Sunday, August 20, 2006

Anne Mathern opens at Crawl Space

Anne Mathern

On August 19, 2006, Anne Mathern opened "Trial & the Tribunal," an exhibition of new video, photography and sound installation at Crawl Space in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Crawl Space is an artist-run non-profit exhibition space providing a venue for innovative emerging artists. Mathern, a 2004 University of Washington graudate in photography, is a co-founder and the managing director of the gallery.

Crawl Space has received supportive reviews from the local press, including articles by Regina Hackett in the Seattle Post-Intelligence and Nate Lippens in the Stranger.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Architect Jerry Garcia at Western Bridge

On August 3, architect Jerry Garcia spoke at Western Bridge about his proposal for Seattle’s Denny Park. The park resides on a portion of Seattle’s infamous Denny Regrade. Over three decades, Denny Hill was flattened and its dirt moved to reclaim sections Elliott Bay. Garcia’s proposal seeks to restore two if Denny Park’s five acres to its original height.

Western Bridge's Bill True (left) and Jerry Garcia

Jerry Garcia at the podium

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Contemporary Art Council annual meeting

Mount Rainier and Lake Washington frame the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Seattle Art Museum’s (SAM) Contemporary Art Council (CAC). Held at the home of collectors Jeffrey and Susan Brotman, on July 27, 2006, the event was attended by 120 CAC members and guests.

Susan Brotman, president of the SAM board of trustees

Sandra Jackson-Dumont, newly appointed SAM Kayla Skinner Deputy Director of Education and Public Programs

Michael Darling (on left), newly appointed SAM Jon & Mary Shirley Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, in conversation with artist and CAC program chairman Patrick Holderfield

The tall guy in black in the image above is me, the president of the Contemporary Art Council. I’m talking fast and trying to break my record for the shortest formal portion of the annual meeting, so that attendees can get back to enjoying art and socializing on this beautiful day. (Photograph courtesy of VickiMarie Stolsen.)