Social Habitat: The Porch Project
- Friday, February 21, 2014— Saturday, April 5, 2014
"Artist Heather Hart (AR '98), in concert with the resources available to the School of Art+ Design within the College of Fine and Applied Arts, will convert Figure One’s main galleries into a space that mimics the spatial dynamics of a residential porch that also serves as a springboard for interdisciplinary learning and engagement. Hart’s use of a porch-like structure serves as a metaphor for a safety zone—a space for communication, open identities, and as a site for self-empowerment and reclamation. Hart desires to present and bear witness to the shifting identities the porch will inhabit as different programming unfolds within, around, below and above its surfaces.
Social Habitat will be a place where segments of community are formed and defined, a place where people congregate to socialize, voice their ideas and concerns or listen to tales long forgotten. More importantly, utilizing a common domestic architectural form, a porch, this exhibition serves as a communal bridge between the University and outlying communities. By asking each participant to engage with the space, which varies depending on the program or area of the structure in which one is situated, Social Habitat encourages an experience of reflection about an individual’s frame of reference and how it inform one’s notions of physical, spatial and psychological identity."
February 28th - April 5th
DJ'd dance party
Theater and Dance
Community group meeting spot
Go to www.figureone.org for more information.
- Saturday, February 22, 2014— Saturday, May 24, 2014
Material Memory: Heather Hart (AR '98), Nick Pilato, Sophy Naess
Curated by Barbara Madsen
Material Memory is an exhibition bringing together three heterogeneous artists whose work engages observers to create their own narratives whether they are rooted in quotidian encounters, material process, or triggered latent memories. One may look to material culture studies to frame the associations that cultures have with objects, structures and landscapes through collective experience and memory. The exhibition considers the artist’s choices when deciding which physical intransient substances to use, directly or indirectly manipulating perception based upon the audience’s experience with the material. It raises questions about mortality and the invaluable commodity of time, ever present and yet fleeting, concrete and yet intangible. It examines the artist’s daily observations, transmuting meaningful or mundane fodder into content. What roles do everyday objects play in our lives? How are inherent memories born from these objects? How do material objects, and structures generate communal memory? What triggers the decisions we make? Is it a simple fragment from the street? Shard? House? How are these impulses implemented?
Open Sessions: ACTION + OBJECT + EXCHANGE
- Thursday, March 6, 2014— Sunday, March 23, 2014
“verisimilitude without realistic rendering” - Eleanor Aldrich
“choreographed processes…. the act of pouring” - Andrew Ross
"systems of classification: military insignia, ornamental patterns, scientific diagrams"- Derek Dunlop
“the use of charcoal to insert and inscribe bodily action…” - Yara Pina
“a visitor may press gold leaf onto my images in exchange for a wish.” - Heather Hart
“transforming the paper into a physical and structural form” - Lauren Seiden
"dualities - nature/culture, organic/inorganic, abstraction/representation - break down" - Barbara Weissberger
The Open Sessions exhibition will feature the work of Eleanor Aldrich, Derek Dunlop, Heather Hart (AR '98), Yara Pina, Andrew Ross, Lauren Seiden, and Barbara Weissberger.
A closing reception will be held Sunday, March 23, from 4-6pm.
ACTION + OBJECT + EXCHANGE is the first exhibition of Open Sessions, a two-year program with over fifty artists working in a variety of disciplines. It offers exhibition opportunities in The Drawing Center’s Lab Space and other outside venues, as well as studio visits, public programs, and informal gatherings. The program is organized by Open Sessions Curators Nova Benway and Lisa Sigal and the participating artists, with support from Open Sessions Fellows Kamrooz Aram, Nathan Carter, Emilie Clark, and E.V. Day.
Little Shop of Horrors
- Saturday, March 8, 2014— Sunday, June 15, 2014
Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith
Directed by Bill Berry
A co-production with and performed at ACT – A Contemporary Theatre
This delightfully demented comedy of hapless lovers Seymour and Audrey and an unforgettable man-eating plant blends doo-wop, rock, and Motown into a hilarious send-up of B-movie horror flicks.
Joshua Carter - Seymour
Jessica Skerritt - Audrey
Jeff Steitzer - Mr. Mushnik
Ekello J. Harrid, Jr. - Audrey II (voice)
Eric Esteb - Audrey II (puppet)
David Anthony Lewis (TH '99) - Orin Scrivello and others
Alexandria Henderson, Naomi Morgan, Nicole Prothro - Doo-wop Trio
The porch swing's been broken ever since I first saw it
- Thursday, March 13, 2014— Monday, March 31, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 13, 6 - 8 p.m.
New prints by Charles Spitzack (AR '10) will be featured at Joe Bar in March 2014.
The Importance of Being Earnest
- Wednesday, March 19, 2014— Sunday, April 13, 2014
By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Victor Pappas
Oscar Wilde’s outlandish masterpiece is one of the cleverest comedies in the English language. Dapper Jack Worthing and Algernon, his compatriot in cavorting, have fallen for two ladies who have their hearts set on marrying a man named Ernest. In order to pursue the romance, both men concoct an elaborate deception which leads to an even more outlandish surprise when the formidable Lady Bracknell starts sleuthing about for the far-fetched truth.
Carey Wong - Scenic Designer
Melanie Burgess - Costume Designer
Kent Cubbage - Lighting Designer
Evan Mosher - Sound Designer
Marleigh Driscoll - Properties Designer
Miranda C. Pratt - Stage Manager
Quinn Franzen as Algernon Moncrieff
Emily Grogan (TH '97) as Gwendolen Fairfax
Kimberly King as Lady Bracknell
Hana Lass as Cecily Cardew
Charles Leggett as Rev. Chasuble
Michael Patten as Lane/Merriman
Connor Toms (TH '01) as Jack Worthing
Kate Wisniewski as Miss Prism
Verbal Tip Performs
- Thursday, March 20, 2014
- Sunday, April 6, 2014
Seattle based duo, Verbal Tip, which features Ali Ali Spider Check (Alianna Jaqua [DA '99]) & Gary T. Palmshaver playing punky pop tunes for your listening pleasure.
