In 2011, a crew of scientists and artists, including a marine biologist, environmental geochemist, archaeologist, two painters and a film crew, boarded a three mast schooner and set out for the rugged fjords of Northeast Greenland. Their mission? Simply to explore.
Encounters with polar bears, new species, and lingering existential questions are accompanied by an eclectic soundtrack featuring Mozart and Metallica. Director Daniel Dencik brings the same philosophically probing tone that served him so well as editor of The Five Obstructions and Into Eternity to this irreverent and adventurous contemplation of the environmental impact on our shared world.
A favorite ninja is coming to the big screen in Road To Ninja - Naruto The Movie.
Stunning portrait photographs of Filipino American pioneers in the Pacific Northwest pair with their own words to tell the personal story of struggle and success as they toiled in the canneries of Alaska. Photography by John Stamets.
Inspired by the success of the creative Kids Design Glass program, Museum of Glass has collaborated with high schools in Pierce County to demonstrate the abilities of young artists through a design competition for students. The contest challenged students to design a three-dimensional environment for a Kids Design Glass creature of their choosing.
Afros: A Celebration of Natural Hair features a captivating array of photographs taken by artist and social documentarian Michael July (Brooklyn, NY). Snapped during the height of New York's simmering afro-chic scene, the photos represent the creme de la creme of the Afro hairstyle worn by people of different shades, ethnicities, nationalities, and ages. Conveying the power, beauty, and glorious nature of the 'Fro each image tells the deeper "hairstory" of each of its models.
Few regions of the United States have produced such a distinctive group of artists with such a particular view on the modern world as did the Pacific Northwest in the 1930s and 1940s. The Seattle Art Museum is now the major repository of work by the highly acclaimed, closely connected group of artists, dominated by painters Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Guy Anderson, Kenneth Callahan, Leo Kenney, Paul Horiuchi, and George Tsutakawa and by sculptor Phil McCracken. This exhibition and book will be the museum's first comprehensive overview of this important collection. Curated by Patti Junker, Ann M. Barwick Curator of American Art for the Seattle Art Museum.
The Henry is pleased to present a focused exhibition of works by Ken Price dating from the late 1970s to the mid 1990s from the Henry's permanent collection. Central to the exhibition is Heat Wave, a portfolio of prints developed in conjunction with Black Sparrow Graphic Arts illustrating a compilation of poems by prolific poet and fiction writer Charles Bukowski.
Titled after Marcel Duchamp's readymade of a ball of string held between two brass plates and containing a mysterious sound-making object, With Hidden Noise brings together sound works made from traditional instruments and field recordings, and others masked through electronic processes. The exhibition features pieces by Taylor Deupree and Stephen Vitiello, Jennie C. Jones, Pauline Oliveros, Andrea Parkins, Steve Peters, Steve Roden, and Michael J. Schumacher.
The Henry premieres four new videos by artists Andrew Deutsch (U.S., born 1968) and Stephen Vitiello (U.S., born 1964). The artists developed these works from sound files exchanged via a series of emails. Using a Sandin image processor and other technologies, Deutsch and Vitiello created their multi-colored, abstract compositions from these files. Deutsch refers to the process as "electro-dynamic drawing." The artists developed these works in homage to the work of Steina Vasulka (Iceland, born 1940), a pioneer of video art whose investigations in the medium continue to influence their work.
This exhibition pairs work by two artists who focus on the essential qualities of photography and video to frame and represent.. Both artists bear witness to the discovery of art by audiences, and double the viewer's own experience in the gallery space, as well as that of seeing what is being seen.
Each summer, Kirkland Arts Center Gallery hosts the Artists' Exhibition to showcase the creativity and talent of KAC's community of artists. Juror Michael Monroe has selected 38 pieces from 38 local artists in a variety of media.
Cool off at the Seattle Waterfront Arts Market in between the Great Wheel and Seattle Aquarium on Pier 57. This free market is a wonderful place to purchase handmade art and fine crafts from local artists: paintings, jewelry, works of glass, clay, wood, soaps, candles and more. Enjoy live music and performance too. Market runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Summer Field Studies is a presentation and interactive program series that invites visitors to explore contemporary art and ideas not only at the Museum, but out in the surrounding landscape.
