Support Our New Mystics Pals — No Touching Ground, NKO & Dan Hawkins

Seattle street artists No Touching Ground, NKO, and Dan Hawkins crafted a tomb project last year, which was a “case study in the archeology of memory.”

CLICK HERE TO READ JEN GRAVES’ ARTICLE IN THE STRANGER ABOUT THE PROJECT.

That particular project was a bit hidden to the public, but the three artists now want to work together with the ever-supportive 4culture to recreate this installation in a way that is accessible and open to the public. The New Mystics were previously behind projects like the Bridge Motel, the Belmont, Moore: Inside Out, and the Corner: 23rd & Union, so if you enjoyed those pieces of public art, please think about donating to their Kickstarter campaign. The goal is to collect $2,000 for the public installation, which will be made live on April 4th, 2011 at Gallery 4Culture (101 Prefontaine Place S., Seattle, WA).

CHECK OUT THE KICKSTARTER AND SUPPORT PUBLIC ART!

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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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