Monday, October 8, 2007

This Week's Events: Oct 8 - Oct 14, 2007

"Local Sightings" continues this week at the Northwest Film Forum - with far too many special events to fit in this post. Check here for the full schedule.

Tuesday, October 9

Tacoma Art Museum – “Portraiture of Cecilia Beaux.” WA Ambassador for the Portrait Society of America Robert Raab discusses portrait painting and Cecilia Beaux's place in art history. The presentation includes a portraiture demonstration by artist Ned Meuller. 10:30 am - Free with museum admission (Senior (65+) admission on Second Tuesdays is reduced to $3.25).

Northwest Film Forum - Artist Trust at Local Sightings Film Festival. The evening begins at 7 pm with “Short Reels,” a series of short works by NW filmmakers. Between 8:30 and 9:30, enjoy food and drink during the reception. At 9:30 pm, the feature presentation begins - “Outpatient” by Alec Carlin. Also view a media installation by Heather Dew Oaksen and Norie Sato in the foyer. Cost: $5 NWFF/ AT members; $8.50 general; reception free with ticket stub.

Wednesday, October 10

The Henry Art Gallery
– Film screening: “Iraq in Fragments,” a documentary on post-war Iraq utilizing a 3-act structure to illustrate the way the country is pulled in multiple directions by factors such as religion and ethnicity. Also includes a discussion with Producer John Sinno moderated by UW Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies James Tweedie. 7 pm, Henry Auditorium, Free.

Thursday, October 11

Seattle Art Museum – Two new exhibitions open. The first, “Gaylen Hansen: Three Decades of Paintings” is retrospective exhibition of the work of Washington-based painter Gaylen Hansen, who first came to the attention of the art world during the heyday of neo-expressionism in the late 1970s. Populated by animals, insects, trout, and a cowboy named Kernal Bentleg, Hansen’s paintings are humorous and dreamlike. The second, “Japan Envisions the West: 16th-19th Century Japanese Art from Kobe City Museum,” commemorates the 50th anniversary of the sister-city relationship between Kobe and Seattle, exploring how Japanese saw Westerners and how Japanese artists responded to and interpreted Western art and culture from the 16th to the 19th century. Both exhibitions run through January 6, 2008.

Lawrimore Project – Opening reception for "Refrain," new installations, sculpture and video by recent University of Washington MFA graduate, Susie J. Lee. 6-9 pm. Show runs until December 1, 2007.


911 Media Arts Center - In partnership with the Seattle Art Museum, 911 Media Arts Center will exhibit Tamiko Thiel's "The Travels of Mariko Horo,” a contemporary example of the Namban genre to complement the rare exhibition of Namban art in Seattle. The Travels of Mariko Horo is an inverse Marco Polo journey featuring a time-traveling Japanese woman who constructs an exotic and rich external world from her imagination. 6-9 pm. Exhibition closes November 20, 2007.

West Seattle Junction Art Walk
- 6-8 pm. For information and maps visit Hotwire Coffeehouse, 4410 California SW, Seattle, or call 206/935-1510.

Twilight Artist Collective
@ Hotwire West – paintings by Brad Strain. 6-9 pm.

Friday, October 12

Roq La Rue - Opening reception for works by "Yumiko Kayukawa and Ojimbo." 6-9 pm.

BLVD – “INSTALLATION 4: It's A Beautiful World,” the traveling Scion Installation Art Tour, visits Seattle via BLVD Gallery. The theme, “It’s a Beautiful World,” is interpreted by artists from around the world using painting, photography, sculpture and collage. Several artists will be in attendance at the opening reception. 6-10 pm. The exhibition runs through October 24.


Suite 100 Gallery – Opening reception for “Urbanity,” works by Counsel Langley. 6 – 10 pm.

Saturday, October 13


Seattle Art Museum - "Mariko Horo: The Art of Tamiko Thiel,” an artist lecture by Tamiko Thiel, a media artist whose installation is currently on view at 911 Media Arts Center concurrent with the special exhibition Japan Envisions the West at SAM. 2-3 pm, Free with museum admission.

The Henry Art Gallery – ““Advance Screening of Art:21,” a special screening of “Protest,” an episode from the upcoming Season 4 of PBS’s fantastic show Art:21, a documentary series on contemporary art and artists. This episode features artists Nancy Spero, An-My Lê (currently exhibiting at the Henry), Alfredo Jaar, and Jenny Holzer. The episode plays continuously between 2 and 5 pm. Free admission.

Ouch My Eye
– “Benefit Art Show for the Children of the Green Gecko Project,” featuring photographs by Kim Doyel, Shannon Welles and the children of the Green Gecko Project, Siem Reap, Cambodia, plus scenes from the documentary ‘Booksellers of Siem Reap’ by filmmaker S. Smith Patrick. Saturday afternoon only, from 4 – 7 pm. Suggested donation $10, all proceeds benefit the Green Gecko Project.


Rainier Valley Cultural Center – “Arts Gumbo Brazil,” part of the Arts Gumbo cultural series produced by SEED. This Saturday, the spotlight is on Brazil as Arts Gumbo presents Tudo Beleza, an exuberant music and dance group. The performance includes traditional Carnaval costumes, Capoeira movements and rhythms ranging from samba to Afro-Brazilian. A samba-reggae dance workshop will follow the performance along with a complimentary buffet of Brazilian food, catered by Tempero Do Brasil Restaurant. This family series is held from 5 to 8 pm at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center (3515 S. Alaska St.), in Columbia City.

Ballard Second Saturday Artwalk - Galleries and participating businesses open from 6-9 pm. Including:

* Art & Soul - "Sensing Light,” a collection of oil paintings by local artist, Lanie
Franza, capturing the light and mood of the Pacific Northwest and
California Coast. ALL proceeds from this show go to benefit pediatric cancer research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

* Sev Shoon Arts Center – Work by Nigerian artist-in-residence Krydz C. Ikwuemesi, colorful paintings dealing with issues of life, beliefs, culture and tradition, and the relationship to modern Africa. Also opening, "A Group Show” featuring artists who were classmates in printmaking at North Seattle Community college.

* The Forum Center - Andrew L. Parker with RE/MAX Mutual Realty is proud to host collage artist Marty Gordon. The opening reception is from 6 - 9 pm at the Forum Center (1718 NW 56th St, Seattle, 98107).


Sunday, October 14


Tacoma Art Museum – “Framing the American Figure Painter, Cecilia Beaux,” a half-day symposium offering a deeper look at the current exhibition ‘Cecilia Beaux, American Figure Painter.’ 1:30 pm. Cost for members is $5 and $15 for non-members, which includes museum admission.

Twilight Artist Collective
– Opening reception for works by “Daniel T. Fleming” at the Twilight Artist Collective space in the Pike Place Market, #321. 1-4 pm.

The Henry Art Gallery – “Advance Screening of Art:21,” a special screening of “Protest,” an episode from the upcoming Season 4 of PBS’s fantastic show Art:21, a documentary series on contemporary art and artists. This episode features artists Nancy Spero, An-My Lê (currently exhibiting at the Henry), Alfredo Jaar, and Jenny Holzer. The episode plays continuously between 2 and 5 pm. Free admission.

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