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February 12 Events

February 12, 6:30 pm, kakao

Kitchen Table Conversations: Unpacking Indigenous Issues

A space to examine settler-Indigenous relations in our region, engage with literary and expressive arts created by Indigenous peoples, and learn how to become an ally of Indigenous rights. Discussion topics include: Recognizing the Duwamish, and What is a Land Acknowledgment Anyway? Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, and contemporary Native arts.

Facilitated by Lydia Heberling, instructor of English and American Indian and Indigenous Studies at UW.

Snacks, wine, and hot beverages provided. More food and drinks available for purchase in the café.

Have questions? Want to let us know you’re coming?


“On Consenting to Learn in Public,” from the blog Native Appropriations by Cherokee scholar Adrienne Keene

Also check out Keene’s fabulous podcast, which she co-produces with Upper Skagit photographer Matika Wilbur, All My Relations

“Whose Land Am I On?” 

February 12, 12:00 pm, Capital One Café

Spend Well. Live Well.

Looking to curb spending without feeling like you’re sacrificing everything? You’ve come to the right place. In this class, a Money Coach will help you assess your current financial situation—and think through where you want it to go. We’ll explore what’s holding you back from achieving your financial goals, and strategies and “life-hacks” to become a more conscientious spender. Space is limited.

Money Coaches are not financial advisors, or accountants, or tax specialists. Materials have been prepared by Capital One for instructional and educational purposes ONLY. The information provided is not intended to encourage any lifestyle or changes without careful consideration and consultation with a qualified professional. Not intended to provide legal, investment, or financial advice or to indicate the availability or suitability of any Capital One product or service to your unique circumstances. For specific advice about your unique circumstances, you may wish to consult a qualified professional.

No sign up required. Can’t wait to see you!

January 11 - February 28, Winston Wachter

Philip Govedare: New Works

Winston Wächter Fine Art Seattle is pleased to announce our first solo exhibition with artist Philip Govedare, in our West Gallery, opening January 11th, 1-3pm. Philip Govedare creates intricate, layered landscapes that are suggestive of a complex narrative of natural forms and human intervention. His paintings elicit questions about our role in nature and how our activity has reshaped the earth’s surface.

“My work is a response to landscape that is vast in scale and inspires the imagination to contemplate our place in the world, what came before us and what lies ahead. While my paintings may elicit questions about our role in nature and the transformation of the earth’s surface, they are above all, a celebration of the beauty and mystery of the earth and the natural world we inhabit.”  – Philip Govedare

Philip Govedare earned his BFA from San Francisco Art Institute and his MFA from Tyler School of Art/Temple University in Philadelphia. He has exhibited widely in the US and in Europe and his awards include an individual artist fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award in painting, and a Fellowship in Visual Arts from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. His work is on display in a permanent installation in Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam. Most recently, Govedare’s work was shown in the SURGE Exhibition at the Museum of Northwest Art, and the Bellingham National 2019-Water’s Edge: Landscapes for Today where he was awarded 1st prize. Govedare’s work has crossed disciplines into geography and environmental science, and his collaborations include the American Association of Geographers, the Nature Conservancy, and the UW College of the Environment scientists addressing the issue of climate change and our role as a force of nature in the Anthropocene. Govedare is a Professor of art at the University of Washington.

January 28 - March 10, Winston Wachter

Jessica Cantlin: Latitude

Winston Wächter Fine Art is pleased to announce Jessica Cantlin’s first main gallery solo exhibition, Latitude.

Photographer and travel writer Jessica Cantlin ventures to remote locations of the globe, capturing the striking beauty of areas most of us will never visit. Her endless sense of wonder and dedication to the road not taken creates dramatic narratives in her work where weather, land, light and sky act as characters and guides. By documenting the simultaneous peacefulness and dramatic tension of these tenuous regions, Cantlin helps us appreciate and respect the power and importance of the natural world. Cantlin’s imagery reminds us of the fragility of the earth and of the urgency to confront climate change, and all we stand to lose.

The works included in Latitude are from the artist’s recent travels to Iceland and Lençóis Maranhenses, Brazil.  A stark contrast in location, Cantlin’s photographs explore the ephemeral quality of light and color in regions that are susceptible to dramatic and transient weather conditions. As part of her continuing study of the role that weather plays in how we experience the landscape, these photographs act as witness to the sublime beauty found in some of these most vulnerable environments.

Jessica Cantlin is a fine art photographer and writer. After leaving her career as a successful attorney she searched for ways to “feed her wanderlust.” By creating the popular blog under the same name, Cantlin is able to document her travels and share her experiences with the hope of inspiring others to appreciate the beauty surrounding them.

February 12, 10:00 am, School of Visual Concepts

Pushing Creativity: Tools for Tapping Your Full Potential

This workshop will explore experimental methods of getting out of your comfort zone and generating fresh, innovative thinking. The point is to release your inner potential so you can push your work further and smarter. Expect a very interactive day as we cover these topics:

Understanding the purpose and value of creativity Tips and tools for thinking out of the box Ways to hone inspiration and make it a real solution Methods for getting inspired How the design process can be an ally instead of the enemy Choosing the right time, place, and conditions for optimal creativity

*Lunch is provided. Hot, cold, gluten free and vegetarian selections available.

Purchase the $425 registration here.

January 26 - March 28, MadArt

Ian McMahon Exhibit

Ian McMahon received his MFA in Sculpture and Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University and his BFA in Ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship; a New York Foundation of the Arts Artist Fellowship; and the Virginia Groot Foundation Fellowship. From mobile tractor-trailers to abandoned warehouses and galleries, McMahon’s work confronts and transforms both unconventional and conventional spaces. His sculptures challenge the permanence of art and place through performative and material-focused temporal constructions. Currently living in Newburgh, New York he is also the co-founder and co-director of the Belfry, an artist-run exhibition venue. McMahon’s work has been shown both nationally and internationally at venues including Crane Arts, Philadelphia; The Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland; Pierogi Boiler Room, New York; G-Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.; Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts, Omaha; Suyama Space, Seattle; T & H Gallery, Boston, Tang Contemporary, Beijing, China; Practice Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA; among others.


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