Jackie Sibblies Drury's We Are Proud to Present brings together an ensemble of actors to create a play about a long forgotten, or possibly never remembered, genocide, the first genocide of the 20th century. As this multi-racial theatre company grapples with how to properly tell a story from another time, another country, they find it leads them much closer to home than they'd like; asking the question, how can you ever tell a story fully when only one side was taking notes? Although about an event in Africa over 100 years ago, this unexpectedly funny and unsettlingly accurate play is the theatre feels pertinent in America right now.
Experience the Gospel of Mark like you never have before in Taproot Theatre's The Mark of Immediacy. Adapted by Nathan Jeffrey, a lively trio of actors uses scripture alone to bring audience members face-to-face with the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This fast-paced production reveals the truth of the Gospel afresh to young and old in a way they will never forget.
Born in 1969, Mr. is a protege of Takashi Murakami, internationally acclaimed icon of Japanese Pop art. He borrowed the name "Mr." from "Mister Giants" (Shigeo Nagashima), the superstar cleanup hitter of the postwar Yomiuri Giants baseball team. While Mr.'s art often appears playful at first - even cheerful - its veneer of bright imagery expresses darker themes and addresses anxiety.
Metaphorically and literally death is the antonym to life - and yet, in most western cultures at least, we couch death in many less specific terms, as if to mask its reality. Artists in this exhibition choose to confront and contain the inevitable beauty that can emerge from the death of humanity and the environment.
Featuring work by Di Faria, Shari Kaufman, Tara McDermott and Joan Robbins.
Artwork by those affected by mental illness or traumatic brain injuries. Featuring Holly Ballard Martz, Allison Mollner, Carolyn Nelson and Kate Vrijmoet.
Northwest artist Troy Gua presents large-scale digital prints as part of his ongoing Pop Hybrids series on the third floor of the Washington Convention Center. To find out more about Troy's work, stop by SAM Gallery at their location inside the Seattle Art Museum.
Enter the fabulous-miraculous world of Ernest Oglby Punkweiler and journey to unexpected places in time. Enter through the Teapot Curiosity Shop, the tiny-but-extraordinary empire of The Keeper. Based on a children's story of the same name, this exhibit allows you to explore along with young Ernest and intrusionate in time.
Comedy! Varietè! Moisture Festival presents its 12th year of high energy shows. Featuring a rapid succession of acts showcasing comedy alongside awe-inspiring physical and mental dexterity, with moments of strength and beauty to make audiences laugh, wonder, shake their heads and truly appreciate how live entertainment can exhilarate and bring joy.
Orgon's household is under the influence of a seductive swindler named Tartuffe. This cunning con man, masquerading as a holy man, plans to dupe the gullible Orgon out of his fortune, his daughter, and his reputation. The pious grifter can do no wrong in his host's eyes, yet everyone else in the household smells a rat. Just when the jig is up, Tartuffe ups the stakes and the charm. Moliere's laugh-out-loud funny tale of deception, hypocrisy, and power shish-kabobs false morality.
Sparks fly when a troubled young woman visits her reclusive uncle in Costa Rica. Crackling with tension and hilarity. "Slowgirl" explores what's at risk when our lives get broken, when we make a mistake, when we want to run away. Where do you go? Directed by Kelly Kitchens, winner of the 2014 Gregory Award for best director.
Features contemporary APA artists who have roots in the surfing, skateboarding, and snowboarding communities, and continue to be influenced by board culture as they explore their own identities. This exhibition examines how these artists channel their evolving creative energies through new and diverse pursuits. The artists display work that includes laser-cut bamboo and Plexiglas sculptures, a quarter pipe installation, murals, photography, and boarding artifacts.
Based on the book cherished by generations for over 40 years, Seattle Children's Theatre's lively musical production has been popular all over the country since the 2007 World Premiere. Now they're bringing this signature piece home again so a new group of children and families can enjoy the surprise and delight of Bunny's imaginative detours on the way to dreamland. In this intimate production, everyone will revel with Bunny in the fun of jumping cows, dancing bears and a room that springs to life. Goodnight Moon is a truly timeless theatre experience the whole family can enjoy.
From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he is certainly fun to play with. And he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will mum find when she gets home...?
