Saturday, May 14, 2022
11:00am – 2:00 pm
Frye Art Museum
Families and friends of all ages are invited to join us for an array of festivities. Come explore the current exhibitions, Christina Quarles, In the Interim: Ritual Ground for a Future Black Archive, Boren Banner Series: Stefan Gonzales, and Human Nature, Animal Culture: Selections from the Frye Art Museum Collection through a film screening, hands-on activities, guided tours, and art-making. Find the full schedule below.
Community Day is primarily an indoor event with an outdoor component. Guests will be required to wear masks as part of the event. Physical distancing is recommended for all activities, which are offered on a first-come-first-served basis. Participant numbers for indoor activities have been limited for the safety of visitors, volunteers, and staff.
11:00 – 2:00 Drop-In Art-Making: Shapeshifting Wire Art Studio Stop by to make your own wire jewelry inspired by the works in Christina Quarles.
11:00 – 2:00 Drop-in Art-Making: Unexpected Colors Art Studio For this activity inspired by In the Interim, experiment with color and learn how to use inverted colors to make art.
11:00 – 2:00 Live Painting with Moses Sun Terry Avenue Sidewalk Join artist Moses Sun for a live painting demonstration and create your own chalk drawings inspired by the Seattle-based artist and the lines, shapes, and colors of Christina Quarles.
11:00 – 2:00 A Carnival-inspired Recipe from Island Soul Art Studio In connection with the exhibition In the Interim, learn more about a dish inspired by the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival and bring home a free sample from Island Soul.
11:00 – 2:00 Films from Black Cinema Collective Auditorium A selection of short films curated by Mateó B. Ochoa for Black Cinema Collective.
11:00 – 2:00 Explore How to Archive Family Memories with Stefan Gonzales Education Wing Interested in collecting, saving, or documenting family memories for future generations? Learn how the artist uses archiving as part of their artistic process and get inspired to start your own family archive.
1 – 1:30 Frye in Focus Tour: Human Nature, Animal Culture Meet in Rotunda Join us for a tour of the Frye’s current exhibition Human Nature, Animal Culture. All ages are welcome!
About the program partners
Stefan Gonzales (American, born 1994, Littleton, CO) is an artist and arts educator from Colorado now based in Seattle. They are Prio/Manso/Tiwa and a trans/nonbinary individual. Their practice centers on decolonizing art and its institutions. Gonzales received an MFA from the University of Washington in 2020 and BFA from Cornish College of the Arts in 2016. They have participated in residences at Signal Fire Arts in Portland and the Center on Contemporary Art in Seattle. Recent exhibitions include Melanie Flood Projects (2020) in Portland and Mount Analogue (2019) in Seattle.
Seattle based artist Moses Sun creates analog, digital, and mixed media art. Sun draws much of his inspiration from his southern upbringing along with Black, African, Asian, and Latinx diasporas. He blends these influences into abstract meditative constellations of movement expressed on paper, wood, and large-scale murals. Sun describes his art this way, “My work expresses blackness across multiple media platforms, laying bare my personal history, and humanity. I make drawings on paper and iPad, digital and analogue photographs, sculpture, and installations, then sample them and in the hip-hop ethos of 'grinding' output them as murals, relief sculptures, digital prints, video animations, games, and social media apps. I work intuitively, letting go of pretense so that the story reveals to the viewer an entry point, a beginning but never an end.” Sun’s work has been shown in both solo and group shows in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, and Seattle.
Black Cinema Collective (f. 2019) is a Washington-based group of artists and cultural practitioners who examine and celebrate Black films through programmed screenings, watch parties, and community discussions focusing local and global filmmakers from African and Afro-Diasporic communities. We hold space for the complex existence and storytelling inventions of Black folx, also curating intersectional histories and topical stories seen in multidisciplinary forms of filmmaking from artists, activists, documentarians, and organizers. Through our work we explore the broad multiplicity of Afro-Diasporic cultures.
Island Soul is a family business opened in 2001 at a location on Martin Luther King Way and Judkins. In 2007, the Martin family purchased a building in Columbia City and established a new look for the restaurant. Island Soul offers what can best be described as Caribbean-inspired soul food—a fusion of native Caribbean foods with traditional soul food from the Louisiana Bayou.