Local Art News

Seattle Artists on the Move! “Along The Way” – Carlos Aguilera and KSERA at MOKSHA in the University District!

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Sun, 06/22/2014 - 1:44am
* Along the Way! * * Entry Window at Moksha Clothing & Accessories * * * “On This Beautiful Day!” * * Joseph Brooks confers with Steven Paul Shappell on the nature of art!  * * A crowd gathers to look at the young artist’s handiwork! * * Painting by KSERA and Carlos Aguilar  * […]
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5 plays you need to see in Seattle

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 11:52am

If going to one of the area's many fine theaters has crossed your mind lately, you're in luck. Comedy, drama, comedy/drama -- they're all on local stages. Play on!

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'Manakamana': Who knew watching cable car riders could be so cool?

Crosscut Arts - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 6:38am
The same trip, up the same mountaintop - 11 times. No music. No narration. It's exhilarating.
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Seattle Symphony, players agree on contract extension

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 4:03pm

This just in: The Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera and Seattle Symphony and Opera Players' Organization have agreed to a three-year contract extension, through Aug. 31, 2018. The current contract was set to expire Aug. 31, 2015; the agreement comes 14 months ahead of schedule. That undoubtedly will smooth the way for new Seattle Opera general director Aidan Lang, who takes the helm of the opera company this fall, as well as everyone else involved in the symphony.

Terms of the extension, from the SSO: "Annual wage increases of 3.2%, 3.1% and 3.6%, respectively, with minimum salaries reaching $98,100 in the last year of the contract. The extension also includes a 6% raise in the post-retirement defined benefit pension, taking it to $31,680 per year. The contract continues to guarantee 47 weeks — 87% with the Seattle Symphony and the remainder with Seattle Opera."

The SSO had a busy year, with the release of discs on its own label, Seattle Symphony Media; a trip to Carnegie Hall to play in the Spring for Music Festival; the premiere of John Luther Adams' Pulitzer Prize-winning "Become Ocean," (as well as premieres by local composer Angelique Poteat, Luis Tinoco, Gabriel Prokofiev and Alexander Raskatov, among others); continuation of new programs such as Untuxed and [untitled] and a flurry of global attention for hosting Sir Mix-A-Lot at the recent Sonic Evolution concert, a series that salutes musicians with Seattle ties.

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A Marathon of Adventure from Book-It

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 2:52pm
Kavalier & Clay, novel by Michael Chabon, abridged adaptation by Jeff Schwager Book-It Repertory Theatre, through July 13 By Alice Kaderlan I have to be honest. The thought of spending five hours at a theatrical presentation was daunting, even for the adaptation of a Pulitzer-Prize winning book. But Book-It’s shows are typically of the highest […]
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Hall Spassov Gallery to open Seattle branch

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 2:03pm

Hall Spassov Gallery, which houses contemporary works on the Eastside at 800 Bellevue Way NE, Suite 150, is branching out to Seattle. Hall Spassov will open a second gallery in July in the spot formerly occupied by Grover/Thurston Gallery, 319 Third Ave. S.

Hall Spassov was founded in 2006 by Erik Hall and Amy Spassov. The first Seattle show, "User Profile" (July 3-31), will exhibit works from more than 25 artists, including Robert Chapman, Francesca Sundsten and Alicia Tormey. Meet Hall, Spassov and artists at First Thursday, July 3, from 3-5 p.m.

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The Weekend List: The arts and culture guide to Seattle's good life

Crosscut Arts - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 3:27am
A captivating "Porgy and Bess." NW modernism you'll want to have at home. Fremont Fair Concert Series.
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Hear 'From the Top' from Cornish

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 11:30am

Listeners of the Saturday, June 21, broadcast of NPR's classical-music program "From the Top" will hear not only the show's host, Christopher O'Riley, and other fixtures, but two young Seattle-area musicians as well: Violinist Felicity James, 17, of Seattle, and cellist Audrey Chen, 17, of Redmond. The program was recorded at Cornish College in April. "From the Top" can be heard at 7 p.m. Saturdays on Classical KING FM 98.1 in the Seattle area, while other communities can listen on Northwest Public Radio at noon on Sundays.

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Joseph Boyden, one of the best Canadian novelists you've never heard of

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 4:41pm

Why does it take well-known Canadian authors so long to gain a following on the south side of the border? I can't answer that question, but I can do my part by letting you know about one - Joseph Boyden, author of "The Orenda."

