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Alumni News – August 2021

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Submitted on August 19, 2021 - 4:27pm

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

Getting excited to see the combined work of Claire Cowie & Leo Berk, starting soon @MadArtSeattle

It's time for Seattle Deconstructed Art Fair! Read our news post to see which of our alums & retired faculty have work at participating galleries: #seattledeconstructedartfair #firstthursday

Congratulations to Samer Fouad who has been named as one of DesignInquiry's 2021-2022 fellows! +

Mark your calendars for a series of virtual discussions about art with NYC-based @MayaJeffereis & @arthistorianone (both are museum educators):

Condolences to the family of well-known School & @UWalum Philip McCracken; read his obituary here:
@ArtsWA: We are sad to hear of the passing of artist Philip McCracken (1928-2021). He is known for his bird and animal sculptures that carry human and universal meaning, the delicacy and strength that co-exist in nature. Click to explore more: #WAStateArtCollection

A 20-year-old story but still very much worth reading
@UWalum: After bouncing from home to home as a child, Alfredo Arreguin found his way to the @UW and became one of the foremost Mexican-American painters of his generation. This story from the #UWMag vault follows his unlikely rise. #AlumniSpotlight

Starts at 5pm & includes Mike Simi
@seasoncz: OPENING TODAY! Genevieve Gaudreau and Mike Simi’s show BLUE ETHER opens tonight for Capitol Hill’s Second Thursday artwalk! I’m very excited for this pop-up space in the Chophouse Row building and for the chance to show this work, along with a few pieces…

Watch a video interview with Cynthia Toops! She is one of the featured artists in Illuminations, the August exhibition at Bainbridge Arts & Crafts:

We love seeing Barbara Earl Thomas in the spotlight!
@iheartSAM: Looking for a new favorite podcast? Check out @doubleXposePod! The latest issue episode features local artist Barbara Earl Thomas sharing on Geography of Innocence on view at Seattle Art Museum through Jan 2, 2022.

We've had several participants in Tropical Lab @LASALLESG ; this year's exhibition is a selection of past attendees including Ben Dunn & Shuo Yin

emily charlotte taibleson is featured in a 2-person exhibition titled Portrait of the Tongass hosted by Juneau Arts & Humanities Council through 9/26

Chuck Close was a School of Art & @UWalum
@nytimes: Breaking News: Chuck Close has died at 81.
He rose to success with colossal Photorealist portraits, becoming one of the leading artists of his generation, but faced accusations of sexual harassment later in his career.