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Contemporary Art

Remarkable Pacific Northwest: Winter’s French Influence 2021

Remarkable Pacific Northwest: Winter’s French Influence 2021

Pacific Northwest: Seattle and Portland tend to have great art, be it performance or visual; there is always something new and cutting edge to check out from Northwest artists. But in this year’s winter months, the highlight of the Pacific Northwest art scene isn’t local artists; this time it’s all about France. The gray months […]

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Amazing Human/Nature at the Berkeley Art Museum 2021

Amazing Human/Nature at the Berkeley Art Museum 2021

The Human/Nature exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) is beautiful, both in concept and content. Among other qualities, the show achieves an aura of maturity and real world-relevance that stands in quiet contrast to some of the contemporary art world’s less noble celebrations of cultural currency and market value. It was exhilarating to encounter […]

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Memorable Gestures of Resistance at the Museum of Contemporary Craft 2021

Memorable Gestures of Resistance at the Museum of Contemporary Craft 2021

Over the next six months, visitors to the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon, will be able to observe the day-to-day studio practices of eight artists as they participate in a conceptually provocative and communally based art performance. Working sequentially over two-day to three-week periods, the artists, comprised of six individuals and one pair and ranging […]

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Amazing Artwork from Etsuko Ichikawa at BAM 2021

Amazing Artwork from Etsuko Ichikawa at BAM 2021

Seattle-based artist Etsuko Ichikawa seems to be showing everywhere at once these days. Last year ended for her with two shows at the Art Basel Miami Beach fair and the opening of her solo exhibit Traces of the Molten State at the Bellevue Arts Museum. This winter has also included exhibitions in Washington D.C., Chicago, and another Seattle […]

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Culture

Aliza Shvarts: Ms. Carry Art From a new  amazing  Perspective view  2021

Aliza Shvarts: Ms. Carry Art From a new amazing Perspective view 2021

How would you feel about viewing Aliza Shvarts’ newest artistic creation? It’s a mixture of performance art, language arts and visual art; in this work she artificially inseminated herself and forced miscarriages upon herself, with abortifacient medication, not once –not twice; how about as many times in nine-months as she could following the following procedure. […]

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Oddly Elegant: An Odd But Elegant Process become so Amazing 2021

Oddly Elegant: An Odd But Elegant Process become so Amazing 2021

Oddly Elegant: After brewing a cup of tea, we hardly even consider the possibilities of a used tea bag before we toss it in the trash. In general, little thought is given to what we discard and any alternate uses it may posses. Although a majority of us don’t ponder prior to tossing, one exemplary […]

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A Brief Evolutionary and Memorable History of John Waters 2021

A Brief Evolutionary and Memorable History of John Waters 2021

“When I was a young, ‘art’ meant dirty.”—John Waters John Waters is a man of many hats. Well, I have never seen John Waters in a hat, so perhaps it would be more appropriate to say that John Waters is a man of many coats. There is the special coat he used to steal records […]

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Best of Joel McHale at the Moore 2021

Best of Joel McHale at the Moore 2021

Seattle native Joel McHale returned home Nov. 29th to perform at the Moore Theatre during his national stand up tour. Fans crowded into the theatre in one of the few cities in the nation where people may actually know McHale for work other than his weekly gig hosting The Soup on E! Entertainment Television. After graduating from the University […]

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Photography

The Fine Art of Surfing Photography 2021

The Fine Art of Surfing Photography 2021

LA photographer and gallery owner Ed Freeman wants to take surfing photography to a higher level. Which is not easy, given the vast cultural archive of imagery associated with perhaps the most photogenic of sports.  Surf shots are fun to look at, documenting a unique convergence of raw natural beauty and human skill, grace and fortitude. For his new […]

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Photography: The Memorable Annie Leibovitz an American Icon  2021

Photography: The Memorable Annie Leibovitz an American Icon 2021

Photography judging by the crowd outside of Benaroya Hall waiting to see Annie Leibovitz speak on November 19th, it was obvious that Seattle Arts and Lectures was hosting someone big. People stood outside with handmade signs asking for tickets—the scene was more akin to a sporting event or rock concert than what was, essentially, a book reading. Inside, there […]

