Temporary Art Exhibit features three Seattle artists and one from Yakima.
We are pleased to share the newest art exhibit featuring works by Barbara Earl Thomas, Hiawatha D, Steve Jensen and William Brennen.
Linocuts by Barbara Earl Thomas, Seattle.
Barbara studied under Jacob Lawrence while working on her Master of Arts degree at the University of Washington. She has received numerous awards including the Washington State Governor’s Arts Award, Seattle Mayor’s Arts Award and was appointed as an Associate Fellow at Yale University. Her work is known for creating a contemporary visual narrative that challenges the stories we tell as Americans about who we are.
Steve Jensen’s work features glass sculptures.
It is fortuitous that Steve studied under Barbara Earl Thomas. Steve has a Nordic background and comes from a line of fishermen and boatbuilders. These beautiful pieces speak to the “eternal journey” and were created as a response to severe loss that he experienced. They also express and recognize the fragility of life on this planet. He is the recipient of many awards and public art commissions.
Hiawatha D’s work features acrylic paintings of Iconic Black Women of Washington State
These paintings are his homage to the resilience, power, and beauty of Black women history-makers. He is a graduate of the Burnley School of Professional Art and was inspired by Jacob Lawrence. He says “Although Black women are very important to our society they are significantly underrepresented in all sectors. Black women are rarely celebrated and dying from preventable health conditions at alarming rates.”
William Brennen shares landscape watercolors
Bill Brennen is a prolific Yakima landscape and portrait artist. His work is influenced by Andrew Wyeth. He attended both Yakima Community College and Central Washington University in Ellensburg. He is a recipient of the Washington State Arts Commission. These pieces represent the beauty of the natural environment.