Monthly Archives: August 2012

Jite Agbro Benefit at Pohlman Knowles Studio

We are excited to announce
40 Dresses Celebration & Going Away Benefit 
September 8th & 9th
1 p.m. — 5 p.m.
for our friend and colleague, Jite Agbro.
She is embarking on quite a journey and we, with all of you,
wish her an exciting and fruitful adventure.
We hope to see you all in September!
Here is what Jite has to say:
Hi all you lovely people,
For those who don’t know already I will soon be disappearing for a good length of time.
 
Starting grad school!
Starting this Fall, I’ll be in grad school in the UW Human Centered Design and Engineering (HCDE)program. What is human centered design? Well blab explains it as a more promising and enduring approach is to model users’ natural behavior to begin with so that interfaces can be designed that are more intuitive, easier to learn, and freer of performance error. For me, this means I will be knee deep in programming languages and experimental research techniques, and by this time next summer, I hope to gain the knowledge and skills to do something cool like create mobile learning devices for people in developing nations who don’t have access to schools.
40 Dresses Celebration & Going Away Benefit 
Saturday, September 8, 1:00pm -5:00pm
Sunday September 9th 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Of course grad school is expensive so I’m having a benefit party to help purchase much needed things for school like a new computer, software, and books. I have designed and created 40 dresses (that will be for sale) about pivotal moments in the last year that brought me to this program and career change.  This is also a going away party so even if you aren’t buying a dress, please come so I can see you before I find myself drowning in a sea of homework.

LOCATION:  Pohlman Knowles Studio in West Seattle:   3824 SW Morgan Street, Seattle, WA 98126
IMPORTANT:  Be sure to access West Seattle via the West Seattle Bridge (from I-5 or 99) if you are not familiar with the detours necessary from south Seattle avenues!

The Collective Body: Laser cut on wax paper 2012 35" x27"

SAM Gallery opening reception – Thursday, September 13, 5-7 pm

I have several large new works at the SAM Gallery exhibition Digital Connections. Please drop by and say hello before I disappear into my new student life!

I want to thank all of you for your constant encouragement in getting me to this point. As you can imagine, this is a major deal for me, so I’ve come to you as my most valuable supporters, to help me make the best start of this new venture. Please save these dates and look for more details soon!

With sincere gratitude,

Jite Agbro

http://www.jiteagbroart.com/