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November 9 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.

November 8-11, Cinerama

A Few Good Films: Military Film Series


With Veterans’ Day quickly approaching, we wanted to celebrate all those who have served with a series of films grounded in military history. Our latest film series, A Few Good Films: Military Film Series opens on November 8 and runs through to Veterans’ Day on November 11. More on that in a moment.


A curated list of some of the best films in military history, this film series kicks off with a bang through two Stanley Kubrick classics, Dr. Strangelove and Full Metal Jacket. From there, our series spans a number of different periods in history with the Civil War, Vietnam War and World War II all included.

The series concludes on Monday, November 11, Veterans’ Day with two extremely powerful films: The Hurt Locker and Saving Private Ryan. We’re proud to announce that for both of those screenings, we’ll be offering one free popcorn (of any size) to anyone with a valid military ID, as a small thank you to the unbelievable sacrifice made by those who have served.

So please, join us at Seattle Cinerama and experience some of the finest examples of military films that has Hollywood has produced. The full list of films can be found below. Tickets for A FEW GOOD FILMS: MILITARY FILM SERIES ARE ON SALE NOW.

Dr. Stranglove, 11/8, 5:15pm Full Metal Jacket, 11/8, 8:15pm Glory, 11/9, 3:30pm Apocalypse Now: Final Cut, 11/9, 7:00pm The Deer Hunter, 11/10, 12:00pm Platoon, 11/10, 4:30pm Born of the Fourth of July, 11/10, 8:00pm The Hurt Locker, 11/11, 2:30pm Saving Private Ryan, 11/11, 6:00pm

Over and out.

November 7 - December 21, Winston Wachter

Digital Perspectives: Maja Petric, Etsuko Ichikawa & Peter G

Winston Wachter Fine Art is excited to announce Digital Perspectives, an exhibition of digital works by Maja Petric, Etsuko Ichikawa and Peter Gronquist. Each of these artists embraces the digital medium as a way to reflect on our relationship to the natural world. Each invites the audience to join the conversation in these imagined realms, through AI interactive experiences, narrative, futuristic, social commentary and looping, meditative desert landscapes. All three artists ask us to take pause and consider the world we share.

Inspired by her nationally exhibited immersive installation We Are All Made of Light, Maja Petric has created a more intimate and personal interactive experience, where the viewer is a singular figure moving throughout simulated nature. In her new work, Particle Attraction multiple environments depict abstracted landscapes, such as water, earth and air. Interactivity is used to mirror the silhouette of a person viewing the piece and animates their reflection to appear as if they are emerging from the represented landscape. Through the use of AI, Petric is able to simulate the harmonious relationship with nature that so many of us strive for.

Etsuko Ichikawa continues her conversation about nuclear waste, what we chose to leave behind and how we differ from previous cultures with concern to future generations. Murmurings of Love depicts a futuristic heroine smashing an ancient vessel created out of uranium glass, a byproduct of nuclear energy. The figure wears protective clothing and is masked, while almost carelessly smashing the toxic vessel she presents. This is reflection not only on our relationship with nature, but also the thoughtlessness in which today’s world considers our global impact.

A Visual History of the Invisible 2 by Peter Gronquist is soothing and hypnotic digital installation. A single, oversized piece of gold fabric flaps weightlessly in the wind, set against the bright blue sky, seemingly untethered. The large square ripples and moves yet remains suspended high above the quiet mountains below. The peaceful sound of the wind paired with gentle movements and reflections of light, create a quiet moment demonstrating the simple beauty found in nature.

November 9, 10:00 am, School of Visual Concepts

Fearless Drawing Workshop

Many people see drawing as a kind of mini-super-power — something a precious few are born with, and the rest aren’t. This is simply not the case. Virtually everyone can draw, but the doubt surrounding this innate ability keeps us from taking the right path. “Fearless Drawing” will help you get past this challenge so that your effort will go toward building an ability to dispassionately see the three-dimensional world around you and then more easily capture that on your two-dimensional drawing pad. Worrying less about a series of drawings skills, and focusing more on drawing exercises that enhance this mindset is the key. Bottom line is that drawing should be about joy, not worry or doubt – you’ll feel that. The bonus is that this drawing mindset is the same mindset for creative conceptualizing. When you need big ideas about almost any subject, start drawing.

Required supply list:

18” x 24” newsprint – at least 30 sheets – something like “Strathmore Mega Newsprint” 4 to 6 Charcoal pencils – something like “General’s Charcoal 557-6B ex. Soft” 4 to 6 charcoal sticks 1/4 x 3/8 x 3” – something like “General’s Compressed Charcoal Sticks” an eraser

*Lunch is included

Purchased $285 registration here.

November 7 - December 21, Winston Wachter

Susan Dory Exhibit: Exotic Mass

Winston Wächter Fine Art Seattle is pleased to announce a new solo exhibition of work by painter Susan Dory. As Dory explains, the title for this new body of work, Exotic Mass, is taken from “a term in particle physics, roughly thought to be some form of unknown, exotic subatomic particles not categorizable, within the realm of dark matter.” In relation to her work, Dory uses the term to describe her painting compositions, which are built up of precariously balanced forms that stack and tip onto one another to create large, beautifully composed geometric (exotic) masses.

Susan Dory draws inspiration for her work from a myriad of ideas, subjects and visual information. Color is perhaps the most obvious of these subjects, as she relates to Joseph Albers’s idea that color is relational and that certain colors respond and change when juxtaposed with one another.

The natural landscape and the marking of time continue to be sources of compositional inspiration for Dory.  The forms and movement in her paintings evolve as she explores and studies the topography of the earth.  Geological formations, masses of rocks, the negative space and craggy forms of Gongshi rocks, the amorphous shapes of the desert plant llareta – just a few of the things that inform Dory’s work in abstract ways.  The resulting paintings are concerned with color, balance, weight and an interweaving composition built upon heavily layered paint. These overlapping shapes create a layering effect that consequently serve as a visual document of time. This layering process not only allows viewers to see through one shape and into another, it also creates a distinct, tactile quality to the pristine surfaces of her paintings.

Susan Dory’s work has been collected and exhibited nationally in public and corporate collections including the Tacoma Art Museum, the Art in Embassies Program, Microsoft, Nordstrom and the City of Seattle Arts Collection.

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”

November 2 - January 26, Museum of History and Industry

Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation

Created by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation at MOHAI Nov. 2, 2019- Jan. 26, 2020, explores the rich heritage and diverse contributions of Indian immigrants and their descendants in the United States.

The exhibit’s presentation at MOHAI will also include insights into the Northwest’s Indian American community, highlighting key moments in our region’s history and compelling stories of Northwest Indian American pioneers.


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