Two of the world's greatest chess masters battle it out at the world chess championship but their greatest contest lies beyond the boundaries defined by their ancient game. Amidst political intrigue and international conspiracies, the American and the Russian fight to win the heart of Florence Vassy in a romantic triangle mirroring the heightened passions of the Cold War all set to an explosive score by the composers of Mamma Mia and the lyricist of Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita.
Guest curated by artist and Kang-O'Higgins Atelier graduate Elana Winsberg, Any Day is a dialogue about death, dedicated to the sensitive exploration by artists who are compelled to make work illuminating the many facets of death, life before death and life after death.. The exhibition includes painting, fiber work, prints and installation by Mitch Albala, Josie Furchgott Sourdiffe, Sam Hamrick, Emma Jane Levitt, Kathy Liao, Greg Lundgren, Iskra Johnson, Memuco, Pamela Durga Robinson, Kurt Vance, Margaret Swanson Vance and Elana Winsberg.
Objects of daily use often become intimately important and indispensable to people. Aside from their utility, such objects can be seen as representations of their owners or even extensions of the self. This kind of sentiment applies to a wide range of possible possessions including the seemingly humble and utilitarian plate. In At Your Service ten artists come together to encourage the viewer to consider and question the significance and wider implications of this common household item.
Featuring 150 works by 40 international artists from 16 countries, this break-out exhibition challenges many common notions about the seemingly familiar practice of paper folding. The exhibition debuted at Japanese American National Museum in 2012 and has been widely praised, not only for showcasing the often surprisingly exquisite beauty of origami, but for demonstrating its capacity to inspire engineers, convey complex social commentary, and cultivate international communities.
Teatro ZinZanni is a big night out unlike any other, a three-hour whirlwind of international cirque, comedy and cabaret artists all served up with a five-course feast. An ever-evolving and constantly changing production, Teatro ZinZanni combines improv comedy, vaudeville revue, music, dance, cirque and sensuality into a dizzying and colorful new form that is never quite the same from evening to evening. The fast-paced action of the show unfolds above, around and even alongside the audience as they dine on a gourmet meal.
The Unicorn Incorporated is the first museum exhibition to celebrate the work and career of Seattle artist Curtis R. Barnes. For over six decades, Barnes has worked as an artist, illustrator, muralist, and community advocate. In his sculpture, painting, and drawing, he employs imagery derived from his vast experience, mystical erudition, and heritage. Throughout the 60s, 70s, and 80s, he produced searing social commentary in pen and ink, drawings that are as prescient and powerful today as they were then.
A three-person visual cogitation exploring continuum, identity, ritual, and adornment, with work by Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes (Seattle), Nicholas Galanin (Sitka, Alaska), and Nep Sidhu (Toronto). The three artists work with the ancient and sacred in unison with the new and revised, bound by the belief that a people without myth and a society that fails to look upon itself honestly are destined to the same fate. The artists practice this philosophy through cross-disciplinary approaches to storytelling, employing time-honored and new techniques to create work that ranges from fine art, music, and performance, to film, graphic design, jewelry, and apparel.
Out of Bounds reflects the vision of five gallery artists: Lori Duckstein's colorful tweakings of landscapes; Kerri Eden's meditatively meandering abstract multi-media work; Eric Edgerton's powerful, linear sculptures that strain all earthly boundaries; Kate Harkins' vividly colored and richly layered abstract work; and Michael Lowe's transparent/opaque multi-media layers of geometric forms.
The first joint exhibition of two Japanese artists: Etsuko Ichikawa and Yukiyo Kawano. The focal point of this show involves the artists questioning and considering the legacy of the nuclear era. (The Hanford site produced plutonium used in Fat Man - the bomb detonated over Nagasaki). The two artists are seeking to understand the alignment of their artistic practice with the historical and political circumstance in which they live. Ken Matsudaira, curator of the M. Rosetta Hunter Art Gallery, curates this exhibit.
Intiman Theatre proudly presents The Angels Project, a summer-long theatre festival inspired by Angels in America, Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning, epic two-play exploration of politics, religion, race, sexuality, and more through the lens of the 1980s HIV/AIDS crisis in New York City.
The Angels Project culminates with Angels in America, Tony Kushner's groundbreaking two-play masterpiece, and one of the most honored American plays in history.
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.