Wa Na Wari Gallery Tour + Panel Discussion: Public Art in Private Space [Online]
This program was streamed LIVE . Here is the archive!
Sliding scale admission: $0–25
Please pay what you can; proceeds support our move to a virtual platform! No password is necessary to view this program. Donations are optional but appreciated.
Showtime listed is Pacific Standard Time.
Our talk with Elisheba Johnson, Barbara Luecke, and DK Pan will be the first in a series of informal Zoom conversations about how artists and arts administrators are learning to grapple with public art, social practice, and performance in the context of digital space and real-life limitations.
At 7pm PST: Wa Na Wari Gallery Tour
Pent up at home, wishing you could still patronize the art galleries of Seattle? Fear not!
Curator Elisheba Johnson walks viewers through Wa Na Wari’s current art exhibition while situating the artworks in their historical and political contexts. Featuring work by black artists Lavett Ballard, Lisa Jarrett, Jamaal Hasef Tolbert, and Elise Peterson.
At 7:15pm PST: Public Art in Private Space: Panel Discussion w/ Elisheba Johnson, Barbara Luecke, DK Pan
The first in a series of informal Zoom conversations about how artists and arts administrators are learning to grapple with public art, social practice, and performance in the context of digital space and real-life limitations. Featuring NWFF Executive Director Vivian Hua in conversation with Elisheba Johnson (Wa Na Wari), Barbara Luecke (STart: Sound Transit Art Program), and artist DK Pan!
D.K. Pan is an artist investigating the intersection of place and memory – exploring the interstices and histories of site; the personal and collective body. Some projects which they have been a part of include TUBS, Bridge Motel, Sound Transit Art Program’s Red Wall, Free Sheep, The High Wall, and other interventions in public spaces; as well as serving on 4Culture’s Public Art Advisory Committee.
Barbara Luecke has worked and collaborated with artists for over 25 years. She currently manages the public art program for Sound Transit, the agency expanding light rail in the greater Seattle area. She creates opportunities for artists to incorporate their art and thinking into the everyday experiences of people using the regional transit system — through collaborations with artists, architects, engineers, fabricators, construction workers, and communities. Previously, Barbara was a senior project coordinator with 4Culture — the cultural provider for King County that includes Seattle – where she developed art projects for parks and transit systems, as well as providing public art consultant services for municipalities and private developers. Barbara finds it rewarding to work with artists in all stages of their careers, and particularly enjoys bringing artists new to public art into the field. She has helped produce over 100 public art projects.