McLeod Residence – The Laser’s Edge

The McLeod Residence might be located in Belltown, but it is surprisingly chill. HAHA. This evening’s major feature was a table full of Oreos and an exhibit where local artists submitted their artwork to folks from 5280 Lasers to create laser-carved skateboards. Cool idea, with some cool results.


My favorite board of the evening was by Augie Pagan, whose comic book style illustration skills are wonderful. His also happened to be one of the most ornate, which helped.



Michael Jackson, made out of cereal. OH YES. Artist name? Unknown. Help a sista out. Check out the cereal words, though, which assert that INDEED, MJ IS THE “KING OF POP”!


But really, the bathroom at the McLeod Residence is one of the best things there. In this picture, a screen where your image is divided up into tiny mosaics, courtesy of the Burtamari Group (name-check needed!). And if you’re longing desperately to wipe your ass, buy “ShitBeGone!” by Brooklyn artist Jed Ela. I highly encourage you to go to the McLeod Residence and check out Jed Ela’s statement on this matter by clicking here.

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Vee Hua 華婷婷

Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/she) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

In 2017, Vee released the narrative short film, Searching Skies — which touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States — and co-organized The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. 2022 sees the release of their next short film, Reckless Spirits, which is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature film.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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