Monday, February 24, 7 pm
$15 Folio Member
Complimentary reception to follow
Art at the Edges of the Known
This month, in collaboration with Seattle Pacific University, Folio initiates a series of panel discussions about faith in America today. We begin with a panel on faith and art followed by a panel on youth and faith in March. Future topics in April and May include the Bible in a post-biblical age, faith perspectives on artificial intelligence, and faith and politics.
On Monday, February 24th our series begins with a panel discussion moderated by Mischa Willett. Exploring stories as animating practice with a focus on “the beyond”, Julia Duin will introduce us to contemporary Mongolian evangelical artists, Serrah Russell will discuss art-making as ritual and meditation, and Jeremiah Webster will discuss disenchantment.
About the Panelists
Julia Duin is an Issaquah-based journalist who has worked as a full-time reporter or editor for everything from the Houston Chronicle to the Washington Times. Currently, she freelances for the Washington Post, Seattle Times and other publications and has written six books. She has master’s degrees in religion and journalism and has learned 7 foreign languages (but not Mongolian).
Serrah Russell is a Washington native and a Seattle based artist and curator. She earned a BFA in Photography from the University of Washington in 2009 and exhibits her art locally and internationally. Her work focuses on the relationship between an individual and their surroundings, where they separate and where they become one; the places where the intangible is seen in our physical here and now. She recently published her first monograph of work with publisher Yoffy Press, entitled tears, tears.
Jeremiah Webster (PhD) is Associate Professor of English at Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington. His scholarly interests include Modernism, Eastern European Fiction, Mythology, and the songs of antiquity. He is the author of After So Many Fires (Wiseblood Books) and has written critical introductions for the poetry of T.S. Eliot and W.B. Yeats. He is currently working on his first novel.
About the Moderator
Mischa Willett is the author of the critically-acclaimed poetry book Phases, as well as of essays, translations, and reviews that appear in both popular and academic journals. A specialist in nineteenth century aesthetics, he teaches English at Seattle Pacific University.