Enter the fabulous-miraculous world of Ernest Oglby Punkweiler and journey to unexpected places in time. Enter through the Teapot Curiosity Shop, the tiny-but-extraordinary empire of The Keeper. Based on a children's story of the same name, this exhibit allows you to explore along with young Ernest and "intrusionate" in time.
MadArt Space welcomes the newest sculpture by local artist John Grade. After spending several weeks on site in the woods of North Bend, John transported plaster molds of a live 140 year-old Hemlock tree into the new large-scale artists' studio at 325 Westlake for further transformation. The intricate wood structure being built around the casts is made from salvaged old-growth cedar bonded with waterproof glue.
The finished piece will be displayed at MadArt Space before traveling to art fairs and museums, including the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery. After the sculpture has been exhibited it will be placed at the foot of the tree from which it was cast, gradually mossing over and degrading into the forest floor.
Is it possible for sworn enemies to find common ground in solving the world's problems? In 1971 the schools of Durham, North Carolina were racially segregated and hatred between a Ku Klux Klan member and a Civil Rights activist was strong enough for murder. Forced to meet face-to-face and negotiate to break a community's stalemate, the result was nothing short of a miracle. This remarkable and true story shines a spotlight on the redemption possible when we open our eyes to the humanity of one another, forgive past transgressions, and work together to change the future.
A museum-wide exhibition of newly commissioned works by the internationally renowned artist. Using materials and representations of animals gathered from University of Washington collections, Hamilton has created a set of poetic relationships that invite us to consider the closeness, the distance, and the interdependence between human and non-human animals.
Rodrigo Valenzuela is a Seattle-based artist and the winner of the 2013 Stranger Genius Award in visual art. Although he has exhibited widely in the United States, Valenzuela's exhibition at the Frye Art Museum is his first solo museum exhibition and the first large-scale presentation of his work in Seattle. It features two works created especially for the exhibition, a large-scale architectural installation titled Hedonic Reversal and a three-channel video projection, El Sisifo, which is based on the myth of Sisyphus.
This theatrically charged musical comedy thriller about a publicity-crazed actor turned serial-killer is based on the best-selling novel that became a renowned movie. A Village Original from 1990, this hilarious musical saw great success off-Broadway in 1996 and is returning to Village Theatre for a fresh, all-new production. With a devilish blend of humor, romance, and murder, No Way To Treat A Lady is an exciting cat-and-mouse game complete with a befuddled detectives, meddling mothers, and glamorous socialites.
From the ashes of Mount St. Helens emerged a monster with mysterious powers - powers that changed one boy's life forever. Superhero or freak? Not even he was sure until one fated night of adventure, music and love on the streets of Seattle. Expect the unexpected in the world premiere of this original rock musical, performed in the Leo K Theatre.
Northwest Woodworkers Gallery is pleased to present an ongoing exhibition, Driven to Abstraction by fine artist Yvette Neumann whose paintings incorporate aspects of surreal, figurative, and abstract art styles in works of contemporary modern art. This Pacific Northwest artist has created an exclusive collection of work to represent the region and blend with our artisan furniture. Drawing inspiration from daily life, objects or moods Neumann's abstract painting invites an individual's response.
This special touring exhibition commemorates the 40th anniversaries of Saturday-morning cartoons from the 1970's, which featured positive black characters for the first time in television history. The exhibition features sixty original production cels (celluloids) and drawings used to produce these treasured cartoons.
Created by artist Lynda Lowe, Patra Passage is an art project centered on the gifting of 108 small ceramic bowls. This project suggests that the experience of an object is as important as the object itself, and serves to remind participants and viewers of how art can be used to create and connect a community.
This exhibition presents graphic works by renowned artists of the fin de siecle that were published in Pan, the journal of an eponymous Berlin-based cooperative of artists, poets, and critics. Published from 1895 to 1900, Pan served as an important document of the transformation of taste and ideas during this period. It recorded the transition from modern forms of representation in the nineteenth century to the emergence of abstraction and expressionism in the twentieth. It is replete with plates, illustrations, color initials, vignettes, and tail-pieces representing a multitude of processes of modern picture reproduction, including original lithographs, etchings, and woodcuts.