**Herndon Gallery at Antioch College Proudly Presents “Mia Zapata: A Place Within” – A Tribute to the Creative Legacy of an Alumna and Front woman of The Gits
Herndon Gallery at Antioch College is thrilled to announce the much-anticipated unveiling of “Mia Zapata: a place within,” an exclusive exhibition paying homage to the remarkable talent and vibrant spirit of esteemed alumna Mia Zapata. Opening on Friday, October 13, 2023, and running through Saturday, November 11, the exhibition showcases for the first time a collection of paintings, prints, sculptures, and captivating imagery encapsulating Mia’s journey as an artist and the front woman of the influential band, The Gits.
Mia Zapata’s artistic brilliance flourished during her time at Antioch College in the mid-eighties, where she created many of the captivating pieces that will be featured in this exhibition. Beyond her artistic pursuits, Mia’s role as the lead singer of The Gits marked a significant chapter in her life. Originating from Antioch in 1986, the band swiftly gained prominence and found their place within the vibrant music and social sub-scene of Seattle, attracting a diverse array of talents and personalities.
Michael Casselli, the curator of the exhibit and a close friend of Mia, shares, “This exhibition represents more than a mere collection of images; it is a labor of love, commemorating Mia’s profound impact on my life. Our enduring friendship, which began during our days at Antioch, inspired this celebration of Mia’s rich creative legacy.”
The Herndon Gallery extends sincere gratitude to the Zapata family for their generous support, enabling the gallery to share these cherished works that have remained integral to their lives over the years. Special acknowledgment is also extended to photographers Julianne Andersen and Charles Peterson for their contributions to this remarkable showcase.
The exhibition “Mia Zapata: A Place Within” will open its doors on Friday, October 13, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm and will continue to welcome visitors through Saturday, November 11, 2023. Gallery hours are scheduled for Thursday through Saturday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm or by appointment.