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March 28 Events

March 27 - April 13, South Lake Union

Our Hearts Live Here - KCTS 9 Initiative

At KCTS 9, we believe that our COMMUNITY is our greatest strength in times of adversity. The novel coronavirus has significantly changed the ways we interact with our family, friends and neighbors. In an effort to spread some joy during the difficult moment we’re all living in, we’re launching the OUR HEARTS LIVE HERE initiative. In the coming weeks, we’ll seek out and promote ways to safely bring our community together, something that’s core to our mission.

This weekend, we challenge you to decorate your outdoor space – front porch, patio, windows, etc. – to bring joy to your neighbors as they walk by. This could be fun or silly set-ups using whatever holiday decorations you have on hand, words of encouragement to those working on the front lines of the pandemic, or whatever inspires you during this time of social distancing.

Show off your work by using #Ourheartslivehere and tagging @KCTS9. Beginning next week, we’ll select some of our favorite submissions to be featured in segments that will air on KCTS 9 and shared out with our social media channels.

Finally, please share this with your family, friends and neighbors! The more people who participate the more we show we’re all in this together.

Here’s how to participate:

1)     To be officially considered, fill out this form and include your name, e-mail and photo of your display. Use the hashtag #Ourheartslivehere to share your work with the community.

2)      Use materials that you already have at home. Holiday decorations, sidewalk chalk, recycled materials cardboard, etc. The more sustainable the better!

3)    Post the KCTS 9 flyer with your display so people passing by know that you are participating and where to get more information. Don’t have a printer at home? No problem. Just hand-write a sign that says “We’re participating in #Ourheartslivehere with KCTS 9!”

4)      All residential spaces are permitted including porches, balconies, windows, etc.

5)      Follow all social distancing guidelines and stay at least 6 feet away from anyone who doesn’t live in your residence.

Our favorite submissions will be featured in spots aired on KCTS 9. Celebrity and/or staff judges will determine those selected.  We may send a producer to your house to take some video of your display. Those selected will be contacted via e-mail by Monday, April 13, 2020.

March 18 - April 28, Winston Wachter

MATT GAGNON: MATERIAL MEMORIES

Winston Wächter Fine art is excited to announce our first solo exhibition with artist, architect and designer Matt Gagnon. Gagnon’s Light Stack sculptures are an ongoing exploration of the artist’s fascination with the transformative quality of light, and how materials and surroundings impacts theses changes. His totemic works incorporate oak, pine, concrete, brass, polished aluminum and painted MDF. Each layered piece offers an interaction with the central lighting source, “holding” and defining the light in a unique way. 

Gagnon believes that everyone approaches a material with their own associations and biases. He suggests that individual combinations and proportions of color and material contain traces or allusions to spaces or memories. The assembled whole is fragmented and ever-changing, and our thoughts and memories are colored by the physical context in which we live.

Gagnon studied architecture at Cornell University before joining the studios of Gaetano Pesce and Frank Gehry. He has taught design at Otis College of Art, Parsons School of Constructed Environments and has been invited to speak at Savannah College of Art and Design, Woodbury School of Architecture, City College of New York and University of Central Oklahoma. He has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Metropolis, Surface, Interior Design and Dwell. Additionally, Gagnon has been commissioned by Peter Marino (for Chanel and Louis Vuitton), MTV, The Four Seasons and Ritz Carlton hotel groups, Google and NASA’s Deep Space Network facility in Pasadena, CA.

March 28, 12:00 pm, Museum of History and Industry

Maker Day: Making Puppets

Join Half Pint Puppets as they show us how to create puppets out of fleece, fur, and other fun odds and ends!

MOHAI Maker Days explore what it takes to be an innovator. Join us on the last Saturday of each month for a drop-in event that features Seattle’s most innovative makers. From art to crafts to technology–come explore the endless possibilities of maker culture.

Location: MOHAI

Cost: Included with museum admission / Free for MOHAI members

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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