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Seattle-Based Artist Presents an Exploration of Gender Identity and Art May 24

Explore the relationship between hair and gender identity with Seattle-based artist Jono Vaughan at Central Washington University on May 24. Vaughan will share visuals of her work and previous exhibits, including provocative pieces from her Project 42.

The presentation will take place at 5:00 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre, and is free and open to the general public.

Vaughan creates her works through a variety of mediums, including drawing, painting, printmaking, video and performance. Vaughan’s Project 42 is a poignant multidisciplinary work commemorating 42 trans lives lost to violence. For this installation, Vaughan created textiles for each individual based on a Google Earth image of the location where they were murdered. The project featured collaborations with a variety of choreographers and other artists, and was commissioned by the Seattle Art Museum in 2018. 

This event is sponsored by the CWU Department of Art + Design, student organization Equality through Queers and Allies, and the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies program. Parking in CWU lots is free after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, except in specially marked spaces and residence hall lots. For event accommodation, please email

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