Category: Exhibits

Charles Burns & Chris Wright at Fantagraphics Bookstore

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Famed alternative cartoonist Charles Burns will appear at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery this Friday, September 19 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM presenting his new book Sugar Skull. He will be followed on Sunday, September 21 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM by Chris Wright signing copies of his recent graphic novel Blacklung.

Seattle native Charles Burns, now a resident of Philadelphia, was among the founders of the alternative comix movement in the 1970s when he emerged from The Evergreen State College with Lynda Barry and Matt Groening. This trio of gifted artists began syndicating their innovative comic strips in alternative weeklies, which gave momentum to a new approach to cartooning. Burns’ groundbreaking graphic novel Black Hole, serialized by Fantagraphics Books, is considered a masterpiece of the form. The story is set in 1970s Seattle and was recently featured in the critically acclaimed film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Burns will be signing copies of his highly anticipated new book Sugar Skull, which completes a trilogy that began with X’ed Out, followed by The Hive. Burns’ unique graphic sensibility has left and indelible mark on Seattle’s culture through his early work with Sub Pop and The Rocket. Join us in welcoming this influential artist back home on Friday, September 19.

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Chris Wright is among a new breed of emerging artists building on the foundation laid by Burns and others. His recent graphic novel from Fantagraphics Books, Blacklung, combines elements of otherworldly adventure and horror rendered in brutal detail – unquestionably one of the most impressive graphic novel debuts in recent years. The signing on Sunday, September 21 marks the artist’s first visit to Seattle. Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale Street in the heart of Seattle’s historic Georgetown arts community. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sunday until 5:00 PM. 206.658.0110.

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Film Noir Poster Show at Fantagraphics Bookstore

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Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is pleased to host an exhibition of posters featured in the new book, 101 Best Film Noir Posters from the 1940s – 1950s. The show opens on Saturday, September 13 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Editor Mark Fertig will be available to discuss the work and sign copies of the book. The exhibition continues through November 10, 2014.

The film noir genre holds a special place in American cinema and the posters reveal a lot about mid-century aesthetics. As director William Friedkin observes in the book’s introduction, “The posters convey the style and content of the movies they were designed to advertise, and yet they represent an art form of their own. They are a valid and important school of American art.” These posters depict the biggest stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood in some of their most memorable roles. The book includes both a synopsis and fascinating analysis of the films depicted by the posters.

Editor Mark Fertig will attend the opening to discuss and sign copies of the book. This event coincides with the colorful Georgetown Art Attack featuring challenging visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic arts community. Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.), just minutes south of downtown Seattle. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110.
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Don’t miss appearances by Seattle native Charles Burns signing his new graphic novel Sugar Skull on Friday, September 19 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and Chris Wright signing Black Lung on Sunday, September 21 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM.
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Jini Dellaccio memorial exhibition at Bumbershoot Arts Festival

© Jini Dellaccio Collection. All rights reserved.
© Jini Dellaccio Collection. All rights reserved.

If you attend this weekend’s Bumbershoot Arts Festival in Seattle, be sure to visit the exhibition Jini Dellaccio: January 31, 1917 – July 3, 2014 curated by Chuck Pennington and Larry Reid. This show celebrates the life, career and art of Jini Dellaccio, an American photographer best known for her 1960s images of Northwest rock and roll acts including The Sonics, The Wailers, Merrilee Rush, The Daily Flash and many others. This special tribute show celebrates the diverse subjects of Dellaccio’s lens over her storied career. Friday afternoon offers free viewing of art exhibits. The festival this year features music by the Replacements, Mission of Burma, Negativeland, Dream Syndicate, Afghan Whigs, Foster the People, and more.
© Jini Dellaccio Collection. All rights reserved.
© Jini Dellaccio Collection. All rights reserved.

Art Attacks Georgetown This Saturday

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Beginning in 2008, the Georgetown Merchants Association commissioned graphic artist Tim Silbaugh to design posters for the Georgetown Art Attack. Working with Fantagraphics curator and GMA president Larry Reid, Silbaugh’s monthly motifs convey something about the distinctive character and colorful culture of the historic Georgetown industrial arts corridor.

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery will host an exhibition of the posters next door at All City Coffee opening Saturday, July 12 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. The digital composite prints on archival stock are available in a signed, limited edition. Prints can be purchased at Fantagraphics Bookstore for the modest price of $25. The exhibition continues through September 9, 2014.
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Step Right Up to the Georgetown Carnival on June 14

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The colorful Georgetown Carnival on Saturday, June 14 promises to be bigger and better than ever. This free festival presents eclectic entertainment for the whole family from noon to 10:00 PM. The fair features creative carnival games and confections, stilt walkers, sideshows, interactive art activities, Oddmall, food trucks, beer gardens, diverse music, and more. Mayor Ed Murray will offer opening remarks at noon.

