July 27, 2010 – Seattle, WA. The Mystic Sons of Morris Graves, a beneficent fraternal order dedicated to celebrating the legacy of its revered namesake, is commemorating the centenary of Graves’ birth with an invitational art exhibition and séance in August at the Tashiro Kaplan artists cooperative in Seattle’s Pioneer Square.
The art exhibition will feature dozens of homages to Northwest master Morris Graves by accomplished members and friends of Seattle Lodge No. 93. The show features work in all media from established and emerging artists including Chris Crites, Charles Krafft, Stephen Rock, Aaron Murray, Ries Niemi, James Dykes, Kelly Lyles, Peter Santino, Tim Silbaugh, Tom Francis, David C, Kane, Art Garcia, Eric Nelson, Galen Garwood, Tom Francis, John Ohanessian, Augie Pagan, Matthew Kangas, Robert Hardgrave, Larry Reid, and countless others. Also included in the exhibition will be seldom-seen artworks and artifacts created by Morris Graves specifically for the Seattle Lodge.
The Morris Graves Centenary exhibition opens with a festive reception on First Thursday, August 5 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at 3 galleries in the Tashiro Kaplan compound: Rock?DeMent, the Corridor, and Angle galleries at 306 S. Washington St. Following the reception, the exhibition will remain open for public viewing on Saturdays from noon to 6:00 PM through August 28.
On Saturday, August 28 at 9:00 PM – Morris Graves’ 100th birthday – members of the Lodge will conduct a séance in the community room of the Tashiro Kaplan Building. Presided over by master medium Kirk Charles with a special Theremin performance by Aja West, this event is sure to be both entertaining and enlightening. For membership information gaining access to this unique experience, attend the exhibition on opening night or visit the Nancy boutique at 1930 2nd Avenue, Wednesday – Saturday 11:00 to 6:00 PM.