A Pioneering Spirit

Spaceworks Tacoma announces A Pioneering Spirit: a Fight for Liberty and Freedom, an educational art exhibit by Dionne Bonner at the 950 Gallery.


“Nettie J. Asberry, 1865 – 1968, Tacoma, Washington” Oil Painting by Dionne Bonner

EXHIBIT DURATION
Jan 9 – Feb 20, 2020

OPENING RECEPTION
Jan 16, 6 – 9PM
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CLOSING RECEPTION
Feb 20, 6 – 9PM
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Spaceworks Tacoma announces A Pioneering Spirit: a Fight for Liberty and Freedom, an educational art exhibit by Dionne Bonner at the 950 Gallery.

Explore little-known facts about WA state history through written biographies and a series of larger-than-life portraits by Tacoma-based artist Dionne Bonner. The oil paintings and biographical information bring to life the journey of a handful of African American pioneers who fought tirelessly for liberty for their community in spite of their situations. For Bonner, these historical accounts encouraged her at a pivotal time in her life when she needed to see examples of strength and agency reflected in her community.

The exhibit also features a collection of six pop-up vinyl banners titled “Dreams That Matter.” Created by the Tacoma Historical Society, the banners honor unsung heroes of Tacoma who worked for social justice and civil rights and made lasting positive changes in our city and beyond.

Find the playlist “A Pioneering Spirit” on Spotify

This exhibit also includes a custom playlist on Spotify! The playlist includes 37 incredible songs, old and new, that fit the themes of the exhibit. The playlist was created by Big Mood Co, a Tacoma based business operated by Spaceworks alum Amoje Moody.

See more of Dionne’s work at www.dionnebonner.com

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FREE & OPEN TO PUBLIC

HOURS:
Every Thursday 1-5PM
Third Thursday 1-9PM
Book a tour 253-627-2175

ADDRESS:
950 Pacific Ave. Suite 205
Tacoma, WA (entrance on 11th)

www.spaceworkstacoma.com/gallery

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