Community Day

Saturday, August 12, 2017
11:00am – 5:00 pm

Frye Art Museum

In honor of Storme Webber’s Casino: A Palimpsest, the Frye is hosting a museum-wide celebration featuring gallery tours, art-making activities for families, and a special performance featuring Storme Webber and special guests.

Community Day Events

  • 12–1 pm: Family Tour with Storme Webber
    Families with kids of all ages are invited to join artist Storme Webber for an informal tour of the exhibition Storme Webber | Casino: A Palimpsest.

  • 1–3 pm: Treats in the courtyard
    Our friends at Full Tilt Ice Cream will be giving out ice cream bars in the café courtyard while supplies last! Vegan options available; limit one per visitor.

  • 1–4 pm: Drop-in Art Making: Memory Maps
    Stop by the Art Studio for a project inspired by the work in Storme Webber | Casino: A Palimpsest, exploring the places where memories are made. Families are encouraged to bring photographs from home to use during this activity; materials and printers will also be available for use on site.

  • 2–3:30 pm: A Space of Ancestor Honoring
    Storme Webber and her maternal cousin, singer Valerie Rosa, welcome the souls and the witnesses to Casino: A Palimpsest. Their “Lush Life” performance, a new collaborative work of poetic text and song, with music by pianist Amos Miller, is an offering of celebration and welcoming: an open door.

  • 3:30–4 pm: Special Exhibition Tour
    Join Alfred Ern Escorpiso, Education Intern, for an informal conversation in the Partnership for Youth exhibition, ALIVE Flora, Light and Water in the Seattle Landscape.

  • 4–5 pm: Gallery talk with Storme Webber and Miranda Belarde-Lewis
    Join artist Storme Webber and exhibition curator Miranda Belarde-Lewis for an informal tour of the exhibition Storme Webber | Casino: A Palimpsest.

Partial support for Community Day and the event performances is provided by the Raynier Institute & Foundation, Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation, the 2017 CityArtists Funding Program through the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax, and Tulalip Tribes. In-kind support by Full Tilt Ice Cream.

Photographer unknown. Wild Tales of a Renegade Halfbreed Bulldagger, ca. 1963. Photograph. © Storme Webber.

Performance Tickets

Free tickets for the 2 pm performance may be picked up in the Auditorium Foyer 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

As a special benefit, Frye members may reserve free tickets in advance to guarantee seating. To reserve, call (206) 432-8289 or email at least two days prior to the event. Each member may reserve two tickets and may claim their tickets in the Foyer beginning at 1 pm the day of the performance; member RSVP tickets must be claimed fifteen minutes prior to the start of the program.