Seattle-based artists Jen Elek and Jeremy Bert have collaborated to present a multi-media exhibition that challenges assumptions about how art can be experienced in a museum setting. The dynamic exhibition features a variety of glass sculptures combined with approximately 50 large, refurbished neon letters that visitors can touch, rearrange and wear like apparel. With a primary color palette reminiscent of children's play equipment, Look! See? The Colors and Letters of Jen Elek and Jeremy Bert will engage visitors of all ages in an exploration of art.
This retrospective exhibition celebrates the two decades that the Hilltop Artists program has been transforming the lives of youth through the power of art, adult mentorship, and intensive and individual services. Through this innovative program the introduction of glass arts into the lives of marginalized and economically disadvantaged youth has increased their academic and social success.
Showcasing exquisite work by one of the world's leading studio glass artists, this exhibition features a new series of glass tableaux. Comprised of glass objects representing a wide range of techniques - including blowing, carving, and polishing, as well as mixed media involving wood or metal components - the series fuses a respect for traditional glassmaking techniques with a wry wit.
After acclaimed woodworker John Economaki developed a severe and sudden allergy to wood dust, he was prevented from continuing his life's work. Rather than renounce his craft entirely, he turned to making heirloom-quality hand tools for woodworkers, utilizing the same beauty and design that had distinguished his woodworking. This was the beginning of Bridge City Tool Works. The exhibition explores the integration of Economaki's work and life and his pursuit of innovation through his furniture, tools, sketches, prototypes, and videos.
The Burien Arts Gallery is starting up the new year with a mixed media show featuring paintings by Mia Schulte and tin assemblages by Nia Michaels.
Mia Schulte was born in Turkey and grew up in a family that traveled and lived in many Middle East and European countries. Her careers have ranged from corporate work in Washington, D.C. to art teacher to full time artist. She moved to Washington State 11 years ago, and currently resides in Olympia.
Nia Michaels is originally from the East Coast, but has been living in Seattle for more than 25 years. After earning a BFA in painting and working as a painter for many years, she became obsessed with old decorative tins and tintype photos and began to work exclusively with those materials.
Internationally recognized vocalist and composer Jessika Kenney is the first recipient of the James W. Ray Distinguished Artist Award, funded by the Raynier Institute and Foundation through the Frye Art Museum | Artist Trust Consortium. The Frye Art Museum is proud to present Kenney's first exhibition, for which she has created an ephemeral site-specific video installation that will fill the galleries with voice and video projections.
Come see the improv stars of the future debut the skills they've learned in Unexpected Productions' Improv School. Laugh as our students explore the various formats seen in the UP mainstage shows. Party with the cast after so you can say you knew them when.
Sidesplitting and thought-provoking new comedy, Leon and Bill concoct a list of attributes of the ideal woman - the top ten best qualities in a mate. When this allegedly "Ideal Woman" actually arrives on the scene the men quickly learn that their list could use a few revisions. Be careful what you wish for - especially in choosing a mate. This old adage leads to hilarious results in Foster's sparkling new comic hit.
This classic story on stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, the worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.
Northwest Film Forum's 12-day extravaganza celebrates the best and brightest in international cinema for children, featuring live performances, animation, features, shorts and hands-on education workshops, all crafted with care for the next generation of movie lovers. Over the past decade, Children's Film Festival Seattle has become the largest and most respected film festival on the West Coast dedicated to children and their families.
Argentinian auteur Mariano Pensotti returns to Seattle with the story of four filmmakers, four films, and a year in Buenos Aires. Film influences real life and fiction influences reality (and vice versa), as Pensotti simultaneously follows the personal lives of the filmmakers and the films they are creating. Pensotti is known for his ingenious technical tricks; Cineastas features a bi-level stage which allows the audience to experience two realities at once.
The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes contemporary jazz musicians, The Rippingtons for four nights and 6 shows. Band members are Rico Belled, (bass) Russ Freeman (guitar), Jeff Kashiwa (sax), Dave Karsony (drums), and Bill Heller (keys).
