San Francisco artist Ehren Elizabeth Reed is a mixed media artist with some serious focus. All of her works feature the same materials — thread and paper (often in the form of altered books) — and the results are nothing short of remarkable. Her books, especially, seem to be three-dimensional mergings of craft and graphic design. Below are two pieces from her Modes Of Discourse series which quite literally reach off the page.
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.
Working through a multitude of mediums, queer POC writer, musician, and artist Bunny Michael creates with an expansive, soul-filled purpose of serving one’s Higher Self. In spring 2023, they released a genre-bending 5-track EP entitled Angels...