Regeneración | Rebirth is the first in a series of three shows at Vermillion Art Gallery done in conjunction with yəhaw̓, an open call multi-city exhibition celebrating the depth and diversity of Indigenous art made in the Pacific Northwest. Over the course of three months, the gallery will host Indigenous Latinx artists. Regeneración | Rebirth is a tribute to spring—flowers in bloom, longer days, warmth—and all that it represents: regeneration, rebirth and renewal.
The exhibition debuting today at Vermillion, curated by Seattle artist/event producer/community advocate Jessica Ramirez, will feature eight artists (Abigail Pierson, Cecelia “Mousy DeVilla” DeLeon, Eileen Jimenez, G Raquel Emeka, Huītzilcuāuhtli, Ixtli Whitehawk, Jake Prendez, and Juan Salinas) whose work range from mixed-media sculpture to acrylic painting. "The artists featured in these exhibits identify with their Indigeneity because this is who they are, claiming their Indigeneity is a resiliency practice, and their art is one example of how they keep the spirits of their ancestors alive," says yəhaw̓ on their Instagram page.
Regeneración | Rebirth is just one of many satellite art exhibitions in the Puget Sound area. On March 23rd, yəhaw̓, which is curated by Tracy Rector (Seminole/Choctaw), Asia Tail (Cherokee Nation), and Satpreet Kahlon will be debuting its inaugural exhibition at Seattle Office of Arts & Culture's ARTS at King Street Station. You can read more about the awesome mentorships, residencies, vendor opportunities and partner programs here and here.
Vermillion Art Gallery will be open from 6-9 pm for the Capitol Hill Art Walk. At 7 pm Patricia Allen, a community member of Tlingit, Mohawk, Taína, Arawak, and Sierra Leonean ancestry, will be performing an opening song—be sure to stop by and check it out.