South Lake Union
Events Calendar

December 6 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 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

December 6, 4:00 pm, Denny Park

Snow Days 2019 Grand Opening Party

Ramp up your holiday spirit with Snow Days Grand Opening Celebration! You, your friends, and your family – this event is suitable for all ages and is completely FREE to attend.  The Opening Party is Friday, December 6th from 4pm-9pm. The lights display however, is on every evening from December 6th, 2019 to January 20th, 2020!

BEER GARDEN (21+)

Our Snow Bar is the perfect place to cozy up with a few drinks! Our heated tent space and winter-themed cocktails will warm you right up. Sponsored by Diageo & our non-profit partner, One Reel.

WINTER MARKET

Get all your holiday goodies here! From handmade crafts by local artists & makers to delicious snacks & treats – there’s plenty to explore. Here’s a chance to shop local and support some great small businesses!
Interested in vending at our event? Apply here.

FOOD TRUCKS

After a long day playing out in the snow, nothing beats a hot, cozy meal! Our selection of food trucks are here for any hungry visitors.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

It’s not a party without live performances from local artists, a DJ, AND surprise live entertainment (maybe some winter fairies!) throughout the evening. We’ll also have our signature giant inflatable snow globe photo booth again for a one-of-a-kind photo op!

 

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.

December 6, 12:00 pm, School of Visual Concepts

Letterpress: Create at Lunch

One day’s not nearly enough time to learn the intricacies of letterpress, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had when you stick to basics and shoot from the hip — especially when you have an experienced letterpress instructor giving you help and inspiration. Whether you’re new to letterpress or know the lay of a type case like the back of your hand, you’ll enjoy playing with SVC’s collection of wood type and imagery, experimenting both on and off press with hand-inking and overprinting. And here’s another bonus: You can apply the tuition from this lunch workshop towards SVC’s 10-week evening Introduction to Letterpress class. So now you have one more reason to come learn these skills and more:

How to select the right typeface Printing with pre-carved linocut images Mixing inks to create the desired hue Best way to hand-ink a form The delightful effects of imprecise registration Operating a hand proofing press

Purchase $95 registration here.

December 6, 10:00 am, Cornish College of the Arts

Scores of Sound

December 4-6
10:00am-10:00pm Daily

Including Unsilent Night, a sonic walking meditation through Capitol Hill (December 6).

Free and Open to the Public

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.

December 6 - January 20, Denny Park

Snow Days 2019

SHORTER NIGHTS, BRIGHTER LIGHTS!

Experience Snow Day’s immersive lighting display in Denny Park, on display for the public from December 6th, 2019 to January 20th, 2020. With over 300,000 lights decorating the park, visiting this festive installation is a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday season!

Don’t miss out on our Grand Opening Party on Friday, December 6th from 4pm-9pm!

Additional details here.

PRESENTED BY AMAZON & VULCAN REAL ESTATE

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”

December 6, 5:30 pm, REI

REI Pinnacle and Pints

What’s better than an evening of climbing? Grabbing a beer afterwards, of course! REI’s got you covered for both during our REI Pinnacle & Pints outing. Your evening will start at the REI Climbing Pinnacle where we’ll provide all the gear you need and an expert REI host/belayer. After climbing, we’ll conclude our evening with a short walk to one of our favorite local watering holes where we’ll relax as REI pays for the first round. The Climbing Pinnacle has routes for beginners and experts alike, so whether you’re brand-spanking new to climbing or climb every week, this is a great way to break the monotony of your weekday routine. So, what’s better than climbing and brews? How about climbing, brews and a Klean Kanteen Pint Cup to go home with? We got you covered there too. Age: 21+ (Photo I.D. required).

Member price: $39 Non-member price: $59

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height of the climbing wall at REI flagship store