Career in the Arts: Visual Arts on Saturday, May 19. Doors open at 12:30. Panel begins promptly at 1pm. All-ages. Free.
Art by Ted Hiebert
NKO: a Seattle based semiotician, visual and performance artist, printer, curator, and designer and chef. He is co-founder of Free Sheep Foundation, Black Sheep Book Arts and New Mystics. He works as an art director or experimental theatre companies Saint Genet and Implied Violence. With Heavy Type, NKO develops large scale public mural projects. NKO has exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally working between Seattle, New York, Europe, and Central America.
The failure of language, of communication, is often the premise of NKO’s work; things that are misheard, mumbled, whispered, spoken through broken teeth and bleeding tongues. He is deeply influenced by the writings of George Bataille and Jean Genet.
New Mystics represents the vanguard of Seattle street culture - bringing together street artists, vandals, photographers, comic artists, performers, fashion designers, bike messengers, card readers, mystics, magicians and degenerates of diverse disciplines.
David Lasky: has been a published cartoonist since 1989. Among his best known work is the award-nominated “Urban Hipster,” in collaboration with Greg Stump, and “No Ordinary Flu,” in collaboration with King County Public Health. He recently completed work on his first graphic novel, “Carter Family Comics: Don’t Forget This Song,” the story the first family of country music, in collaboration with Frank Young.
Aletheia Wittman: The new Program Director at Seattle Architecture Foundation. She has a variety of work and volunteer experience with arts and cultural non-profits in the Pacific Northwest. She has recently worked at the Women’s Center at the University of Washington as their grant writing and development assistant and as an intern for the 4Culture Public Art Department on education and outreach projects.
Willow Fox: Public Art Coordinator at 4 Culture and former Ver(a)rt Gallery Chair!
Ted Heibert: Photographer/UW Professor/Participant on Vera’s Evaluation Task Force