One of the most anticipated and popular attractions, Harzardfactory’s Power Tool Races, will be moved onto Airport Way this year to accommodate more spectators. Inventors of all ages are invited to convert power tools to dragsters in this wildly entertaining spectacle. Young acrobats from Georgetown’s SANCA and musicians from Seattle Drum School will be joined by the Northwest’s oldest music group, Georgetown’s own Eagles Aerie #1 Brass Band.

Musical entertainment includes Jack Endino’s Earthworm, Vaporland, Mark Pickerel, Ancient Warlocks, Gallows Swings, Tummy, Dynamite Nugget, Mirror Glass, Evening Bell, Kama’a Ole, the Dee Dees, Loud Eyes, Burien, D J Brownstone’s Soul Attack, and more. The Stables Sideshow Stage and Georgetown Brewing Beer Garden hosts mature entertainment including Little Black Devil Burlesque, Wreckless Freeks sideshow, Carnival Queens featuring Jackie Hell and Ammonia, the Oh No Variety Show and much more!

The festive Georgetown Carnival features the most engaging entertainment that Georgetown and Seattle have to offer – a production of the Georgetown Merchants Association with additional funding provided by the City of Seattle Office of Economic Development, Arts & Culture, Sub Pop records, and the Stranger. For additional information visit our website at www.georgetowncarnival.com.Georgetown_Carnival_2014_Poster_20140522_Low

Channel your inner rock star at Spectacle: The Music Video opens at EMP

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Spectacle: The Music Video opens at EMP May 17th!

Live the fantasy at EMP’s latest exhibit exploring the phenomenon of the music video.

EMP’s latest show is the first museum exhibition to celebrate the art and history of the music video through sight and sound. Discover the black and white musical Soundies of the 1940s featuring big band, jazz, and swing stars, and the French-made Scopitones of the 1960s. Relive MTV masterpieces and witness how megastars like Madonna, David Bowie, and Michael Jackson shaped—and re-shaped—their creative identities. Step into super-sized cinematic productions of today such as Steriogram’s Walkie Talkie Man directed by Michel Gondry, the crowdsourced Johnny Cash Project, and a special section dedicated to Seattle’s own Macklemore & Ryan Lewis—winners of four GRAMMY® awards including Best New Artist. With legendary props, interactive experiences, and more than 300 videos—and an in-depth examination of the special effects employed in their making—Spectacle: The Music Video traces the evolution of the genre and cements its place at the forefront of creative technology.

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Celebrate the big opening party!

• OK Go Video Retrospective: See GRAMMY Award winners OK Go present a retrospective of their famously eccentric music videos and discuss their creative process.
• Big Screen Blowout: Prepare for audio visual thrills when EMP’s monumental Sky Church screen is taken over by Seattle’s premier tastemakers including VJs from Sub Pop Records, KEXP, Sync Music Video Festival, Decibel Festival, and World Famous.
• I Want My MTV: 80s Karaoke Lounge: Time travel to the golden age of music videos with Madonna, A-Ha, Duran Duran, Pat Benatar, and more.
• Behind the Screen: Experience the smoke and mirrors of music video effects, and see filmmakers’ mesmerizing tricks of the trade.
• Spectacle! Live!: Surprise performances will instantly transport you to the heart of some of the most move-inspiring music videos ever produced.
• We’re Gonna Pop Some Tags: Slip on your granddad’s clothes and step into Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ Thrift Shop video with other partygoers to create the ultimate fanvid.
• Super secret special guests!

EMP wants us to have fun, yo. So dress as your favorite music icon or video character, outfit yourself in primary colors a la OK Go, find inspiration in the original Material Girl, or slap on aviators and a fake moustache to channel the Beastie Boys.

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The 5th Annual NW Vintage Wedding Fair

The 5th Annual NW Vintage Wedding Fair

Saturday, May 10th, 2014
11-12PM Private VIP Preview
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Fremont Abbey
4272 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
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The NW Vintage Wedding Fair has grown from a boutique trunk show to become THE venue where all couples can find authentic vintage wedding treasures, nostalgic and handmade items, unique local vendors and oodles of inspiration all in one place. Now in it’s 5th year, couples will find the event dynamic and thriving, offering an array of vintage-styled wares, jewelry, services, favors, photographers and much more.

