Beckley uses long exposures to slowly build photographic images by playing with light and movement. Although most of Beckley's shoots focus on the banality of everyday things such as brushing your teeth or getting dressed, by using long exposures he is able to introduce a large amount of chance and uncertainty to everyday repetitions, bringing to mind our connection or lack thereof to something much bigger.
Work by Seattle artists Flynn Bickley, Serrah Russell and Joana Stillwell. Flynn Bickley's handmade dolls are are perhaps what people would look like if their histories, secrets, dreams and genders were visible on their faces and bodies. Serrah Russell's collages capture moments in time in the abstract parallel world where ocean might be taped to sky. Stillwell's videos are meditative examinations of what she finds herself doing that become thoughtful examinations of the medium of video.
Albert Camus once said that "Art, in a sense, is a revolt against everything fleeting and unfinished in the world." Sonya Stockton's new work embodies this quote fully. When Stockton draws, she stages her revolt. When she draws, she finds permanence within the chaos of movement.
Leonard Baskin's ability to express his deep and abiding commitment to mankind transcends media. This exhibition will include the full range of the artist's work, from intimate wood engravings, textural etchings, and haunting paintings to monumental woodcuts and freestanding bronzes. Throughout, Baskin's work remains utterly compelling. Pieces from this exhibition have also been featured in major museum collections, such as MoMA and the Vatican.
This exhibition focuses on Sam Francis' black-and-white lithographs and drawings, mostly from the 1960s. While many people think of the artist as primarily a colorist, these works reveal the compelling structures beneath that color and the textural adornment of his drips, dots, and daubs.
The drawings contained in the Beta Male project are building off of, and responding to, a decade's worth of exploration into self-portraiture by the artist. The work is a distillation down to portraiture's essential visual components. Images of the artist's face are tightly cropped and limited to fundamentally the same position, with minor variations, in order to exhaust the possibilities of a prescribed, rigid concept. There exists an absurd quality and awkwardness in the pieces as Moreau stares directly out at the viewer creating tension and a forced engagement at the same time as they highlight the artist's stunning draftsmanship.
Davidson Galleries is excited to introduce Fumiko Suzuki's stunning lithographs, never before exhibited in the United States. Her intimate, meticulously composed prints address the transiency of the present moment through beautifully rendered images of young women and domestic spaces. Suzuki is a recent graduate from the MFA program in printmaking at Musashino Art University just outside of Tokyo.
Known for her large-scale glass installations, Seattle-based artist Anna Skibska continues to explore the ways in which artworks are viewed with Coastal Alchemy, an exhibition of her newest work in collaboration with painter Meg Holgate and poet T. s. Flock.
Journey through history to get the story behind the treat. Begin in the rainforest with the unique cacao tree, visit ancient Maya civilization, and discover what chocolate meant nearly 1,500 years ago. Travel northward to the Aztec civilization of 16th-century Mexico, where cacao seeds were so valuable they were used as money. Discover chocolate's introduction into the upper class of European society, and its transformation into the mass-produced world commodity that we know today. After learning about chocolate's impact across the globe, visitors will be able to get a taste of the past and present of local chocolate culture, through artifacts and photographs pulled from the MOHAI archives to share the stories of beloved Seattle chocolate-makers and confectioners.
Born on the island of Mindanao in Cagayan de Oro City, the Philippines, artist Romson Regarde Bustillo has work represented in private and public collections nationally and internationally. He has been an artist in residence and instructor for Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, Tacoma Art Museum (NEA Supported), Seattle Art Museum, the James and Janie Washington Foundation, Wing Luke Asian Museum, and the Brooklyn Public Library. Dugay na, meaning "no longer new" or "a long time now," in the Mindanao Bisaya/Cebuano language of the Philippines, is part of an evolving series of intricately patterned prints and mix media on paper. With this project Bustillo is continuing to explore how shifts in metacognition play important roles for cultures, individuals, and the creative process. Each piece can act as a narrative, meditation tool, a spell, or all three.
