FYI - With such an abundance of local arts/cultural events, sometimes I can't fit them ALL in for this weekly post. (Not complaining - this is a good problem to have!) But I make every effort to keep the calendar as up-to-date as possible, so remember to check it out - there's even more going on!
Tuesday, October 2
Seattle Art Museum – “Advance Screening of Art:21,” a special screening of “Ecology,” an episode from the upcoming Season 4 of PBS’s fantastic show Art:21, a documentary series on contemporary art and artists. The program includes a story on Olympic Sculpture Park artist Mark Dion. Free with museum admission. 7 pm, Nordstrom Lecture Hall.
Wednesday, October 3
Microsoft – Artful Readings series, “Theft: A Love Story,” by Peter Carey, hosted by Caren Gussoff Sumption. Microsoft Redmond Campus, Building 33, Conference Center, 6-7:30 pm. This program is FREE - for more information, please call 425.706.4272.
Platform Gallery - Platform holds a closing reception for Scott Fife's acclaimed show "True Grit," and prepares to take the show to Year_07 in London. 6-8 pm.
Thursday, October 4
Northwest Film Forum - "Local Sightings" Film Festival begins with the Opening Night Party tonight, Oct 4, and runs through October 11. "Local Sightings" celebrates film artists from Seattle, Portland, Vancouver BC and all points in between! The annual festival includes both feature film presentations as well as short film programs and special events with live film performances, installation art, audience participation and parties. Find a full schedule here.
Microsoft - Artist Lecture Series presents “Francesca Gabbiani,” an LA based artist whose influences include classic horror films. On display during the lecture will be Gabbiani’s White Book, influenced by the novel Devil in the White City by Erik Larson, Microsoft Redmond Campus, Building 33, Conference Center, 6-7 pm. This program is FREE - for more information, please call 425.706.4272.
Pioneer Square First Thursday Artwalk – full schedule coming soon.
Friday, October 5
Seattle Art Museum – First Friday Lecture series presents “SNAPSHOT: Photography at SAM.” Enjoy an early lecture as Marisa Sánchez, Assistant Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, discusses photography as art and describes elements of the collection. 11am – noon, free with museum admission (admission is free to visitors age 62+ on the first Friday of every month).
Fremont First Friday Artwalk - find a full list of openings and participating locations here.
Victrola Coffee – Opening reception for photographic work by “Thomas Krueger.” Reception runs from 6-9 pm. Victola is located at 411 15th Ave E.
Photographic Center Northwest – Opening reception for new exhibition “CREEPSHOW,” photographic work by Maura Sullivan, Diane Fenster, and Carol Golemboski, three photographers exploring their darksides. 6-9 pm. Lecture with Sullivan and Fenster starts at 6:30, tickets $5.
Sunday, October 7
NoodleWorks Studios – “NoodleWorks Open House,” the artists and residents of NoodleWorks Studios invite the public to an open house featuring art, music, food, and drink. Noodleworks Studio is located at 802 6th Ave S, Seattle. 3-7 pm.
Twilight Artist Collective @ Hotwire North – Opening for painting exhibition "Work:retooled" by Rachel LordKenaga, a local painter who works as an art therapist with chronically, mentally ill adults and is passionately interested in the psychology of art both still (painting) and moving (film). She works from photos and encylopedias in an effort to explore meaning and identity. 5-7 pm. Hotwire North is located at 17551 15th Ave NE.