Performance + Exhibition Reception

Gretchen Frances Bennett: Air, the free or unconfined space above the surface of the earth

Friday, March 15, 2019
7:00 – 9:30 pm

Advanced registration for the Performance + Reception has ended. Didn’t get a chance to RSVP? We still want you to celebrate with us! Check in at the Main Entrance starting at 6:45 pm. Questions? 206 432 8288

The Board of Trustees and Director/CEO Joseph Rosa invite you to a special performance by Seattle-based artists Gretchen Frances Bennett and mmuumm (Brit Ruggirello), followed by a reception celebrating Bennett’s solo exhibition Air, the free or unconfined space above the surface of the earth. Please join us to experience this special, one-night-only collaborative performance ruminating on the fluidity of identity and the interconnectedness of all things.

The performance will take the form of a newly composed musical score of processed sound by mmuumm (Brit Ruggirello) overlaid with the reading of a short lyric essay by Gretchen Frances Bennett. The musical score will be tuned to 432 Hz, which is said to be consistent with the natural vibrational frequency of the universe and to have cosmic healing properties. Bennett's spoken piece tracks her search for freedom and authenticity through the lens of personal milestones like navigating the awkward passage from childhood to adolescence and adulthood.

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Please note that your RSVP does not guarantee entrance to the performance due to limited space. Guests will be seated on a first-come-first-served basis. All are welcome to join the reception.


Gretchen Frances Bennett. Sunburst, from Céline Sciamma’s film, ‘Tomboy’ (detail), 2018. Colored pencil on paper. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Jueqian Fang.