Elijah Strongheart Evenson is a Seattle based sculptor. Elijah combines the aesthetics of a natural history museum with the vestiges of the subconscious. Following an extensive career in CGI for video games, Elijah learned to sculpt the figure from clay at Gage in 2004. Sculpting ended up being the most fantastic experience of his life and he began devoting every spare minute he had to it.

Website: strongheartsculpture.com
Instagram: @strongheart_sculpture

Artwork by Elijah Evenson

“Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed Elijah\'s creature sculpture class that just ended on Monday nights. The zoom platform is a hard one to teach ceramics on but he did a remarkable job with both his screen sharing and critiques each week.  I hope that you will continue offering some zoom animal sculpture classes in the future. I know that some of the students that were from out of the area were hopeful of this too. 

Thanks again for keeping art going.”

— Sandee Butler

Gage Academy of Art acknowledges the Coast Salish Peoples as the original inhabitants of this area and connecting waterways. We understand the land that Gage occupies is unceded territory and that today many Indigenous peoples live here and without their stewardship, we would not have access to this space. We honor the Coast Salish Peoples’ sovereignty, rights to self-determination, culture and ways of life. Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have called this territory their sacred land. We commit to learning, educating others and repairing the legacy of historically harmful relationships between non-Native and Native peoples in King County. In doing so, we will be honest, and recognize the experiences of Native peoples to include genocide, forced relocation, forced assimilation, and land theft. We also acknowledge Native peoples are survivors, present in today’s world, thriving. We encourage everyone here today to ask themselves: what can I do to support Indigenous communities?

In an effort to be transparent, Gage is contemplating this call to action and re-working how to best support Indigenous communities.

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