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June 19 Events

June 19, 6:30 pm, Cuoco

Cuoco's Pasta Classes with Stan - Gnocchi

Cuoco’s intimate pasta classes are returning this summer! Each class will feature the art of making fresh, delectable pasta with our very own expert pasta chef, Stan! Stan has decided on a fun variety of pasta styles and shapes to be featured (listed below) so feel free to pick one – or a few – and become expert pasta makers and eaters! Learn about technique, recipes and partake in a hands-on demonstration before returning to the dining room for a 3-course family dinner, featuring your own pasta! Wine and a take-home portion of your pasta is included.

*Please note, pasta types (per class date) are subject to change. Tickets are non-refundable. No physical tickets will be sent, but upon purchase, an email confirmation will be sent. For more information, please contact Scott Whited at scottw@tomdouglas.com or 206.971.0710.

Click here for tickets; $65 per person.

June 19, 7:30 pm, School of Visual Concepts

Site Unseen: The 60-Second Portfolio Review

Our panelists will share what they look for in a UX, visual design, and art direction portfolio, and why the first impression is absolutely critical to getting further consideration. They’ll also share some examples of portfolios that truly hit the mark. Then, in what promises to be a potentially disastrous experiment, you can submit your URL, and the panel will do a live, unrehearsed 60-second analysis of your website.

Panelists include:

Brooks B. Whitehead, Lead Design Recruiter, Amazon Nabeel Chowdhury, VP and General Manager, 24 Seven Miranda Wilimczyk, Creative Recruiter, Allovus Michael Hinnant, Director of Experience Design, Filter

Free class.  No prerequisites required.  Sign up here.

June 19, 6:30 pm, Museum of History and Industry

History Café: Poetry & Music from the Queer Native Diaspora

Contemporary discussions about queer history often “unsee” Native people, even when talking about race.

Indigenous artists fabian romero (Purépecha) and raktahcú reewaki (Pawnee and Athabascan) use poetry and music to see Native queer people in the city of Seattle, still the land of Coast Salish peoples.

Learn how their collaboration and work expands what Seattle queer history means by weaving together the topics of diaspora, borders, race, and ongoing settler colonialism.

For disability accommodations, please contact programs@mohai.orgtwo weeks prior to the event.

Location: MOHAI Café

Cost: Free

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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