Visual Arts

LibrAnimeCon 2014

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

LOCATION: Lacey Timberland Library, 500 College St SE, Lacey, WA 98503.

Put on your best cosplay and come down to the Lacey Timberland Library for LibrAnimeCon 2014, a celebration of all things anime and manga. At this exclusive, after-hours event, middle-schoolers and high-schoolers will feast upon Japanese goodies, watch anime, compete in a cosplay fashion show, and explore Japanese comic culture through a variety of games, crafts and activities. This program is free; pick up your tickets beginning the first day of Summer Reading. The library is normally closed at this time and will be open only for the program. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Lacey, Olympia and Tumwater Libraries. This event is part of Summer Reading, a Timberland Regional Library districtwide program.

Spring Artswalk at Urban Medicinals/Gallery Next

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 5:00pm - Sat, 04/26/2014 - 5:00pm

Please visit my Artswalk photo exhibit. I have about a dozen pieces priced from $5 to $35. It's at Urban Medicials/Gallery Next. Other artists showing include:

Chelsea Baker
China Star
Dan Bennett
Dinea DePhoto
Eleanor Josephine
Frederick Dobler
Kyleigh Ritchie
Luke Turner
Martinho-zinho Ribeiro
Rachel Carlson
Robert Whitlock
Steph Smith

Location: 119 and 121 Legion Wy SW

Here's a Facebook listing for the event:


"Imaginary Places" with Irina Gendelman

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm

From today's inbox:

Imaginary Places
PLATO Lecture Series Spring, 2014
Greeners on the Cutting Edge
Monday April 28, 1:30-3 pm, LH1
The Evergreen State College

Irina Gendelman, Ph.D. and Jeff Birkenstein, Ph.D. – St. Martin’s University

Poet Charles Pierre Baudelaire wrote about the flâneur, a perfect spectator, an impassioned observer, a character who is away from home and yet who feels at home, who is in the midst of the world and at the same time hidden from it. Baudelaire’s flâneur, a person of some means who had the time to be idle, spent his leisure time wandering the streets of Paris and observing the life of the street.

We apply this idea to the modern observer of the world. Like Baudelaire’s flâneur, the modern wanderer is something of a hidden observer, at once within the world and outside of it, even as she is now time tethered to digital technologies such as Facebook, Instagram and digital cameras.  The digital camera (and the internet applications on which its images are shared) acts as an extension of the flâneur’s body, a cyborg eye and a cyborg memory. It sees, frames and captures observations to be selectively shared as visual artifacts. With this extension, the flâneur, the spectator, also becomes a creator of new digital spaces to be explored. As modern wanderers, we record and reproduce the physical world as we see it, even as we alter that space through our digital images.

By recording, archiving, and looking at images of food and art, we will discuss these new and ever-evolving realms of imaginary spaces and how they reflect – and are reflected by – our understanding of observed reality.


"Shake": Remarkable dog portraits by Carli Davidson

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 7:00pm

A free event at orca Books for pet- and animal-lovers! Carli Davidson presents her book "Shake". 

Davidson employed the wonders of modern photography to create freeze-frame images of dogs in the humble act of shaking off water. The results are funny, endearing and a little bit strange.

Orca Books is at 509 4th Ave E in downtown Olympia.

Tumwater May-hem Comic and Game Fest

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Drop by the Tumwater Timberland Library to get free comic books, play board games, card games and video games, and make personalized superhero insignia necklaces! In addition to door prizes, you can enter a family cosplay contest to win fantastic rewards from local comic and game stores. Ask at the library’s information desk for more information.

Carl Smool - Evergreen Artists' Lecture Series

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

From today's inbox:

Wednesday, April 9
11:30-1:00 pm in Lecture Hall 1
The Evergreen State College

Carl Smool is a Northwest native who spent the first 30 years of his career working in Seattle, often in the margins and in-between spaces of the art world.  Arriving in Belltown in the late ’70s, he was motivated to address social, political and environmental issues in his art; these issues continue to inform his work.  While working as an editorial illustrator for The Rocket, his cover portrait of Ronald Reagan got the paper banned from Pacific Lutheran University; his graphic work for a campaign opposing Reagan’s re-election earned him death threats; and his altered billboards made national news. His work has appeared at the Center On Contemporary Art, the Whatcom Museum, the Mia Gallery, the Bellevue Art Museum, and many other venues.

 In the ’90s, he expanded his work with Bumbershoot, the Seattle Arts Festival, creating numerous large scale installations, including a sinfully delightful fire ceremony in 1997.  He designed the grounds and stage décor for WOMAD-USA (the World Of Music, Arts and Dance Festival held in Redmond) from 1998 through 2001, and in 1999, he brought his work to WOMAD UK. Carl’s five stage, 17 sculpture piece, “At the Crossroads, a Fire Ceremony for the New Millennium,” was commissioned by the Seattle Center, but got caught up in Mayor Paul Schell’s post WTO terrorist anxiety.

Anna McKee - Arts Talk - "Travels With Climate Scientists"

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Aisha Harrison - Timberland Arts Talk

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Terrain: Plateau Native Art & Poetry

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

From today's inbox:

Terrain: Plateau Native Art & Poetry
Through March 19, Evergreen Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri, 11:00-1:00 and 1:30-5:00
April 7 - May 7, hours TBD
Reception with Artists attending on Saturday April 26, 2-4pm

Corwin Clairmont, Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes
Tarsand Trout, relief print, 5" x 7"

Terrain: Plateau Native Art & Poetry is a print portfolio and exhibition that was organized by Joe Feddersen, artist and Evergreen Faculty Emeritus.  Bringing together relief prints and poetry created by 34 Plateau artists and writers, it presents a visual and verbal journey through physical, emotional, and visionary landscapes.  Feddersen writes: “Defined by the crest of the Cascades to the Continental Divide, touching northern California extending far north into British Columbia, Terrain speaks of the textures of the earth –  the homeland of the Plateau people. This compilation of expressions, relief prints and poems, breathes the life of ongoing cultures inherent to place.”
For its showing in Evergreen Gallery, Terrain is accompanied by Extended Terrain: Contemporary American Indian Prints.
Terrain artists and poets: Leo Adams, Sherman Alexie, Neal Ambrose, Gloria Bird, Ron Carraher, Vic Charlo, Corwin Clairmont, Cameron Decker, Alyne Watlamet DeCoteau, Debra Earling, Vanessa Enos, Carly Feddersen, Joe Feddersen, Ryan Feddersen, Jennifer Ferguson, Frank Finley, Ric Gendron, Cheryl Grunlose, Michael Holloman, Van Holloman, James Lavadour, Miles Miller, Ramon Murillo, Rochelle Kulei, Ed Archie NoiseCat, William Passmore, Lillian Pitt, Lawney Reyes, Susan Sheoships, Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, Kirby Stanton, Toma Villa, Ramona Wilson, Elizabeth Woody

Becky Knold at Salon Refu

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

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