Yakima Valley Museum

Make your plans to attend the final TEDx Yakima event of the season on Thursday, April 6. The theme of "Absence and Presence" will be explored by two featured speakers: Tom Hausken, whose exhibition, observation texture topography: The New Paintings of Tom Chet Hausken, is currently on view at the museum, and author Judith Gille.

  • Tom Hausken is an abstract painter based in the Ahtanum Valley of Central Washington. He received a degree in history from Seattle Pacific University before studying drawing and painting at the University of Washington. Hausken is currently Artist in Residence at the Yakima Valley Museum. Prior he was a Clowes Fellow (2010) and a Pollock-Krasner Fellow (2016) at the Vermont Studio Center. Hausken is represented by Chinese Jesus in Venice, CA and by LFA Fine Arts in Cambridge, MA; his work can be found in numerous public and private collections.
  • Judith Gille is the founder and owner of City People's stores in Seattle, but her passion is writing about Mexican art and culture, and also immigration issues. Her articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Seattle Times, as well as in magazines, online journals, and numerous anthologies. Her memoir, The View from Casa Chepitos: A Journey Beyond the Border (2013), received a 2014 Nautilus Award, the Writer's Digest's Grand Prize for a Self-Published eBook, and an Eric Hoffer Award for Memoir. She divides her time between Seattle and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
  • The evening will also include live poetry by Alejandra Cruz, and pre-recorded TED Talks of presentations by J.D. Vance ("America's Forgotten Working Class") and by Derek Severs ("Weird or Just Different").

Tickets are $5 per person. Doors open at 6:00 PM and the presentations begin at 7:00 PM. The Tom Hausken exhibition will be available for viewing between 6:00 and 7:00. For more information about TEDx Yakima, please visit their web site at tedxyakima.org

Tom Hausken Judith Gille



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