Those Without Voice Opens December 10

SEATTLE, December 5, 2016

The Frye Art Museum announces the opening of Those Without Voice, a Partnership for Youth Exhibition presented by the Associated Recreation Council RecTech Program at Yesler Community Center and the Frye Art Museum. This partnership and the resulting programs affirm the Frye’s longstanding commitment to community outreach and arts education. Those Without Voice is an exploration of sight and perspective, conceived by students from Garfield and O’Dea High Schools. The exhibition comprises photographic and video works that reflect on what constitutes art, offer alternative visions of urban life, and acknowledge the blind eye that society turns towards injustice. In bringing a refined lens and complexity of thought to this unified theme, the student artists affirm the diversity and strength of young people’s world view, while also asking the viewer to consider the dynamics of power associated with vision and perception.

“The works on view represent a display of informed and intentional agency,” says Negarra A. Kudumu, Manager of Public Programs at the Frye, who organized the exhibition. “Over the course of fourteen after-school sessions, the students created works reflecting issues of importance to them. Through this creative process, they acquired professional design and production skills, and refined their abilities to discern and critique their social environment.”

Those Without Voice features the work of Filsan Abdisatar, Asma Adam, Abdisemed Ali, Gebre Engeda, Angel Hadnot, Beza Hailu, Ryo Nguyen, Emran Nuru, and Zaidaan Shibuya. Teaching artist Derek Edamura provided instruction in digital photography and video production.

Those Without Voice is a 2016 Frye Art Museum/Yesler Community Center: Partnership for Youth program funded by the Associated Recreation Council, Frye Foundation, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, US Bank, Nordstrom, and Frye members and supporters.


The Frye Art Museum is a living legacy of visionary patronage and civic responsibility, committed to artistic inquiry and a rich visitor experience. A catalyst for our engagement with contemporary art and artists is the Founding Collection of Charles and Emma Frye, access to which shall always be free.

The Frye Art Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums.

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