Opening Reception at CoCA Tonight

Tonight at the Center on Contemporary Art’s Belltown Gallery is the Opening Reception for Ronald Hall: Three Paintings, which is on view at the gallery through March 5.  CoCA’s Belltown Gallery at Avenue One is located at 2721 First Ave.  “Black History Month: Faces” also opens at CoCA’s Shilshole Beach Club Gallery on February 21.

Ronald Hall, The Forgotten.  Image from Code Z.

From CoCA’s Website:

 RONALD HALL lives in Seattle, but grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and studied at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. He has had solo exhibitions at the International Gallery of Contemporary Art in Anchorage, Alaska; Custom House Studios and Gallery in Westport, Ireland; Gallery 110 in Seattle; and at the Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. “Ronald Hall and Jacob Lawrence” was organized by Kittridge Gallery, University of Puget Sound in 2006. Other group exhibitions have been at Wing Luke Museum, Maude Kerns Arts Center in Eugene, Oregon and Tacoma Art Museum. His work has been written about in Seattle Weekly, Seattle Times, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Anchorage Daily News and Art in America. His work is in the collections of Tacoma Art Museum and Green River Community College. He exhibits at Pacini-Lubell Gallery in Seattle.

Double Fast Luck

Two of Jennifer West’s cameraless films were featured in Viewfinder last year. Flash Art Online recently paid her a studio visit; read here about her playful and thoughtful processes and get a refresher on how great her Double Fast Luck Film looked at the Henry last year!

Something Happened

A few weeks ago, I was poking fun at the Holland Cotter “This new-fangled video art stuff is awesome” article.

I’m back-peddling, he did make some really good points. The accessibility, affordability, and immediacy of You Tube is a beautiful and exciting thing. A video I spent some time with in Miami last December was haunting me – and I was actually able to find the artist through her Amsterdam Gallery, confirm her name, look her up on YouTube, watch that video, find others, get really excited about them, and post it here on Hankblog – all in seven minutes or less!

I’m posting it here for your Tuesday morning art-break pleasure, and I encourage you to visit her YouTube Channel, too. Her name is Keren Cytter. Her channel is here.

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Parnassus Emerging Artist Series!

This is an experiment in posting Facebook-announced events to the blog, and a cool evening on campus that might be worth a look-see:

The Parnassus Emerging Artist Series is “is a casual forum for undergraduate student artists in the visual, literary and performing arts to exhibit and present their work and talk about their educational experiences and artistic practice with their fellow students. Poets, photographers, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and dancers — all current students or recent alumni — answer questions from the audience in an open-ended format. For students investigating the arts as a possible major, this is a great opportunity to learn more in an interactive, informal context.”

Tomorrow night night’s program:

Charlotte Dike Piano Recital, Come and hear the amazing musical talents of music major Charlotte Dike, enjoy a good cup of coffee, and take advantage of the cafe’s extended hours and musical entertainment!

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