Porches, Panthers and “Progress”

Porches, Panthers and “Progress”

Porches, Panthers and “Progress”

February 24 through March 25
Opening Reception, Wednesday, February 26, 5-7 PM

The M. Rosetta Hunter Art Gallery at Seattle Central College and Unapologetic Artists and Creatives present  Porches, Panthers, and “Progress”. This exhibition centers on the porches and porch-side culture of Seattle’s Central District. Through contemporary, historical, and historically recreated photographs and mixed media installations, Porch, Panthers, and “Progress” draws links between porch culture, maintenance of communities, activism, and the impacts of gentrification, and celebrates the richness, courage, resilience, solidarity, strength and unity of Seattle’s Black culture. 

The gallery encourages community members to add to the show’s interactive installation by bringing in porch stories and porch photos to share and can be delivered to the gallery throughout the run of the show. Photographs can be picked up after the exhibition closes on March 25th.