Monday, December 1, 2014

DECEMBER Art Fix: Upcoming Events

If you need your art fix for the month of December (and I know I do!), here are some shows that you won't want to miss! This season, give the gift of art! Help keep your community culturally awesome and aesthetically pleasing by supporting your local artists and craftsmen. You can find beautiful, handmade, one-of-a-kind creations at every art walk! Happy holidays from Art Scene Seattle, and cheers to a wonderful new year!


"A Touch of the Macabre" at Trabant Coffee featuring Larkin, Matthew Hinshaw, and Yvette Endrijautzki. Textural, sculptural, deftly rendered, and intricately constructed, the creations of these three artists bring a whole new dimension to the season of Halloween. Curated by Braden Duncan, co-hosted by the Seattle Arts Coalition. Show runs through 3 December!

Todd Lockwood @ Krab Jab Studio
"The Art of Todd Lockwood" closing reception at Krab Jab Studio, Friday, 5 December. Todd had so much fun at the opening, we've decided to have a closing reception for him as well! Krab Jab Studio will be open from 1 pm - 9 pm, with Todd stopping by from 7 - 9 pm. Feel free to bring your books and cards to sign!

"Our Daily Armour: Woman as Warrior in Contemporary Art & Adornment" at Twilight Gallery, a group show. History and mythology abounds with tales of warriors. Men who acted as servants to powerful ideals, through fierce bravery in battle, either lived to celebrate and fight again, or lost their life in the field and gained special favor for their valor and sacrifice in the after-life. Lesser known are histories and mythologies of powerful female warriors, although women have fought in battles throughout the ages, and do still. Show runs through 6 December!

"From the Toy Box" at Ltd Gallery. Think back to those glorious care free days of Saturday morning cartoons and Disney afternoons. What was that special toy that would light up your imagination? Ltd. has asked over 40 artist to show us their favorite toys in Artwork form. Show runs through 7 December!


Jeff Fontaine @ Abmeyer + Wood
"STALLMAN 4-Handed" @ Hall/Spassov
John Brophy & Stacey Rozich @ Roq la Rue
"30-Day Art Challenge" @ TK Gallery

The Pioneer Square Art Walk ~ Thursday, 4 December from 5-8pm. Selected shows:
Abmeyer + Wood - "Spectrum" by Jeff Fontaine. Inspired by the beauty that comes as things age. His paintings on steel are inspired by crumbling signage, weathered box cars and deteriorating industrial sites. In order to capture this phenomenon, Fontaine induces a rapid aging process in his studio by applying water, acid and fire to his surfaces prior to any color. The resulting patina becomes the backdrop for his paintings that are carefully composed, with consideration for both the multiple steel panels that are quilted (via welding) together as well as the application of paint that is guided by color theory. Jeff Fontaine lives and paints in Portland, OR.
AXIS Pioneer Square - "Reckless Abandon" by Ten Hundred. Ten Hundred (Peter Robinson) is an artist and designer from Seattle, WA. He specializes in bright, colorful, imaginative character work. He is inspired by cartoons and anime, street art and graffiti, childlike imagination, comics, world cultures, religions, and folklore. He spends his time creating fine art, gallery shows, clothing, toys and figurines, designing art for businesses, and creating large murals.
Frye Art Museum - "Social Media and the Internet as a Medium" Artist talk with Dylan Neuwirth, Shaun Cardinal, and Susie J. Lee, moderated by C. Davida Ingram frmo 6-7pm. 
Hall Spassov Gallery - "STALLMAN Four-Handed" featuring Stephen Stum & Jason Hallman. What prevails as an initial thought when viewing the work of Stallman is one of newness and innovation. The work of this artist duo transforms substrate to medium in a burst of originality. What become of the “Canvas-On-Edge” is an array of tonal variation traditionally created by paint and now by shape and shadow. Furthermore, each piece begins to breathe as the viewer moves around it. Elevated line drawings become massive color groups that possess an ebb and flow, shifting with even the slightest step to the side.
Roq la Rue - "The Saddest Heart on the Holy Mountain" by John Brophy & "Shrine" by Stacey Rozich in the main gallery. "Command to Look" by William Mortensen in the upstairs gallery.
Studio G - Artist & author Aubry Andersen has a brand new studio in Pioneer Square! Stop by for art, literature, refreshments, and live music!
TK Gallery - "30 Day Art Challenge" Featuring over 110 local artists created 3,200 original paintings, drawings, photographs, silk screens, and so much more… We are decking the walls of the TK Gallery on Thursday December 4th for The 30 Day Art Challenge Annual Gift Show! Come share in this creative, inspiring, one of a kind event. All original art is available as unique and affordable gifts for the holiday season this year. Free Admission! Original Art Work $50 ea!
Trabant Coffee - "2nd Annual Singular/Similar Solstice" A.k.a The Snowflake Show!
Also check out new work at 4Culture, 57 Biscayne, Angle Gallery, Art Xchange, The Belfry Oddities, Core Gallery, Davidson Galleries, Delicatus, Flatcolor Gallery, Foster/White Gallery, Gallery 110, Gallery IMA, goCstudio, Greg Kucera Gallery, James Harris Gallery, Linda Hodges Gallery, Method Gallery, Nord Alley & the Alley Network Project, Occidental Square Park, OK Gallery, Pioneer Square Saloon, The Piranha Shop, Platform Gallery, Punch Room 104 Gallery, SAM, SAM Gallery, Shift, SOIL, Stonington Gallery, TK Artist Lofts, and more! Pioneer Square is the oldest art walk in the United States, and features over 50 galleries, studios, and other art spaces!

