September 10

Fall for Art

Get your dose of culture with these upcoming events and exhibitions.

Summer is beginning to wane, but there’s still plenty to do in SLU. Check out these three upcoming cultural opportunities in the neighborhood.

Tracy Rocca: The Rockies, Winston Wächter Fine Art Seattle

Painter Tracy Rocca is joining Winston Wächter Fine Art Seattle through October 30 for her fifth solo exhibition. Rocca’s inspiration for this exhibit is her extensive travel through the Rocky Mountains. Her compositions are based on her photographs and memories of trips she took to Yellowstone, Rocky Mountain National Park, the Grand Tetons, and Glacier with her family. Rocca uses a slow and methodical process to strip away recognizable details of well-known landscapes, and the effect is a collection of abstract and ethereal paintings.

43rd Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival, Lake Union/The Center for Wooden Boats

Learn about maritime traditions, take part in free sails, hear special speakers, view exhibition boats, participate in the Quick & Daring boatbuilding competition and race, and enjoy food and entertainment at the Wooden Boat Festival. The family-friendly event is celebrating its 43rd year from September 28-29.

Lure, MadArt

Lure, a new site-specific installation by artists/architects Jennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers of Dream the Combine, in collaboration with Seattle-based artist/engineer Clayton Binkley, is under construction at MadArt. The studio will be open to the public during the exhibition’s construction from September 23 to October 17, Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5pm.

“Lure is meant to explore how the MadArt gallery engages with public space. According to MadArt, “The open front doors permit direct entry into the work, encouraging visitors to seamlessly move from the exterior street to the interior studio, meandering through fragmented and overlapping passages. The structure—both object and environment, lure and trap—consists of hovering pathways formed by a lattice of steel supports and sliding opacities of mesh and plaster. This immersive, looping circulatory system encourages exploration, curiosity, and reciprocal engagement between the form and its audiences.”

The exhibition runs from October 18 to December 7.

Story by Ethan Chung and photographs courtesy of Winston Wächter Fine Art Seattle.

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