September 7

Fall Arts and Culture Preview

Cultural highlights of the season

If you’re expecting a dearth of fall events after South Lake Union’s busy summer lineup, think again. Art exhibits, talks, concerts, and more fill the calendar in the coming months. Here are some cultural highlights of the season.

Tosogare/Twilight (The Time of Moonlight, Sunlight and Starlight)
Winston Wachter Fine Art
September 9–October 29
Look for hints of Buddhism, sword making, and other aspects of Japanese heritage in painter Miya Ando’s upcoming solo exhibition. Ando creates meditative landscapes on metal with dye, urethane, and resin. Her creations play with natural light, allowing the perspective of each piece to change with different angles. Free.

In Search of Seattle Style
MOHAI
September 13
MOHAI clothing and textile specialist Clara Berg will give a fashion lecture discussing Seattle’s long and complicated relationship with fashion, covering everything from grunge to gowns, trendsetters, and more. $10 for members; $12 for general public.

Archaeology of Early Seattle Near Pike Place Market and the Seattle Train Tunnel
MOHAI
September 15
Part of MOHAI’s History Café series, this discussion, led by archaeologist Alicia Valentino, will take history buffs back to the area of a 19th century shantytown that would later become one of Seattle’s biggest attractions: Pike Place Market. The talk references photographs, maps, and artifacts that describe a collection of squatter’s cabins that used to exist in the area. Free in the MOHAI Café.

Neddy Artist Awards: 20 Years
Pivot Art + Culture
September 15–October 23
This exhibition will honor the 2016 Neddy Artist Awards finalists alongside previous winners’ work. The Neddy Artist Awards honor of Seattle painter Ned Behnke and provide two annual, unrestricted gifts of $25,000. Attendees can expect a range of contemporary art, including photography, video, ceramics, watercolor, and sculpture.

La Causa—Mexican American Farmworkers Movement
MOHAI
September 17
The Living Voices series at MOHAI live theatrical performances and archival film to tell deeply personal stories. In La Causea, learn about Marta Hernandez, daughter of Mexican-American migrant workers and key player in the 1960s Farm Workers Movement that was a civil rights game changer. Free with museum admission.

Stories of Bay Area Copper, 1900–1950
MOHAI
October 27
Gus Bostrom, antique expert and principal of California Historical Design, will discuss Dirk Van Erp, whose namesake studio made the hops-inspired copper repousse fireplace hood from Rainier Brewing Company’s Mountain Room in 1948. The talk will local metalwork and the American arts and craft movement. $25 for MOHAI and Historic Seattle members; $35 for general public.

Wanderlust
Emerald City Music
September 16
Emerald City Music, a chamber music series bringing together renowned classical musicians for performances in South Lake Union and Olympia, debuts with Wanderlust. This concert features musicians performing of works by Vivian Fung, Samuel Barber, Guillaume Connesson, Gyorgy Ligeti, and Tchaikovsky. $45, price includes one drink.

Dover Quartet
Emerald City Music
October 7
In-demand ensemble Dover Quartet makes its Seattle debut at 415 Westlake with a performance of Beethoven’s early, middle, and late string quartet masterworks. $45, price includes one drink.

Darkness Visible
Emerald City Music
November 11
This classical performance explores the music of artists like Debussy, Ravel, Britten, and Ades and the storied conflicts of the countries they represent:  France and England. $45, price includes one drink.

Boeing Flight Path
MOHAI
Through July 2017
The ongoing exhibit celebrates the 100-year anniversary of Boeing and includes vintage aircraft, one-of-a-kind artifacts, interactive experiences, and more.

Edible City: A Delicious Journey
MOHAI
November 19–September 12, 2017
Seattle’s culinary history is on full display in this featured exhibit at MOHAI. Discover Seattle and its citizens’ relationship with food, how cuisine in the city has evolved, food industries, markets, P-Patches, technology, and much more.

Boeing Flight Path
MOHAI
Through July 2017
The ongoing exhibit celebrates the 100-year anniversary of Boeing and includes vintage aircraft, one-of-a-kind artifacts, interactive experiences, and more.

Edible City: A Delicious Journey
MOHAI
November 19–September 12, 2017
Seattle’s culinary history is on full display in this featured exhibit at MOHAI. Discover Seattle and its citizens’ relationship with food, how cuisine in the city has evolved, food industries, markets, P-Patches, technology, and much more.

Story by Ethan Chung, Photos courtesy MOHAI, Dover Quartet photo by Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

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