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Photography: 7 Impressive Decades of Man Ray in Paris

Photography: 7 Impressive Decades of Man Ray in Paris

Photography parisians and visitors to the French capital have the chance to take advantage of the interesting show at the Pinacotheque de Paris, completely dedicated to American-born artist Man Ray. One of the fathers of surrealism and Dadaism, Man Ray is remembered for his work that often verged on the ridiculous. Born Emmanuel Radnitzy, in 1999 […]

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The Mexican  Suitcase  Recovered War Photographs of Robert Capa Memorable 2020

The Mexican Suitcase Recovered War Photographs of Robert Capa Memorable 2020

The Artists: Robert Capa, Chim (David Seymour), and Gerda Taro The Show: The Mexican Suitcase Rediscovered Spanish Civil War negatives, at the International Center of Photography September 24, 2010 – January 9, 2011 Photographs truly a landmark exhibition, the first public showing of Spanish Civil War images by Magnum Photos co-founder Robert Capa, recovered under mysterious […]

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Design

THE STATE OF DESIGN 2008, Amazing Victoria’s Design Festival

THE STATE OF DESIGN 2008, Amazing Victoria’s Design Festival

THE STATE OF DESIGN 2008, Victoria’s Design FestivalJuly 16th – July 24th 2008 Forget the design you think you know. The State of Design Festival is Victoria’s peak design event and the 2008 Festival in July will offer local and international conversations on design. Under one Festival umbrella, the best local designers will be honoured […]

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Streetwear: Dekline helps us hang with the latest fashion trend 2021

Streetwear: Dekline helps us hang with the latest fashion trend 2021

Dekline Last spring a friend of mine who lived in France told me that the early 90s were back in style. “You mean neon pink and green?” I asked, just slightly shocked. “Oh yeah, it’s all over the place.” After spending the summer in France and other parts of Europe, I can attest to the […]

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Remarkable Student Artists Wanted for Space Tourist Emblem 2021

Remarkable Student Artists Wanted for Space Tourist Emblem 2021

The clock is ticking for young artists hoping to draw up an emblem for the next paying tourist to visit the International Space Station (ISS). American computer game developer Richard Garriott, a multimillionaire training to launch toward the space station this fall, is looking for an original design that could serve as a student mission patch or […]

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How-to: Creative Hippie Fashion for ’08

How-to: Creative Hippie Fashion for ’08

The hippie style is popular again, and just in time for spring or summer weather, depending on where you live. Florals and headbands are big, along with a dreamy, earthier palette for both clothes and makeup. Flowy dresses in varying lengths are great for warm weather, and are very low-maintenance with a designer handbag for a night out […]

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Aliza Shvarts: Ms. Carry Art From a new  amazing  Perspective view  2021

Aliza Shvarts: Ms. Carry Art From a new amazing Perspective view 2021

| July 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

How would you feel about viewing Aliza Shvarts’ newest artistic creation? It’s a mixture of performance art, language arts and visual art; in this work she artificially inseminated herself and forced miscarriages upon herself, with abortifacient medication, not once –not twice; how about as many times in nine-months as she could following the following procedure. […]

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Oddly Elegant: An Odd But Elegant Process become so Amazing 2021

Oddly Elegant: An Odd But Elegant Process become so Amazing 2021

| July 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

Oddly Elegant: After brewing a cup of tea, we hardly even consider the possibilities of a used tea bag before we toss it in the trash. In general, little thought is given to what we discard and any alternate uses it may posses. Although a majority of us don’t ponder prior to tossing, one exemplary […]

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A Brief Evolutionary and Memorable History of John Waters 2021

A Brief Evolutionary and Memorable History of John Waters 2021

| July 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

“When I was a young, ‘art’ meant dirty.”—John Waters John Waters is a man of many hats. Well, I have never seen John Waters in a hat, so perhaps it would be more appropriate to say that John Waters is a man of many coats. There is the special coat he used to steal records […]

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