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Seeds to Stars Open for Viewing in the Windows of Goldberg Building!
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Seeds to Stars Open for Viewing in the Windows of Goldberg Building!

Black Well Red Thread Collective curated the Exhibition.





Olympia Artspace Alliance invites the community to the latest Art in Olympia Storefronts project, curated by Black Well Red Thread Collective. Olympia Artspace Alliance invited members Shameka Gagnier, Cholee Gladney and Aisha Harrison to curate the downtown Art in Olympia Storefronts after the Collective created the installation Starbridge to Your Door in June 2020.
Each artist has interpreted the Seeds to Stars theme, with some exploring representational justice and spiritual healing, while others connect the natural world's cycles with the cyclic nature of violence and resilience in our communities.“We hope the windows collectively communicate the solidarity we feel bringing together this exceptional group of Black artists,” said Tracy Jameson, OAA Board Member.

The Collective said Seeds to Stars is about possibility and about gathering and planting our ancestral seeds as resources for future protection, strength, and growth. Our ancestors were connected to nature and the land as an anchor, as nourishment, as a source of strength through struggle. We continue that connection as we cast seeds of hope to grow within ourselves as future ancestors. The cycles of ancestors and descendants are eternal, like plant growth cycles, from seeds to seedlings to plants that eventually produce more seeds.

“As curators, it was important for us to carry forward the theme of ancestral strength and connection from the Starbridge installation, so we sought proposals that drew from ancestral resources centering growth, potential and the resilience of our communities, offering a vision of collective liberation, cultural wealth, and regeneration as well as visioning how to become the best possible future ancestors we can be,” said Black Well Red Thread Collective.
The exhibit opened for viewing mid-August and will be up through mid-November 2021.

For more information and artist bios, visit: https://www.olympiaartspace.org/news-events/new-art-exhibition-open-for-viewing-in-the-windows-of-downtown-olympias-goldberg-building
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