Intimate Conversations: Elisheba Johnson

Updated: Mar 6

Intimate Conversations with Dani Tirrell & guest Elisheba Johnson

Saturday, December 12, 2020

"Black love looks like that photo of James Baldwin and Maya Angelou dancing; euphoric, delightful and free."


Elisheba Johnson is a curator, public artist and administrator. Johnson, who has a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts, was the owner of Faire Gallery Café, a multi-use art space that held art exhibitions, music shows, poetry readings and creative gatherings. For six years Johnson worked at the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture on capacity building initiatives and racial equity in public art. Johnson is currently a member of the Americans for the Arts Emerging Leaders Network advisory council and has won four Americans for the Arts Public Art Year in Review Awards for her work. She currently co-manages Wa Na Wari, a Black art center in Seattle’s Central Area that uses the arts to build community and resist displacement.

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