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“Brides have always loved nostalgic details, but over the past decade we are seeing entire weddings designed with vintage looks.  And WOW, couples are really doing some beautiful things to celebrate!”  ~ R. Wagner

We are excited to introduce the following vendors for our Spring 2014 event:

Pretty Parlor and her new Bridal Boutique (Our featured vendor!) http://www.prettyparlor.com/

plus,

Barones Lovey de Luxe http://lasjewelrydesign.typepad.com/

Blush Celebrations http://www.blushcelebrations.com/

Botanique Floral http://www.botaniqueflowers.com/

Bremerton Letterpress http://bremertonletterpress.weebly.com/

Calliope Jewelry http://www.calliope-jewelry.com/

Comet Tours http://www.comettours.com/

Dahlia Press http://www.dahliapress.com/

Firstlight Photography http://www.firstlight-photography.com/

Hello Heart Department http://helloheartdept.com

Julianne Santos Weddings & Events https://www.facebook.com/jsweddingsevents

Kimmi Designs https://www.etsy.com/shop/Kimmi

London Couture http://lcvintage.com/

Lucky Vintage http://luckyvintageseattlecom.virb.com/ballard-location

Rustic Dreams Photography http://rusticdreamsphotographyllc.zenfolio.com/

Stone Layne Baked Goods http://www.stonelayne.com

The Bureau Bellingham http://www.thebureaubellingham.com/

The Fremont Abbey http://fremontabbey.org/

Vintage Ambiance Rentals http://www.vintageambiance.com/

With These Rings http://www.withtheseringshandmade.com/

Wren Bird Arts https://www.etsy.com/shop/wrenbirdarts



Plus a special handmade wedding backdrop installation by Celeste Cooning!http://www.celestecooning.com/

Music by DJ Vodka Twist! djvodkatwist.com

Don’t wait to get your VIP tickets, so you get the first look at these inspiring artists and designers.

Peter Bagge present new work at Fantagraphics Bookstore on May 10

Seattle cartoonist Peter Bagge, one of the founding fathers of the alternative comix movement, returns with another chapter in the continuing saga of his signature character, Buddy Bradley. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery celebrates the publication of Buddy Buys a Dump with a show of original drawings, a book signing, and music performance on Saturday, May 10 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Peter Bagge’s Hate has chronicled the misadventures of Buddy Bradley and his crew of lovable losers since the formative period of the grunge era. His observations went beyond satire to help define the attitude and aesthetics of the most significant youth movement of the 1990s. Buddy Buys a Dump is the third collection of Buddy stories from Bagge’s Hate comic book serial. It contains the last nine issues of Hate Annual and completes the current story arc with a new twenty-page conclusion.

The opening reception features a display of original art from the book. Bagge will be present to sign copies of recent publications. Musical entertainment will be provided by Seattle singer songwriter Kelli Frances Corrado at 7:30 PM. This event coincides with the colorful Georgetown Art Attack featuring visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic arts community. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate an impressive work by one of America’s most important and influential cartoonists.
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Swing Down the the Georgetown Art Attack on May 10!

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May 10th, Seattle, WA: Ring in another inspired Spring Art Attack in Georgetown, USA. Take in the sights and sounds while you stroll Seattle’s oldest neighborhood. Allow our collective of contemporary artists to amaze and engage you for an evening of art, art, art attack. Jump aboard the FREE Art Ride to check out our west end locations such as Equinox Studios and SANCA.

Among the Arts & Entertainment Highlights:

All City Coffee presenting paintings by Lucas Irwin.

Eight and Sand We live in a era of spying, secrecy, and hypocrisy where the masses are fed misinformation and the government is for sale to the highest bidder. “Criminal State of Mind” is artist Christopher J Olson‘s Orwellian examination of the mindset of the wealthy elite, politicians, and propagandists.

Equinox Studios, The big ugly blue building full of beautiful art! Come experience the wonder with over 60 artists in residence and the free Georgetown Artride shuttle to get you here and back.This month featuring Betty Jo Costanzo, Sarah Woodson, Downing Pottery, Karl Seng, Claire Putney, Tabasco Mills and the Iron Monkeys, and much more. As always, bonfires, brats and beautiful people!

Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery Presents Peter Bagge: “Buddy Buys a Dump.” Exhibition and book signing with musical performance by Kelli Frances Corrado.

Georgetown Arts & Cultural Center Open studios! Guest artist, Seb Barnett, presents “Modern Myths”, a surreal painterly vision of modern day mythos. Bring the family!