The Burien (B-Town Beat) ~ Thursday, 4 December from 6-9pm. Selected shows: 
Burien Press - Alexis St John, Jerome Damey & Jesse Link
Check out new work at Burien Arts Gallery, Burien Books, Elliott Bay Brewery, Glass Expressions, Maven Mercantile, Page 2 Books, Phoenix Tea, Skinperfect Aesthetics, Vino Bello, and more! 

"Gruss vom Krampus" by the Red Siren Artist Collective, and online exhibit starting 5 December. Participating artists include: Scott Holloway, Laurie McClave, Tammy Mae Moon, Fang Ling Lee, Emi Slade, Scott Kirschner, Thomas Dodd, Sheri DeBow, Jessica Ward, Julie Zarate, Michael Mararian, Christopher Umana, Terra Bidlespacher, Inge Vandormael, Sonya Fu, Braden Duncan, Kim Gordon, Italia Ruotolo, Erica Calardo.

"Super Bowl" @ BAC
The Bainbridge Island Art Walk ~ Friday, 5 December from 6-8pm. Selected shows:
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts - "Super Bowl" and "Reflections", group shows
See new and exciting work at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Blackbird Bakery, the BPA, Danger, Eleven Winery, Fork & Spoon, Ginger, Harbour Public House, Island Gallery, Pegasus Coffee, Pauli Dennis Gallery, PrettyStick, Roby King Gallery, Sally Robinson Gallery, and more!

"Ice Kingdom" @ Stone Way Cafe
The Fremont Art Walk ~ Friday, 5 December from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Stone Way Cafe - "Ice Kingdom" a group show. A world of ice with over 30 artists limited to a cool palette! Submerge into a world of blue and white!
Fremont Jewelry Design - The art of Laura Tempest Zakroff
Also check out new work at ArtFX Gallery, Asgard Tavern, Atlas Clothing, Bellefleur Lingerie, evo Timesinfinity Gallery, Frame Up Studios, Fremont Health Club, Gasworks Gallery, GiGi Retro Inspired Clothing, Hub and Bespoke, Johnson Architects, Makerhaus, Northwest Vision Studio, Pel'Meni Dumpling Tzar, Portgage Bay Goods, Sanachi Massage, Saturn, Space, Starbucks Coffee, The Sweet Spot, and more! 

"Art Programme Open Studio Night" at Cornish College of the Arts, Friday, 5 December from 5-8pm. Cornish College of the Arts is pleased to invite you to a special Open Studio Night event, celebrating the work-in-progress of the Art Program’s 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year students. All three studio areas will be open to the public to spotlight the ongoing work from our newly remodeled program. We hope you can join us for an evening of informal exhibition, discussion, and reflection while we look back on the accomplishments so far this semester and look ahead at what’s to come.

