Seattle Art Museum to feature work by Yesler artists

Free showings of their artwork will be on June 14 and June 21 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

By SHA Staff

In June, artwork from Yesler residents will be featured at the Seattle Art Museum in the Community Corridor Art Gallery.
There are two free special events celebrating their creations:

▪ Thursday, June 14 and Thursday, June 21 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. at SAM’s Community Corridor Art Gallery, 1300 First Ave.

Access to SAM’s Community Corridor is free. SHA residents can receive free museum passes to view SAM’s additional collections from Ben Wheeler, Yesler’s Community Builder. Email or call 206-343-7484 for assistance.

Over the past year, artists D.K. Pan and Rachel Kessler, Muses Conscious Fashion Studio and Muses artist Bo Young Choi have been leading different programs including Art Club, Community Portraits and the Artisan’s Sewing Collective.

SHA residents have produced work as varied as community quilts, watercolor paintings and prints.

For Janice Ellis’s “Cityscape with Snow,” done with watercolor and ink pen, she used masking tape to shape the buildings, then painted swirling snowy skies over the tape. Once the paint dried, she stripped away the tape to reveal stark skyscrapers from blank space. She then inked in the buildings features.JaniceEllis, "Cityscape"

“My View” by Kristin O’Donnell depicts the view from her apartment looking west on Yesler Way.
Inspiration for Kristen’s “Muse,” also in watercolor, came from her former cat, Arnie (although his formal name was Arnold), which she painted from memory.KristinO'DonnellYesler

Krstin O'Donnell, "Muse"

Krstin O’Donnell, “Muse”

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