Aron Hart is an award-winning artist and art instructor who lives in the Seattle area; specializing in oil painting and drawing. After graduating from the Drawing and Painting Atelier at Gage in 2010, Aron has continued to passed on his knowledge and skills through classes and workshops to the Gage community for over 10 years. Aron’s lifelong dedication to learning has compelled him to hone his skills continually by studying locally and abroad with contemporary masters of the day.

Instagram: @aronhart

Artwork by Aron Hart

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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