The Week Ahead @ Henry

Get ready — summer at the Henry is just revving up!

Thinking Differently About Dirt: A Lecture with David Montgomery
Wed, June 3, 7 – 8:30 PM
David R. Montgomery, Professor of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington, will be presenting on the cultural history of soil and how the conceptions of dirt have shifted from ancient times.

Photo courtesy of David Montgomery.
Photo courtesy of David Montgomery.

Senses of Summer Music Series: Tomo Nakayama
Sat, June 6, 4 – 5 PM
Join us for a performance by multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter Tomo Nakayama. His crystalline high-tenor voice and intricate chamber folk compositions have been praised by NPR, New York Times, and KEXP. This is the first performance in our summer series of outdoor concerts held at the Henry.

Tomo Nakayama. Photo credit: Alicia Palaniuk.
Tomo Nakayama. Photo credit: Alicia Palaniuk.

ArtBreak: Lanxia (Summer) Xie
Sat, June 6, 2:30 – 3 PM
Lanxia (Summer) Xie, MFA candidate in Painting and Drawing, will be speaking about her work in the 2015 University of Washington MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition.

Photo courtesy of the artist.
Photo courtesy of the artist.

The Week Ahead @ Henry


An Evening with Ann Hamilton
Monday, March 30, 7:30 – 9 PM
As part of the Seattle Arts & Lecture series, artist Ann Hamilton speaks at Town Hall about her work, her exhibition at the Henry, and her upcoming commission for Waterfront Seattle. Tickets have been flying out the door. Purchase yours here.

INCITE•INSIGHT lecture: Suzanne Bocanegra
Thursday, April 2, 7 – 9 PM
Join us for the last lecture of the INCITE•INSIGHT series, our partnership with Cornish College of the Arts. Suzanne Bocanegra shares her journey of becoming an artist with an evening that is part artist’s talk, part performance, part cultural history, and part sound installation. This is the premiere of  When a Priest Marries a Witch, an Artist Talk by Suzanne Bocanegra Starring Paul Lazar.

Image courtesy of the artist.
Image courtesy of the artist.

ArtBreak: Melia Watras & Luke Fitzpatrick & Romaric Pokorny & Emmeran Pokorny
Saturday, April 4, 2:30 – 3 PM
Explore the connections between music and the common S E N S E with UW School of Music viola professor and chair of strings Melia Watras and her students Luke Fitzpatrick, Romaric Pokorny, and Emmeran Pokorny.

Image courtesy of Melia Watras.
Image courtesy of Melia Watras.

The Week Ahead @ Henry

First Thursday is this week, so stop by the Henry for a free visit!

Mark Payne: How Can Literary Imagination Help Us Engage with the Lives of Other Animals?
December 4, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Explore the relationship and connection between human beings and animals with with author and professor Mark Payne.

ArtBreak with Randy Engstrom
December 4, 6:00 – 6:30 PM
Join Randy, Engstrom, Director of Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture, as he discusses Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E in relation to Hamilton’s future waterfront project.

Ann Hamilton Opening Day. Photo credit: Chona Kasinger.
Ann Hamilton Opening Day. Photo credit: Chona Kasinger.

ArtBreak with Sven Haakanson
December 6, 11:00 – 3:00 PM
Come watch Sven Haakanson, Curator of Native American Anthropology at the Burke Museum, demonstrate stitching of bear skin and join in on a gallery conversation exploring the garments within the Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E.

The Week Ahead @ Henry

It’s an eventful week!

INCITE•INSIGHT screening: Althea Thauberger’s Marat Sade Bohnice
Henry Auditorium
November 6, 7:00-9:00PM

INCITE•INSIGHT lecture: Althea Thauberger
Henry Auditorium
November 7, 7:00-9:00PM

Come join us to kick of this year’s INICTE*INSIGHT lecture series with two evenings focusing on Althea Thauberger’s work. Her internationally produced works focus on relationships between individualism, collectivism, and conformity.

ArtBreak in session. Photo courtesy of the Henry
ArtBreak during last winter’s exhibition “Jason Dodge: What we have done.” Photo courtesy of the Henry

November 6, 6:00-6:30PM
Join us for a session in the galleries. Guest facilitator TBA.

November 8, 2:30-3:15PM
Listen to music inspired by Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E  permformed by Beth Kollé, Nordic and Celtic musician.

Photo courtesy: Chona Kasinger
Families at the Henry. Photo courtesy: Chona Kasinger

November 9, 2:00-3:30PM
Bring your family to create a mixed media artwork with artist Alisha Dall’Osto after exploring Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S EFun for all ages!

Youth in Focus in Pioneer Square Art Walk!

Two YIF students in front of their shared gallery in Pioneer Square

If you can believe it, it’s officially August; which means another First Thursday Seattle Art Walk in Pioneer Square! You can come explore Victorian storefronts that have been converted into art spaces on August 4th, from noon to 8PM.

And as a Henry recommendation, we suggest you don’t miss out on Youth in Focus’s current summer project with Storefronts Seattle in Pioneer Square. This youth outreach group will have its students share studio space with photographer and intaglio print artist Daniel Carrillo while they create their 20 Paces Project.

Youth in Focus will be using their residency at 604 Second Avenue in the Hartford Building in Pioneer Square to shoot their 20 Paces Project, where the kids are tasked with photographing anything they can see from within 20 paces of the storefront door. Click here to read more about this YIF project in this great Storefronts Seattle write-up.

