CORRECTION – 4-6pm (NOT 2-4 as previously announced) Tues. Mar 30 &/or
Closing Reception 2-4pm Sat. April 10.
I think we can agree that part of the solution–if examining the differences between art communities in Vancouver and Seattle can actually be called a problem– is just making the trip; getting to know what artists and art-interested folks are thinking about in the other cities in our region; getting to know people in communities outside of Seattle; and creating ties and conversations that are relevant across borders.
Five SHAG students and a few local artist/curator/enthusiasts headed north, with a stop at the Western Washington University Outdoor Sculpture Collection. We had a fantastic time meeting artists, curators, and collectors, visiting the Vancouver Art Gallery (Catching the last weekend of the FANTASTIC exhibition How Soon is Now), spending time at various artist run centres and galleries, checking out the graduate shows at Emily Carr, and just generally taking in all the ART our eyeballs could possibly handle.
Here’s some of what we saw (Click the photos to visit their presenters’ websites)
SEE LISTEN TASTE FEEL will be a unique art experience that exemplifies what the Henry Art Gallery presents at the museum all year round: exciting, challenging, thought-provoking contemporary art. Proceeds from ticket sales to this event will provide essential support for Henry Art Gallery exhibitions, artist residencies, and community arts programs.
Too general for you? Well, I’m going to put the money where my mouth is and name 100 reasons – 100 amazing exhibitions, programs, and events at the Henry this past and upcoming year (in no particular order) – that’s $1 for each reason = 1 ticket to the SEE LISTEN TASTE FEEL party. Show your support for the Henry and and buy a ticket to the PARTY OF THE YEAR for the Henry Benefit on January 31.
This morning, in addition to the dozens of blog posts from people all over the world, students at Brandeis University are sounding off.
And a student organized sit-down to happen on Thursday:
I am thankful to see that university students are responding quickly to this news and are organizing and voicing their support of the arts on their campus.
In a city with a wealth of talented individuals and collegiate arts institutions, why haven’t we seen more collaboration between universities? Last Friday, the Henry’s Associate Director for Communications, Betsey Brock, and students from S.H.A.G (Student/Henry Advisory Group) headed downtown to visit students art Cornish College of the Arts for a meeting of the minds. After some brief introductions we all started chatting about what we would like to see happen in the coming years – studio visits – collaborative shows – guest lectures – public programs – we put everything on the table, including business cards and contact information.
Shortly after, Henry folks were given a walk through tour of the facilities at Cornish. We were impressed with the individual studio space and group cohesion. Even though each student had their own workspace they all seemed more than comfortable to engage each other outside that space and talk about their classmates work in an informed and genuine vernacular. Throughout the tour we continued to toss around ideas and agreed to meet up again after the New Year to get some projects in the works. One possible opportunity that was discussed was the possibility of a group show at Parnassus Cafe on the UW campus. On behalf of those visiting from the Henry, I can say that I’m greatly looking forward this collaboration – the whole situation smacks of possibility.
Thank goodness for Facebook, as this is nowhere to be found on Cornish’s website and it will be worth checking out!
From Facebook – sorry for the formatting issues:
The senior class at Cornish College of the arts is holding an open studio for EVERYONE to come see what we are workng on!!!
Friday, October 17, 2008
6:00pm – 9:00pm
427 9th ave n and 418 8th n ave