Saturday 16th Feb 2019
7pm – midnight
Put on by UW School of Art + Art History + Design
Please join the UW School of Art + Art History + Design for a celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Jacob Lawrence Gallery! The evening's theme is playfulness as resistance, and the event will feature DJ sets by SassyBlack and Felisha Ledesma, a ball pit by Colleen Louise Barry, a temporary tattoo by Claire Cowie, the launch of MONDAY (Vol. 3), cocktails created by Timothy Rysdyke, decor by Disco Nap, and much more!
In 1970, after establishing an international reputation as one of the 20th century's most acclaimed visual storytellers of Black American experience, Jacob Lawrence was invited to become a professor at the University of Washington. Along with his expertise in painting and printmaking, Lawrence brought a critical perspective that never shied away from political and social issues. He inspired the same in his students.
The Gallery was named for Lawrence in 1994 and is the living legacy of Lawrence's exemplary life and admirable practice.