Georgetown Atelier: open studio

Georgetown Liquor Company presents an encore opening: “It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And We Feel Adorable)”. HappyTime Apocalypse is an art collective that celebrates the balance of dark and light, good and evil, happy and horrified. We aim to create an artistic escape from the horrors of the world that surround us by bringing attention to the humor and beauty within the maddening and grotesque parts of the human experience, illuminating the opposing forces of humanity within us all.

The Georgetown Stables: Soul parties are designed to connect you to the truth-telling, mirror-holding, energy-soaked creative goodness that comes when mindful artists let their talents loose! We’ll be displaying the photography of Natasha Komoda, and Naomi Wachira will be playing music. It’s “pay what you will” at the door, and half the proceeds go to Artists Life Guild, a Seattle non-profit that provides low-cost therapy for artists.

Georgetown Trailer Park Mall ”NIGHT of the GIANT MONSTERS!” Vintage & Artisan Market curated by Sire Vintage, Frida, Make Believe, Beaver’s Den Vintage, Urban Treasury and Special Giant Guest.

Krab Jab Studio presents “Daring Stories”, all new work in this solo show of local favorite, Heather Hudson! In this show she explores the world of pulp fiction alongside her usual cornucopia of monsters and oddities.

Le Objects For The Home in Historic Georgetown is excited to present an event during our monthly Art Attack “Meet The Makers” 3 Local artist will be featuring their locally made products… Eric Mendelsohn of Time Beat Clocks featuring his snare drum clocks and his Band will be playing live music all evening + Lisa Deffacio of Fern Heath Design featuring her Fleurs collection. Dina Curtis will be showing her Bike Mounts. This event will be packed with fun and adult beverages. come by and see what’s new in the 3D art world of Le Objects For The Home

LxWxH Gallery presents “Come Hell or High Water”. In this solo show, Nancy Baker will continue to investigate two-dimensional work mixing digital representations of hardware parts and abstracted forms. In Baker‘s work, chains, rivets, bolts and connectors transform otherwise stoic blue collar objects into transcendent images of floating worlds which are populated by numbers and letters against starry skies. Often citing literary sources, specific phrases wind their way through a labyrinth of connected phrases, jewels, glitter and paper machine fixtures; much like the tales she is referencing.

Machine House Brewery presents a group show of plant related art featuring local talent and plant designers. Features include installation and stand alone pieces.

Mary Tudor and Ferrell, open studio. Mary Tudor art with timeless, iconic, images verging on being meditative objects, and Ferrell, art with spacial and abstract imaging. Music by Luscious Leopard Lips, the Georgetown atmospheric music DJ with a Theremin synthesizer.

RHI Solutions: featuring artist Twozdai Hulse. Pop up art shop at RHI Solutions – worth the trip around the back of the Rainier cold storage. Original and prints of mixed media images of Iconic Seattle.

Runway Cafe The works of Phil Keane are original hand drawn, handcut, colored, and assembled 3D drawings inside shadow boxes w/ at least a 1/4? of space between each layer of buildings or landscape. The shadowboxes are recycled and refurbished to reflect the urban character of the work.

Spectrum House Salon & Photography featuring a solo show by Chani Murat,an established artist and tattooer in the Seattle area. Born and raised in the PAC NW, she’s inspired by big bright colors and high contrast images. For this show she will be showcasing a body of work with many different mediums. In addition, Spectrum House always features a boutique stocked with Seattle-made treasures & garments.

Studio Sanctum: The Nautilus Studio has changed it’s name to Studio Sanctum, showcasing the realist oil paintings of Jethaniel Peterka and Kyle Abernethy. Located next door to the Georgetown Stables.

Wittman-Estes: Furniture designed and fabricated by University of Washington Department of Architecture students in collaboration with Kimo Griggs and Danish furniture designer Erling Christoffersen. The exhibit will showcase the newly released designs, completed this spring.
AT A GLANCE: Georgetown Art Attack

Date: Saturday, May 10th, 6 – 9 pm
Location: Georgetown neighborhood, Airport Way S corridor between Lucile S and Bailey S; over 40 locations!

Features: Art, Live Music, Food and Spirits, Art Ride art bus (free)

Website: www.georgetownartattack.com

Intruder Alert! Talented Emerging Artists at Fantagraphics Bookstore

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The Pacific Northwest enjoys a long tradition as a breeding ground for innovative illustrators and cartoonists. At no time has this been more evident than now. The Intruder comix collective is at the forefront of this new movement. On Saturday, April 12, Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery celebrates the publication of the 10th issue of the Intruder anthology with a lively party including an art exhibition, music performance, and book signing.

