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April 2018

“Before Flowers” An Exhibition By Jeffrey Rakien Nomura

April 13 @ 8:00 am - December 13 @ 5:00 pm
Form/Space Atelier
FREE

With Before Flowers, Form/Space Atelier, as an organizing principle, presents Jeffrey Rakien Nomura, part of a groundswell of artists in the contemporary period who, having had formal training in art, eschewed the creation of objects, but remaining active in the art world as a whole.  Long periods engaged in actions other than making artwork, a number of trained artists are finding the necessity of rekindling a generative art practice.  These new artists, after reaching significant recognition in the broader realm of art,…

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Living Art of Bonsai: Elements of Design

April 21 @ 8:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm
Pacific Bonsai Museum
FREE

‘Cool!”, ‘Beautiful!,’ ‘Amazing!’: bonsai have universal appeal. But why? What makes them so beautiful? You are invited to experience our 2018 special exhibit, Living Art of Bonsai: Elements of Design, in which we’ll break down major design elements of bonsai art—line, shape, form, space, color, and texture—and explore each element in detail. See how these design elements appear in bonsai, in trees, and in other works of art. Explore the exhibit and discover things you may not have seen before. Opens…

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May 2018

Poetry Garden Art Series

May 9 @ 8:00 am - August 1 @ 5:00 pm
Seattle Center
FREE

Four artists have been commissioned to create temporary interventions in the Seattle Center Poetry Garden to call attention to the unique character of the site, a space designed to ask visual artists to draw inspiration from the written word. The Office of Arts & Culture and the Seattle Center have a 40 year history of partnering to bring permanent and temporary artworks to the Seattle Center campus. In 2015, the two organizations jointly invested in emerging artists by providing training…

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Towards Impressionism: Landscape Painting from Corot to Monet

May 12 @ 10:00 am - August 5 @ 5:00 pm
Frye Art Museum
FREE

Towards Impressionism traces the development of French landscape painting from the schools of Barbizon and Honfleur up to Impressionism, featuring over forty works from the extraordinary collection of the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Reims. Selections from the Frye Art Museum’s own holdings will be incorporated into the show, making this a unique opportunity to situate masterpieces from the collection within their original context.

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in a split second (it happened) Exhibition + Opening Reception

May 15 @ 5:00 pm - August 12 @ 8:00 pm
Hendreen Gallery
FREE

"Danny Jauregui, Dan Paz and Elise Rasmussen are artists who produce original research in forms of video, photography, print and sculpture. In this exhibition, each artist shares a distinct suite of artworks that simultaneously excavates, acknowledges and memorializes a site of invisibilized historical trauma and collective loss. Danny Jauregui shares work from Disguised Ruins and the Piss Elegant/Some Motorcycle series, two bodies of work which trace the psycho-geograph(ies) of Bob Damron’s Address Book, a coded list of queer meeting places in and around Los Angeles…

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June 2018

William Hernandez: Poetic Translations

June 7 @ 5:00 pm - July 28 @ 8:00 pm
ArtXchange
FREE

Portland-based William Hernandez dedicates his show to the imaginary story of two twin brothers, depicted in playful works based on Peruvian folklore and the poems of Christa Kaainoa.

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National Geographic Photo Ark at Woodland Park Zoo

June 12 @ 9:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm
The Woodland Park Zoo
$20

While you're visiting real live zoo animals, take a look at National Geographicphotographer Joel Sartore's animal portraits for NatGeo's Photo Ark, which seeks to document every animal species in captivity.

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Win, Lose, or Drawnk: Art Games in Occidental Square

June 12 @ 4:00 pm - August 28 @ 7:00 pm
Occidental Square
FREE

Join the DRAWNK community of artists every Tuesday throughout the summer for art, games, prizes, and FUN! DRAWNK is a weekly drink & draw that meets up at several Seattle bars. Artists from this group have constructed several beautiful carnival inspired games for you to play and win!

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Lore Reimagined: Shadows Of Our Ancestors

June 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - April 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
The Wing Luke Museum

Join us for our opening as we bring together three artists who have roots in stories and cultural traditions of past generations. Members and special guests are invited to party and preview this latest art exhibition before it opens to the public Friday, June 15th.

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Laser Childish Gambino

June 15 @ 10:30 pm - August 31 @ 5:00 pm
The Pacific Science Center
$14

As part of Summer of Light's hiphop/rap focus, soak in the rebellious young rapper's rhymes and the laser artists' swirly colors.

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