Jeffrey Veregge visits WVC at Omak

Marvel Comics artist Jeffrey Veregge visits WVC at Omak May 6

Media Contact: Livia Millard, multicultural coordinator and academic adviser, 509.422.7814, or Libby Siebens, community relations executive director, 509.682.6436 (Mon. – Thurs.)

April 12, 2015

Graphic artist Jeffrey Veregge will visit the Wenatchee Valley College at Omak campus on Friday, May 6, at 6 p.m. in Hazel Allen Burnett Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

Veregge is a designer and artist who studied traditional coastal Salish art. His main influences are geeky pop culture combined with his own culture. For the past ten years, he has been employed as lead designer/studio manager for a media agency that specializes in non-profits. He also works with Marvel Comics.

On his website, Veregge describes his art as, “Taking my passions and blending them with my Native perspective, artistic background and the desire to simply be me. Basically I am just trying to have fun and get back to that kid that went to art school to begin with.”

He has won several awards for his work, including placing in the Top 100 Comic Book Covers of 2014 by IGN and the Best Comic Book Covers of September 2014 by Paste Magazine. His work is included in permanent collections at Yale University, The Burke Museum at the University of Washington, Emerald Queen Casino and Washington State History Museum, among others. He has written for and been featured in Indian Country Today, and he has been featured in Native Peoples Magazine.

Veregge is a member of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe and was raised near Kingston, Wash. He is of both Suquamish and Duwamish tribal ancestry. He is an honor graduate of the Art Institute of Seattle, where he studied with Tsimshian master carver David Boxley to learn Salish form-line design.

For more information, call Livia Millard, WVC at Omak multicultural coordinator, at 509.422.7814.

This event is sponsored by the WVC at Omak Red Road Association.