The Intruder is a free quarterly tabloid featuring an eclectic group of contributors from the fields of comix, illustration, fine art, and graphic design. Issue #10 features the work of Max Clotfelter, Aidan Fitzgerald, Billis Helg, Ben Horak, Tim Miller, John Ohannesian, Marc Palm, Darin Shuler, James Stanton, Tom Van Deusen, and more. In addition to the debut of the latest Intruder, original art, prints, and handcrafted books by these artists and others will on display at the bookstore though May 7, 2014.

The Intruder reception will be preceded from 4:00 to 6:00 PM by Michael O’Driscoll presenting his new self-published comic, Bedbug’s Book of Wisdom. This limited edition hardcover follows the exploits of O’Driscoll’s pesky protagonist cleverly mimicking the format of a children’s book. Additionally, Georgetown Records and Fantagraphics Bookstore welcome a musical performance by Lori Goldston and Kyle Hanson. Cellist Goldston is Stranger Genius honoree who has performed with Nirvana, Earth, and countless others. She’ll be joined on accordion by frequent collaborator Hanson performing songs from their recently released album. This event coincides with the colorful Georgetown Art Attack featuring challenging visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic district.
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Ron Regé Cartoon Utopia at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery

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Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is pleased to present The Cartoon Utopia, an exhibition and book signing with visionary cartoonist Ron Regé, Jr. opening Saturday, January 11 with a festive reception for the artist. The show continues through February 5, 2014.

In The Cartoon Utopia, Regé examines religious, mystical, and spiritual philosophies employing an imaginative narrative construct. The subject ideally suits the artist’s intriguing rendering technique. In the words of acclaimed cartoonist Chris Ware, Regé is “One of a handful of cartoonists in the history of the medium to not only reinvent comics to suit his own idiosyncratic impulses and inspirations as an artist, but also to imbue it with his own peculiar, ever changing emotional energy. To me, he is unquestionably one of ‘the greats.'”

The opening reception on Saturday, January 11 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM coincides with the colorful Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack featuring challenging visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic arts community. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street, at the corner of Airport Way S. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110.

Join my Europe Art Delegation in April

Join us on the trip of a lifetime in the Spring, a FANTASTIC art delegation exploring Europe (artists and non-artists will find it fascinating) to Copenhagen • Warsaw • Krakow • Roznov • Vienna. The trip is in April (14th – 23rd), the entire itinerary is on their website (WTE USA, World Trade Exchange).
We’ll meet artists, tour their studios, get private sessions with Museum curators, and experience world-famous paintings to folk-art to contemporary design, from Hans Christian Anderson to Cannaletto to Klimt. And of course tour the historic castles, Jewish Ghettos, Moravian old-world villages, and everything in between. I’ve led 2 other art delegations with WTE, and we have lots of the same members come back, all raving about the experience and how beautifully we were treated and incredible connections we made.
The links are below, 1st is WTE’s website (password for the pdf itinerary is “kellyeurope”), second one is me talking about it in a little video.
For more info contact WTE USA or kelly Lyles at kelly@kellyspot.com

http://www.wte-usa.com
http://vimeo.com/channels/635476

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Celebrate 7 Years of Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery with “cARToons: The Art of Alternative Comix” on December 14

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Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery opened seven years ago in a deserted south Seattle industrial district. In the intervening years, both the bookstore and the neighborhood have woven themselves into the cultural fabric of the region. Celebrate the impact of this unique urban enterprise on Saturday, December 14 with a festive holiday gala and opening reception for “cARToons: The Art of Alternative Comix.”

From its inception, the showroom for Seattle-based publisher Fantagraphics Books has endeavored to demonstrate the contributions of comix to contemporary culture. “cARToons: The Art of Alternative Comix” features the work of six narrative artists who elevate the medium. The exhibition features Jeremy Eaton, Ellen Forney, Damon Gentry, John Ohannesian, Jesse Reklaw, and Jim Woodring. Exhibiting artists will be present to sign recent publications at the opening on Saturday, December 14 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

In addition to his role as Fantagraphics Bookstore curator, Larry Reid serves as president of the Georgetown Merchants Association (GMA), which played a pivotal role in revitalizing the formerly neglected business district. The bookstore’s anniversary celebration coincides with the holiday edition of the Georgetown Art Attack, a monthly promotion of the GMA. Dozens of visual and performing arts presentations take place throughout the historic neighborhood, including wandering carolers from Choir of the Sound.

