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October 26 Events

September 1 - February 1, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Fred Hutch Research Study Exploring the Common Cold

Do you have a lot of colds and wonder why? Do you never get colds? If you are around kids and want to help us answer these questions, please join our study.

Help us understand why some people get sick from the common cold more than others. We are currently recruiting about 200 people to participate in our study. We hope that this study may provide information to help with designing a vaccine for Rhinovirus or for other viruses. Rhinoviruses are responsible for causing 30-50% of common colds.  Some people report getting a lot of colds each year while others report never getting sick.

This study will compare the immune response to the common cold (rhinovirus) between people who feel like they rarely have cold symptoms versus those who have them more often.  We hope that by closely following the body’s specific immune responses in someone who has exposure to the common cold, we can better understand which responses may be required for a successful vaccine against the common cold.

More information can be found here.

October 26, 2:00 pm, Glazer's Camera

Canon Presents: Fine-Art Digital Printing w/ Stephen Johnson

This seminar focuses exclusively on improving your fine-art digital printing, primarily referencing inkjet printers. Concentration will be practical help with inkjet printing with color pigments and black/gray ink combinations on coated and rag papers. Learn from the digital pioneer how he obtains his impressive results during this lecture. We will cover workflow issues, color management, correcting color casts, adjustment layers, custom profile generation, editing and inspection. There being no magic bullet to making good prints, the workshop will also explore old fashioned testing, careful color judgements and interactive honing in on the best print possible. Discussions will also include an exploration of print aesthetics in the digital age What makes for a beautiful print? Do the new possibilities enhance our notion of what photography can be? Are we merely trying to imitate traditional photographic processes? Papers and their printing problems and advantages will be weighed, as well as their visual qualities. $50 registration here.

October 25-31, Cinerama


Get fully into the Halloween season with a visit to Seattle Cinerama this month. “Horrorama!“, a finely-curated selection of the scariest, most ghoulish and delightfully-unnerving films to grace the big screen, opens on October 25.

What better way to jump into the spooky season than with a nice big bag of chocolate popcorn, a friend or significant other’s hand to crush and our massive laser projected screen. They’ll be screening some of the absolute best that the horror genre has given us over the years, going back as far as the classics of the 60s.

For now, here’s the full list of titles, in order, that you can indulge in this Halloween season. Cinerama is looking forward to having you at the theater!

Ghostbusters (1984) – 10/25, 5:15pm The Thing (1982) – 10/25, 8:45pm Psycho (1960) – 10/26, 2:30pm Night of the Living Dead (1968) – 10/26, 11:00pm The Birds – 10/27, 1:30pm A Nightmare on Elm Street – 10/27, 5:00pm The Texas Chain Saw Massacre – 10/27, 8:00pm Halloween (1978) – 10/28, 5:15pm The Exorcist (Extended Director’s Cut) – 10/28, 8:45pm The Evil Dead (1981, 4K with New Score) – 10/29, 5:15pm Midsommar (Director’s Cut) – 10/29, 8:45pm Bram Stoker’s Dracula – 10/30, 9:00pm Voter’s Choice – 10/31, TBD Voter’s Choice – 10/31, TBD

October 26, 12:00 pm, Museum of History and Industry

Maker Day: Mini Monsters

What does it take to make your very own creature creation? Join Mr. Sogs Creatures and find out as they help you create a creature out of cloth!

With options for all ages and skill levels, this monster mash is sure to help you learn new skills and take home new friends.

MOHAI Maker Days explore what it takes to be an innovator. Join us on the last Saturday of each month for a drop-in event that features Seattle’s most innovative makers. From art to crafts to technology–come explore the endless possibilities of maker culture.

Location: MOHAI

Cost: Included with museum admission / Free for MOHAI members

October 26, 1:00 pm, School of Visual Concepts

Getting Started with Brush Lettering Workshop

In this workshop, you’ll learn the essentials of brush lettering through demonstration and lots of hands-on practice. Here’s what you can expect to cover in our half-day together:

The tools and materials you need to get started (we’ll provide them) The correct body mechanics and posture for successful brush lettering How to hold and manipulate your brush Practice creating letterforms and adding flourishes How to revise and refine your lettering How to digitize your brush-lettered art

Tuition $225; enroll here.

September 24 - December 7, MadArt


MadArt presents Lure, a site-specific installation by artists/architects Jennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers of Dream the Combine, in collaboration with Seattle-based artist/engineer Clayton Binkley. Inspired by the interplay of light, people, and the architectural environment of MadArt Studio, Lure explores how the gallery engages with public space. The structure—both object and environment, lure and trap—consists of hovering pathways formed by steel supports and sliding opacities of mesh and plaster. Visitors step from the sidewalk directly into the artwork, instantly becoming immersed in a looping circulatory system that encourages exploration, curiosity, and reciprocal engagement between the form and its audiences.

Open Studio (open during construction/installation):

September 24 – October 17

Tues-Fri 12-5pm

Opening Reception:

October 17 @ 6pm

Exhibition Period:

October 18 – December 7

Tues-Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat 12-5pm

Artist Talk:

Wednesday, October 30 @ 6pm

UW Architecture Hall Room 147

Photo credit: Pablo Enriquez courtesy of MoMA PS1, and the work is titled “Hide and Seek”

September 10 - October 30, Winston Wachter


Winston Wächter Fine Art Seattle is pleased to announce our fifth solo exhibition with painter Tracy Rocca. The inspiration for this body of work comes from Rocca’s extensive travels through the Rocky Mountains with her family – specifically Yellowstone, Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Tetons and Glacier. The compositions are all based on Rocca’s photographs and memories from these family adventures. From each photographic reference point, Rocca then strips away the instantly recognizable details of the landscape in an attempt to present the viewer with a small sense of what it might feel like to be at the foot of the Tetons, or to stand in awe in a deep glacial valley. Rocca’s ethereal, abstract paintings are carefully built up over time to achieve their characteristic luminosity and unique sense of depth. Her painting process is slow and methodical, using layers of oil and pigment to delicately build and blur the paint into soft transitions of color and glowing light. Her blurred images, which are rooted in landscape, seek to soften our attention and create a space where the mind can rest. Through her dreamy compositions, Rocca draws the viewer in to a meditative focus on nature.

Tracy Rocca’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States and is included in the United States Embassies Collection, the Microsoft Art Collection, the Ritz Carlton and the University of New Mexico Collection.


Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Break the ice (and the Seattle Freeze) with group activities in South Lake Union. >>link in profile
Holiday Helpings: ‘Tis the season for giving at YouthCare. >>link in profile
Happy Mediums: Three new exhibits debut in November at Winston Wächter Fine Art Seattle. >>link in profile

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