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Called “one of America’s foremost ceramic artists”, Seattle sculptor Patti Warashina has been delighting audiences for decades with her figurative art, often featuring women in highly evocative, often humorous tableaux. Her work combines impeccable craftsmanship with a conceptual sophistication, recognized by numerous awards, including being named a Smithsonian Visionary Artist in 2020. We’ll look at representative images from her long and prolific career, including the famous portrait of the Seattle art scene now at the Convention Center, “A Procession”.
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.