Antonia Martinez, Jim Vecchi, Lori Waselchuk At Blue Sky Photography Gallery

antonio martinez

Martinez will be showing a 6.5-minute film entitled Near The Egress, which is a compiled stop-motion animation using a series of black-and-white film prints.

jim vecchi

Jim Vecchi creates conceptual photographic images which focus on minute details; his latest series — and the series on display at Blue Sky Photography Gallery — is entitled so much depends… and revolves around the poetry of American poet William Carlos Williams whose “poems centered on the quotidian aspects of life.” Read Vecchi’s notes behind the series here.

lori waselchuk

Grace Before Dying is a series of black-and-white wide-format images photo-documenting a maximum-security prison in Louisiana. The series was created over the period of three years, focusing on a prisoner-run hospice program at the penitentiary.

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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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