Boyden's latest novel is the gripping tale of a 17th century conflict between the Iroquois and the Huron tribes in French Canada, and of a Jesuit priest who gets swept up in it. It has been chosen for the "Canada Reads" program, chosen as the book most likely to change Canada (imagine trying to organize that here).

Boyden discusses it tonight on "Well Read," the books and authors interview program aired by state public affairs network TVW.

You can watch it at 7 and 10 p.m. (in Seattle, Comcast channel 23). Or you can watch it here.

For more information on "The Orenda," here is the Seattle Times review.

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A Story of two SAM’s: A Staff-full of Artists at the Seattle Art Musuem and an artist named “Sam” aka Soul Batteries at the Quadrapuss Gallery in the Greenwood Collective!

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 4:39pm
INTRIGUE II SEATTLE ART MUSEUM STAFF ART SHOW Friday, June 13, 2014   The staff at the Seattle Art Museum not only brings you great art from around the world but many of  the folks who work there are great artist in our own right. This year they had a wonderful opening reception of the […]
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Soil Presents – TOPSOIL: news about SOIL members

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 2:55pm
T O P S O I L ! An occasional newsletter bringing you the appearances and achievements of SOIL Gallery members – in venues locally, nationally and internationally. This issue: JUNE 2014 Julie Alexander was in a group show at Bushwick Open Studios the last weekend in May in Brooklyn, NY. Called “Do It Yourself”, it was organized by […]
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4Culture Presents – PR – 4Culture’s Storefront Galleries + July

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 2:40pm
4Culture’s Storefront Galleries + July View this email in your browser 4CULTURE NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPRESS             CHRISTINA DEPAOLO TEL                   206 296.8677 EMAIL              Christina.DePaolo@4Culture.org STAFF              ESTHER LUTTIKHUIZEN TEL            […]
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Call for Art! Office of Arts & Culture Wants you to play!

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 2:25pm
12:41 PM (1 hour ago) to me Trouble viewing this email? CLICK HERE Seeking artist for Waterfront Seattle Play Call The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in collaboration with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), seeks an artist or artist team to create a public artwork that engages play as a theme and activity […]
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COCA Presents – Seattle Times Review, Portfolio Reviews and more…

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 2:20pm
  In this Newsletter CoCA in the News PostGlamism Special Event: June 19 Portfolio Reviews: June 19 Heaven & Earth IV: Artists Announced Take Our Survey 24-Hour Art Marathon & Auction     CoCA in the News ‘Glam Art’ exhibit is bright, shiny fun by Gayle Clemens, The Seattle Times “I can’t remember the last […]
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A Jazzed Up “Porgy and Bess” at the 5th Avenue Theatre

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 10:07am
The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess 5th Avenue Theatre, through June 29, 2014 By Alice Kaderlan At intermission on opening night of the national tour of “The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess,” I was ready to declare the show a major disappointment. The jazzed-up orchestrations, muddy diction of some singers and the 5th Avenue Theatre’s ongoing sound […]
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Introducing the Fantastic Comic Work of Kassandra Davis! Every Other Friday will be Comics Day Here on the Blog!

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 1:39pm
Proust: How would you describe your work? Kassandra Davis:  To be quite frank my work is comic and illustrative- I consider myself a cartoonist before all other things so my work usually tends to have both thin and thick lines, very linear, and solid shapes and forms of color. More often than not my work […]
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What to do with dad this weekend

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:34am

Looking for ways to spend some QT with dad (or your favorite elder gentleman) this weekend? Here are a few suggestions. Feel free to share your own ideas with other readers on the comments thread.

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Arts reporter notebook: The 5th Avenue Awards

Crosscut Arts - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 5:39pm
The only Benaroya Hall act that generates more feelings of goodwill than Sir Mix-a-lot.
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Memories of a bird artist, Saturday at the Elliott Bay Book Co.

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 4:23pm


J. Fenwick Lansdowne was a Canadian artist and naturalist, known for the lifelike quality of his beautiful paintings and much admired by his fellow artists. He died in 2008 but a volume of his work, "J.Fenwick Lansdowne" (Pomegranate) has just been published.

One of the contributors to the book is Seattle wildlife artist and naturalist Tony Angell. He will share his recollections of Lansdowne at 2 p.m. Saturday June 14 at the Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle, and sign copies of the book.




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The Weekend List: The arts and culture guide to Seattle's good life

Crosscut Arts - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 5:36am
Garage sale: You'll love it. Cheese: You'll master it. SIFF: You won with procrastination!
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