Monday, October 22, 2007

This Week's Events: Oct 22 - Oct 28, 2007

edit: I've fixed it in the paragraph below, but I wanted to immortalize my wittiest typo (or was it...) ever: "Betty Bowen Memorial Award sinner." My favorite comment was from M G: 'Good artist or not, Oscar needs to behave.'

Tuesday, October 23

Seattle Art Museum
– “Betty Bowen Memorial Award Ceremony” honoring Betty Bowen Memorial Award winner Oscar Tuazon, and PONCHO Special Recognition Award winners Joseph Park and Vanessa Renwick. Brief presentations about the work of the three winning artists will be followed by a reception in the Simons Boardroom. The ceremony and reception are free to the public. Please enter through the First Avenue and University Street entrance. 5:30 – 8 pm in the Nordstrom Lecture Hall.

The Henry Art Gallery - Lecture and Booksigning featuring Urs Peter Fl ├╝ckiger, author of “Donald Judd: Architecture in Marfa, Texas.” A reception and book-signing will follow the lecture. Presented by Peter Miller at the Henry Auditorium, 7 pm, Free.

Jacob Lawrence Gallery
– “This is Not a Group Show,” featuring works by University of Washington Faculty in the Division of Art. The reception will also feature four graduate student dancers performing interactive pieces. 4-6 pm.

Wednesday, October 24

Foster/White – “Lois Graham Public Memorial,” recognizing the life and art of prominent NW abstract artist Lois Graham. 2 pm. Graham's recent exhibition of her newest works will be on view until October 27.

Seattle Asian Art Museum – “Reinventing the Book: A Lecture with Professor Wu Hung,” part of the Pivotal Perspectives conversation series. Professor Wu Hung, curator of “Shu: Reinventing Books in Contemporary Chinese Art,” examines in detail the impact and notion of the book in the exhibition artists’ upbringing and their art. 7–8 pm, Stimson Auditorium. Free with museum admission. To reserve your space, please call the SAM Box Office at 206.654.3121.

Sunday, October 28

Francine Seders Gallery – Opening reception for “Grey Matters,” an exhibition featuring Seattle artist Juan Alonso. In this new body of work, Alonso has put aside his tropical palette and sculpted acrylic surfaces for a monochromatic pairing of ink and graphite laid on a smooth panel called Claybord. The upstairs gallery will feature Diann Knezovich’s altered “c” prints. 2-4 pm.

Wounded, Juan Alonso, ink and graphite on Claybord, 2007, 30 x 30"

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