"Urban Craft Uprising" at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, Saturday, 6 December from 10am-5pm. Urban Craft Uprising is Seattle's largest indie craft show! At UCU, now in its tenth year, fans can choose from a wide variety of hand-crafted goods, including clothing of all types, jewelry, gifts, bags, wallets, buttons, accessories, aprons, children's goods, toys, housewares, paper goods, candles, kits, art, food, and much, much more. 

"Liberte Holiday Soiree" at Liberte Beauty, Saturday, 6 December from 1-6pm. Curated shopping, increadible Hannakuh treasures and stocking stuffers, complimentary earth friendly wrapping paper, and more! Please bring a soft new blanket for Angeline's Seattle Homeless Women's Shelter and receive a graitude gift. RSVP by 3 December!  

"South Park Arts 10th Annual Art Under $100" sponsored by CoCA, Saturday, 6 December from 2-9pm. Please join us for a special presentation by artists Jovino Santos Neto and Michelle de la Vega who will be at CoCA this Saturday to talk about their installation, Plex-us. The gallery will be open in partnership with South Park Arts who are holding their 10th Annual Art Under $100 Holiday Party at Seattle Design Center.

The Port Townsend Art Walk ~ Saturday, 6 December from 5-8pm. Selected shows: 
Red Raven Gallery - "Echoes of Perception" featuring the Copy Cat Violence Artist Collective. Echoes of perception, fleeting thoughts, waking dreams, foggy apparitions...memories are echos of what we have seen. Artists: Alex Garant, Amanda Stalter, Brynn Elizabeth, Catherine Bursill Moore, Faye Osman, Helena Reis, Jett PeeMonster, Julia Gabrielov, Kamille Freske, Kmye Chan, Laurie McClave, M de Vena, Marjolein Caljouw, Megan Buccere, Poppy Lawman, Sasha Fitzgerald, and Stephanie Law.
Also check out new work at Earthenworks Gallery, Forest Gems Gallery, Gallery 9, Max Grover Gallery, Northwind ArtsAlliance, Port Townsend Gallery, Simon Mace Gallery, Williams Gallery, and more! If you get hungry along the way, stop into Elevated Ice Cream, Nifty Fifty'sDiner, Water Street Creperie, or Cellar Door (the delicious brainchild of local food afficionados Dominic Svornich and Stephanie Hoch). 

Ryan Henry Ward @ Couch
"I Myth You" by Ryan Henry Ward at Couch, Saturday, 6 December from 5-11pm. Henry's 3rd annual solo exhibition. A display of canvas paintings themed around mythology. Good art, good music, good beer, good times.

"Inscape Arts Open Studios" at Inscape Arts, Sunday, 7 December from 1-6pm. We are celebrating a very special Winter/Holiday Open Studio on Sunday, December 7th from 1-6pm. Aside from all the great work you can see and buy from artists, makers, and designers, you can also experience the grand opening of our permanent installation on immigration in Seattle: Voices of the Immigration Station: 72 Years of History on 5 Floors. Inscape and the Wing Luke Museum will be telling the story of the people and the process of immigration through the building that was the United States Immigration Station & Assay Office. Signs throughout the building will mark significant locations and feature images of the sites before the building was transformed from detention center to creative community. In addition, four artists - Robb Kunz, Eroyn Franklin, Dionne Haroutunian, and Joan Stuart Ross - have contributed pieces that shed light on immigration in various, fascinating ways: a graphic novel, a sound installation, silkscreen prints and encaustic paintings.

The Queen Anne Uptown Art Walk ~ Wednesday, 10 December from 5-7.30pm. Selected shows:
Check out new work at Bombsheller Art Labs, Caffe Ladro, Liberty Tattoo Parlour, Mercer Street Books, Mud Bay, Peridot Boutique, Teatro Zinzanni, Tin Lizzie Lounge, Toulouse Petit, The Vera Project, and more!

"SAM Lights at the Olympic Sculpture Park" Thursday, 11 December from 5.30-7.30pm. This winter, SAM plans to brighten your season with new programs connecting art, the environment, and the winter season for all ages. On December 11, for one night only, experience the sculpture park as you never have before—walk the path lit with the glow of hundreds of lights and luminarias. Make art, listen to music, sip a hot drink, grab a sweet bite, and take in the sights. Shadow play, bling pop mobiles, cut paper lanterns, and more! Free and open to the public!

