The art featured in Duwamish Revealed was all site specific, developed for the place and time in which it was exhibited. The selected artists created work that deeply considered and reacted to the river and the communities along it. They brought a diverse set of backgrounds, approaches, and levels of experience; some of them were from the neighborhood and some were from halfway around the world. Some of them knew a lot about the river when they applied, some knew very little. Together they made an incredible exhibition of beautiful, thoughtful, and challenging work.
Anne Blackburn | Ben Zamora | Briar Bates | Buster Simpson | Catherine Grisez | Chico Santos | Christian French | FRAMEWORK | Frances Nelson | George Lee | Jack Daws | Jay Lazerwitz | Jennifer Bennett | Jordan Monez | Jose Montano | Klaas Hubner | Marianne Maksirisombat & Ben Brockhaus-Hall | Meg Hartwig | Nicole Kistler | Robb Kunz with Joshua Kohl | Roldy Aguero Ablao | Sarah Kavage | Timothy Firth
Anne Mathews | Angeles de Mexico Ballet Folklorico | Barrroom Writers Offensive | City Meditation Crew | Doug Nufer with Wally Shoup | Jeppa Hall as Queen Shmooquan | Jesse Card | John Boylan | The Lonely Coast | Lysandre Coutu-Sauve | Michael Lewis & Jordan Monez | Milvia Pacheco, David Blanco & Mirta Wymerszberg | Rachel Green | Tanya Brno with Yuri Kinoshita | Tia Kramer & Tamin Totzke
Three large community events featured multiple artists and activities:
TUKWILA REVEALED, an epic exploratory walk along the southern reaches of the Duwamish, takes place on June 21 (the Summer Solstice). Tukwila Revealed features Greg Bem and Natasha Marin, Hailey Higdon, Micah Freeman, Tanya Holtland, Bryan Edenfield, City Meditation Crew, Paul Nelson, Doug Nufer, Roger Fernandes (Lower Elwha S’Klallam), Kristen Young, Syd Shera, Robert McClure and Paul Joseph Brown of Investigate West, Emiliana Chavez, Sarah and Vasant Samdure (filmmakers of Promised Land), RE DRUM & the whale (featuring Alex Bleecker, Jeremy Springsteed, and Willie James), Dakota Gearhart, Bridget and Carl Stixrood, Molly Mac, Devin O’Reilly, Ambrosia Bartosek, Amber Cortes and Jenn Campbell, Shae Savoy, Chelsea Kurnick, Anne Bean, and Lydia Swartz. Produced by Greg Bem.
The Duwamish Revealed WATER FESTIVAL was a colorful riverside celebration of water in South Park on August 15 & 16. Saturday August 15 featured the Rainier Vista Khmer Dance Group, the University of Washington Khmer Students Association, Seattle Karen Youth, and the Bhutanese Community Dancers. Sunday August 16 included Reverberando (Milvia Pacheco, David Blanco, & Mirta Wymerszberg), Ballet Folklorico Angeles de Mexico, and Lucha Libre Volcanica. Produced in collaboration with Las Promotoras and the UW Khmer Students Association.
Revealing Coast Salish Cultures: Journeying by Canoe and Art. In a celebration of the Duwamish River’s First Peoples, canoe families from around the region paddled in for a welcoming landing and celebration on September 12. Tribal songs, dances, storytelling, and artist demonstrations included area Bruce Pierre (Lummi), DeAnn Jacobson (Duwamish), Paul Che Oke’ Ten Wagner (Sanich, First Nations), Jason Reed Brown (Koyukon Athabascan), Jerry Laktonen (Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak), Jose Montano, Kathryn Arquette (Muckleshoot), Noelani Aure (Nooksak), Peter Boome (Upper Skagit), and Bob Charlo (Kalispel). Rick Williams (Nuu-chah-nulth, Ditidaht Nation of British Columbia), Jimmy Price (Suquamish), and a Jamestown S’Kallam carver created canoe paddles to commemorate the event. Produced by Welcome to Our Native Land.
Duwamish Revealed also employed a fantastic tech and documentary crew, all of them artists in their own right, and we thank them for lending their skills to make everyone look and sound their best: Bruce Clayton Tom, Robert Zverina, Reed O’Bierne, Jennifer Richard, Melanie Masson, Ari Lindholm, Robb Kunz.