Casino: A Palimpsest | A Conversation with Storme Webber + Miranda Belarde-Lewis


Thursday, September 14, 2017
7:00 – 8:00 pm

Frye Auditorium

Join artist Storme Webber and curator Miranda Belarde-Lewis in conversation about the exhibition Casino: A Palimpsest.

About the Presenters

Storme Webber, a writer, interdisciplinary artist, educator, and curator, was born and raised in Seattle where she attended Lakeside School. She holds an MFA in interdisciplinary arts from Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont. She has performed and toured her work internationally, and consistently foregrounds the work of other marginalized artists, most recently founding Voices Rising: LGBTQ of Color Arts & Culture in Seattle. Her poetry collections include Diaspora and Blues Divine. She has been featured in numerous anthologies, including Black Women and Writing: The Migration of Subject, International Queer Indigenous Voices, and The Popular Front of Contemporary Poetry, and in the documentaries Venus Boyz, What’s Right with Gays These Days, and Living Two Spirit. Webber received the 2015 James W. Ray Venture Project Award, which is funded by the Raynier Institute & Foundation through the Frye Art Museum | Artist Trust Consortium. The award supports and advances the creative work of outstanding artists living and working in Washington State and culminates in an exhibition at the Frye Art Museum.

Miranda Belarde-Lewis (Zuni/Tlingit) is a mother, curator, artist, and author. She works to highlight and celebrate Native artists, their processes, and the exquisite pieces they create. She has taught at Northwest Indian College, Bellingham, Washington, and the University of Washington. Belarde-Lewis holds an MA in museology and a PhD in information science from the University of Washington. She has had the pleasure of guest curating exhibitions at the Bill Reid Gallery in Vancouver, the Frye Art Museum, and the Museum of Glass in Tacoma.

Jim Gupta-Carlson. Blues Divine, 2010. Photograph. Courtesy of the photographer.


Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis, and may be picked up at the information table located in the foyer outside the auditorium thirty minutes prior to the start of the program. There is no late seating and capacity is limited, so please arrive early.

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