This press release came in this morning from the Museum of Glass in Tacoma.
“The Museum of Glass invites the Tacoma community to join us on Blue Friday for a 12th man photo. On Friday, January 31 at 1 pm, meet the MOG staff on the Chihuly Bridge of Glass for a 12th man photo shoot! Wear your Seahawks gear or your brightest blue attire and show your Super Bowl spirit! The more people, the better the photo⎯so spread the word and bring your friends and family!”
Posted below is a press release I got this morning from the Seattle Art Museum:
SUPER BOWL XLVIII
Seattle Art Museum and Denver Art Museum bet on their team to win
January 27, 2014 – Seattle Art Museum (SAM) and Denver Art Museum (DAM) are betting temporary loans of major works of art based on the outcome of Super Bowl XLVIII between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos.
A majestic Native American mask reminiscent of a mighty “Seahawk” from SAM’s renowned Northwest Coast Native American art collection is wagered by Kimerly Rorschach, SAM’s Illsley Ball Nordstrom Director and CEO.
The winning city will receive a three-month loan of the prized artwork. All shipping and expenses will be paid by the city that loses the big game.
“I’m confident that we will be enjoying Remington’s The Broncho Buster at SAM. We are already making plans to host it here in Seattle so that the 12th Man can see it,” said Rorschach.
“We know the Broncos won’t be busted on Super Bowl Sunday,” Heinrich said. “I am looking forward to giving the losing team’s mascot a special place of honor in Bronco Nation.”
Gig Harbor Art Walk along the waterfront is from 1 – 5pm, and every Thursday night in the summer until 8pm.www.gigharborartwalk.com
La Conner Galleries are open 5 – 8pm as part of the Skagit Valley Art Escape Weekend. For a list of galleries go to: http://skagitvalleyartescape.com/category/visual-art/
Langley on Whidbey Island Art Walk is from 5 – 7pm. www.visitlangley.com
Port Townsend Art Walk is from 5:30 – 8:30pm. www.porttownsendartwalk.com
Quilcene Art Walk is from 11am – 6pm.www.quilceneartwalk.com
Our city is alive with the excitement of the Super Bowl right now – our second attempt at the coveted Vince Lombardy Trophy for the Seattle Seahawks. I just want you to see how our sweet Seattle Art Museum is celebrating the fans who have helped us to get to where we are today – the 12th Man.
By the way, may I just say that the controversial Richard Sherman graduated from Stanford University? He’s no dummy. All football players are hyped up during the game, and he has since apologized for being a bit “over exuberant” . I’m tired of reading bad things about him. Give us and him a break.
Fine Impressions Gallery, 8300 Fifth Avenue NE, says, “It’s summer “down under” now. Australia Day is the Australian national holiday started as a commemoration of the arrival of the first British ships in Sydney Cove in 1788. The day now celebrates Australia’s rich diversity, history, and landscape.
This little fellow is “Phascolarctos Furcus,” the native koala, in a 19th century hand-colored engraving by William Jardine. It’s from Naturalist’s Library published by Jardine and printed by W. H. Lizars, London, 1833-1843. You’ll find it in the Antique Animals section.
Azuma celebrates 35th Anniversary with Yamamoto’s Byobu Screen Exhibition on view now through February 15
Currently on view at the Azuma Gallery, 530 First Avenue S., is “Byobu Screen (folding) Exhibition.” Showing through February 15, the acclaimed artist, Seikodojin Yamamoto, is known internationally for his screens.
I’ve been sick with the flu and have just felt awful. That’s what I get for not getting a flu shot. Anyway, the brain is slowing clearing up, and I’ll return to posting your shows.
Edmonds Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm.www.edmondsartwalk.com
Seattle Design Center Art Walk is from 5 – 9pm. at 5701 Sixth Ave. South.www.seattledesigncenterartwalk.com
Tacoma Art Walk. Tacoma’s galleries, Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum. And the Washington State History Museum are open from 5 – 8pm. All three museums are free. www.artwalktacoma.com
Port Orchard Art Walk is from 4 – 7pm, May through October.www.portorchardartwalk.com.
Everett Art Walk is from 4 – 7pm.www.everettartwalk.com
This press release from the Seattle Art Museum just came in, and I’m copying it verbatim for all you Seahawk fans:
SEATTLE– January 9, 2014- The Seahawks 12th Man will be shining bright in downtown Seattle on Friday evening, January 10, as the iconic Hammering Man dons the number 12 in support of the Seattle Seahawks.
In addition, visitors wearing Seahawks gear on Friday receive 2 FOR 1 admission (make sure to say “12th Man” at the admissions desk).
WHEN: Friday, January 10 beginning around 4 pm
WHERE: The 48-foot tall Hammering Man sculpture is located at the entrance to the downtown Seattle Art Museum at First Avenue and University Street.
DETAILS: As a part of the City of Seattle’s public art program, The Seattle Arts Commission installed Hammering Man on September 12, 1992. The Hammering Man is made of hollow-fabricated steel, aluminum mechanized arm, electric motor, and black automotive paint. Funding was provided by the Virginia Wright Fund in honor of Prentice Bloedel; Seattle City Light 1% for Art funds; the Museum Development Authority; and PONCHO (Patrons of Northwest Civic, Cultural and Charitable Organizations).
Angela Bandurka’s work is on view at the Art Spot, 408 Main Street in Edmonds. The award-winning artist recently was awarded the Jack Richeson Materials Award Competition is Paso Robles, CA.
Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue S., opens for the Edmonds Art Walk with “The Lively Still Life,” a collections of paintings by gallery artists, and “Enchanged,” contemporary realism by Michelle Wadele-Dick. Shown at the left: Down from the Attic.
Gallery North, 401 Main Street in Edmonds, is showing the “Kim & Ginni Show” during the art walk reception from 5-8pm. The unusual show features mother/daughter art partners Kimberly Ann Halvorson Caldwell and Virginia Guest. Walkers will meet the monthly featured artists and enjoy treats and beverages as they browse through the gallery.
Edmonds Art Walk, 5pm-8pm. Visit www.manyaveeselects.com/artwalk/artwalk.htm
Tacoma Art Walk. Tacoma’s galleries, Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum, and the Washington State History Museum are open from 5pm-8pm. All three museums are free. Call 253.272.4258 or www.artwalktacoma.com/
Upper Queen Anne Art Walk, 6pm-8pm. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Port Orchard Art Walk from 4-7pm. May through October
Everett Art Walk, 4pm-7pm. Visit www.everettartwalk.org.
Thru December 24
Allied Arts of Whatcom County 33rd Annual Holiday Festival of the Arts,
3548 Meridian Street, Bellingham. Visit www.alliedarts.org.
On view at Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, 1420 Fifth Avenue in the City Centre building, through December 31 is the “Holiday Show 2013.” Gallery artists have designed new work especially for the holidays ranging from gold and diamonds to found objects. Shown: Opal and Diamond Ring, 14k ring with Old Mine Cut Diamonds(1.10TCW) and 2.35CT opal, ca 1910 – 1920. Size 8.5 (May be sized to fit)