Opening First Thursday, July 6, 5-8pm at the Artxchange Gallery, 512 1st. Avenue S., is “ What Would Betsy Ross Do? A New American Flag Project,” a community-based art project showcasing creative reactions to the political climate of the United States. Over 25 artists present textile work, large-scale installation, and participatory projects. A simultaneous social media engagement project, collected by the hashtag #whatwouldbetsyrossdo, allows the participation of ‘Betsy Rosses’ from around the world.
Foster/White Gallery, 220 3rd. Avenue S., welcomes a new collection by Washington’s own Will Robinson. With the immutability of stone and the rawness of nature at its core, “Continuum” achieves a dynamic delicacy rare in stonework of such magnitude. On view through July 22, the opening is from 6-pm.
Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson, is pleased to announced a “Summer Group Exhibition” featuring an eclectic group of artists working in various mediums. This includes artists such as
Larry Calkins, Stacie Chappell, Sam Chung, Mieko Hara, Selene Santucci, Heny Steinberg,
In July, Harris Harvey Gallery, 1915 First Avenue, presents Wilder Places, an exhibition of recent oil paintings by Seattle-area artist Christine Sharp. Sharp melds abstraction with representation of the landscape in vivid paintings that interpret the topography of the Northwest. She translates scenes with bold color and pattern. The effects are fragmented forms arranged into harmonious compositions resembling the land. The artist will be present for the opening reception First Thursday, July 6 rom 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Opening from 6-8pm at the Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S., is work by Seattle artist Linda Haack. Haack works with mosaic techniques in assembling complex, interwoven geometric patterns on wall-mounted three-dimensional sculptures. Large in scale and bright in color, complex patterns fill the many curved forms.
Prographica/KDR Gallery, 313 Occidental Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with “Liberty” featuring Peter Zokosky, Fred Stonehouse, Robert Schultz, Robert Pruitt, Sarah Perry, Judy Nimtz, Michelle Muldrow, Kerry James Marshall, Tim Lowly, Ira Korman, Laurie Hogin, F. Scott Hess, Kenny Harris, Josh Dorman, Einar and Jamex de la Torre, Melissa Cooke, Darlene Campbell, Shay Bredimus, Sandow Birk, Eric Beltz and David Bailin. The exhibition is an unconstrained, non-thematic, all-inclusive installation of diverse artworks that vary in medium, scale and content. The artists chose their subjects based on the question: "What occupies your mind in and out of the studio?" In other words, they were at liberty to choose which artwork to exhibit without restrictions, parameters or curatorial constraints. The viewer may be inclined to consider this show art for arts sake, bohemian, free form, atypical, unorthodox, or progressive. The installation is an all inclusive; it is an opportunity for 20 creative minds to share an experience and yet remain fully autonomous.
How would you paint a paradox? Laura Thorne’s paintings in “Panoramic Present” capture time through sight. Stand both inside and outside of time as you experience her evocative expressions with form and color, where what appears is shaped by what disappears. See Thorne’s work at SAM Gallery during a celebration of this new body of work Thursday, July 6.
"The Long Game", a solo exhibition of juniper and bronze sculpture and original sketches by Hib Sabin returns to the Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson in an opening from 6-pm. A print and digital catalog will be released in conjunction with the solo show, available only through the gallery. Sabin (Non-Indigenous) returns with a body of work that considers ideas about age in a world where youth is lauded, applauded, and sought after with religious fervor. Now in his 80s, Sabin turns his critical eye and dexterous carving hand upon himself, with work that reflects upon the timelessness of the human condition, the desire to revisit the past with a discerning eye, and a fearlessness of what lies beyond the known.
With a First Thursday opening, July 6, 5-8pm Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street, celebrates it’s 40th anniversary. To commemorate this important milestone, the gallery will host a group exhibition that celebrates it’s legacy and future.This exhibition includes work by artists who have been at the heart of the gallery’s programming since its beginning. It also includes work by a group of artists who are new to the gallery. Together, these 41 artists represent our commitment to honoring our history and to always being open to new ideas and ways of seeing. Traver Gallery, now an internationally recognized leader in the field of contemporary glass
and cornerstone of the Seattle arts scene, first opened its doors in 1977 in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle. The premier exhibition featured seven local painters, many of whom had been Traver’s professors at Cornish College of the Arts. In the tradition of lineage, the baton has now been passed to William’s daughter, Sarah Traver, who continues to build upon the visionary foundation begun by her father 40 years ago.