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Every year, Town Hall selects exceptional local artists and scholars for paid residencies. This fall, Town Hall’s Artist in Residence Hailey Tayathy designed a new piece which will serve as a visual installation of Town Hall’s land acknowledgement, written by the elders and youth of UNEA Clear Sky Native Youth Council. In this special presentation, Tayathy will be reflecting on the art they have created during their residency, on the process of creation and collaboration with other Coast Salish youth, and on how their work might impact future audience members and Town Hall supporters once it is installed in the Forum entry.
Hailey Tayathy is a member of the Quileute Nation, a visual artist, and Seattle’s premier Native American drag queen. They use their queer Native experiences to inform their unique brand of drag. They aim to bring healing to Indigenous communities and to show everyone that Indigiqueers are still here and are stronger and more beautiful than colonized minds can imagine.
Presented by Town Hall Seattle and Urban Native Education Alliance.