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Under My Skin: Artists Explore Race in the 21st Century

May 10, 2013 - November 17, 2013
In the Safeco Foundation Insurance Special Exhibition Gallery

In Under My Skin, 26 artists share their creative visions of race -- the brutal realities of racism in the past and present, the ways race shapes the immigrant experience, and the hope that can be found in the complex realities of race in daily life. The exhibit invites visitors into a thoughtful conversation about race in the 21st century, and beyond.

Featured artists include:

 John Armstrong  Chau Huynh
 Jenny Asarnow  Akiko Jackson
 Wanda Benvenutti  Laura Kina
 Jasmine Brown  Naima Lowe
 Kathy Budway  Fumi Matsumoto
 Minh Carrico  Kathleen McHugh
 Lemuel Charley  Darius Morrison
 Ling Chun  Cahn Nguyen
 Mary Coss  Polly Purvis
 Carina del Rosario  Jennifer Smith
 Tatiana Garmendia  Joseph Songco
 Erin Genia  Tim Stensland
 Ronald Hall  Stefani Thornton

Community Partners:
21 Progress
5th Ave Theater
AFSC Seattle Community Justice Program and Youth Undoing Institutional Racism
Bethany United Church of Christ, Seattle
Cultural Art Projects
Cultures Connecting 
Ethnic Heritage Art Gallery
IDEA Odyssey Gallery
Japanese American Citizens League, Seattle Chapter
Japanese American Citizens League, Olympia Chapter
Jewish Family Service; Refugee and Immigrant Service Centers
KidSpeak Consulting
Lake Washington Girls Middle School
Latino City Employees
Northwest African American Museum
OneAmerica
Parents for Student Success
The Service Board
Social Justice Fund NW
Trusted Advocates
Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

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Additional Season Support
JP Morgan Chase & Co
Metlife Foundation
The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
ArtsFund
4Culture
Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs

Additional Exhibition Support
City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation
Snoqualmie Tribe Funds


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For resources on talking about race and more about Under My Skin, including videos of visitors' reactions to the exhibition, visit the Under My Skin blog.

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