Youth in Focus is an amazing afterschool program that uses intensive photography training as a tool to help disadvantaged teens develop personal voice, positive identity, social skills and artistic skills. They offer free, multi-level classes in both film and digital photography, and advanced students participate in our job skills project shooting assignments for hire.

You’ll find this storefront, 604 2nd Avenue, right off of 2nd & James, next door to Trabant Coffee.
Come take a photo, be in a photo, fall in love with a photo.

Howard House

First Thursday Art Walk: November 4, 2010

Joey Veltkamp’s Guide to First Thursday Art Walk: November 4, 2010.

City Arts’ Best Of Walk Awards will be held at Vito’s on First Hill November 4 (8:30pm). Stop by to cast your vote for which finalist you think should take home $500. Guest judges are Betsey Brock,(ME) Communications and Outreach for Henry Art Gallery andWhitney Ford-Terry, Co-curator for Hedreen Gallery and Henry Art Gallery Program Coordinator.

First Thursday Fabulous

WOW! I looked at my calendar for today this morning, and all I can say is, well, WOW!

It’s First Thursday — which means admission to the Henry is FREE (It’s always suggested donation — but if you would like to “suggest” that you’re not paying anything, FREE First Thursday is an excellent day for YOU)

And not only is the Henry free on First Thursdays — lots of other folks are, too. Here’s a quick list:

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture * 10:00 am – 8:00 pm * http://www.burkemuseum…
Experience Music Project * 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm *
Museum of Flight * 10:00 am – 9:00 pm * http://www.museumoffli…
Museum of History and Industry * 10:00 am – 8:00 pm * http://www.seattlehist…
Northwest African-American Museum * 11:00 am – 7:00 pm *
Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame * 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm * http://www.sfhomeworld…
Seattle Art Museum * 10:00 am – 9:00 pm * http://www.seattleartm…/
Seattle Asian Art Museum * 10:00 am – 9:00 pm * http://www.seattleartm…
Wing Luke * 10:00 am – 8:00 pm *

  • Here at the Henry, ASUW is presenting a lunchtime music showcase from 11AM to 1 in the sculpture court with three bands: Hush’d Puppies, Audio District, and Grim Smiley. Also, Molly’s serves the best coffee (Stumptown) on campus — and sandwiches that exceed any and all sandwich expectations (The Farmer’s Daughter, with tart apples and sharp cheddar; The Classic Berty, with pork loin, caramelized onions, and marmalade…). The music is free, but you’ll have to pay for the coffee and sandwiches.
  • Later in the afternoon, the Henry hosts its Annual Meeting. The general public is invited to come at 4:45; and it’s a great chance to see our excellent Board of Trustees in action, review the past year – and hear more about what’s coming up.
  • Then, the real First Thursday-ness begins. Along with the Pioneer Square gallery walking, you can see THIS in Occidental Park, from 3PM until 8PM.
Sol Hashemi. Proposal for an Earthwork 2010
  • At Western Bridge, the newest chapter in the New Year saga is Jennifer West’s Flash Mountain:

New Year 10
Jennifer West
Opening Reception Thursday, June 3, 6–8pm
Artist Talk at 7pm
June 3 –12, 2010

For the tenth installment in New Year, Western Bridge’s series of two-week projects, Jennifer West presents a new film.

The source image for West’s film was made with the involuntary cooperation of Disney, whose automated camera photographed West and her three collaborators flashing while riding Disneyland’s Splash Mountain. This notoriously popular activity led Disney to assign employees to delete images of flashers before they showed up on the screen at the ride’s exit, but that crew was removed during a wave of layoffs this spring. Reading about these cutbacks in the Los Angeles Times, West conceived this new work. She rephotographed Disney’s image as the basis for Flash Mountain, her first film derived a still photograph. West’s working method involves staining and altering her films during production; Flash Mountain introduces a pun on the word “flash” through the use of solarization during both shooting and film processing.


First Thursday / Friday Freak-out

It’s First Thursday and there’s so much to see:

  • YANN NOVAK Relocation and Scores (Curated by Volume (Robert Crouch + Ed Patuto) open at Lawrimore Project. Also at LP, a dandy new reading room project curated by the charming and talented Jessica Powers.
  • EXPO opens at SOIL and features works by Vaughn Bell, Jana Brevick, Chris Engman, Ben Hirschkoff, Etsuko Ichikawa, Claire Johnson, Margie Livingston, Kiki MacInnis, Saya Moriyasu, Nicholas Nyland, Vesna Pavlovic, Chauney Peck, Adam Satushek, Randy Wood, and Jennifer Zwick.
  • Build-a-house/Open House @ Howard House sounds great, too – and features this dream team: arthur s. AUBRY, richard BARNES, gretchen BENNET, donnabelle CASIS, cat CLIFFORD, tony de los REYES. sean DUFFY, ken FANDELL, karen GANZ, lauren GROSSMAN, jon HADDOCK, david HARTT, jenny HEISHMAN, mary HENRY, sean m. JOHNSON, ken KELLY, martin KLIMAS, cameron MARTIN, mark takamachi MILLER, fred MURAM, yuki NAKAMURA, matthew OFFENBACHER, jim RITTIMANN, patti WARASHINA, robert YODER (and more…)

There’s a great First Thursday post from yesterday on SLOG.

Then there’s TOMORROW, Friday.
Second Avenue is like Electric Avenue (See below)! There’s a “mini sidewalk party” put together by Nancy (Steve Quenell: Seeking Axis Mundi); Schmancy (New works by Cakespy) and a free in-store performance  by Katharine Hepburn’s Voice at Fancy.

Now back to that Electric Avenue:

See you out there!