"The End" @ Blindfold Gallery

The Capitol Hill Art Walk ~ Thursday, 11 December from 5-9pm. Selected shows:
Blindfold Gallery - "The End" Join us for the opening of the last show at Blindfold! New work by Sara Long, Leanne Grimes and Peter Scherrer. Blindfold will be closing on 13 December.
Ghost Gallery - "9th Annual Holiday Miniature Art Extravaganza!" 250+ small works of art priced $250 & under. Most pieces will be in the $50-$100 range, perfect for starting your own original art collection, and/or gifting during the holiday season. Paintings, Photography, Prints, 3D work, Mixed Media, Glass, Encaustic and much more...Over 50 local & global artists have been selected! Due to the huge amount of artwork received, this exhibit has been extended beyond the Ghost Gallery walls to include the Spa area inside Stylus Salon in Belltown as well as Solo Bar in Lower Queen Anne. Work will be installed and available at those locations by December 9th.
In-Arts Collective - "Braindead: A Mind-Numbing Original & Affordable Art Show" Get shaken out of the holiday slumber and into a completely different state of mind with BRAINDEAD. Inspire much needed mid-winter brain activity by browsing The InArtsNW extensive gallery of graphic art. In addition to shockingly bright originals, all artists will have affordable reproductions available. Here at the IN we are dedicated to serving the community by bringing high-end art at low-brow prices!
Ltd Gallery - "Star Wars Episode 4: A New Art Show" Our 4th Annual Star Wars Art show! Featuring Original art from select artists and licensed works from Acme Archives Limited. Showing through 30 January 2015.
Mercury - "Transmission" Featured artist: Ronnie Taylor! Featured vendor: author Margaret Kiljoy! Featured bellydance: Raqs Nocturna! Every month we bring you the best in Shoegaze, post-punk, post-rock and psych music with your hosts DJs ECHO and Kantrip with guest DJ, Brenan from Jetman Jet Team. You do not have to be a member for this night, and you do not need a member to sign you in. It is open to the public. No dress code. Free for members before 9.30pm, $5 for non-members. Starts at 9pm and goes til 2am.
Also check out new work at Americana, Apocalypse Tattoo, BauhausCaffe Vita, Capitol Cider, Cloud Gallery, Cupcake Royale, Front Seat Gallery, High 5 Pie, Joe Bar Laughing Buddha, Online Cafe, Paris Eastside, PCNW, PettiRosso, Poco Wine + Spirits, Retrofit Home, SAAM, Saints Gallery, STart Wall Project, SugarPill,
True Love Gallery, Vermillion, and more!

Braden Duncan @ Twilight Gallery
Stasia Burrington @ Twilight Gallery
The West Seattle Art Walk ~ Thursday, 11 December from 6-9pm. Selected shows: 
Twilight Gallery - "Holiday Mini Art Show!" ‘Tis the season for shopping insanity, specialty Starbucks mugs, and carols on unending loop. Running from sometime mid-September through the first week of January, the end of the year is a time many live in anticipation for year round. Here at Twilight Gallery we are celebrating the season of jolliness with a small works exhibit. 100 works of art priced $250 & under!
Also check out new work at Arts West, Click! Design That Fits, The Heartland Cafe, Hotwire Coffee, Shadowland, Skylark Cafe, Shoofly Pie, West 5, Wild Rose's, Windermere, and more!

The Art Up Phinneywood Art Walk ~ Friday, 12 December from 6-10pm. Selected shows:
Bherd Studios - "Drop by Drop" (closing reception) This will be Bherd Studios' last exhibit!
Featuring a bevy of PNW urban and contemporary artists who have exhibited with us over the years.
Echo Echo - "Ornamental" featuring ornaments and affordable gifts by the Echo Echo crew!
"Peace" at 8421 Greenwood Ave. Please join us for a one night only pop-up art show. 30+ local artists are uniting to make a statement about peace. Cello music by Mannfried Funk and vocals by Christyna Honeycutt.
Push/Pull - "1st Anniversary Art Show" It's been one year and we're still going strong. Come check out the work we've done this year and pick some up to help us clear out the shelves for new art in 2015. We will also have art available to benefit the Greenwood Food Bank. Many guest artists with selections available. Pick up Bedbug's Book of Wisdom by Michael O'Driscoll. The finest in sandwich art from The Art of Rich M Stevens. Collage prints from What Would Jesus Glue?: The Art of Marty Gordon. Zines from Phill Tuma. Small originals from Michael Heck, and much much more!
Also check out new and exciting work at Avanti Art & Design, Chocolatti, Gainsbourg, Home Suite Home, Naked City Brewery, Quadrapus, School of Rock, The Space is Ours, Two Bird Tattoo, Urban Light Studios, Warlock Labs, and more!

