Monday, October 15, 2007

This Week's Events: Oct 15 - Oct 21, 2007

Thursday, October 18

Edmonds Art Walk – Over 30 galleries and participating locations! From 5-8 pm.

Tacoma Third Thursday Art Walk – In addition to participating gallerie, the Tacoma Art Museum, Museum of Glass, and Washington State History Museum offer FREE admission. Check here for maps and further information.

Tacoma Art Museum
- In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Pierce County Commission Against Domestic Violence and its partners have organized the Clothesline Project, a visual display that includes T-shirts designed by abuse survivors, those who have lost loves ones, and others affected by abuse. The Clothesline Project will be on display from 10 am to 8 pm. From 4:30 to 6:30 pm, visitors are invited to create their own T-shirt to add to the clothesline. The Tacoma Art Museum is FREE on Third Thursdays.

Upper Queen Anne Art Walk – For updates and information, check here.

Bouncing Wall
– Local artist Kelly Rae Cunningham presents the “TREAT” series of encaustic on wood paintings. Reception 6-9 pm (part of the Upper Queen Anne Artwalk). Showing through November 11 at Bouncing Wall.

The Henry Art Gallery – “Views into Vietnam,” two discussions happening back to back. The “First View,” at 4 pm in the Henry Auditorium, examines the work and findings of Laurie J. Sears and Francisco Benitez, Directors of the UW Difficult Dialogues project and Tani Barlow, Co-Director of the 2006 Forum on Trauma, History, and Asia. The panel will be moderated by Miriam Bartha, Associate Director of the Simpson Center. The “Second View,” at 7 pm in the Henry Auditorium, will emphasize the way war is seen through current Henry exhibitions Kim Jones: A Retrospective and An-My Lê: Small Wars. The panel will include visiting artist Kim Jones, Karen Irvine (Curator of An-My Lê: Small Wars), Sasha Su-Ling Welland (UW Assistant Professor of Anthropology), and Susan Jeffords (Vice Chancellor of UW Bothell). Both events are FREE.

Friday, October 19

The Henry Art Gallery – “Kim Jones: A Retrospective Opening Celebration” with performance by Kim Jones! Kim Jones was born out of the 1970s performance art movement in Southern California, where he became known for his alter ego, Mudman. The opening celebration at the Henry is a rare opportunity to see Jones perform as Mudman for a contemporary audience. Members, UW Students, Faculty and Staff Preview at 7 PM, Open to the Public at 8 pm. FREE to members, UW students, faculty + staff, $10 General / $6 seniors and non-UW students.

Saturday, October 20

Tacoma Art Museum
– As part of TAM’s continuing Dia de los Muertos Celebrations, artist “Fulgencio Lazo” creates a colorful tapete (sand painting) in the lobby. Community members and organizations install ofrendas, or altars, on the third floor atrium to memorialize loved ones who have passed. The tapete and ofrendas will be on view through November 4.

Washington State History Museum - In conjunction with TAM’s “Evolution of the Art Quilt” exhibition, Washington State History Museum hosts “Evolution of the Artist: Directions and Development,” a full-day symposium that explores the history of the quilt art movement. Attendees learn about the creative journeys of several artists at the forefront of this art form. Guest speakers include: Robert Shaw, art historian; Barbara Lee Smith, author and quilter; Cynthia Corbin, quilter; and Michael Monroe, Executive Director of the Bellevue Arts Museum. The program also includes a discussion moderated by Karen Soma with quilters and fiber artists Erika Carter, Jeanette DeNicholis Meyer, and Jill Nordfors Clark on the panel. Symposium fee includes all sessions with guest speakers, morning and afternoon coffee breaks, and lunch. 9 am – 5:30 pm

Tashiro Kaplan All-Arts Building
– “Annual Open House.” Resident artists on the live-work floors of the Tashiro Kaplan building will open their loft homes for visitors. Galleries and studios at the TK will also be open until 8 PM. The Vadenbrink Community Room will host a silent art auction from 5 - 8 PM and live performances from 8 - 11 PM.

Platform Gallery – “a spectral glimpse.” Curated by Jim O'Donnell, featuring work by Brad Biancardi, Leyla Cárdenas, David Dupuis, Adam Ekberg, Lucy Pullen, Ariana Page Russell, and Bari Ziperstein. Using drawings, collage, photography, sculpture and installation, the artists in a spectral glimpse offer viewers entrée into imaginative, psychological, ethereal worlds. Reception 5-7 pm. Exhibition runs from October 20 – December 1.

Adam Ekberg, Aberration #8, ink jet print, 2006

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