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.), only minutes south of downtown Seattle. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110.

Ghost Gallery’s 7th Anniversary Sale This Weekend!

Today marks the 7th Anniversary of Ghost Gallery’s very first art exhibit ~ which happened to be a group Miniature Art show in 2006 at the Pretty Parlor. Since then, Ghost has continued to curate exhibits around Seattle, as well as proudly running a unique gallery space on Capitol Hill. Located at 504 E Denny Way at Summit, the gallery is tucked in a lovely courtyard behind the St. Florence Apt Building facing Olive Way.

As a Thank You to all of Ghost’s supporters, artists, colleagues and new friends made over the years, this weekend they are offering super special deals on many items at the gallery.  Miniature Art, Jewelry, Cards and Gifts.

There will be 10 Gift Certificates available for 25% off, for amounts $100 & up! For example, get a $100 value GC for $75, a $150 GC for $112.50, etc.
Only 10 will have this discount applied, so get one while you can!
(email curator@ghostgalleryart.com to pre-order)

They will also have out some delicious wine, cocoa and snacks for guests. Please do stop by and say Hello, get some gift shopping done (or add to your own art collection), and show your continued support for this evolving project that comes from the deep depths of Ghost’s love for art and all things well-made. “We wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the stupendous amount of talent in Seattle and beyond, so let’s all show some love!”

Live out of town? Ghost is offering Free Shipping within the US with promo code SHOPSMALL: Visit http://ghost-galleryshop.com/

image: Brian Britigan “King of the Hill” 2013, 5″ x 7″ pencil, gouache on bristol

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Georgetown Art Attack Holiday Edition on December 14

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Join us in Georgetown for a holiday extravaganza of art, parties, entertainment, food, and drink. We’ll open the festivities with a ceremonial community Christmas tree dedication in front of Georgetown Music Store at 6:00 PM and the Choir of the Sound will be caroling throughout the historic neighborhood.

Jump aboard the FREE Art Ride to check out our west end locations such as Equinox Studios and SANCA (see our map for Art Ride bus stops).

All City Coffee presents “2013 Holiday Miniature Art Extravaganza”. Small and affordable works by local artists: including Aaron Murray, Adam Spencer, Amber Anderson, Angelina Tolentino, Clare Johnson, Eric Kolbe, Emilie Shepherd, Grant Rehnberg, Jim Pirie, Kathryn Altus, Kathy Jaleski, Marty Gordon, Maron Resur, Mary Enslow, Michelle Anderst, Niki Sherey, Sarah Harvey, Sullivan Giles, and Talia Silveri.

American Pie will present the work of artist and curator Braden Duncan. Mechanical and mystical phantasy aviary will be on display for a month!

Calamity Jane’s features the work of Zeb Shaffer! Surreal pop-psych-o-delic paintings reflecting the depths of the human mind and its archetypes.

Eight and Sand presents “The Cozy Show” featuring Misty Benson, Craig Van Den Bosch, Joseph Brooks, Maxx Follis, Marty Gordon, Carrie Hawks, Xavier Lopez, Andrew Miller, Christopher J Olson, Alexandria Sandlin, Ronnie Taylor, Eli Wolff.

Equinox Studios extends a hearty welcome to join them at their “Very Open House”. We will offer forklift poetry, 5 bands, an interactive iron pour, spontaneous dance explosions, and disruptive urban intervention.

Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery “cARToons: The Art of Alternative Comix” featuring Jeremy Eaton, Ellen Forney, Damon Gentry, John Ohannesian, Jesse Reklaw, and Jim Woodring.

The Georgetown Trailer Park Mall presents an evening of holiday magic with an amazing visual display and special guests stars! The Annual Vintage & Artisan Holiday Bazaar is full swing with an enchanted gift collection curated by Frida, Make Believe, Clocharde, Beaver’s Den, Sire Vintage.

Krab Jab Studio presents a group exhibit by local, national, and international artists:?”The Enlightenment Cabinet: a Chamber of Wonders”, portraying a memory theater and microcosm of the world, including odd objects belonging to natural history, archaeology, religious relics, curio paintings, science and antiquities, curated by Yvette Endrijautzki.?Participating artists are:?Jack Howe, Benjamin A. Vierling, Jason Hite, Stefanie Vega, Chris Mars, ShirrStone Dolls, Aline Gorsen, Nick Gucker, Halsey Swain, Nathan Cartwright, Joe Vollan, Isaac Stuart, Javier Ortega, Ego, Heather Hudson, Brian White, Nola Avienne, Larkin, Tracy Cilona, Dean Summers, Jason Soles, Morbid Anatomy, Corey Urlacher, Brooke Weston, Yvette Endrijautzki, Kat Houseman, Braden Duncan, Yuko Ishii, Kyle Abernethy, Jethaniel Peterka, Julie Baroh. Terese Nielsen, Anthony Scott Waters, Zeb Shaffer, Drew Tucker, and Lara Watson. Old Time Banjo Live Music by Greg Paul.

