Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Stephanie Ellis-Smith, Founder Central District Forum, Board Member Artist Trust, YMCA, etc.

Stephanie Ellis-Smith has worked in the Arts, Civic Engagement as well 
as in science

Stephanie Ellis-Smith. Photo: Madeline Crowley

Stephanie Ellis-Smith is as warm as she is smart, as interesting as she is interested in cultivating an artistic community in her adopted home of Seattle. 

...It was through that experience (with Jacob Lawrence and his work) that I began thinking about African American art, history and culture. About how all three of those things became intertwined as well as the impact that they had on American culture at large. That realization was because of the time spent with Jacob and Gwen.

This interview is now available in the book, We Lived Here, published by Chin Music Press: https://chinmusicpress.bigcartel.com/product/we-lived-here-stories-from-seattle-s-central-area



,Jacob Lawrence.  two-volume catalogue of his life’s work. All of his paintings, drawings, and art works were located, many had been lost, and those were newly located and photographed.

Jacob Lawrence Catalogue Raissoné



Gwen Knight and Jacob Lawrence at Black Mountain College, N.C., 1946
Photo by Nancy Newhall, Courtesy Francine Seders Gallery, Ltd.

Harlem Renaissance 
Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight, 1993
Photo by Spike Mafford, Courtesy Francine Seders Gallery, Ltd.

 Civil Rights Movement
back-to-Africa West Africa.
Afro-centric

Jacob Lawrence in his Seattle studio, 1994
Photo by Spike Mafford, Courtesy Francine Seders Gallery, Ltd.

 Central Area.


Stephanie Ellis-Smith. Photo: Madeline Crowley

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Norm Rice
 Hopscotch CDounded.


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(Stephanie came to this project through the CD Forum)

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I am not a professional photographer nor a trained journalist. At community meetings, it became clear that many of us don’t know each other. We haven’t heard each other’s stories and don't know each other’s circumstances. This is my attempt to give a few people the chance to tell their story, to talk about our community, to say their piece in peace. As such, comments have been disabled. The views and opinions expressed here are those of each narrator and do not necessarily reflect the position of views of the CentralAreaComm.blogspot blog site itself. The CentralAreaComm.blogspot.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any information supplied by narrators of this project. All interviews have been edited and in places condensed.

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