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Events Calendar

February 19 Events

February 19, 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?
Email hello@kakaoseattle.com

OTHER RESOURCES:

“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 19, 6:30 pm, Cuoco

CUOCO'S PASTA CLASSES WITH STAN - Potato Gnocchi

“Life is a combination of magic & pasta.” – Federico Fellini

Cuoco’s intimate pasta classes are returning this summer! Each class will feature the art of making fresh, delectable pasta with our very own expert pasta chef, Stan! Stan has decided on a fun variety of pasta styles and shapes to be featured (listed below) so feel free to pick one – or a few – and become expert pasta makers and eaters! Learn about technique, recipes and partake in a hands-on demonstration before returning to the dining room for a 3-course family dinner, featuring your own pasta! Wine and a take-home portion of your pasta is included.

$65 tickets can be purchased here.

*Please note, pasta types (per class date) are subject to change. Tickets are non-refundable. No physical tickets will be sent, but upon purchase, an email confirmation will be sent. For more information, please contact Scott Whited at scottw@tomdouglas.com or 206.971.0710.

February 19, 6:30 pm, REI

Snowshoe Avalanche Awareness

Recognition of avalanche danger is an essential and potentially lifesaving skill for snowshoers and other winter recreationalists. This class introduces and explains where and why avalanches occur and provide a basic approach to managing risk. Learn to access local avalanche bulletins and weather reports, recognize basics signs of avalanche danger, and learn simple ways to help avoid avalanche danger.  This is a free class.

February 19, 6:30 pm, Museum of History and Industry

History Café: What Bus Lines Tell Us About Seattle

Join artist, author, and bus driver Nathan Vass as he discusses the world of passenger interaction on Seattle’s city buses.

Vass will share new stories alongside some of the more notorious moments detailed in his bestselling book, The Lines that Make Us: Stories from Nathan’s Bus.

Together these slices of humanity record what history so often leaves out: everyday life.

For disability accommodations, please contact programs@mohai.org two weeks prior to the event.

Location: MOHAI

Cost: Free

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.

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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Boeing’s first plane flies from Lake Union in 1916