April 2 - June 14, 2020
Hedreen Gallery, Seattle University
Artist Talk: April 2, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Opening Reception: April 2, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Abstractions of Black Citizenship: African American Art from St. Louis is a group exhibition of works by Dominic Chambers, Damon Davis, Jen Everett, De Nichols, and Katherine Simóne Reynolds, five black Saint Louis, MO-based artists. Saint Louis is a U.S. city so often publicly marked by racially restrictive covenants, redlining, urban renewal/black removal, and 21st century anti-black regimes. What are black aesthetic practices (within and) beyond these structures? Through meditations on quietness, the sonic and the mundane, beauty and care, and the urban and quotidian, these artists sit with, imagine, and abstract possibilities for being, belonging, and togetherness. The show will open April 2, 2020 at Hedreen Gallery at Seattle University. The show is curated by Jasmine Jamillah Mahmoud, Assistant Professor in Arts Leadership at Seattle University.
Saturday, June 13, 2020, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Pigott Building 102 & 103
Through applied research methods, each project is a culmination of a student’s inquiry into an arts field of practice. This includes projects rooted in cultural equity, creative placemaking, teaching artist pedagogy, audience and field analysis, strategic business plans, resistance activism, youth engagement and education, community storytelling and journalism, digital design and influence, and formation of new artistic works and spaces. This event is free and open to the public.
Read the 2019 Summary Project Presentation descriptions and presentation bios here!
Come learn about Seattle U's MFA in Arts Leadership Program! You will hear where many of our alumni have gone on to work after earning their degree from this program, as well as what you'll be studying in your two years in the program, particularly with regard to the graduate management practicum experience. You'll also have an opportunity to ask questions of the program director.
We have both in person and virtual information sessions. In person sessions are from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and take place in the Arts Leadership office at 1401 E Jefferson Street. Virtual info sessions are conducted with a free video conference tool called Zoom. Times are noted in Pacific Time. Please join us by RSVPing through the links below.
The Arts Leadership community is invited to participate in our second annual book club series, supported by the Center for Jesuit Education Jesuit Endowed Mission Fund. The series will provide space to dive deeper into one's process and positionality as an intersectional art leader. Learn more about the Arts Leadership book club by visiting the Lemieux Library Arts Leadership Book Club Library Guide.
Headcase: LGBTQ Writers & Artists on Mental Health and Wellness edited by authors Stephanie Schroeder and Teresa Theophano
January 30, 2020
Ensemble-Made Chicago: A Guide to Devised Theater by Chloe Johnston and Coya Paz Brownrigg
February 23, 2020
Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown
May 4, 2020
RSVP to a Book Club event by contacting Graduate Assistant Linnea Ingalls.
Kevin Maifeld, MFA
Arts Leadership Programs Director
Rachel Betron, MEd
Student Financial Services