LxWxH Gallery presents “Planar Visions” This solo show with Cristin Ford features a series of folded paper wall sculptures representing a gradient; topographical acrylic sculptures; and a large-scale hand painted wall installation in one half of the gallery.

Machine House Brewery presents “Southern Sun”, paintings, drawings, photography, and installation celebrating the darkness of winter and the legacy of pagan ritual in our culture. Artists include Benjamin Bobzien, Ross Brashear, Dave Enriquez, Ish Ishmael, Kristy Kim, Ambar de Kok-Mercado, Dida Lopez, Spike Miller, Tara Sloan, and Thom Strub

Miller School of Art is open for a huge Student Holiday Show. Most paintings are around $40 with nothing over $100.

SANCA School of Flight has joined Art Attack via the Art Ride bus! Flying trapeze demonstrations by SANCA Flyers and Pay-per-Flight opportunities to fly for Art Attack patrons! Journalists and Press ride free (show your credentials)!

Robin’s Nest Garden Collectibles will be featuring the artwork of Ruth Moen, including painted furniture, rugs, tableware, and photo paintings with Art Attack special pricing of 40% off.

The Roving Gallery will be showing the work of Janet Crawley, Keli Sim DeRitis, Denise Smith and Roxanne Fawcett. We will be showing mixed media works, encaustics, sculpture, jewelry and painting.

Runway Cafe presents “Transcendental” featuring mixed media work by Robbie Schroeder and DJ Richard Brown’s “Soul Attack” set.

Spectrum House Salon & Photography is throwing a Holiday Art Party! Food drive, drinks, music by Bob Lovelace, oil paintings by Jethaniel Peterka & Kyle Abernethy, live models, and holiday shopping.

Two Tartes Cafe & Catering features artist, Laura Silverstein, owner & designer of Glitter Sweet; quirky, fun and unique bags! They will also be doing wine tasting and light appetizers from 6-8 PM
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Lather Daddy Laundromat features the paintings of Matthew Offenbacher

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Sunday, October 6, 3–5 pm: join the artist in doing some laundry, or stop by to hang-out and look at the beautiful flower paintings by Matt.

Matthew Offenbacher will exhibit several paintings which were made from life in his studio this past year. These paintings are proudly transitional and regressive, bringing to mind decorative strains of early twentieth-century French painting. At Lather Daddy, they are intended as a palliative for waiting, boredom and everyday work

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Offenbacher recently won the 2013 Neddy at Cornish award in painting, and was a finalist for this year’s The Stranger Genius award.

Lather Daddy is one of the largest self-serve laundromats in the central Seattle area, located on Capitol Hill. The laundromat is fully attended, clean, and offers a variety of washers and dryers, from single load washers up to a 62lb (about 5–6 load capacity) machine as well as large and small dryers. Lather Daddy also offers a drop-off service with a quick turn around.

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1807 12th Avenue
Seattle, Washington
98122
Sunday–Thursday 8am–10pm
Friday–Saturday 8am–9pm

Spring is just around the corner at the NW Flower and Garden show this week

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The Northwest Flower & Garden Show is February 20-24, 2013 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

This year’s theme, “The Silver Screen Takes Root…Gardens Go Hollywood,” spotlights spectacular display gardens and other show attractions in a fanciful tribute to filmdom.

Online tickets can be purchased by visiting the show’s website, www.gardenshow.com. Prices range from $16 for adults (reg. $20 the week of the show or at the door); $15 per person for group advance purchases (minimum of 20 tickets online or at the door); $29 for single 2-day pass; $65 for single 5-day pass and $5 for youth (ages 13 – 17). Children 12 and under are admitted free to the show.

Nation’s second largest flower & garden show to unveil “grand theater” of floral color

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“The Silver Screen Takes Root…Gardens Go Hollywood” presents top garden creators weaving cinematic features into colorful and dramatic full-scale gardens. The gardens will be highlighted by more blooms timed for the show opening, the result of a pre-show plant forcing program.

