Holding space for divine femininity, community gathering, and art: A conversation with Aramis Hamer

Art as a window and mirror

To me, an artist is a creator. They truly create whatever really feels the urge to come out,” Hamer said. “As artists, we have no choice but to create, and that’s what pushed me to paint.”

Hamer’s art in her studio

Developing partnerships and drawing on community strength

Holding space for arts and community gathering

“Seattle is truly making history to say, ‘no, that actually doesn’t have to be the narrative of this cycle of gentrification, there can be something that can be done about it,’” Hamer said. “I’m just honored to see the resilience and the strength of the folks who live here.”

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