Archive | July, 2009

Looking for job resources for after graduation?

29 Jul

If you’ve recently finished UW with an arts degree of some form, you’re probably working day in and out to find a cool job, or any job, in this tough economy. I recently came across this site, New York Foundation for the Arts, which houses all sorts of valuable information and thought that I would pass it on! If you are considering a move to the east coast, this is a handy resource site.


Bumbershoot is coming up fast! Sept. 5-7

22 Jul

Whether you’re new to Seattle, or have lived here for years, you should check out the Bumbershoot music and arts festival! The festival features music by local and internationally known artist, cool artistic offerings, and fun-packed days. Check out their website for a complete listing of bands and artists, and stop by one of the million of Starbucks in the area to purchase tickets. If you buy them in advance, you’ll save a few bucks, although they can be purchased at the main gate at the event.

63rd annual Bellevue Arts Museum artsfair!! July 24-26

22 Jul

Need a summer activity? Hop a bus to Bellevue this week for the summer arts festival! It’s huge!
Opening day at Bellevue Arts Museum ArtsFair! (Team Photo)-1
Bellevue Arts Museum is once again proud to host the Pacific Northwest’s most prominent, juried arts festival. A treasured community event for over 60 years, the BAM artsfair is the perfect opportunity to engage with some of the finest local, regional and national artists.
BAM artsfair highlights:

* 325 juried exhibitors offering unique, handmade arts & crafts that are hard to find anywhere else. Media include drawing/pastels, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, metal work, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wearables and wood. 90 artists are participating for the first time.

* kidsfair sponsored Overlake Hospital Medical Center featuring over 8,000 square feet of fun, hands-on art activities for children, Billions of Bubbles, Sock Puppets, Museum Passport, Preschool Play, Painting Studio, Tie-Dye Art and all-time favorites Bubbles the Clown and Zany Worms! View all the upcoming activities here >

* Chalk It Up! sponsored by Comcast – a free outdoor chalk activity for children big and small in front of the Museum on 6th Street.

* Brian Major chalk painting: Celebrated chalk artist Brian Major will once again recreate a famous masterpiece in chalk thanks to the generous support of Orthodontic Excellence.

* Special exhibit of Carol Duke Artist Awards of Excellence winners at Bellevue Place from July 20 – 26 (see below for details). *NEW*

* International Origami Exhibit at Lincoln Square and Bellevue Square from July 13 – 26, featuring creations by origami artists from around the world. *NEW*

* Delicious concessions featuring non-profit partners such as Bellevue Rotary, Eastside Shrine Club and the Greater Bellevue Lions Club.

Mandy Greer Performance Piece, Next Thursday

8 Jul

Mater Matrix Mother and Medium

Have you ever seen a performance piece? Come and enjoy a new work by UW graduate Mandy Greer next week at Camp Long! It’s free and open to the public!

Artist Mandy Greer is creating an artwork she will install this summer at Camp Long in West Seattle. Titled Mater Matrix Mother and Medium, the project includes participatory art-making events, the temporary installation of a 200-foot fiber “river” and a dance performance. Mater Matrix Mother and Medium celebrates the splendor of Seattle’s urban creeks and encourages stewardship of essential watersheds.

See the artwork
The temporary installation will take shape at Camp Long from June 15 to July 31. Camp Long is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Greer will install the fiber “river” near the Polliwog Pond, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, June 15 through July 9.

Watch performance at Polliwog Pond
The project includes a performance produced by Greer in collaboration with choreographer and dancer Zoe Scofield. The performance will take place 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 16, near Polliwog Pond.

All events are free and open to the public. Special thanks to Seattle Parks & Recreation.
DATE: Thursday, July 16, 2009 slug-princess1
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
5200 35th Ave. S.W.
INFO: Patricia Hopper
(206) 684-7311

ARC’s Summer Dance at the Center–Featuring choreography of UW faculty member, Betsey Cooper!

8 Jul

Summer Dance at the Center ballet
July 16, 2009 – 8:00 PM
July 17, 2009 – 8:00 PM
July 18, 2009 – 8:00 PM

Known for its strong, versatile dancers and its varied contemporary repertoire, ARC Dance features four world premiers by choreographers Penny Hutchinson (Mark Morris Dance Group), Marie Chong (Artistic Director), Betsy Cooper (Resident Choreographer), and Kirk Midtskog in a July 16–18 program at Seattle Center’s Leo K. Theatre. Also on the bill is a work by California-based choreographer, Mark Haines, which ARC premiered at Meany Hall in 2004.

Please come see this vibrant professional dance company in the beautiful setting of the Leo K. Theatre!
Tickets in advance: $15.00 Student/Sr (65+), $25.00 Adult
At the Door: $20.00 Student/Sr (65+), $28.00 Adult

Available by calling: ARC (206) 352-0798 or online at
Bagley Wright/Leo Kreielsheimer

155 Mercer St
Seattle, WA 98109

Northwest Emerging Artists Series– Opening reception July 14th!

8 Jul

Northwest Emerging Artists
Seattle City Light Portable Works: Part 1– Featuring UW’s recent Ceramics Graduate Kinu Watanabe!

July 1 – September 29
View 42 artworks by 26 emerging Northwest artists. The exhibition includes paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture and ceramics. The featured artworks are part of a larger recent purchase by Seattle City Light totaling 86 artworks by 56 artists. The rest of the artworks will be on display in a second exhibition opening in the gallery in October.

Artist Reception
4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 14
Brief remarks at 5:45 p.m.

Justin Beckman
Leo Berk
Gabriel Brown
Christopher Buenning
Jesse Durost
Tia Factor
RoseAnne Featherston
Geoff Garza
Kevin Haas
Kristina Hagman
Stan Hammer
Ben Hirschkoff
Jenny Hyde
Etsuko Ichikawa
Margo Knight
Scott Kolbo
Counsel Langley
Fulgencio Lazo
Julie Lindell
Hugo Ludeña
Steven Miller
Fred Muran
Melody Owen
Chauney Peck
Jamie Potter
Kinu Watanabe

Seattle City Light’s Portable Works Collection is exhibited throughout City Light’s offices, engaging both employees and the public and creating an interesting and diverse work environment. The purchase was made possible with city 1% for Art funds.


1 Jul

OTHELLO season_othello_main
July 2 – August 2, 2009

Following the acclaimed New York run, Theatre for a New Audience’s production of Othello comes to Intiman Theatre. Director Arin Arbus ignites Seattle’s summer with her adroit sense of storytelling and gift for language. When Othello and Desdemona elope to consummate their undeniable passion, Iago sees his chance to destroy the Moor he secretly hates. Iago convinces Othello his bride is having a tawdry affair with Lieutenant Cassio. Othello becomes enraged, Iago fuels the scandal and Othello’s world comes crashing down. And a handkerchief undoes them all.

Intiman presents the critically acclaimed Theatre for a New Audience production of Othello, one of the best-received stagings of a Shakespeare play in the last decade

“This is among the most sensitively directed, eloquently designed and impeccably acted productions of a Shakespeare tragedy that the city has seen in years… Ms. Arbus allows this most taut and tense of Shakespeare’s tragedies to weave its inexorable spell simply by letting the language breathe and the drama unfold at a quietly accelerating rhythm.” – New York Times

201 Mercer St
Seattle Center
Seattle, WA 98109

When?: Now through August 2nd. Call for tickets: 206.269.1900