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Mary Welcome


County: Whitman County

Website: http://bangbangboomerang.com

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Awards

Fellowship Awards 2017
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Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) 2023
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About

Mary Welcome (Palouse, Washington) is a cultural worker collaborating with remote landscapes and rural communities. Her investigations into the American landscape are a chronicle from years on the road. She uses conversational research, publications, performance, picnics, and play to express and understand the places we situate ourselves within. As an artist-activist, her projects are rooted in community engagement and the development of intersectional programming to address hyper-local issues of equity, cultural advocacy, inclusivity, visibility, queerness, and imagination.

Mary Welcome brings a nuanced perspective to the contemporary field, as a cultural worker in service to small towns, as a cultural producer across American geographies, and as facilitator of entrenched place-based arts programming. She uses conversational research, publications, performance, picnics, and play to express and understand the places we situate ourselves within. Mary serves at the artist-in-residence for the Washington State Department of Transportation and is a lifelong collaborator with the United States Postal Service.

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instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bangbangboomerang/

instagram: https://www.instagram.com/godblesstheusps/

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