The show continues its tradition of internationally-known speakers sharing “how-to” tips for both avid and beginning gardeners in over 100 free seminars. It’s also a shopping destination with 350 exhibitors offering tools and other gardening gear, plants and unique art for the home and garden.

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Real Reviews of Fake Art Shows

The Seven Seas Building when it housed the Lusty Lady peep show, 2003.
The Seven Seas Building when it housed the Lusty Lady peep show, 2003.

Greg Lundgren (the impresario behind Vito’s, the Hideout, Lundgren Monuments, and the old Vital 5 Gallery) has started his most ambitious project yet.

He wants to take over the Seven Seas Building on First Avenue, where the Lusty Lady peep show used to be. He wants to turn it into a multimedia arts center, to be called “Walden Three.” He wants to fund it all, in part, with a ten-year documentary film shoot about all the events the building would host.

In an essay for CityArts, Lundgren estimates it would “only” cost $15 million to fund the film and all the building’s activities, and to do it all as a for-profit venture. And he describes the center’s mission as nothing less than an entire cultural renaissance for the city.

Walden Three now has a blog. In it, Lundgren spins completely fictional stories about fabulous exhibits and shows that would be occurring there if it were operating now.

Young Romance: The Best of Simon and Kirby’s Romance Comics at Fantagraphics Bookstore.


Join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery this Saturday April 14 at 6:00 PM as we celebrate the publication of the important new book, Young Romance: The Best of Simon and Kirby’s Romance Comics. Editor Michel Gagné, curator of the companion exhibition, will discuss this largely overlooked body of work by one of America’s most influential and enduring artists: the incomparable Jack Kirby.

With soldiers returning from long deployments following World War II romance was in the air. The superhero comics that served to inspire patriotism leading up to the global conflict began to lose appeal. Joe Simon and Jack Kirby seized on these emerging sensibilities to create one of the most popular comic book series of all time. Unlike previous comic book genres, the work appealed primarily to women readers. Kirby’s work from this period was mimicked by pop artist Roy Lichtenstein and others, and has become emblematic of mid-century American aesthetics.

Curator Michel Gagné will discuss his delicate restoration process at the opening reception on Saturday, April 14. The exhibition will feature enlarged panels from Simon and Kirby’s romance comics together with the original work that followed, as Kirby helped formulate the contemporary comic book genre. The book and exhibition carefully examine the creative process of these uniquely American masters.

Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale St. (at Airport Way S.) just minutes from downtown Seattle. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00. Phone 206.658.0110. This event coincides with the colorful Georgetown Art Attack featuring visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic arts community. See you all soon.

” Red Current (sweet fruit) ” Group Exhibition Friday 3.23!

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RED CURRENT (SWEET FRUIT)
curated by Sharon Arnold

Opens Friday March 23rd
runs through April 7th 2012
Please join us for an epic opening night party on March 23rd from 6-9pm!

2312 2nd Ave
Seattle 98121

http://roqlarue.com/index.html

Opening Night Friday, March 23
Show runs to April 07, 2012

Roq La Rue is pleased to present northwest artist and curator Sharon Arnold’s group exhibition, “Red Current”. This show will offer up a plethora of local talent by northwest artists. This exhibition will expand on the type of work usually shown at Roq La Rue and include conceptual pieces and installation work as well as traditional media.

Artist list:
Mandy Greer
Kimberly Trowbridge
Amanda Manitach
Izzie Klingels
Serrah Russell
Saskia Delores
Debra Baxter
Jess Rees
Anne Blackburn
Erin Frost
Lynda Sherman
Laura Ward
Jennifer McNeely
Susanna Bluhm
Counsel Langley
Erin Shafkind
Claire Johnson
Klara Glosova
Andrea Wicklund
Gala Bent
Rumi Koshino
Naomi Faith
Allyce Wood
Julie Alpert
Crystal Barbre
Deborah Scott
Kristen Ramirez
Allie Manch
Ellen Garvens
Cristin Ford
Gretchen Bennett
Francesca Lohmann
Emily Pothast
Bette Burgoyne
Jennifer Borges Foster
Jennifer Zwick
Stacey Rozich

Music at Opening show provided by DJ Vodka Twist

Swing by the after party below the Rendezvous at the Grotto!

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adj.
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a. Belonging to the present time: current events; current leaders.
b. Being in progress now: current negotiations.
2. Passing from one to another; circulating: current bills and coins.
3. Prevalent, especially at the present time: current fashions. See Synonyms at prevailing.
4. Running; flowing.
n.
1. A steady, smooth onward movement: a current of air from a fan; a current of spoken words. See Synonyms at flow.
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