Monday, August 27, 2007

This Week's Events: Aug 27 - Sept 2, 2007

Tuesday, August 28

Henry Art Gallery
– “Open Floor,” a monthly laboratory of ideas for local artists, musicians, performers, and filmmakers, providing a platform for the development of new creative relationships within Seattle's vibrant creative community. 6 PM, Henry Auditorium, FREE.

Wednesday, August 29

SAAM – “The Sparks of Glory Musical Witness Series” - In conjunction with Music of Remembrance’s free concert-with-commentary series on the music of the Holocaust, SAM presents Aflame! Join MOR artistic director Mina Miller and guest vocalist baritone Morgan Smith for a song cycle on Nazi book bans and burnings, Harlap’s “Letters Weeping in Fire,” and chamber music from Terezín. 2:30–4 pm, Stimson Auditorium.

Open Satellite – New gallery/residency program Open Satellite - Inaugural Exhibition, “Olga Koumoundouros: A Roof Upended,” curated by Lead Pencil Studio. 5-8 pm, artist talk at 7 pm. Open Satellite is located at 989 112 Ave NE, Suite 102, Bellevue, WA 98004.

Thursday, August 30

The Hedreen Gallery – “Arts Illustrated,” artwork by Sonja Ahlers, Chris Buening, and Jed Dunkerley exhibiting the myriad and dynamic ways in which contemporary artists are using illustrative drawing today.

Jed Dunkerley, detail from "The Vital 5 Cookbook," on display at The Hedreen Gallery

COCA – “Inquiry as Collection: Wonder Cabinets, Collage, Assemblage “ opening & artist reception at the Shilshole Bay Beach Club. This new exhibition is an exploration of the ways in which contemporary artists deploy strategies of collecting in both two- and three-dimensional works. 5-8 pm.

Mary Ann Henderson,"Wisdom of the Ages," 2007

Friday, August 31

FYI - Slideluck Potshow (extended) Deadline. Submission guidelines are here. Mail a CD to 1901 N 35th St, Seattle WA 98103, or see calendar listing for FTP guidelines.

Seattle Center – “Mayor's Arts Awards,” Celebrate the 2007 Mayor's Arts Awards recipients with Mayor Greg Nickels and tour the Bumbershoot Visual Arts Exhibits. Seattle Channel's Nancy Guppy will host the fifth annual Mayor's Arts Awards ceremony, noon to 1 p.m., followed by the Bumbershoot PreFunk! Party, featuring conversations and performances by Bumbershoot artists and performers in advance of the Labor Day Weekend festival's Sept. 1 opening.

Saturday, September 1

Bumbershoot 2007 - Seattle's Music and Arts Festival, "The City Comes Alive," 11am - 11pm, tickets and schedule available here.

Platform Gallery - Platform Gallery and DECODE are pleased to announce a reading/performance by "The Back of the Line" authors Jeff Parker and William Powhida, 3 pm, followed by an 'out of control reception.'

"The Back of the Line," author reading at Platform Gallery

Bluebottle Gallery
- New works by “Amy Hevron.” Opening Reception 6-8 pm.

Sunday, September 2

Bumbershoot 2007 - Seattle's Music and Arts Festival, "The City Comes Alive," 11am - 11pm, tickets and schedule available here.

Henry Art Gallery
- FYI, today is your last chance to take advantage of the Henry's FREE summer admission!

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