A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle
When: August 25th-December 12th
Where: UW School of Social Work, 4101 15th Avenue NE, first floor Gallery
Frontline Heroines is a series of oil and watercolor paintings created by Judith Larsen to honor the courage and dedication of female journalists, human rights workers, and social justice advocates.
This series of portraits include Dickie Chapelle, the first female war correspondent to be killed in action, and Anna Politkovskaya, the newspaper editor, author and social rights activist, who was assassinated in Russia. The portraits depict women documenting the battle for social equity in Mexico, Canada and the Middle East. The exhibit includes descriptions of their life and work.
Says Larsen about her work: “As a painter and a reporter in both radio and television for the past twenty years, I wanted to use my craft to honor professionals who gave their lives while serving as our witnesses, our window, to the dangers of despotism, human rights abuses and of war.”