South Lake Union
Events Calendar

December 13 Events

December 13, 6:00 pm, School of Visual Concepts

Impressions: SVC's Designer in Residence & Letterpress Sale

Part lecture, part reading, and most definitely a celebration, this evening with Washington State Poet Laureate, Claudia Castro Luna, will mark the conclusion of her two-year term as SVC’s designer in residence. Claudia will share what she’s learned during her residency, and read from her project — a letterpress printed book about the Columbia River, entitled One River, a Thousand Voices. The poem celebrates the river’s energy, beauty and power, while honoring the resilience of Native people who have lived along its banks for millennia. In addition, Claudia will pass the baton to next year’s SVC designer in residence, studio and public artist, Kristen Ramirez.

6-7pm View gallery show and holiday letterpress pop up 7-8pm Claudia Castro Luna talk and reading from One River, a Thousand Voices 8pm Meet SVC’s 2020-2021 designer in residence, Kristen Ramirez 8-9pm Celebration and letterpress pop up sales continue

Free Event.

December 13, 10:00 am, 400 Fairview

Holiday Pop-Up Market

Join 400 Fairview for a Holiday Pop-Up Market!

Featuring local businesses and live music

•         Shop and support local businesses

•         Join Coach Anna W.  for a complimentary fitness workout between 12:00pm-1:00pm

•         Enjoy live jazz music performed by a local High School Jazz Quartet between 4:00pm-6:00pm

When:  Friday, December 13th 10:00am – 6:00pm

Where:  400 Fairview Ave North

December 13, 6:00 pm, The Center for Wooden Boats

2019 Christmas Ships Parade Party

A fundraiser for The Center for Wooden Boats (CWB), which is dedicated to creating equitable access to empowering maritime experiences.

GOAL: Toast the season AND raise $15,000 in support of CWB programs

Join us for the Christmas Ships Parade – a Northwest favorite since 1949! We’ll enjoy a reception with hors d’oeuvres and drinks, a Christmas Shop, and Santa before we launch boats from the docks to join the shimmering Christmas Ships Parade with choir. Return to hot beverages, roasted chestnuts, and a special message from our Board of Trustees. Kids welcome!

Suggested donation for registering is $150 per person; register here

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

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 13, 8:00 pm, Raisbeck Hall

(R)EVOLUTION The Senior Cabaret

Senior Musical Theater Ensemble
Directed by Timothy McCuen Piggee
Music Direction by Claire Marx

December 11-13, 8:00pm
Raisbeck Performance Hall

Free + 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

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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