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February 14 Events

February 14, 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 Limited spots left

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 14, 8:00 pm, 415 Westlake

The Aizuri Quartet: 2019 Grammy Nominees

The Aizuri Quartet has taken the classical music scene by storm, garnering top prizes at the prestigious M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition (2018) and receiving a Grammy nomination for their album, Blueprinting

Antonín Dvořák Selections from Cypresses

Lembit Beecher  These Memories May Be True

Rhiannon Giddens At the Purchaser’s Option

Jean Sibelius String Quartet,  “Voces Intimae”

Komitas Vartabed Armenian Folk Songs (selections)

Each selection  of the program is used to carefully  craft a heartfelt letter addressed to the space deeply nestled within our hearts, minds, and memories  we call “home.” Intimate love songs by Dvořák (arranged for string quartet) and the nostalgic, soulful folk songs by Armenian composer Komitas Vartabed serve as  bookends for the program, each containing a deep expression of homeland. Beecher’s These Memories May Be True was inspired by fragments of Estonian culture, songs and stories passed down to him by his grandmother that create, according to the composer, a “sense of something beautiful that has been lost in the wash of time.” Rhiannon Giddens depicts the  visceral tragedy of a young woman and her child being sold as slaves in her work “At the Purchaser’s Option,” and is juxtaposed by Sibelius’ expression of psychological anguish and longing for serenity in “Voces Intimae.”

Aizuri Quartet: Emma Frucht, violin • Miho Saegusa, violin • Ayane Kozasa, viola • Karen Ouzounizan, cello

Ticket Link: https://www.emeraldcitymusic.org/upcoming-shows/aizuri-quartet-seattle

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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Bluebill

Boeing’s first plane flies from Lake Union in 1916