Join us for a one-time pop-up art installation called Home is Wherever I'm with You, featuring Jessie Keating's work on mushrooms, mycelium, and healing. This is a free, all-ages, LGBTQ+-affirming event. There will be light refreshments to celebrate.
Jessie Keating is an autistic, queer, and disabled artist and educator based in Tacoma. She holds a BA from the University of Washington and is currently a candidate for a Master of Fine Art degree at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Additionally, she is a certified Teaching Artist through the Washington State Teaching Artist Training Lab’s program. Jessie’s studio practice has been growing to complement the years she has taught K-12 arts within the public school system and in a private capacity. She has been privileged to spend two residencies with Centrum in Port Townsend, Washington.
Existing within various intersectional spaces, Keating is interested in exposing the realities of childhood trauma while honoring the healing found inside her friendships within her community. She creates work that explores her narrative and invites viewers to relate in meaningful ways, hoping to inspire healing within her audience. Jessie works across multiple mediums, from watercolor and acrylic paintings on Duralar and canvas, to wire and fabric sculptures, and to installations involving sculpture, audio and lighting.