Anelecia Hannah Brooks, “School of Saint Georges,” oil (c) SPU 2016
Andrew Webster Reporting
Kudos to Seattle Pacific University for using the lovely art of Anelecia Hannah Brooks (SPU ’05) to celebrate the institution’s 125th anniversary during a magnetic solo exhibition.
Opened on October 7 and running through June 2017, “Heritage” is a celebratory solo exhibition at Seattle Pacific University. In commemoration of the institution’s 125th anniversary, alumna Anelecia Hannah Brooks — a 2005 graduate of the school — has mounted a lovely show that, among other things, “explores themes of nostalgia and loss, but also expansion and growth,” the university reports. “Her oeuvre demonstrates that loss and growth inevitably go hand-in-hand. In ‘Heritage,’ Anelecia combines the bittersweet imagery of young adulthood with imagery drawn from millennia of Christian and Native American history, suggesting that personal history and community history share similar dynamics of discovery, suffering, and triumph. A proud Seattle native, Anelecia has spent recent years travelling on the east coast painting with her husband, Charles Philip Brooks.”
Anelecia Hannah Brooks, “Longing,” oil (c) SPU 2016
The show will feature 20 oil paintings, including the monumental “School of Saint Georges.” To learn more, visit Anelecia Hannah Brooks.
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