Sunday, July 30, 2006

Richard Serra's "Wake" installed

Over three days, beginning July 22, 2006, "Wake," a sculpture by Richard Serra, was installed in Seattle's Olympic Scultpure Park (OSP). The park, currently under construction, and developed by the Seattle Art Museum (SAM), opens on October 28, 2006. "Wake" is the park's first installed work.

Richard Serra (blue shirt) oversees installation

The five sinuous elements of the massive 600-ton work were fabricated in Cor-ten steel.

Members of the SAM board of trustees, staff and patrons get an early look at "Wake" and other OSP developments.

Former SAM curator Lisa Corrin (center) and SAM director Mimi Gates (right)

Michael McCafferty, chief exhibition designer, curator Michael Darling and board of trustees chairman Jon Shirley

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Contemporary Art Council Visits Western Bridge

The Contemporary Art Council of the Seattle Art Museum hosted a reception at Western Bridge on June 23, 2006. The event centered on a viewing of the critically well-received Boys & Flowers exhibition.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

CD Forum's Food As Art gala

The Central District Forum held it's 2006 Food As Art fundraising gala on April 8, 2006, at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center on Seattle's beautiful waterfront. The CD Forum is a cultural organization targeting the production and presentation of African-American cultural programs that encourage thought and debate.

The gala featured a large variety of savory dishes presented by a number of Seattle's top chefs and caterers, many of whom are African American. When I moved to this city in 1989, the food scene was characterized by an unusually large proportion to top female chefs. Over time, however, an unusually large proportion of top African-American chefs - both male and female - have also appeared on the Seattle scene, much to the community's benefit. The Food As Art contributors included:

Andaluca - Wayne Johnson
The Café by Hillside Quickie - Makina Howell
Campagne - Daisley Gordon
Casuelita's Caribbean Café - Richard Dwyer
The Kingfish Café - Leslie & Laurie Coaston
marjorie - Donna Moodie
Osteria La Spiga - Sachia, Sabrina & Trisha Tinsley
Seattle Tennis Club - Antoine Calloway
Sessions with Chef Amadeus - Chef Amadeus
St. Cloud's - Michael King
That Brown Girl Catering - Kristi Brown-Wokoma
Villa Victoria Catering - Naomi Smith
The Wellington - Cynthia Hobbs

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Lawrimore Project opens in Seattle

Lawrimore Project, a new Seattle art gallery, officially opened in late June, 2006. Scott Lawrimore parlayed his art history background; ten years experience at the Foster/White, Davidson and Greg Kucera galleries; vision; and ambition to create this large, unusual and exciting space for exhibiting contemporary art. The gallery's design is credited to Lead Pencil Studio, the Seattle artist/architect team of Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo.

The opening exhibition features works by SuttonBeresCuller:

Also displayed is a slideshow of prior works by SuttonBeresCuller:

Seattle photographer Alice Wheeler in attendance at the opening event:

The gallery is receiving a warm reception from the local press, including articles in the Seattle Times, The Stranger and the Seattle Weekly, among others.