Thursday, December 01, 2016

December 1 Westside Art Openings+

Early December openings sometimes lack energy while the art world flees to Art Basel Miami, offshoot shows and art parties. It's in the 80's there now! Fortunately, we have many plus events beyond the NW arts neighborhood tonight.

Martin Luther King School is an arts and Mandarin immersion K-8 school off NE Alberta. As part of their art program, they have shows in their KSMoCA - King School Museum of Contemporary Art. It is a project with PSU's social practice group.

Tonight, early they present an Introduction to Galactic Alienology. It is a collaboration between the students at the school, artist Carson Ellis and her son, Hank Meloy.

The artists have illustrated imagined alien creatures.

Galactic Alienology at the Martin Kuther King School 4906 NE 6th 4PM-6 Free

Artist collective PDL presents The Bureau of Arts & Culture in Seattle's King Street train station. It updates Seattle as a "City of the Future," reprising the optimism of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, lensed through Seattle's contemporary artists today.

Artists in Seattle are facing being priced out of the city and a puzzling disinterest in creative exploration by the tech employee base. Around 2000, designers, artists, agency-types, musicians and tech were engaged in a fertile mix. Lately SF, Portland and Seattle are missing it.

The show includes reimaginations of King Street Station, EMP, Harbor Island, Woodland Park Zoo, Olympic Sculpture Park and other civic spaces.

The artists are also sponsoring a blood drive at the event where a pint of blood can be exchanged for art.

There is a story about the event at the Seattle Times and a Facebook event.

The Bureau of Arts and Culture at King Street Station 303 S Jackson St, Seattle 6PM-11:30 $5

Claudia Hart has Beneath the Veil, 3d printed sculpture, animation and photographs pondering visual identity processed through electronic media, abandoning natural depiction. At UpFor Gallery 929 NW Flanders early close 6PM-8 Free

Sarah Gee Miller has The Spectacle and the Spectre, bright abstract geometric collage work from Vancouver, BC. At Duplex Collective 219 NW Couch 6PM-9 Free

Love is a Pink Cake is a group show by Jacques Flechemuller, Justin L'Amie, Jeffry Mitchell and Storm Tharp. It departs from the usual cool minimalism of the gallery to engage baroque and playful. At PDX Contemporary Art 925 NW Flanders Map early close 8PM Free

Trish Grantham has new work and there are new international artist prints this month at Augen Gallery 716 NW Davis early close 8 Free

PNCA is recommended to stop in. They have long time cycle shows and pop ups distributed throughout the building. PNCA 511 NW Broadway Map 6PM-9 Free

Everett Lofts are recommended as always. It's easier for you to see them all than for me to write suggestions. Some close as early as 9PM. At the Everett Lofts 625 NW Everett. Bounded by NW Everett, Broadway, Flanders and 6th Map closing ranges from 9PM-10ish