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Events Calendar

November 19 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 15-20, Cinerama

The Irishman at Cinerama

Martin Scorsese is back in what is being called one of his best films yet.

The Irishman, an epic mobster saga starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci is Scorsese’s latest. A Netflix film, The Irishman is playing exclusively at Cinerama in Seattle (11/15-11/20) so don’t miss your chance to see this his latest on the big screen!

November 16 - December 21, Winston Wachter

Christopher Boffoli Exhibit

OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY 11/16/19 FROM 1-3PM

Christopher Boffoli’s “Big Appetite” photography series combines miniature, hand-painted figurines with staged arrangements of food and beverages to create clever vignettes. Inspired by an unusual combination of magazine food photography and the 18th Century fable “Gulliver’s Travels,” Boffoli explores how inverting the proportions of people and their surroundings creates unexpected points of interest. These creative scenes evoke an uncanny likeness to the world at large. Boffoli also uses language to enhance the photographic narratives by selecting tongue-in-cheek titles that draw on old adages, colloquial sayings, and witty repartees, adding another level of interest to the work.

Christopher Boffoli is a Seattle-based photographer, artist, writer and filmmaker. With a background in literature and writing, Boffoli travels the world writing and photographing his travels through documentary and editorial photography and video. Christopher Boffoli’s work has been published in more than 80 countries around the world. His photography can be found in galleries and private collections in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.

All images are available in the following sizes (subject to prior sale):

12 x 18 inches, Edition of 30
24 x 36 inches, Edition of 30
32 x 48 inches, Edition of 3
48 x 72 inches, Edition of 3

Custom sizes may be available upon request

November 19, 4:30 pm, Flatstick Pub - South Lake Union

2nd Annual Flatstick Pub Classic

Join us at Flatsticks Pub’s South Lake Union location for an indoor, mini golf & Duffleboard tournament!

This fundraising tournament benefits the SLU Chamber with a portion of the proceeds going to Immanuel Community Services, whose mission is to alleviate the effects of poverty, hunger, homelessness, and addiction by providing community-based social services to those in need. Join us in supporting this great local nonprofit!

As this event is nearing Thanksgiving, we will also be hosting a winter warmth drive supporting Immanuel Community Services. Your team members can bring socks, hand warmers, foot warmers, gloves, coats with hoods & sweatpants which will all be donated. These items are in big need as the months turn colder!

Check-In & networking from 4:30-5:30; Shotgun Start at 5:30

Events Ends: 7:30pm

Win Prizes for:
-Lowest Team Score
-Highest Team Score
-Individual Closest to the Pin
-Best Team Spirit

Receive:
Discounted Lifetime membership with Flatstick Pub – Seattle – South Lake Union! All attendees will be able to snag a Flatstick pub membership the day of event at 30% off for only $50!!

Sign Up:
Teams can have up to 5 people. Scores will be tallied as an average of all players scores. Each person receives 1 drink ticket. Food by Ethan Stowell will be available for purchase along with additional beverages. Get ready to experience a mini golf game like no other, including Flatstick’s signature game of Duffleboard, a mix between mini golf and shuffleboard! Sponsorships available at checkout for hole, bar, and presenting sponsors. Have your company recognized and put out swag for all attendees!

Register here.

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 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

Lure

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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