Andersen is a native of Seattle and has spent all but a few years of her life living in the Pacific Northwest. She took her first pottery class in 1969 while enrolled as a student at Cornish College of the Arts. Her first instructor was the gifted ceramic artist Patti Warashina. From that time forward the focus of her creative life has been on clay.
Winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this singular sensation is one of the longest-running Broadway musicals ever. A mega-hit, an emotional experience with raw stories and stunning dance that follows a cast of hopefuls in search of their dreams. A Chorus Line features some of musical theater's favorite music including "I Can Do That," "What I Did For Love," "At The Ballet," and "One."
Original paintings relating to tennis by sixteen area artists.
An exciting new show featuring Kris Vermeer and Kim Bly. Kris Vermeer is an internationally known artist who works in a variety of mediums including fused glass, steel and stainless sculptures and acrylic painting. Kim Bly's canvas paintings are expressive, bold and layered.
When Nick, an American financial guru is captured and held by a militant Islamic organization in Pakistan, he is encouraged to raise his own 10 million dollar ransom. In his desperate quest to gain his freedom, he warms to the task, as does his captor and avid student, Bashir, with terrifying results. An important new voice in the American Theatre, Ayad Akhtar delivers a chilling examination of personal and political responsibility, and the shifting sands of the global power structure.
eSe Teatro reimagines Don Quixote in modern-day Seattle. Rose E. Cano's new adaption depicts the friendship of two homeless Latinos dealing with chronic alcoholism and mental illness as they navigate the winding streets, shelters, and the health care system.
Inspired by one of the greatest literary works of all time, this blockbuster musicalconjures up the fantastic world of Don Quixote painting vivid pictures of his outlandish imagination, his undying chivalry and his penchant for windmills.
The 5th annual Madison Park Art Walk opens with a public reception at Starbucks in Madison Park on Sept 12 with refreshments and live music. Juried show features more than 40 local artists in 30 Madison Park businesses. Art will be displayed at businesses during regular business hours from Sep 12 - 28th.
Every Monday in September, three of the eight members of the Polyrhythmics - a dynamic world-beat orchestra - weave a clever web of deep, hypnotic grooves; creative, yet melodic interplay, and searing solos that ignite every dance floor.
Enjoy the 17th annual Farmers Market season, Fridays from 12-6. Live music, fresh flowers, produce, organic fruit, bread, baked goods and much more.
Six literary giants have been invited to that author's house, appear for a writing retreat. When their host ends up murdered, the remaining authors must use their wits and your suggestions to determine who is the murder.
An artist, illustrator, and gallery owner living in Port Townsend, WA, Max Grover has been an artist since childhood and his works have been exhibited in galleries throughout the Pacific Northwest and California. He is the creator of many popular books for young children including The Accidental Zucchini, which received a Parents' Choice Award. Grover is especially adept at using familiar and simple motifs, making them fun and whimsical, with a painting style full of charm.
Painted works representing Lisaius' personal journey to explore man's relationship to the natural world, and to one another.. His work explores topics like community, diversity, harmony, and change all within a single composition. Lisaius often relies on iconic and symbolic imagery like trees, birds and flowers to convey his message, while keeping the imagery simple and naive.
The Community Corridor Art Gallery presents the 10th Annual Archbishop Murphy High School Juried Art Show.
More than 700 pieces of art from students at 17 schools throughout Snohomish, Skagit, and King Counties are featured in an impressive array of drawings, paintings, printmaking, and cultural art. This student art exhibition has become an important tradition for many schools in this region.
Two solo shows from Seattle artists Ego and Jenny Dayton. Ego's work has a flair for slightly dark, whimsical creepiness, influenced by the macabre sides of tattoo culture, street art, and underground fine art. Dayton creates both paintings and 3-d miniature scenes for this exhibition. Her work is message intense, compassion and respect for animals is the gospel she preaches but she does it quietly.