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Under Pressure: Contemporary Prints from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation
How did printmaking – once relegated to things like making reproductions of famous paintings – become a means of artistic expression?? Find out in this conversation with Bellevue Arts Museum’s Stefano Catalani about Under Pressure: Contemporary Prints from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation, 132 prints on view through October 12th. Learn how printmaking was transformed in the hands of some of the greatest artists in post WWII America, including Roy Lichtenstein, Sol LeWitt, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Barbara Kruger, Jasper Johns and many more.
The Art of Gaman: Arts & Crafts from the Japanese-American Internment Camps 1942-1946
Bellevue Arts Museum brings in a collection of rare and compelling objects in its newest exhibition: The Art of Gaman: Arts & Crafts from the Japanese-American Internment Camps 1942-1946. Gaman translates to enduring difficulty with patience and dignity. From the most utilitarian – a chair, a tool, a toy – to elevated expressions such as paintings, embroidery and ornamental items, these were crafted in difficult circumstances, collected and curated by the daughter of one of those interned.
Paint the Peninsula, a juried plein air competition
Have you ever been out, almost in the middle of nowhere, and come across an artist blissfully painting the scenery? It’s called plein air painting, and artists travel the world in pursuit of inspiration. The Olympic Peninsula offers unparalleled natural beauty, and the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center hosts our region’s first juried plein air competition, Paint the Peninsula, September 7-14. 32 professional artists will compete, creating a new work each day. The public is encouraged to find their locations and watch them at work. You can also register for the community division and create your own plein air paintings! The professional works will be available for sale, proceeds benefitting the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. We talk with Anne Dalton, who chairs the event this year.
Fall at Seattle Shakespeare Company: The Samuel Beckett Festival and more
“Lead Us Into Temptation” … this phrase inspired Seattle Shakespeare Company’s Artistic Director, George Mount, to craft the 2014-15 season, opening September 5 with their contribution to the citywide Samuel Beckett Festival, Waiting for Godot, which George will direct. Learn more about the Beckett Festival and the first three plays of the season - Waiting for Godot, Twelfth Night and Measure for Measure - in Marta’s conversation with George Mount.
Ornate Plates and Intricate Origami at Bellevue Arts Museum
Origami – the Japanese word for paper folding – can be stunningly simple or intricately complex. When it’s taken beyond the traditional into the realms of science or design, well, the possibilities really ARE limitless. Prepare to be surprised and amazed at Bellevue Arts Museum’s exhibition Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami. Sharing BAM’s second floor is At Your Service, a provocative exhibition with the dinner plate at its heart. Learn more about the individual works, the artists, and the shows themselves with BAM’s Director of Art, Craft and Design, Stefano Catalani.
ARTS CHANNEL LIBRARY
Hear all about it! From theatre to dance and visual arts to film, the Arts Channel Library houses some of the most exciting and unique past and present conversations in town. Interviews are organized by genre.