Tuesday, September 4
Seattle Art Museum – “Crafting Culture: SAM’s Think Tank and Beyond with Marie Watt,” a Creatively Speaking lecture featuring Portland-based artist Marie Watt, whose installation Custodian has resided in the Think Tank at SAM downtown this summer. 7–8 pm, Plestcheeff Auditorium, free and open to the public. To reserve your space, call 206.654.3121.
Wednesday, September 5
Cornish College of the Arts – Traveling exhibition “Work from the Digital Art Studio,” an inspirational exhibit of digital prints created using innovative techniques developed by artists Karin Schminke, Dorothy Simpson Krause, and Bonny Lhotka. The exhibit provides a unique study of artistic methods through the diverse approaches of the artists, collectively revered as "three of the primary investigators and pioneers of digital mixed media printmaking" by author Harold Johnson. 5-8 pm, free and open to the public.
Joe Bar – Opening reception for “STACKED: New Work by Kevin C. McCarthy,” 6–9 pm.
Microsoft – After a summer vacation, the Artful Readings series returns with “River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West” by Rebecca Solnit, hosted by Himanee Gupta-Carlson. Microsoft Redmond Campus Building 33, Conference Center, 6-7:30 pm. Free and open to the public. Visit the Art Collection webpage to register.
Thursday, September 6
PICA - "Time-Based Art Festival 2007," a contemporary art festival of regional, national, and international artists presenting theatre, dance, music, film, visual exhibition and installation. The TBA Festival examines and celebrates every form of contemporary art and is the only festival of its kind in North America. The TBA:07 begins September 6 and runs through September 16. Visit the webpage for a full calendar of art, events, workshops and happenings.
Microsoft – "Artist Lecture Series" returns from summer vacation, featuring Portland-based artist Meg Peterson. This program is offered collaboratively by the Microsoft Art Collection and Artist Trust. Microsoft Redmond Campus, Building 33, Conference Center, 6-7 pm. Visit the Art Collection webpage to register.
Seattle Art Museum – “Wartime Elegies: Childe Hassam and Marsden Hartley in 1916,” a Pivotal Perspectives lecture. Patricia Junker, Curator of American Art at SAM, discusses these two American painters' response to World War I. 7–8 pm, Plestcheeff Auditorium
And don't forget the Pioneer Square First Thursday Art Walk – full list of events coming soon!
Friday, September 7
Fremont First Friday Art Walk
Suyama Space - Public reception for installation by Mike Rathbun at Suyama Space Gallery. Reception begins at 5 pm. See pre-review by Jen Graves here.
Microsoft - Microsoft Film Series, “Kiki Smith's Squatting in the Palace,” 6-7:30 pm. Visit the Art Collection webpage to register.
Roq La Rue – Opening reception for a new show featuring “Amy Sol, Oksana Badrak and Stella Im Hultberg,” 6-9 pm.
Form/Space Atelier – Work by “Susan Barron” or "Another Sublime Exhibit of Paintings From The Tawdry Little Gallery That Doesn't Have The Decency To Fold," exhibit opening reception, featuring lecture by Steven Vroom. 6-10 pm.
The Frye Art Museum – New show “Yvonne Twining Humber: Modern Painter” opens to the public. “Marking the centenary of Humber’s birth, Yvonne Twining Humber: Modern Painter highlights the artist’s work from the 1930s and ‘40s, celebrating the artist’s contributions while also acknowledging the challenges she faced as a woman artist in the modern era.”
Olympic Sculpture Park - Free public tours all afternoon. From 1-2 pm, enjoy “Park for the People,” led by the Trust for Public Land. From 2-3 pm, join “Walk on the Wild Side,” led by naturalists from the Woodland Park Zoo. Free and open to the public. To reserve your space, please call the SAM Box Office at 206.654.3121.
Henry Art Gallery – Artist lecture by visiting artist Olga Koumuondouros, whose work “A Roof Upended” is the inaugural exhibition at Open Satellite. 3 pm.
Rainier Vallery Cultural Center – SEED presents “Arts Gumbo 2007,” a series of celebrations blending the stories, music, food, and crafts of Brazilian, Japanese and Zen worldviews. Arts Gumbo opens on Saturday, September 8th with a focus on Zen, featuring UMO Ensemble’s Zen Tales at 5 pm. The production will be followed by an audience workshop on Sumi painting and calligraphy by Midori Kono Thiel. At 7 p.m. audience members will be treated to complimentary Zen food, along with an overview of the traditional Zen meal ritual of Oriyoki by Genko Blackman. 5-8 pm at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center (3515 S. Alaska St.), in Columbia City.
Ballard Second Saturday Artwalk, from 6- 9 pm, participating galleries including:
Art & Soul - "Small Moments: Gifts of Light,” an exhibit capturing the time
when light marks the beginning or end of day in both figurative and
still life paintings by Amy Pleasant.
Sev Shoon Arts Center - Works by Paul Holt, and other Sev Shoon studio renters. Sign up for SSAC classes on art walk night and receive 10% off!
OKOK Gallery - "Fighting," pieces in a variety of media, performance, installation, work on paper, and books. (I can't quite figure it out, but it looks interesting - Lois)
Sunday, September 9
Twilight Artist Collective @ Pike Place Market – New work by “Kelly Rae Cunningham.” Opening party from 1-4 pm, featuring art, cookies and lemonade.