Jacob Lawrence: The Legend of John Brown + Other Works
February 1 – March 4, 2017

Drawn from the holdings of the UW Campus Art Collection — including works on loan from the Washington State Arts Commission — as well as the collections of Francine Seders and the School of Art + Art History + Design, this exhibition represents a unique effort to showcase the work of one of the University’s historically preeminent professors and change-agents. Lawrence came to Seattle to teach at the University in 1971 after an already-illustrious, barrier-shattering career in the arts. He was a Professor in the School until 1985, and he served as Professor Emeritus until his death in 2000. The exhibition highlights Lawrence’s mastery of various printmaking techniques and includes: The Legend of John Brown (1977), a 22-part serigraph series depicting the life and contribution of the important abolitionist; etchings from The Builder’s Suite (1996); and numerous stand-alone works including lithographs like Artist in Studio (1994), and Man on Scaffold (1985).


Tuesday, January 31, 5 - 8 pm: Opening Reception

Wednesday, February 8, 7 - 8:30 pm: DIY Venue Harm Reduction with S. Surface
Join advocates for DIY spaces to share and discuss strategies for making events and spaces safer. This facilitated conversation will address a holistic approach to harm reduction, including but not limited to fire safety and building codes, medical emergencies, race/class/gender, violent aggressors, consent, disability and accessibility, and more.

Wednesday, February 15, 10 - 11 am: Gallery talk with Royal Alley-Barnes

Join us for coffee and conversation about the work of Jacob Lawrence with Royal Alley-Barnes. Royal Alley-Barnes, MAT, was Jacob Lawrence’s first graduate student and instrumental in bringing Lawrence to the University of Washington in 1970. Alley-Barnes is executive director emerita of the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, a city-owned facility and new non-profit in Seattle's Historic Central District. For more than 35 years, she has been connecting communities around public sector government and the arts. She has lectured, taught and presented in the fields of visual arts, art history, art education, pluralistic arts community building and public and non profit infrastructures. Royal was a 2009 City of Seattle Youth Commission Policy Leader, and received the 2010 John C. Little Spirit Award and 2012 Ford Motor Company National "Freedom Sister" Award. She is a 2008 recipient of the prestigious Charles E. Odegaard Award for Outstanding Achievement from the University of Washington where she earned a BA, BS, and Master of Arts Teaching. An artist, arts advocate and collaborative affiliate to diverse communities, she is currently the Founder and Chief Culture Officer of royalalleybarnes, inc Consultancy.

A Student Response Part II — The Jake Legacy Residency
February 1 – March 4, 2017

Curated by: Nadia Ahmed (Art History + 3D4M undergraduate), Sarah G. Faulk (Art History undergraduate), Anqi Peng (IVA BA 2016), and Gallery Director Scott Lawrimore.

Due to the overwhelming number of submissions for A Student Response to Utopia Neighborhood Club, the Gallery is pleased to present a special iteration of its popular Jake Legacy Residency program that began in 2015 as a way to honor our namesake and celebrate Black History Month.

Three students have been invited to spend one week each in the Gallery creating new work, presenting programs, and conducting workshops. Student-artists taking part are: Yabsira Wolde (week 1), Brianna Wray (week 2), and Bobby Yin (week 3).

Then, from February 21 – March 4, Utopia Neighborhood Club: A Student Response Part II culminates with a group exhibition of student work organized by School of Art + Art History + Design students Zachary Bowling and Jessica Capó.

January 31, 5 - 8pm: Opening Reception

Utopia Neighborhood Club Juried Student Show
January 3 - January 27

Curated by: Nadia Ahmed (Art History + 3D4M undergraduate), Sarah G. Faulk (Art History undergraduate), Anqi Peng (IVA BA 2016), and Gallery Director Scott Lawrimore.

The curators created an open call for students to respond to what was put forth in the first iteration of Utopia Neighborhood Club, which featured faculty work. The call was not limited to objects but open to proposals for events that could take place in the Gallery, new ideas for the operation of the Gallery, manifestos concerning the Gallery's stated goals, etc. The students responded — passionately, incisively, and resoundingly. The exhibition will feature works in all media, but traditional usage of the space will be upended and/or complemented by performances, take-overs, poetry, temporary installations, workshops, conversations, and more.

Exhibiting artists: Peter Barbor & Katie Schroeder, Maryam Bhurgri, Zachary Bowling & Jessica Capó, Holly Chan, Nate Clark, Ji Huang, Alex Kang, Annieo Klaas & Diego Suarez, Natalie Lew & Abe Poultridge, Peter Mataya, Emma McIntosh, PER4M 4M (Cicelia Ross-Gotta, Ben Gale-Schreck, Brandin Steffensen, Erin Lynch, Daniela Mora, and Clare Halpine), Nick Phillips, Edward Scott, Mckinley Smith, Amy Wang, Huiqing Wang, Brianna Way, Tingjje Wei, Yabsira Wolde, and Bobby Yin.

January 10, 5-8pm: Reception
5:30pm: Remarks by curators and artists
6pm: Performance titled Facing It by Erin Lynch (Creative Writing; PER4M 4M member)
6:30pm: Performance titled How Great Thou Art by Clare Halpine (Photomedia; PER4M 4M member)
7pm: Sandpaper Quilt Quilting Bee with Cicelia Ross-Gotta (3D4M; PER4M 4M member)
January 12, 1-3pm: Sandpaper Quilt Quilting Bee with Cicelia Ross-Gotta (3D4M; PER4M 4M member)
January 13, 1-5pm: Sandpaper Quilt Quilting Bee with Cicelia Ross-Gotta (3D4M; PER4M 4M member); a pie and ice cream social starts around 3pm while the quilt is being finished
January 14, 7-9pm: SNL/Variety Show by PER4M 4M
January 17, 8am-?: Durational Karaoke with Daniela Mora (Photomedia; PER4M 4M member)