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Alumni News – April 2021

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Submitted on April 13, 2021 - 9:42pm

This is a listing of alumni news as posted to our social media outlets during the month of April 2021. Most news like this goes onto our Twitter feed; you can receive it in real-time by following us there.

Some exciting news for @UWalum Francis Luu, who is Design Chief for Common Room!
@geekwire: Seattle startup Common Room emerges from stealth mode with $52M in funding

Who knew that there was a connection between Mary Iverson and the Ever Given in the Suez Canal? Read this @Crosscut article:

Amanda C. Sweet is showing Uncharted at Shift Gallery through May 1; she gives an artist talk through the gallery's YouTube channel on Saturday, April 10, at 1pm

Nice to see Keegan Hall in this article as well as Electric Coffin, which includes Duffy De Armas
@Crosscut: Though NFT technology is not new, the crypto art scene started heating up mostly this past year. Seattle artists, collectors and entrepreneurs are jumping into the fray.

Big news: two of the newest Guggenheim Fellows are our alums! Congratulations to Julie Nelson Davis (Fine Arts Research) and Rodrigo Valenzuela (Photography)! @UWalum
@GuggFellows: Congratulations to our newest class of Guggenheim Fellows! These 184 individuals represent the best of their respective fields, ranging from applied mathematics and political science to choreography and translation. Check out the full announcement here:

Check out this Q&A with restaurateur and author Renee Erickson:

Francis Luu and his colleagues at Common Room also received a writeup in @Forbes (see earlier entry above)

Kimberly Trowbridge will be speaking about her @BIMuseumofArt exhibition on Sunday, April 25, at 3pm; FREE, but register to receive Zoom link:

#WeekendSuggestion We just learned that Samer Fouad is one of the speakers for TEDxUofW, which takes place tomorrow (4/17) from 10am-2pm Enjoy!

Continental Drift is an online exhibition by Mary Ann Peters hosted by James Harris Gallery through May 1

Bainbridge Arts & Crafts is currently showing Storylines, an exhibition of artist books; included are works by alums Lisa Hasegawa & M J Linford

Whiting Tennis is showing Studio @RussoLeeGallery in Portland, Oregon, through May 1

Get ready for this exhibition by a late @UWalum and Professor
@WEareBAM: Alden Mason: Fly Your Own Thing opens at BAM on May 14! The exhibition features over 70 works from Northwest painter and teacher Alden Mason. Learn more about the show in the latest issue of Preview: