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THE POWER OF ART

THURS JUNE 7 2018 | 5:30PM–9PM PST

1ST THURSDAY ART WALK

On the First Thursday of June, join the Amplifier team for a panel discussion, live DJ set, and immersive art installation showcasing the power of art.
5:30pm
Door’s open for refreshments and pre-release of fine art prints.

6:15pm – 7:15pm
Shifting Culture Through Art: Panel Discussion
Limited seating: RSVP here
This panel explores the intersections of art and social justice, deepening our conversation around process and equity in the hopes of inspiring a more connected, action-orientated, and empathetic world.
*full panel details coming next week

730pm – 9pm
DJ set with Stas THEE Boss from KEXP and THEESatisfaction.

Power To The Polls Educator Webinar

WED May 30 2018 | 2PM–3PM PST

ONLINE WEBINAR

One year after the historic Women’s March on Washington, Amplifier and the Women’s March teamed up with partners across the country to channel energy and activism into tangible results in the 2018 midterm elections.

We invited female-identifying and gender non-conforming residents of the United States to submit their artwork to Power to the Polls for a national voter-registration drive and traveling art exhibition. A twelve-person curatorial team reviewed over 3,000 submissions and selected 50 artworks meant to energize swing-state voters, inspiring them to take to the polls and elect leaders who reflect American majority values.

Join Education Amplifiers and Women’s March for a webinar to learn more about this campaign and ways to activate school campus communities to get involved in the 2018 midterms. The traveling exhibition represents the struggles of impacted communities and their powerful statements that lead to action.

Rock the Vote will share critical information about voter registration and ways to activate people to vote.

In addition, Maribel Gonzalez will interview Raychelle Duazo, a featured artist in Power to the Polls, about what empowered her to create and share her message with the world.

This free webinar is open to all educators, including after-school program staff, teaching artists, and extracurricular program providers.

#MyClimateHero Educator Webinar

WED MARCH 21 2018 | 4PM–5PM PST

ONLINE WEBINAR

Join Education Amplifiers and Earth Guardians to learn about resources to bring climate leadership and environmental activism into your classroom.

#MyClimateHero is a comic art exhibition depicting modern climate and environmental justice heroes. We’ll introduce the lesson plan, and educators who helped pilot the lesson plan in their own classrooms will share their experiences and ways they adapted the lesson to fit their student demographic.

The complete digital package of visuals, stories, and curriculum to facilitate an art build in your classroom will be distributed to all Education Amplifiers in advance of this webinar.

Earth Guardians, a powerful youth-led movement, will be joining us to share opportunities for educators and students to bring environmental activism into your classrooms.

This free webinar is open to all educators, including after-school program staff, teaching artists, and extracurricular program providers.

MyClimateHero: Interactive Comic Art Exhibition

THURS MARCH 1 2018 | 5PM–9PM PST

AMPLIFIER ART LAB
220 2ND AVE S
SEATTLE, WA 98104

You’re invited to the opening of #MyClimateHero, a new interactive comic art exhibition and series depicting modern heroes of the climate security and environmental justice movements. Join Amplifier for the March First Thursday Art Walk for an exploration of the role that icons, art, and storytelling have in shaping the future of this movement.

Literally rip the comic prints off the wall to color in your favorite icon while networking with leaders and change makers in this movement.

5:00 – 6:00pm — Student Reception in the Art Lab

6:00pm — Doors opens to the public in the Art Lab

This event, and the #MyClimateHero series, is made possible with support and partnership from the David Rockefeller Fund and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation.

Special thanks you to our #MyClimateHero media partner Grist.org and our First Thursday Art Walk partner the Impact Hub Seattle.

Artist Talk with Artist in Residence Tatyana Fazlalizadeh

THURS DECEMBER 7 2017 | 6PM–9PM PST

AMPLIFIER ART LAB
220 2ND AVE S
SEATTLE, WA 98104

Seattle is Black: an art residency that amplifies the voices of Seattle’s people of color through storytelling, public art, and video documentation with Tatyana Fazlalizadeh. As a part of Tatyana’s goal to challenge the narrative of who an “American” is, this work seeks to interject into mostly white spaces the faces and words of people from marginalized groups.

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, a native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She is a 2015 Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient. Tatyana is the creator of Stop Telling Women to Smile, an international street art series that tackles gender based street harassment. The public art series can be found on walls across the globe, amassing international attention for tackling violence against women in public spaces. Tatyana has been profiled by the New York Times, NPR, and listed as one of Brooklyn’s most influential people by Brooklyn Magazine. She has lectured at the Brooklyn Museum, New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, several universities including Stanford, Brown, USC, and Pratt Institute. Her work has been featured on tv networks BET and Oxygen as well as Spike Lee’s feature film Da Sweet Blood of Jesus. She is the Art Consultant on the Netflix series, She’s Gotta Have It. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in several cities across the states.

6:15- 7pm: Artist Talk

Addressing Anti-Muslim Bigotry in the Classroom

TUES NOVEMBER 28 2017 | 4:00PM–5:30 PM PST/ 7:00PM-8:30PM EST

ONLINE WEBINAR

Join the Education Amplifiers on November 28th to explore tools and methods for addressing anti-Muslim bigotry in your classroom. We’ll share a new lesson plan that promotes student awareness and offers the opportunity for students to promote inclusion and understanding in their schools.

Oz Katerji, a journalist and filmmaker who modeled for Molly Crabapple’s Defend Each Other artwork as part of the #NoMuslimBanEver series, will join us for a Q&A with cohort advisor Maribel Gonzalez. Katerji will share behind the scenes stories of how the art was created, and participants will have the opportunity to share their own insights and questions.

This free webinar is open to all educators, including after-school program staff, teaching artists, and extracurricular education providers. Registration for the Education Amplifier program is not required to participate.

SAM Remix

FRI NOVEMBER 17 2017 | 8:00PM–11:59 PM

SEATTLE ART MUSEUM | 1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Find your flair, strut your stuff, and mix it up as SAM transforms during a lively evening of performances, tours, dancing, creating, and exploring SAM’s collection and Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect.

Communicating the Museum

NOVEMBER 6-9, 2017

GETTY MUSEUM & LACMA

The theme of Communicating the Museum’s 19th edition is “Museums Beyond Walls.” From November 6-9, 2017, 300 culture professionals will debate the changing role of museums in our society. Founder and Executive Director Aaron Huey will represent Amplifier.

Education Amplifier Webinar

OCTOBER 24, 2017 | 4:30-5:30 PDT

ONLINE WEBINAR

Designed for Education Amplifier teachers, but open to all educators, this webinar will feature:

  • A presentation on deconstructing whiteness led by Instructional Coach Lilly Padía. We will explore different types of privilege and how they impact the teaching space.
  • Discussion led by Cohort Advisor Maribel Gonzalez on a new lesson plan: Addressing Charlottesville.
  • Participants will share methods for teaching about social justice issues without bringing politics into the classroom.

Amplifier Grand Opening

OCTOBER 5, 2017 | 6PM-9PM

Impact Hub, 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

On the First Thursday of October, join Amplifier — the Seattle-grown art machine that flooded the Women’s March and Inauguration with iconic images of hope — for the grand opening of their design lab and world headquarters. Get an exclusive first look at We The Future, Amplifier’s latest visual campaign to reshape the American narrative. Take home free artwork, tour the interactive studio, and help build the movement.

After the Showcase, After the Summit

SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 | 6:30PM-9:30PM

Impact Hub, 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

The Northwest is home to a rich and diverse arts and culture scene. However, artists aren’t always included in shaping and leading how this industry grows. Following a year of showcases, conferences, and summits focused on Seattle’s arts scene — including the newly launched Upstream Festival — share your experience and hopes for how this industry evolves and promotes inclusivity.  Join Seattle’s Black Stax, Vida Agency, Amplifier, and 4Culture for an evening of networking, discussion, and free art!

United Nations Social Good Summit

SEPTEMBER 17, 2017

92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128

Held annually during the United Nations General Assembly week, the Summit unites a lively community of global citizens and progressive thought leaders around a common theme: #2030NOW. A dynamic exploration of the world we want to live in by 2030, the Social Good Summit will focus on how we can unlock technology’s potential to make the world a better place. Amplifier’s Founder and Executive Director Aaron Huey will present at the summit.

Seattle Design Festival | Block Party

SEPTEMBER 9-10, 2017 | 10AM-6PM

OCCIDENTAL PARK | 117 S WASHINGTON ST, SEATTLE, WA 98104

Every September, the Seattle Design Festival brings together designers, community members, experts, and city officials to celebrate and explore how design improves the quality of our lives and our community. This year’s Block Party will include an outdoor installation of Amplifier art.

29 Rooms

SEPTEMBER 8-11, 2017

29Rooms | 106 WYTHE AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11249

Amplifier collaborated with the Women’s March to create an immersive installation celebrating the powerful dynamic between activism and art! Experience Refinery29’s imaginative spirit IRL through an interactive funhouse of style, culture, & technology, brought to life by a group of global artists and visionaries across mediums, and powered by you.

Bumbershoot Festival

SEPTEMBER 1-3, 2017 | 2PM-MIDNIGHT

Seattle Center

Since 1972, this acclaimed cultural festival has showcased the best of comedy, dance, film, literary arts, music, performing arts, theatre, visual arts, and more. This year’s festival will feature a large-scale outdoor installation of Amplifier artwork near the north entrance of the Seattle Center.

L.A. Pop-up Studio

3333 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90026

Join Amplifier in our L.A. Pop-Up Studio to take part in positive propaganda art, a storytelling booth, music, discussions, and art builds. We’ll be hosting a pop-up gallery in Silver Lake from June through August 2017. Stop by and take home free art