WSU Schnitzer Poetry Comix Presentation & RE-KINDLE Exhibition with Mita MahatoName: WSU Schnitzer Poetry Comix Presentation & RE-KINDLE Exhibition with Mita MahatoDate: February 14, 2019Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM PSTEvent Description:SPECIAL EVENT | Poetry Comix Presentation, Mita Mahato, RE-KINDLE
RE-KINDLE asks what it means to reawaken love. Featuring a selection of works from WSU’s Lynn R. Hansen Comics Archive and pieces by Seattle-based artist and poet Mita Mahato owned by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, the exhibit looks at love, loss, and reconnection with one another and with the plants and animals who are our kin.
Mita Mahato is a cut paper, comics, and collage artist whose work explores loss by engaging the transformative capacities of found and handmade papers. A selection of her poetry comics, collectively titled In Between, was published by Pleiades Press in 2017. Her book Sea was recognized by Cartoonists NW as 2015’s “best comic book,” and her comics art has been exhibited in galleries across the country. In 2017, she served as the first Artist-in-Residence at the School of Medicine at UC Riverside. She is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Puget Sound, serves on the board for the arts organization Short Run Seattle as well as the steering committee for Graphic Medicine, and is a teaching artist with the Henry Art Gallery.