The Ensemble is proud to announce the first production that will take place in 12th Ave Arts will be the World Premiere of Josh Conkel's darkly hilarious new black comedy. Cornish Alum Conkel's Sprawl nestles a group of friends and frenemies in a Washington suburban model home for a book club meeting, only to be interrupted by... THE-END-OF-THE-WORLD. Part Mars Attacks and part Serial Mom, the brutally-campy Sprawl reminds us that beneath suburban tranquility, nasty secrets are waiting to emerge that are as wicked as they are hilarious.
Josh Conkel's darkly hilarious new black comedy nestles a group of friends and frenemies in a Washington suburban model home for a book club meeting, only to be interrupted by The-End-Of-The-World. The brutally-campy Sprawl reminds us that beneath suburban tranquility, nasty secrets are waiting to emerge that are as wicked as they are hilarious. This is the first production taking place in the new 12th Ave Arts venue.
Journeys take you to new places, whether in the outside world or within ourselves. On these animated flights of fancy, you'll scale the Alps, push the sun and the moon back into alignment and jump into a whole ocean of lemonade.
Have you ever felt a bolt out of the blue, a moment when your mind opens up and you see new possibilities? That's what happens to the kids in these shorts. You'll meet a girl who slips into a new dimension, a boy whose mind plays tricks on him, a child determined to trap a sunbeam and a boy who simply can't sit still.
This all-animated collection of folk tales, fairy tales and fables from Africa, Asia, Europe and North America will take you to places deep inside the heart of the human experience, and delve into mysteries beyond comprehension. If you like tales that stand tall, this is the program for you.
Based on the timeless books of P.L. Travers and complete with all the beloved songs from the Academy Award-winning Disney film, this magical stage musical tells the inspirational tale of the amazing flying nanny, who's practically perfect in every way. With Mary and Burt leading the way, rejoice in beloved songs like Spoonful of Sugar, Chim Chim Cher-ee, and Jolly Holiday, as they sweep you away in this exhilarating live theatre experience for the whole family.
An American classic. August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama unfolds in Depression-era Pittsburgh as a brother and sister battle over whether to keep or sell their antique piano, to claim their family's legacy or free themselves of the past.
Beloved for its rebellious portrayal of gender ambiguity, William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, or What You Will is a comedy about a cross-dressing shipwreck survivor who finds herself at the center of a not-so-ordinary love triangle. Third-year MFA directing candidate Leah Adcock-Starr takes this delightfully comic tale of mistaken identities and weaves it into the jazz-infused world of The Roaring Twenties.
Pacific Northwest Ballet is delighted to present the return of Alexei Ratmansky's spectacular, rousing Don Quixote. One of the most opulent productions ever presented in PNB's history, Don Q runs for nine performances.
Alexei Ratmansky's genius for revitalizing classic ballets is the talk of the dance world. America had its first look at his staging of Don Quixote when PNB premiered it to great acclaim in 2012. Vast in every sense - from Jerome Kaplan's colossal sun-bleached sets and vibrant costumes, to the expansive sweep of the choreography- Don Q is informed by Ratmansky's technical fluency punctuated by carefree humor, brimming with wit and romance.
Inspired by recent re-imaginings like the BBC's Sherlock and CBS' Elementary, The Modern Adventures of Sherlock Holmes creates a new story at every performance based on a seemingly uncomplicated mystery suggested by the audience. Every story will unfold live and without a script as Holmes and Watson navigate the seedy underbelly of modern-day London in search of answers.
Norman Lundin presents New to Seattle: Artists from Koplin Del Rio, Prographica's affiliate gallery in Los Angeles.
Photography and sculpture have emerged as especially important tools for artists in India and this exhibition provides an insider's view of urban life in India in all its complexity and contradiction. The photographs linger on the private and public sphere with references to family, history, art and popular culture. Bollywood movie stars, venerated politicians, religious festivals, legendary musicians and artists all contribute to the contemporary pantheon of "stars" in Indian culture. The roughly 15 artists in this exhibition pay tribute to this multitude but also introduce elements of irony, introspection and critique. They frame the stark economic discrepancies through the cityscape and its dwellers, investigate stereotypical role models perpetuated by film and print industries, and fashion their own contemporary pop icons such as a "gilded" scooter to pop-colored renditions of Mahatma Gandhi, the visionary activist who led India to independence.
In honor of his 80th birthday, Museum of Glass celebrates the work of Lino Tagliapietra, Venetian glass Maestro and internationally recognized teacher and artist.