Group: SKC Clinic Comic Artists
Venue: Monster: Art, Clothing & Gifts / 5000 20th Ave NW
Event: March 15th 6pm - 9pm
Showing: March 15th - April 16th
Armed with pen and paper, a dozen artists roamed the floor of the Seattle/King County Clinic, a four-day pop-up clinic at the Seattle Center’s Key Arena that provided free medical, dental, and vision care to nearly 4,500 people last October. These were some of the most respected comics artists in the Pacific Northwest, and they were there to find out who these patients were, what experiences they had in trying to get healthcare day-to-day, and why so many were willing to wait for many hours at the Seattle Center–even overnight–for this clinic. (Written by Meredith Li-Vollmer)
These stories came together as a series of short comic strips that will be exhibited at Monster: Art, Clothing & Gifts as our featured art show for March! Come view and read the many stories about the SKC Clinic during our opening reception and enjoy our weird food buffet!
Comic Artists Include:
Amy Camber, Jose' Alaniz, Kelly Froh, Roberta Gregory, Tatiana Gill, Robyn Jordan, Eroyn Franklin, Megan Kelso, David Lasky, E.T. Russian
Show: Comics 4 Health Coverage
Venue: Populuxe Brewing / 826 NW 49th St
Event: Venue is open during Ballard Night Out until 9pm, January 18th
Showing: Through January 31st
A collaboration project coordinated by Comics 4 Health Coverage. 10 different local cartoonists spent a day at the Seattle/King County Clinic collecting patient stories to then turn into comics. The result is a collection of beautifully drawn and touching accounts of what it’s like to negotiate the healthcare system as a person in need.
Ballard Night Out is presented by Push/Pull - supporting arts and cultural events in Ballard's 98107 & 98117 zip codes.