Scott Kolbo creates hybrid installations that ingeniously enliven traditional drawing with video projection, animation, and sound. His most recent series focuses on socioeconomic problems that impact the lives of children. Kolbo teaches digital media and printmaking at SPU.
Hall Spassov Gallery, a contemporary art gallery, will make its debut in Seattle this summer. Currently located in downtown Bellevue, HSG is opening a second gallery in Pioneer Square, located at the corner of 3rd Avenue South and South Jackson Street. What better way to celebrate the opening of the new space than with a special exhibition: User Profile.
Carlos is a catch. Handsome, well-coiffed, chivalrous and the best tailor in Granada, he also has a proclivity for murdering and eating women. As Joe E. Lewis once said: "nobody's perfect."
A far cry from the recent Hollywood onslaught of glamorized serial killer tales and torture porn, Cannibal deploys artful restraint in an examination of the limits of love and forgiveness in restless times. Part noir and part horror, this troubling character study lingers all the longer by intimating rather than reveling in violence. Like its influences, Hitchcockian thrillers Vertigo and Psycho, its interest is in probing society's most deeply embedded evils, and the horror of character rather than the misogynist mayhem of Eli Roth and his ilk.
This riveting thriller from Agnieszka Holland (Europa Europa) examines the fallout from Prague student Jan Palach's 1969 self-immolation in protest of the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia. Winner of seven Czech Lion awards including Best Film, this epic production demands to be seen on the big screen, and is screened in it's original version as three 80 minute chapters with intermission.
The Bainbridge Performing Arts Gallery showcases regional artists in monthly rotating exhibits in the C. Keith Birkenfeld Lobby and regularly participates in the First Fridays Art Walk.
The exhibition will be selected by juror, Michael Sweney, who is currently the Manager for the Art in Public Places Program with the Washington State Arts Commission. A member of the Tacoma Arts Commission and Tacoma Art Museum's Collection Committee, Sweney's work is informed by almost 20 years experience as an art dealer and curator in New York City (Charles Cowles Gallery) and Seattle (Davidson Contemporary).
The exhibition features the work of 14 artists who embrace and glorify the concept of PostGlamism pop culture and history through a mastery of mediums in both small and large scale including: neon, glass, painting, photography, interactive video installation, found objects and performance.
Artswest Playhouse and Gallery presents a group show, Animals. Artists include Jean Burnett, Joseph Flood, Thorly James, Stacey Neumiller, Brenda Scallon and Tim Suchland. Artist talk and Reception: Thursday 6/12, 6pm-9pm.
In this new body of work Ellen Heck continues her exploration of the societal fashioning and self-fashioning of female identity during childhood and early adolescence through play and costume. Drawing on predecessors as varied as Mary Cassatt and Frida Kahlo, Heck captures moments of unselfconscious action as well as reflection and introspection using her distinctive technique that mixes color woodblock and intaglio.
This exhibition features the intimate watercolors, drawings and drypoints of Japanese artist Shigeki Tomura. Each image encapsulates a singular moment such as the thawing of snow, leaves fluttering in the wind, or sunlight dancing on water. Tomura's work captures the transient beauty of nature and reminds us of the peace and sudden awareness which can be found when we stop to look at the world around us.
This selection of lithographs and wood engravings from Harold E. Keeler's Seattle period demonstrate the artist's love of the Pacific Northwest. The exhibition incorporates pieces done throughout his time in Seattle and contains such readily identifiable landmarks as the Pioneer Square pergola, the Seattle waterfront and the Cascades, all rendered in his distinctive form of abstraction.
Enjoy twelve exceptional chamber music concerts during the month of July at the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall. There are FREE pre-concert recitals at 7:00 pm before the main concert begins.
1931 Berlin - the capital of divine decadence, liberal thought, and cultural transformation while the shadow of the Nazis threatens to engulf all of Europe. It is the beginning of the end. Welcome to Cabaret, the iconic musical by the creators of Chicago which revolves around the seedy happenings of the Kit Kat Klub and its regulars. Winner of countless awards, this sizzling musical reminds us that "life is a cabaret, old chum, and you'll love this Cabaret."
Gallery artists Karen Dedrickson, with fluid washes and strokes of sumi ink; Mark Ditzler, in brilliant fused glass forms; Jim Madara, constructing wall pieces in tinted and textured concrete; and Tara McDermott through her photographs of simple and clarified landscapes, show new work reflecting the many connotations of the word "blue".
Renowned artist James Lavadour (Walla Walla) created Crow's Shadow Institute of Arts to use art as a transformative tool within the Native American community. This exhibit includes contemporary prints made by 10 of their artists (plus James Lavadour himself).
The inspiration rose from different sources but the results were similarly spectacular for three local artists - Ken DeRoux, Robert Dean and Diane Baxter--featured in July at the new Burien Arts Gallery.
Fountainhead annual "Transitions" exhibit showcases the previous year's graduates of the Aristides Classical Atelier at Gage Academy of Art.
The irrepressible story of Fanny Brice: comedienne, Vaudeville star, and one of the most celebrated entertainers of her time. Revel in the glamour and glitz of the Ziegfeld Follies, as you tap your toes to favorite tunes like "Don't Rain on My Parade," "People," and "You Are Woman, I Am Man." Whether, you've known and loved her for years or are seeing her for the first time, this Funny Girl will steal your heart away.
Theatre9/12 proudly presents the Northwest premiere of Theresa Rebeck's provocative new comedy Seminar, where writing becomes a contact sport. Produced on Broadway in 2011-12, this fast, funny, biting comedy is "a fevered melange of envy, insecurity and intramural sexual desire." (ChicagoTribune) In a master class four aspiring, fiercely competitive fiction writers, like "feral cats in heat," are led by an aging, international literary figure. This once celebrated novelist's unorthodox instruction confounds and challenges the gobbledygook often disguised as literary genius. Amidst the sometimes vicious repartee in this cauldron of terror, just how much will the frustratingly unsung talents endure from a jaded old pro to realize their publishing dreams.
Studio East presents its 17th Annual Summer Teen Musical. Shrek the Musical tells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess, and learns that real friendship and true love aren't only found in fairy tales. Ages 6 and up.
What does it mean to eat some thing? What happens in the digestive action when one object is subsumed and incorporated into another? Utilizing interactive sound, realtime imaging, and heat, the physicality of hunger and its inverse - to be sated, to become something else through the internal assimilation of an external object - is extrapolated beyond the guttural realm, wrenched out of its gastric cocoon and transposed onto the Jack Straw New Media Gallery by resident artists Brandon Aleson and Adam Primack.
Chris Sheridan and Aaron Jasinski explore the idea of inner beauty from dramatically different angles while carrying the same message: true beauty consists of more than just the typical trappings of our society.
With sweeping melodies and lyrics that give expression to the deep emotions within this treasured love story, Taproot Theatre's Jane Eyre takes audiences into the heart of a heroine whose story has endured the test of time. Regional premiere.
One woman channels a kaleidoscope of voices in reaction to a true life mass shooting in an Amish schoolhouse. Focusing on the aftermath of the tragedy and the Amish community's reaction toward the widow of the gunman, the play demonstrates the power of forgiveness and the ripple effect of compassion.