The Artist Speaks

George Jennings by Nakeesa Frazier, 2013
George Jennings by Nakeesa Frazier, 2013
George Jennings by Nakeesa Frazier, 2013
George Jennings by Nakeesa Frazier, 2013

Artist Lecture Series

The James and Janie Washington Foundation invites you to the “Artist Speaks” series, with monthly presentations by artists and others working in related disciplines.

The Foundation funds the James and Janie Washington Cultural Center, which includes the Washington’s home and garden and a private art studio.

Please rsvp for events you would like to attend, since space is limited. Responses will be accommodated on a first-reply, first-reserved basis. Everyone is welcome to pay what they can.

All events will run from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
1816 26th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

19 July
Carletta Carrington Wilson

Join Carletta as she talks about the ideas behind and the development of her 2011 residency project, Poem of Stone and Bone.

A tribute to the life and legacy of James Washington, Jr., Wilson’s exploration of image and text transformed Washington’s garden and studio into a multi-layered work by incorporating elements found on the property and in the artist’s library to create a visual statement about the mapping of memory.

16 August
George Jennings

George will discuss his body of work, his technique and how he has been influenced by Art Nouveau and other artistic styles. He will also discuss his early years and his introduction to fine art by his grandfather, accomplished painter, John N. Robinson. In addition, George will share his perspective on how he brings more diversity into the fine art arena by creating paintings featuring subjects from various ethnic backgrounds, cultures and communities.

20 September
Al Doggett

Al will demonstrate how he created The African American Odyssey, a commissioned work, beginning with initial sketches and preliminary drawings. He will also discuss the medium he used. Reference material and other elements used leading up to the finished composition will be included in the presentation.