4th Annual Seattle Bike-In @ Northwest Film Forum

Northwest Film Forum’s annual Seattle Bike-In is happening August 23rd in Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill. The event aims to bring together biking, transportation, art, environmental, and community advocates for a celebration of biking and environmental sustainability. This community blowout features live bands at 7 pm and the French Jacque Tati film Jour de Fete at dusk. 





Seattle Bike-In






The event is free of charge and appropriate for all ages.

Wave Books Poetry Weekend @ Henry – Schedule

The Wave Books Poetry Weekend (August 14th-16th) at the Henry is fast approaching. Mark your calenders and make sure to come for any and all events that catch your eye!


August 14th:

FILMS | 11:30-4:00 pm | Feat. Denise Levertov (1966), Philip Whalen (1965), Theodore Roethke (1962), Helen Adam and Robin Blaser (1976)

BOOK ARTS | 1-3:00 pm | Sandra Kroupa, Book Arts & Rare Book Curator

READINGS | 7-9:00 pm | Noelle Kocot, Eileen Myles, Richard Meier, Maggie Nelson, Matthew Rohrer, Dara Wier and Matthew Zapruder 


August 15th:

FILMS | 11:30-2:30 pm | Feat. Barbara Guest (1993), Frank O’Hara (1966), James Schuyler (1988), John Ashbery and Jane Freilicher (1966)

READINGS | 7-9:00 pm | Joshua Beckman, Dorothea Lasky, Anthony McCann, Geoffrey Nutter, Mary Ruefle, Jon Woodward and Rachel Zucker


August 16th:

FILMS | 1:30-3:15 pm | Feat. Philip Whalen (1965), Bob Kaufman (1974) and John Wieners (1965)

READINGS | 11:00-4:00 pm | Limited-seat Skyspace readings by Joshua Beckman, Noelle Kocot, Dorothea Lasky, Anthony McCann, Eileen Myles, Richard Meier, Maggie Nelson, Geoffrey Nutter, Matthew Rohrer, Mary Ruefle, Dara Wier, Jon Woodward, Matthew Zapruder and Rachel Zucker



Tickets are available online. Weekend and Day passes will also be available at the door.

Visit the Wave Books website here

What more could you ask for?

Friday’s Scan-a-Bear workshop, featuring Henry exhibiting artists Tivon Rice and Jeffry Mitchell (Panda), was a great success! Tivon Rice made a new video with the help of collages made by guests of the event, while Jeffry Mitchell was his usual charming self at the cutting table. All in all, the evening was packed full of friends and fun. What more could you ask for?

Take a look:


A heads up to Henry fans in Portland – Jeffry Mitchell will be speaking at the Portland Art Museum tonight at 6pm. Event details can be found here

Not a member and interested in attending events like Scan-a-bear? Become a Henry member today to get involved!

Fashion Loves Art, Art Loves Fashion

At the Henry, we love both!
The first section of the new Digital Interactive Gallery, featuring Costumes and Textiles, is up and celebrates the connections between art and fiber-based objects. Check out this beautiful 1950’s evening gown by American fashion designer Norman Norell, made for Lauren Bacall. (!!!) You might recognize Bacall from such films as To Have and Have Not (1944) and The Big Sleep (1946).
Jump on in and search Norell, Dior, Chanel and more using our collections search.

Norman Norell [Norman Levinson](U.S., 1900-1972) Dress, evening (woman’s). 1950 Plain weave; Braided Henry Art Gallery, transfer from The Brooklyn Museum, 77.8-108″]  Norman Norell [Norman Levinson] (U.S., 1900-1972) Dress, evening (woman’s). 1950 Plain weave; Braided Henry Art Gallery, transfer from The Brooklyn Museum, 77.8-108

Interested in more fabulous costume art? Click here and enjoy!

SLOG on SIMPARCH – lecture tonight @ the Henry!

Jen Graves, art critic at The Stranger, has written a ringing endorsement of the new SIMPARCH show at Open Satellite, opening August 19th.

Stop by the Henry tonight to hear SIMPARCH collaborators Steve Badgett and Matt Lynch discuss their work. In celebration of the project’s opening in Bellevue, Badgett and Lynch will speak about aerospace themes in connection with local interests.

The event is FREE to Henry members and $5 for general admission (details can be found here).

aLIVe Call-to-Artists



Artist Cheryl dos Remedios is inviting artists, inventors, and community members to “imagine a transportation system designed around the human body” for the upcoming event, aLIVe (A Low Impact Vehicle exhibition). In exploring the concept of “low impact,” aLIVe asks participants to consider the effect their designs have on both persons and the environment. Not sure how to design an entire transportation system? That’s ok! aLIVe is looking for everything from “poetry to prototypes.”


Here are some already confirmed entries:

Walk and Roll” concept drawing, Peter Reiquam, copyright 2009
Walk and Roll” concept drawing, Peter Reiquam, copyright 2009










"All-Terrain" remote-control living wall, Nicole Kistler, copyright 2009 (photo: Mike McGinn)









The event, hosted by Great City, is free to individual artists due to generous funding from 4Culture. The deadline for entries is Friday, August 7th.


Entries will be judged by Seattle Stranger art critic Jen Graves, artist Lorna Jordan, artist Buster Simpson and Seattle Art Museum environmental steward Jackie White. Artist-made trophies for Creativity & Vision as well as a People’s Choice award will be presented.


The exhibition will take place on Saturday, August 22nd from 10:30am to 3:30 pm in Seattle’s Seward Park.