Saturday, May 26, 2007
On May 17, 2007, Berlin-based artist Tim Eitel was invited to dinner by Joseph Park, Alfred Harris, Victoria Haven and Fred Holcomb of Lemon Lime Studio in Seattle. Eitel was in town to give a public talk at the Frye Art Museum. Eitel is among the artists represented in Life After Death: New Leipzig Paintings from the Rubell Family Collection, exhibited at the Frye through June 3, 2007.
Tim Eitel & Frye executive director Midge Bowman
Seattle Art Museum's Chiyo Ishikawa (right)
Tim Eitel and Annie Han
Henry Art Gallery associate curator Sara Krajewski
Mark Takamichi Miller & Brian Murphy
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Mimi Gardner Gates, Director, Seattle Art Museum
The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) held its Grand Opening on May 5 and May 6, 2007. Brad Cloepfil and his firm, Allied Works, served as lead architect on the project, which seamlessly integrates SAM's original Robert Venturi/Denise Scott Brown downtown building (opened in 1991). SAM continues to operate its original Carl Gould facility, established in 1933, as the Seattle Asian Art Museum, in Volunteer Park, along with the Olympic Sculpture Park, opened in January 2007.
A series of celebrations preceded the Grand Opening of the new downtown museum. I attended several of these events and took my camera to the Preview for the Arts Community on May 3.
View from entry area towards Brotman Forum area & Cai Guo-Qiang's Inopportune (detail)
View from South Hall toward SAM Taste restaurant & Brotman Forum (above)
Joseph McDonnell & SAM's Maryann Jordan
SAM's Michael McCafferty & The Suit
Ann Obery & Michael McCafferty
Michael Darling & Marisa Sanchez, SAM curators
SAM's Cara Egan & family
SAM's Sue Bartlett & Lisa Self (volunteer)
SAM Contemporary Art Council members Joyce Halldorson, Bruce Moore & Victoria Hindley (foreground)
Marlow Harris & Joyce Halldorson
Museum guests visit SAM Contemporary Art Council photo booth
Dee Dee Rainbow & Aimee Jacobson
Billy Howard, Howard House
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007, was an unusually warm and crystal clear Spring day.
What's Up is a monthly Seattle gathering of people engaged in the arts, hosted by Anne Focke and Carolyn Law. Usually held in Anne's Belltown condo, this month's presentations, discussion and soup-based dinner took place in Carolyn's Green Lake neighborhood home.
Anne Focke & Carolyn Law
Anne brings the session to order and reads a poem
The first presenter was the principal of the Deborah Hay Dance Company. Ms. Hay described her goals and process through words and a lively demonstration.
Next up was Stuart Dempster, who played several instruments, created sounds with sticks and was accompanied by two addditional musicians.
Stokley Towles picks up sticks
Buster Simpson waits for sticks
One person dozed though the afternoon's activities