The Library of Black Lies: Interactive Workshop
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 1 – 3 p.m.
The Library of Black Lies: Interactive Workshop
Wherenon-library location
AddressWa Na Wari: 911 24th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
AudienceAdults, LEAP
LanguageEnglish
SummaryWhat happens when book arts meet a community-based conversation about Blackness during challenging political times?
DescriptionJoin a workshop at the community based art space Wa Na Wari and artists Edgar Arcenaux and Damion Hayes. Arcenaux’s Henry Art Gallery installation “Library of Black Lies” grapples with the different and sometimes contradictory meanings of Blackness by questioning how we make up meanings through books and beyond.

Local curator/gallerist/craftsman Damion Hayes explores what it means to make space and make meaning by making exhibits, convening people, and most recently by wood working. During the workshop participants will respond to Arcenaux’s work and contemporary conversations about anti-Blackness, Black joy and racial justice while literally deconstructing collected books via collage and more. This workshop is free and all ages.

Registration required. This workshop is made possible with support from The Union, Wa Na Wari, Henry Art Gallery and the Seattle Public Library Foundation.
NotesAccessibility:
Access to the first floor of the house (where the workshop takes place) requires going up a short driveway and seven steps with a handrail. The bathroom is on the second floor of the house, up one flight of stairs, with a handrail. We are exploring options for increasing accessibility at Wa Na Wari.
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Contact Phone206-386-4636
Contact Info*Central Library
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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