Monday, August 31, 2009

Alison Keogh at Francine Seders Gallery

On the #5 bus moving towards Francine Seders Gallery, I noted a large dense area of green, bounded by a parking lot. When I ask the unusually good-looking young woman seated next to me whether it was a park and she replied “the Woodland Park Zoo,” it occurred to me that I need to get out of Belltown more often.

My gallery visit was for an exhibition reception of a show that includes my friend Alison Keogh and runs through September 27, 2009. Other artists in the show are Michael Howard, and a collaborative exhibition featuring the work of Gail Grinnell and Sam Wildman.

Another Alison Keogh exhibition was featured in this blog last year.

Art works by Alison Keogh

John Boylan & Alison Keogh

Alison Keogh & Michael Spafford

Alison Keogh & Emma Shultz

Robert Mang, Alison’s husband

Francine Seders

Near bus stop at N 65th & Phinney Ave N

Central District Forum Open House

The Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas celebrated its 10th anniversary with a rooftop open house and reception on August 27, 2009. The CD Forum presents and produces African-American cultural programs for the greater Seattle area that encourage thought and debate. The event also served as an opportunity to welcome Kumani Gantt, the organization’s new executive director.

Kumani Gantt (center of image)