The Belltown Art Walk ~ Friday, 12 December from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Michelle Dirkse Interior Design - Art by Greg Boudreau!
SassafrasRobroy Chalmers & Stephanie Hargrave. Join us for a glass of wine and view the new exhibit, featuring individual and collaborative works from both local artists. 
Stylus Salon - "Holiday Mini Extravaganza!" Even more minature art from the Ghost/Twilight Gallery collaboration! 
Also check out brand new work at A/NT Gallery, Bikes + Art, City Hostel Seattle, Crocodile Cafe, Essentia, Form/Space Atelier, Patricia Cameron Gallery, Pintxo & The Upstairs, Rudy's Barber ShopSeattle Ink & Oil, and more!

"Punk Rock Flea Market" at the Punk Rock Post Office, Saturday, 13 December from noon-10pm. Since 2006 the Punk Rock Flea Market has been proud to be Seattle's least predictable and best-loved flea market. This Hannukah brings the largest PRFM ever with 90 peddlers, canvassers, cheapjacks, and solicitors spread out across the wide open spaces of the Punk Rock Post Office to sell an unheard-of variety of arts, crafts, comic books, belt buckles, bike parts, jewelry, vintage clothing, fine furniture, stereo equipment, jams and jellies, bras and panties, cakes and cookies, tools, magazines, records, musical instruments, zippo lighters, walking shoes, smoking accessories, and untold riches of punk rock paraphernalia.

"DIY Holiday Fair" at the Vera Project, Saturday, 13 December from 11am-4pm. The Vera Project, Seattle’s non-profit, all-ages music and arts venue, and Hollow Earth Radio, Seattle’s premier free-form online radio station, are joining forces once again for our 7th Annual DIY Holiday Fair! Vera will transform into a marketplace for independent music and crafts, along with live DJs and interactive silk-screening. All proceeds help support local music and art at Hollow Earth Radio and The Vera Project. This extravaganza will feature independent NW record and cassette labels, musicians, silk-screened show posters, vintage record dealers, local artists, craft-makers, and designers selling their wares throughout Vera’s venue, as well as the return of the Vera Vintage Corner. This is the perfect opportunity to find a one-of-a-kind gift just in time for the holidays.

"The Lightkeeper's Ball: A Time Traveller's Yuletide Celebration" at the Double Tree by Hilton hotel, Saturday, 13 December from 8pm-2am. You are cordially invited to join us at The Lightkeeper's Ball on Saturday, December 13th in the Grand Ballroom at the DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport! Musical guests include The Nathaniel Johnstone Band and DJ Jammin Panda. The ball will also feature marvelous merchants, enticing entertainments and luscious libations. Tickets are now available at Brown Paper Tickets starting at $35 for singles, $60 for duos and $90 for trios. Ticket prices will go up to $45 at the door so don't miss out on this terrific deal!

Xavier Lopez Jr @ Kiss Cafe
The Ballard Art Walk ~ Saturday, 12 December from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Monster Art & Clothing - TBA
Kiss Cafe - "Superheroes & Sorcerers" by Xavier Lopez Jr. Celebrate December at Kiss Cafe--with an art show about boyhood dreams, Entitled "Superheros" this show will investigate the dreams that we all have as children and how they help us navigate through the world! I will be posting work here as it gets done-- and I have a favor to ask--if you have any kids drawings that you wouldn't mind me copying--please feel free to post them!
Check out new work at Annie's Art &Frame, Art & Soul, Ballard Metal Arts, Ballard Works, The BalMar, Blowing Sands Glass Studio, Building C Studios, Cupcake Royal, Filthy Rich, Full Tilt, Habitude, Herb's House, Liberte Skin Wellness, Miro Tea, Nightingale Gallery, Savour, Spark Studio, the Sunset Tavern, Venue and more!

