All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party - National Impact

Panel with Endia Beal and Michelle Dunn Marsh

Saturday, May 19, 2018
2:00 – 3:30 pm

Frye Auditorium

A conversation examining the national impact of the aesthetic legacies of the Black Panther Party between artist Endia Beal and Michelle Dunn Marsh, Photographic Center Northwest Executive Director and Curator.

This panel is part of a 3-part discussion series examining the ongoing impact of the Black Panther Party’s aesthetic legacies internationally, nationally, and here in Seattle. Featured speakers include artists and activists Royal Alley-Barnes, Endia Beal, Yadesa Bojia, Councilman Larry Gossett, Ayana V. Jackson, and Robert Wade.

Sunday, April 22, 2 pm: International Impact, moderated by Negarra A. Kudumu, Frye Art Museum Manager of Public Programs

Saturday, May 19, 2 pm: National Impact, a conversation

Saturday, June 9, 2 pm: Local Impact, moderated by Michelle Dunn Marsh, Executive Director & Curator of Photographic Center Northwest

This series was organized in collaboration with Photographic Center Northwest and is in conjunction with its exhibition All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party, which runs from April 20 – June 10, 2018.

Endia Beal (b. 1985, Winston-Salem, NC) is a North Carolina based artist, educator, and activist. Her photographic narratives and video testimonies examine the contemporary stories of marginalized communities and individuals. Beal completed a dual bachelor’s degree in Art History and Studio Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008. In 2013, Beal graduated from Yale School of Art with an MFA in photography. While attending Yale, she created a body of work that explores the relationship of minority women within the corporate space. Her work was fully developed during the artist-in-residence program at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, and was recognized with a Magnum Foundation grant. Beal currently serves as the Director of Diggs Gallery, and Associate Professor of Art, at Winston-Salem State University.

Michelle Dunn Marsh is the Executive Director & Curator of Photographic Center Northwest. Over the last two decades, Michelle served in executive and creative roles in the fields of art photography and publishing. Her commitment to education, collaboration, and achievement of excellence have defined her career and gained her national recognition. Michelle’s professional experience includes fifteen years with Aperture Foundation in New York City, first as a designer and later as deputy director for the organization, and as Co-Publisher of Aperture magazine. She was senior editor of art and design at Chronicle Books, San Francisco, and was a tenured professor in graphic design at Seattle Central Community College. She has recently launched Minor Matters Books, a community publishing platform for contemporary art.

Lewis Watts. Graffiti, 1993. West Oakland.

Ticketing Policies

Free tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and may be picked up at the desk in the foyer outside the Auditorium thirty minutes prior to the start of the program. There is no late seating, so please arrive early.

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 one hour prior to the start of the program.