Efflorescent Landscapes By Nicholas Bohac

Sometimes when the sunshine hits things just right, you see rainbows, and sometimes, leaves in autumn glow with an otherworldly quality.

If Nicholas Bohac‘s depictions of landscapes are any indicator, the world he lives in is full of these moments. In his art, cobblestone walkways look more like gem-encrusted or candy-strewn paths, and electrical towers blend in nonchalantly with bare trees and rainbow highways. A piece of Bohac’s personal collection, entitled Trippin’ Off the Land about sums up the general feeling I get from these pieces; they are hypercolored and radiating with beyond-reality energy.

I should also mention that these pieces are huge; they’re also mixed media pieces utilizing just about everything, including acrylics, fabric, copper leaf, ink, photographs, collage, and silkscreen. Ace.

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Vee Hua 華婷婷

Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/them) 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.

Vee has two narrative short films. Searching Skies (2017) touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States; with it, they helped co-organize The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. Reckless Spirits (2022) is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature-length project.

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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