Thanksgiving Week Event: Art Break Tour

Be Thankful for Art (we sure are)

Wondering how to entertain the family and the in-laws? Bring them to the Henry next Wednesday, November 27th at noon for an Art Break with Amaranth Borsuk, Assistant Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell. She will lead a tour and talk through Jason Dodge: What we have done.

Until then, enjoy this poem she shared with us.

Amaranth Borsuk, Assistant Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell

Amaranth Borsuk, Assistant Professor,
School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell

Borsuk Poem

Handiwork (Slope Editions, 2012)

Faculty Focus: Claire Cowie

Come to the Henry tomorrow for this month’s Focus Tour! The 30 minute tour will be led by UW School of Art faculty and artist Claire Cowie who will guide visitors through Like a Valentine: The Art of Jeffry Mitchell. The tour starts at 12 and will leave you with enough time to grab a sammy at Molly’s all within your lunch hour!

From painting to sculpture to photogravure, the work produced by Seattle-based artist Claire Cowie conjures up a bizarre menagerie, replete with composite creatures and exotic locales. Haunting disembodied figures populate her landscapes; they appear at once otherworldly and familiar as they beckon the eye and the imagination. Her collages, watercolors, and prints recall Chinese and Japanese landscape painting traditions. Using a minimum of strokes she achieves deep spaces, producing dreamlike landscapes that recede into the distance. Claire received her BFA in Drawing and Printmaking from Washington University in St. Louis in 1997, and her MFA in Printmaking from the University of Washington in 1999. She is locally represented by James Harris Gallery.

In summary:
Claire Cowie Faculty Tour of Like a Valentine: The Art of Jeffry Mitchell
wednesday (november 21) at 12:00 – 12:30
Henry Art Gallery

See you there!