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Pivot Art and Culture Color and Pattern

Pivot Art and Culture Color and Pattern

July 23, 2017 | 5PM

April 15, 2017 until July 23, 2017

The new exhibition is devoted to exploring how artists use color and pattern to capture the essence of the world around them and will feature paintings, drawings, sculpture and ceramics. Color & Pattern includes works that are representational, like those by David Hockney and Philip Taaffe where the viewer can easily recognize the subject matter, and works by abstract artists such as Agnes Martin and Mark Rothko, whose paintings draw little reference from our natural world.
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How Can Seattle Grow More Public Outdoor Space

How Can Seattle Grow More Public Outdoor Space

July 24, 2017 | 6PM - 7PM

People are flocking to Seattle to live and work, but they need public spaces where they play, reflect, exercise and grow. Thriving metros everywhere are struggling to make the most of available public land: parks and plazas, streets and sidewalks, shorelines and school campuses. Learn from national experts and local leaders about strategies to create more of what we love about Seattle -- outdoor space for people!

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AIGA Seattle Schmooze

AIGA Seattle Schmooze

July 27, 2017 | 6PM - 8PM

Come celebrate our seventh consecutive AIGA Seattle Schmooze this month at re:public Restaurant & Bar, located in bustling South Lake Union. All are welcome – members, non-members, friends, and even friends of friends. Schmoozes are meant to be inclusive of our entire creative community whether you’re a member or not. We want you to come and enjoy yourself, make new connections, and learn more about our awesome, local AIGA chapter.
This is a free event with no cover charge. Attendees must be 21+ and are responsible for their own tabs. RSVP encouraged but not required.
Special thanks to AIGA Seattle's Annual Platinum Partner, Creative Circle.

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The Design of Dissent

The Design of Dissent

July 31, 2017 | 5PM

Get some poster-design inspiration for the next protest from The Design of Dissent exhibit at new Pioneer Square gallery Non-Breaking Space. The gallery specializes in graphic design, and this exhibit digs deep into the past 50 years of visual rebellion against racism, sexism, the Vietnam War, the AIDS crisis, poverty, gun control, and more. Originally curated in 2005 by Milton Glaser and Mirko Ilic for New York's School of Visual Arts, the exhibit got a refresh by Seattle design firm Civilization, featuring new work along with recognizable posters from Silence = Death, Guerrilla Girls, Ahmet Ogut, Ken Garland, and many others.

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Seattle Polish Film Festival Poster Contest

Seattle Polish Film Festival Poster Contest

July 31, 2017 | 5PM

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED UNTIL 7/31/2017 FOR THE 25TH ANNUAL SEATTLE POLISH FILM FESTIVAL POSTER. BE CREATIVE. HAVE FUN. WIN $100. Competition is open to all artists. Posters may be created in any media, but must be submitted electronically. Entries will be judged on their originality and artistic merit. The poster design should capture the essence of Polish/American cinema. This is a big year for us - 25 years!

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SAM Remix

SAM Remix

August 11, 2017 | 8PM

#SAMRemix returns. Wild out, fuel up, and make art at this full evening of performances, tours, dancing, creating, and exploring the sculptures and installations at the Olympic Sculpture Park. Rejoice at Remix, a lively late-night out inspired by "Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors" and new art at the Olympic Sculpture Park.

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Untold Passage

Untold Passage

August 18, 2017 | 5PM

Now through August 18th

Untold Passage presents the work of artists recovering the unwritten histories of immigrant communities shown alongside the work of contemporary poets representing the unquantifiable aspects of those experiences. It takes up the politics of narrative that structure the representations of our world in words, the interface between visual arts and poetry, and the increased interest in historiography and recuperation of lost narratives.

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TUFFEST 2017

TUFFEST 2017

August 26, 2017 | 5PM

Electronic music and arts collective TUF returns to Judkins Park for for a day of programing from female and non binary artists. Featured artists include Seattle rapper Taylar Elizza Beth, Vancouver's x/o and Oakland's Russell E.L. Butler TUFFEST 2017 will also features installations around the park as well as panels and workshops. The event is free and open to the public.

