South Lake Union
Events Calendar

June 18 Events

June 18, 6:00 pm, The Center for Wooden Boats

Beers at the Boathouse

Join us for a night out on the Boathouse deck for drinks, food, music, and boats! It’s also a great night to watch Duck Dodge! Admission is $30 for Non-members and $20 for CWB Members.

Entry includes two drink tickets OR one hour free boat rental and food.

Last boat out at 6:45pm.

Happy Hour beer & wine – featuring Seapine Brewing Company and other libations

DJ Radish – local Seattle DJ spinning classic vinyl hits all night!

Manu’s Tacos – serving up fresh tacos and ceviche!

Non-members will have the option to purchase discounted memberships that day only ($40/individual and $60/household membership)

June 18, 10:00 am, Day One Playfield

Denny Regrade Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market was founded on August 17, 1907 to provide Seattle citizens direct access to local producers. That first day, farmers arrived with wagons chock full of produce and a grand tradition in public markets was born. Today, we are proud to continue the Meet the Producer tradition, with Washington farmers selling their fresh produce and specialty farm products to shoppers year round. This summer, join us at our Denny Regrade farmers markets at the Day One Playfield each Tuesday this summer and participate in a century-old tradition!

June 18, 6:30 pm, School of Visual Concepts

Tackling the Unintended Consequences of Design

Cheryl will take us back to 1993 when Jurassic Park was released and we all had a good laugh (and a good scare) about technology run amok. It turns out the unintended consequences of raptor reincarnation may be the perfect metaphor for some of the gigantic disasters technology is now unleashing on the world. She’ll cover some of the more notable mishaps and, more importantly, what we as designers must do to make sure our work doesn’t come burdened with any unintended evils.

Free class.  No prerequisites required.  Sign up here.

May 31 - August 3, Winston Wachter

Peter Gronquist SEARCHER

Peter Gronquist is a multimedia, multidisciplinary artist. If you ask one to “describe the work,” the answer is never simple. Gronquist uses ceramics, painting, VR, 3d printing and video to express a common thread of exploration. For Gronquist, it is the endless possibilities in the creation of art that interests him most. He has no rules and does not tie himself to any outside expectations. In his exhibition Searcher, Gronquist explores light as an added material to his paintings. Using Plexiglas as part of the work rather than protection for it, he plays with the way light is reflected and projected off the matte surface of the paintings. His paintings seem to glow from within. Further playing with the sense of what is and what is not, Gronquist adds led lighting to some but not to others. With each painting we are compelled to stop and absorb.

Alongside his paintings Gronquist shares his series “A Visual History of the Invisible.” In these works he again uses a natural element, air, to express his curiosity. This series attempts to capture the shapes and constant presence of the wind. His large-scale outdoor fabric installations are filmed digitally, creating a mesmerizing presentation of the rhythm of the wind. Smaller scale fabrics are caught mid flow and preserved in resin and silver nitrate. The forms play with both light and air. They are Gronquist’s limitlessness encapsulated. The wonder of the natural world is clear throughout the Searcher.

Born 1979 in the United States, Peter Gronquist lives and works in Portland, OR. He attended the School of Visual Art New York and received a BA in painting from San Francisco Art Institute in 2001. He has exhibited in New York, London, Miami. Peter’s work has been published in GQ Magazine, Hyperallergic, Wired and he was recently named one of the top 15 new artists to collect by Business Insider.


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