the NWFF.
With the goal of creating something that starts the process of healing for herself and others, Kamari Bright is a poet, videopoet, and creative that is heavily inspired by her life lessons and observations. The award-winning creator transcends the bounds of imagery and language by fortifying one with the other, creating a work more closely resemblant to the multi-sensory experiences of life. Her videopoems have been internationally received and lauded at Seattle Black Film Festival, the Film and Video Poetry Symposium, Tacoma Film Festival, and others festivals. The 2018 Jack Straw Writer is currently working on a manuscript connecting the influence of Christian folklore on present-day misogyny, and a videopoem extrapolating collective trauma and its connection to land stewardship.
LAUREN DU PREE
Lauren Du Pree is an actor, vocalist, writer, and filmmaker from Seattle, WA. After studying musical theatre at Howard University, she began working at theaters like The Kennedy Center, 5th Avenue Theatre, and Fords Theatre, until her failing health prophetically revealed how shed been dimming her light to fit into an industry that was never created with her in mind. These health issues felt like an obstacle in the way of her purpose, but refocusing revealed her greatest strength was in her biggest perceived weakness. She began sharing her healing journey online and creating the stories she wasnt seeing on stage and film. The lessons we learn during lifes challenges equip us to be a help to others; thats the purpose of her work. Art should make us feel a little more seen and a little less alone. Most importantly, it is a tool for positive change.
Ruth Kazmerzak is an artist living and working in Seattle, born in Iowa. They earned a BFA in Photomedia and a BS in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences from the University of Washington (2016). Kazmerzak employs the strategies of critical theory, sculpture, sound, images, and installation in their art practice.
Yewon Kwon is an artist and publisher currently residing in Seattle, WA. Yewon received their BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017, with a focus in printmaking, illustration, and bookmaking. While gaining an avid interest in Silkscreen printing and Offset printing at school, Yewon decided to specialize in Risograph printing following an internship at Perfectly Acceptable Press in 2016. From 2017-2020, Yewon worked as PARP's Press Operator in Chicago, IL. In addition to their own work, Yewon is one half of GELKHEHT, a visual/audio project with Benjamin Kraco, and is the creator of Pallor Pink, a bi-yearly publication focused on publishing themed works from artists around the globe.
Lex is a Seattle-based designer, visual-storyteller originally from Manila Philippines. He studied Painting and Art History at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. His exposure to visual Arts, Music, and Theatre has inspired him to pursue a career in Scenic Design, He designed sets in Manila for several years. Lex was invited to join the MFA program in Scenic Design at the University of Washington School of Drama. After finishing the degree, He started designing productions in town and other parts of Washington. For Intiman Theatre, ArtsWest, Sound Theatre Company, Theatre Battery, ACT, Tacoma Arts Live, Portland Center Stage, Washington Ensemble Theatre among others. Lex was recently inaugurated by Village Theatre as one of the invited residents of the new BIPOC Northwest creator residency program.
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