Jared Bender @ LxWxH
Terese Nielsen @ Krab Jab
The Georgetown Art Attack ~ Saturday 12 December from 6-9pm. Selected shows: 
Eight and Sand - "Wood" This is a non themed group show, the only requirement is that the art will all be on a wood substrate. This show will be on display until January 10th 2015.
Georgetown Liquor Company - "Cirque du Mystique" The art of Braden Duncan & Mandy McGee
Krab Jab Studio - "Creatures of Spirit: The Art of Terese Nielsen" With more than 20 years under her belt, illustrator Terese Nielsen unveils a few old favorites as well as some brand new, never seen pieces! Known for her work in games such as "Magic: the Gathering", as well as work for licensed greats like "Star Wars" (her poster illustrations of Queen Amidala are fan favorites), Terese has chosen to steer off the beaten path to follow her heart with this show. The eight new pieces for the show explore a variety of techniques and mediums. Each calls upon the viewer to recognize the power and essence of the animals represented, to explore sacred connections, and acknowledge the archetypal mysteries they have to reveal to us.
LxWxH Gallery - This will be LxWxH's final exhibit! Jared Bender returns to LxWxH for his solo show 'Plumb, Level, & Square' during the month of December. THIS IS LxWxH GALLERY'S FINAL EXHIBITION after 4 years as an online venue, and 2 years as a brick and mortar space in Georgetown. 'Plumb, Level, & Square' features a series of free-standing and wall-based sculptures made from re-purposed hardwoods, beeswax, denim, brass, steel, or lead; leftovers from other projects or job sites. Their irregularities -- length, shape, splits, live edges, and marks -- guide Bender’s decisions about what they will become. This body of work continues the artist's ongoing dialogue on the nature of being a builder and craftsman, manual labor, and his love of materials. Showing through 3 January 2015.
LxWxH Subscription Project - a special guest curated box by Sierra Stinson of Vignettes
Also check out new work at 9lb Hammer, Artcore Tattoo, Belle & Whissel, Fantagraphics Bookstore, Georgetown Arts & Cultural Centre, Georgetown Atelier Georgetown Trailer Park Mall, Smarty Pants, Totally Blown Glassworks, Two Tartes Cafe, Wax Expressions, and more!

"Mourning Market" at El Corazon, Sunday, 14 December from noon-5pm. "Seattle's Premier Dark Theme Market." We will once again be giving away 50 FREE bags filled with goodies from our generous Vendors and Sponsors when we open the doors. Shop DARK, shop MACABRE and keep Seattle wicked. Make a statement this year and support the talented artists and sponsors participating in our show and BUY and SUPPORT HANDMADE this year! Time to get your freaky shopping done!

The Edmonds Art Walk ~ Thursday, 18 November from 5-8pm. Selected shows:
Otherworlds - The art of Jessica Van Hulle
Cheesemongers is right next door if you find yourself in need of something delicious, and you can check out new work at ARTspot, Arts Now, C'est La Vie, The Papery, Red Petal Cakes, Stunningly Strange Gallery, and more than 30 other Edmonds art spaces!

The University District Art Walk ~ Friday, 19 November from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
BC Surf + Sport - TBA
Gargoyles Statuary - TBA
Trabant Coffee & Chai - "Fat Birds" a group show! Closing reception
Also see new work at Boulevard Grocery, Cafe Allegro, Cafe Solstice, Chaco Canyon Cafe, Daisy Sky Studio, Herkimer Coffee, Lucid Gallery, Moksha, University Business Center, Zoka Coffee, and more! 


