Tuesday, March 4
Trabant Coffee and Chai - The collage of Marty Gordon will be on display at Trabant Coffee and Chai (1309 NE 45th St. in the U District) starting on March 3. "...his messages are relevant to today, and seem to be pointing to a higher purpose, a bigger message.” - Julie Sadler from Collage Clearinghouse.
Wednesday, March 5
Cornish College of the Arts – Opening reception for “Mark-Makers: The 2008 Cornish Art Faculty Exhibition” featuring new and recent work by seventeen members of the Cornish Art Department faculty. Representing painting, photography, print, mixed media, video, and sculpture, the faculty provides students with a strong variety of artistic perspectives and technical expertise. Through vastly different themes, techniques, and approaches to the creative process, many connections amongst the work of these artists may be apparent after taking a look beneath an initial visual impression. Reception from 5-8 pm. Exhibition continues until April 4, 2008.
Seattle Art Museum – In the Pivotal Perspectives series: “Masterpieces of Roman Art in Seattle.” Join Carlos Picón, Curator of the Greek and Roman Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as he discusses a wide range of Roman antiquities included in Roman Art from the Louvre, the landmark loan exhibition from the Louvre. Picon’s talk will also illustrate other antiquities in the collections of the Seattle Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 7-8 pm. Free and open to the public. To reserve your space, please call the SAM Box Office at 206.654.3121.
Thursday, March 6
First Thursday Artwalk in Pioneer Square – This month has a 'dog-friendly' theme. Full list of openings will be posted on Wednesday!
Henry Art Gallery – “Talk Demo on Sound Poetry and Conversation” featuring Steve McCaffery and Jeanne Heuving. Steve McCaffery is a poet, performance / intermedia artist and critic. He was a founding member of Toronto Research Group and the Four Horsemen sound-text ensemble. Briefly associated with Fluxus, he has two commissioned pieces in the Fluxus Collection of Francesco Conz. On Wednesday, March 5, McCaffery will be reading as part of the Subtext Reading Series at the Good Shepherd Center Chapel Performance Space. Join us for this subsequent conversation between McCaffery and UW Professor Jeanne Heuving, author of the cross genre works Incapacity and Transducer. 7 pm, Free.
Northwest Film Forum – “8th Annual ByDesign Opening Night.” This special annual series explores the intersection of graphic design and moving image, and celebrates multidisciplinary artists who push at the boundaries to create new techniques, styles and forms. On Thursday, ByDesign 08 kicks off with a blast! This free opening reception and audiovisual event features the latest video work by UK group Semiconductor and live video and sound performances of new work by digital artists Kamran Sadeghi (Son Of Rose) and Randy Jones (Caro) exploring the synchronization of colors, shapes and type with sound. 8 pm. ByDesign runs from March 6-13. Check here for a full list of events.
Vermillion – “Arcade Magazine Issue 26:03 Release Party.” Arcade Magazine has chosen Vermillion to unveil their latest issue, feature edited by Cara Rose DeFabio and touching on Fashion and Design. Join us this Thursday for wine, food and to see the newest issue. Also, art by Marianne Goldin as well as concepts from Graypants, Erin Kendig, Design Kompany, and Stacey Farrar. 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
Friday, March 7
Fremont First Friday
Photographic Center Northwest - “What's Not to Love?” featuring work by Rachel Herman, Molly Landreth & Jenny Riffle. Rachel Herman depicts how love bends but doesn't necessarily break. In her series, The Imp of Love, Herman photographs couples, who were once lovers but are now renegotiating their relationship in a new context. In Embodiment: A Portrait of Queer Life in America, Molly Landreth's photographs serve as an archive and a journey through a rapidly changing community and the lives of people who bravely offer new visions of what it means to be queer. In her series, The Space In Between, Jenny Riffle investigates the practice of empathy and the psychological spaces of people that surround her and are most dear to her. Artists reception from 6-8 pm. Exhibition runs through March 28, 2008.
Bellevue Arts Museum - Curator Walkthrough of “Material Terrain” with curator Stefano Catalani. 6:30-7:30 pm, Free.
Saturday, March 8
Ballard Second Saturday Artwalk
Bellevue Arts Museum – “Pratt Demonstrations: Marble Carving with Anthony Brigance Cook.” Explore the personal process of carving marble! Cook will show the stages of marble carving through visual representations and will demonstrate how to remove stone with hand chiseling and hand files. 1-3 pm, Free.