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Amie Siegel Interiors

Amie Siegel Interiors

September 3, 2017 | 5PM

MAY 20–SEPTEMBER 3, 2017

New York-based artist Amie Siegel works between film, photography, performance, and installation. In her solo exhibition Interiors, she investigates ideas about objects and their perceived cultural value, and the power systems innate to connoisseurship and museum practice.

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Infinity Mirrors by Yayoi Kusama

Infinity Mirrors by Yayoi Kusama

September 10, 2017 | 5PM

Spanning over five decades, Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors focuses on the evolution of the Japanese artist’s immersive, multi-reflective Infinity Mirror Rooms. This exhibition will explore how Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms developed from a more material engagement with sculptural forms to ethereal mirror rooms in which light and reflections extend in all directions, allowing the visitor to seemingly float in a magical space.

Exhibition opens on Friday, June 30 until Sunday, September 10, 2017. For more information, click here.

Design in Public

Design in Public

September 22, 2017 | 5PM

Every September, the Seattle Design Festival brings together designers, community members, experts, and city officials to celebrate and explore how design improves the quality of our lives and our community. Since 2011, the Seattle Design Festival has been presented by Design in Public and AIA Seattle in collaboration with dozens of partner organizations The theme of SDF2017 is: POWER

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Jacob Lawrence Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis

Jacob Lawrence Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis

October 1, 2017 | 5PM

Organized in celebration of the centennial of the birth of revered American artist and University of Washington professor Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000), this exhibition features a suite of silkscreen prints that tell the Genesis narrative of creation through the artist’s recollected memories of time spent witnessing sermons in the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem.
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We Are the Ocean An Indigenous Response to Climate Change

We Are the Ocean An Indigenous Response to Climate Change

November 12, 2017 | 5PM

Now through November 12th
The timely exhibit We Are the Ocean: An Indigenous Response to Climate Change uses art, poetry, and more to explore climate change and water rights from an indigenous perspective—as well as demonstrating the ways in which Pacific communities are leading global environmental conversations.

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Art and Life Along the Northwest Coast

Art and Life Along the Northwest Coast

December 31, 2017 | 5PM

Over their long habitation of the Pacific Northwest, First Peoples have shaped their lifeways around the resources of the water, forests, valleys, and mountains. In tandem, they have developed rich oral traditions and ceremonies that link inextricably to this region. With this new installation of SAM’s collection of Northwest Coast art, visitors will encounter the creative expressions of generations of artists who created forms for daily life, for potlatch ceremonies, and for spiritual balance. The presence of contemporary arts, shown alongside historical forms, highlight the vitality of traditions that are being re-envisioned for present times.

This collection is currently open and has been on display since 2014. Be sure not to miss out! For more information, click here.

Big Picture Art After 1945

Big Picture Art After 1945

December 31, 2017 | 5PM

Now and until further notice.

This July, SAM is pleased to showcase Big Picture: Art After 1945. This exhibition focuses on several influential and parallel artistic developments in the decades following World War II. Big Picture celebrates the tremendous gift of Seattle collectors Virginia and Bagley Wright. This exhibition will feature many of these works, which have transformed SAM’s modern and contemporary art collection.

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Bowie by Mick Rock

Bowie by Mick Rock

December 31, 2017 | 5PM

Ongoing
Bowie by Mick Rock features 65 of Rock’s photographs that capture Bowie’s creativity and charisma, from dressing room shots of his transformation into Ziggy Stardust and live performances to private moments between gigs. “I think David trusted me,” reflects Rock. “I regarded myself as a guardian of his image, and that’s true to this day.”
The gallery also includes rare performance footage, oral history interviews, an audio tour narrated by Rock, and photos of other music icons like Lou Reed, Queen, and Debbie Harry.

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