Mughal Painting @ SAAM
Chen Shaoxiong @ SAAM
This month the SAAM is featuring:
"Live On: Mr's Japanese Neo-Pop." The devastating disaster of the March 11, 2011 tsunami and the nuclear accident afterwards were both a shock and inspiration for Japanese Neo-Pop artist Mr. In response, he composed a massive installation made of hundreds of everyday objects from Japanese life. It’s the central work in this exhibition, presented here with a series of new paintings and other work. A reminder of the debris that blanketed the Tohoku area in the aftermath of 3.11 tsunami and earthquake, the installation embodies the post-disaster fear and frustration of the Japanese people since the catastrophic events. Showing through 5 April 2015.
"Mughal Painting: Power & Piety." Works of art produced in India under the Mughals (1526–1857), a dynasty of Turko-Mongol origin whose emperors created the most expansive, dominant, and wealthy Islamic empire in the history of the subcontinent. Showing through 21 June 2015.
"Chen Shaoxiong: Ink. Media. History." Chen Shaoxiong (born 1962) was a founding member of the “Big Tail Elephant Group” of conceptual artists in Guangzhou in the 1990’s. Today, he works both independently and collaboratively as a member of an Asian artist collective called “Xijing Men” as well as another Chinese artist collective, “Project without Space.” His art crosses mediums, including painting, photography, collage, and conceptual art. Showing through 7 December.

Childe Hassam @ SAM
Roy Lichtenstein @ SAM
"City Dwellers" @ SAM
This month the SAM is featuring:
"American Art Masterworks." New acquisitions featuring works by Childe Hassam, James McNeill Whistler, John Singleton Copley, Raphaelle Peale, Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer, and more! Showing through 7 December.
"Pop Departures." In the 1960s, art for the first time embraced the brash world of commercial culture, advertising, and mass media—images of shiny newness, youth, and seduction. Pop art electrified artists, audiences, and critics alike. It changed our understanding of art, and the ripple effects of its seismic shift are still felt today. Pop Departures presents the bold visions of American Pop artists, including the works of icons such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Indiana, and Claes Oldenburg. Showing through 11 January 2015.
"City Dwellers: Contemporary Art from India." Bollywood movie culture, venerated politicians, religious traditions, and art historical icons all contribute to the myriad of influences in contemporary urban Indian culture. The artists in this exhibition pay tribute to this multitude even as they introduce elements of irony, introspection, and critique. Through their photography and sculpture, the artists negotiate diverse ideas and influences on contemporary Indian society—Hindu mythology, Bollywood movies, Indian and western art, and icons of everyday life in a global market economy. Many of the works are influenced as much by popular movie culture and the use of digital technology as by the conventions of religious ritual and street processions, traditional theater, and dance. Come see the colorful, contradictory, and complex India of today through the works of some of the country’s leading artists. Showing through 15 February 2015.

"The Common Sense" @ Henry
"Sanctum" @ Henry
The Henry Art Gallery is currently featuring: "The Common Sense" by Ann Hamilton. Images of animals specimens; bestiaries and children’s ABC primers; fur, feather, and gut garments are stitched together with sound, voice, printed texts, and the movement of air in a building newly opened to light. Time is also a material of the exhibition. Over the six-month duration of the common S E N S E, the project will shift with some elements depleting and others accumulating. Periodically, the galleries will be animated by reading and singing. Showing through 26 April 2015.
"Sanctum" by Juan Pampin & James Coupe. An interactive art installation, Sanctum employs surveillance systems to generate cinematic narratives with social media content that matches the demographic profile of passers-by. Sanctum seeks to investigate the narrative potential of social media while raising important and provocative questions about the conflicting imperatives emerging in our culture as we promote and embrace ever-more-intrusive electronic media, while still cherishing traditional notions of privacy. Showing through 4 November 2015.

#SocialMedium @ Frye
Pan Gonkai @ Frye
This fall the Frye Art Museum is featuring:  
"#Social Medium." This fall, the Frye Founding Collection is crowd-curated. The most Liked paintings are being shown in the galleries along with the names and comments of more than 4,000 people from around the globe who voted on social media for their favorite paintings. Show runs through 4 January 2015. 
"Withered Lotus Cast in Iron" by Pan Gonkai. A contemporary master of ink painting, Pan Gongkai prepares large-scale compositions without interruption, in sessions that often last more than twelve hours. He views this physically demanding process as a key performative element of his work. For his exhibition at the Frye Art Museum, Pan has created a large-scale, site-specific ink painting which will extend the entire length of the museum’s largest gallery. Show runs through 18 January 2015.  
The Frye also hosts an art lecture series every Thursday night. 

With this much going on, you couldn't possibly complain that there's nothing to do in Seattle!

Support your local art scene! Cheers.

~ BCDuncan

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