Monday, September 10, 2007

This Week's Events: Sept 10 - Sept 16, 2007

Besides a full roster of exciting events in Seattle, I have to remind everyone that the fantastic TBA:07 is running through the end of this week in Portland.

Wednesday, September 12

Facere Jewelry – “Pins for Men” exhibit opens. Running from September 19 through October 3, the artists of Facere have assembled a singular collection of handcrafted jewelry art for men.

Thursday, September 13

SAM Gallery – Opening reception for “Place,” an exhibition showcasing ten artists who are inspired by their individual sense of places, real or imagined. The artists featured are Linda Davidson, Matthew Dennison, Don Fels, Scott Foldesi, Molly Hill, Rich Lehl, Rachel Maxi, Don Normark, Thomas O’Day and Benton Peugh. 5-7 pm.

Scott Foldesi, “Vacant,” Oil on canvas, 2007, included in “Place” at the SAM Gallery

Kirkland Art Walk - Galleries are open from 6-9 pm.

West Seattle Junction Art Walk – Galleries and art events from 6-8 pm. A map and full schedule of art-venues can be found here. Highlights include:
* Hotwire Coffeehouse West – “Noriginal,” work by Daniel T. Fleming, presented by Twilight Artist Collective.
* Cupcake Royale – “The Seattle Havana Poster Show,” original silkscreen posters selected from the amazing Bumbershoot exhibit.
* Arts West – “Sumi: Simple Elegance,” an exhibit featuring works by Puget Sound Sumi Artists (PSSA).

Friday, September 14

Seattle Art Museum
– “Weaving Wonders: The Coast Salish Art of Susan Pavel” - In this ‘Creatively Speaking’ lecture, explore the contemporary connections of traditional Coast Salish weaving with Susan Pavel (sa'hLa mitSa) in conversation with SAM Curator of Native American Art Barbara Brotherton. To reserve your space call the SAM Box Office at 206.654.3121. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis and reservations are released ten minutes prior to start time.

McLeod Residence – “The More You Know” takes us back to a time when sugar-laden cereal was palatable, encyclopedias had yet to be usurped by Google, our favorite bands were our whole identity and celebrity PSAs really meant something. Featuring work by Jeff Bender, Jason Huntley, Jeffery Sarmiento and James McLeod. Opening reception from 6-9 pm.

Jeffrey Sarmiento, Encyclopædia V.1-8 (detail) 2007, enameled and cast glass, opening at McLeod Residence

Northwest Film Forum – “Strange Culture,” an acclaimed and unique film by Lynn Hershman Leeson about conceptual artist Steve Kurtz, one of the founders of Critical Art Ensemble, and the dystopic events following his wife’s tragic death – ‘a tale of government overreaction that would be comic if it weren't appalling and still unresolved nearly three years later.’ Strange Culture will be screened twice daily at 7 and 9:15 pm from September 14 – 19. Tickets available here - $5/NWFF members, $6/kids and seniors, $8.50/general.

Strange Culture, playing at the Northwest Film Forum

Saturday, September 15

Olympic Sculpture Park – “Weaving Wonders Workshop” - Create a small twill weaving with artist Susan Pavel (sa'hLa mitSa), whose piece du’kWXaXa’t3w3l ("Sacred Change for Each Other") is on view through October in SAM’s Native American art galleries. Then learn how to do your own weavings. Materials will be provided. The workshop runs from noon – 4 pm. $90 nonmembers, $70 members. Call the SAM Box Office at 206.654.3121 and RSVP by September 13.

The Bridge Motel – “Motel #1,” a one-night wake for a motel about to be demolished. The Bridge Motel (3650 Bridge Way N, off Aurora, in Fremont) will host a one-night only event to kick off the MOTEL series (more info here). For one night only, numerous installation/performance artists have been given full rein the week prior to transform each dilapidated pocket into whatever they could imagine. The opening evening will reveal the Bridge's final blossom before its inevitable razing. And to top it off, every inch of the motel will be crawling with performance artists, injecting the animation and energy of truly ephemeral art. The event runs from 5pm – midnight - A Map and list of events/participating artists can be found here.

Sunday, September 16

Francine Seders Gallery – Opening reception for “Mapping Strata,” work by Lynda K. Rockwood. 2-4 pm.

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