Frame of Mind: Storytelling Through Animation

June 22 – December 8, 2019

A Partnership for Youth exhibition, Frame of Mind: Storytelling Through Animation showcases the results of an eight-week workshop for teens during which students develop, animate, and edit their own stop-motion film projects. Occurring March–May 2019, the workshop is led by Reel Grrls teaching artist, filmmaker, and animator Celena Adler and supported by assistant teaching artist Elise Harper. Students not only collaborated to produce animated projects, but also participated in the exhibition design process, gaining firsthand knowledge of behind the scenes in the Museum.

The Partnership for Youth program is an ongoing partnership between the Associated Recreation Council at Yesler Community Center and the Frye Art Museum. Presented annually, each free workshop series offers teens the chance to work with trained professionals to learn creative skills that can be transferred to a career. The works created during each session culminate in an exhibition at the Frye Art Museum.

Frame of Mind: Storytelling Through Animation is presented by the Frye Art Museum in partnership with Reel Grrls and the Associated Recreation Council RechTech program at Yesler Community Center. Funding for the program is provided by the Grousemont Foundation, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, and Frye Art Museum members. In-kind support is provided by InterConnection.org.

Ngoc Nguyen, Saiyaam Mathema, John Le. cathy_fisher (Instagram)

Logan Chris-Piper Maddux, Levi Koenig, Kaitlyn Sargent. It's ok

Sophia Fridrich, Noa Earle. Descent

Sophia Fridrich, Logan Chris-Piper Maddux. Paper Puppet Animation (Mouse)

Abdi Ali, Nick Findlay, Nile Hunter, Alice Mikell. The Tortoise and the Turtle: A Lost Fable

Ngoc Nguyen, Saiyaam Mathema, John Le. cathy_fisher (Instagram)

Logan Chris-Piper Maddux, Levi Koenig, Kaitlyn Sargent. It's ok

Sophia Fridrich, Noa Earle. Descent

Sophia Fridrich, Logan Chris-Piper Maddux. Paper Puppet Animation (Mouse)

Abdi Ali, Nick Findlay, Nile Hunter, Alice Mikell. The Tortoise and the Turtle: A Lost Fable