Anelecia Hannah Brooks, “School of Saint Georges,” oil (c) SPU 2016

Posted: Thursday, 13 October 2016 9:35AM

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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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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