Lady Rizo Performs
- Friday, March 21, 2014
New performance dates from Lady Rizo (aka Amelia Zirin-Brown [TH '99])!
NEW YORK CITY
Lady Rizo's 4th annual
Nina Simone Tribute
March 21st at Le Poisson Rouge 8pm
The Cabaret queen pays homage to the songs performed and written by original badass in a gown, the High priestess of Soul, Ms. Nina Simone.
Special Guests to be announced.
Lady Rizo returns to Motherlodge
The multi-talented Ray Rizzo helms the exciting Motherlodge- A live arts exchange between Louisville and New York City this is a chance to see me in an incredibly intimate venue which legend says was originally one of the best secret whorehouses a hundred years ago. Also, Saturday I'll be performing in a gala for the esteemed Humana Festival of new American Plays.
Friday March 28th 11pm
Saturday 38th Annual Humana Soiree
Sunday March 30th 7:30pm
La Rizo takes Seattle
The Triple Door
Bringing back the madcap mixture of glamour, absurdism, humour and high-octane vocals see this chanteuse bring sunshine to Rain City.
Sam Boshnack Quintet Record Release: Exploding Syndrome
- Friday, March 21, 2014— Friday, March 21, 2014
Composer/Trumpeter Sam Boshnack unleashes her latest record, a self-released debut with her powerfully quirky Quintet, entitled Exploding Syndrome. The Sam Boshnack Quintet will celebrate the new release with a late night live performance at the Royal Room, featuring all of the music from the record and some special surprises. The band includes Boshnack on trumpet, with Beth Fleenor (MU '04) on clarinets/voice, Dawn Clement (MU '00) on piano, Isaac Castillo on bass, and Max Wood on drums.
Dr. Julian Priester (Live Recording) w/ Priester’s Cue will precede the Sam Boshnack Quintet with an 8pm show. Priester’s Cue features Dawn Clement on piano, Geoff Harper on bass, Byron Vannoy (MU '99) on drums and Priester on trombone.
Additional all age performance:
Sunday, March 30, 7:30 p.m.
Earshot Jazz presents Sam Boshnack Quintet / Linda Oh Sun Pictures
Seattle Art Museum - Plestcheeff Auditorium
1300 First Avenue (Downtown)
Frankly Mondays (Can Be Awesome)
- Monday, March 24, 2014
- Monday, April 28, 2014
Crystal Beth & The Boom Boom Band
the long set and live recording
With the reflexes of a mongoose and the swagger of a leftist John Wayne, Crystal Beth* (aka: Beth Fleenor [MU '04]) spins her own brand of posicore purge-pop-punk-hop: a sweaty trance psychedelic ritual. Expect intense currents of bethnic chanting, propelled by the ferocious beating of the Boom Boom. For this show the band will perform an extended hour and a half set featuring new material which will be documented with a live recording.
*Crystal Beth is a psychoactive stimulant that increases alertness, concentration, and energy, and in high doses, can induce euphoria, enhance self-esteem, and increase libido.
Beth Fleenor: Workshop Ensemble
Hailed as "alternately buoyant and ponderous, transfixing and exceptional" (City Arts Magazine), Beth Fleenor's Workshop Ensemble is a 12-piece modular project that performs her chamber works. Grounded in learning and working Fleenor's 20 Etudes for Blindfolded Musicians, WE also work in conduction and sonic meditation. Through the use of blindfolds to heighten full body listening/awareness, WE cultivate focused intention, highlighting that intention as a respected member of the ensemble.
MetriLodic formed in 2010 by Eric Barber (saxophone/electronics) to recreate music he was hearing in his dreams. He enlisted two of his closest counterparts, PK (bass) and Byron Vannoy (drums), to realize his vision to create an original improvised music language based on these dreams. Their music inhabits cerebral and ecstatic spaces at once, multimetric grooves there and gone, raw and refined.
Keep up on the latest with Beth by visiting her website.
In the Book of
- Friday, March 28, 2014— Saturday, April 26, 2014
By John Walch
Previews March 26 & 27
Lieutenant Naomi Watkins returns stateside and opens her home to faithful friend and Afghan translator, Anisah. When Anisah’s visa is called into question the whole town goes to war over this suspicious stranger. But as fireflies light up the night, romance launches a stealth attack showing us that anything can happen.
Directed by Scott Nolte
Carolyn Marie Monroe
Kevin Pitman (TH '06)
Mark Lund - Scenic and Sound Designer
Sarah Burch Gordon - Costume Designer
Andrew Duff - Lighting Designer
Claire Branch (PP '10) - Stage Manager
Kayla Walker (TH '12) - Dialect Coach
Sonja Lowe - Dramaturg
- Friday, March 28, 2014
- Saturday, March 29, 2014
- Thursday, April 3, 2014
- Friday, April 4, 2014
- Saturday, April 5, 2014
- Thursday, April 10, 2014
- Friday, April 11, 2014
- Saturday, April 12, 2014
- Thursday, April 17, 2014
- Friday, April 18, 2014
- Saturday, April 19, 2014
Inspired by the book Seattle Vice by Rick Anderson, this cabaret musical set in 1965 combines dancing, comedy, and original music created by Mark Siano (The Habit, Soft Rock Kid) and Opal Peachey (Modern Luv, Café Nordo). A lively, historical peep-show, Seattle Vice is an immersive experience that takes the audience underground into one of alleged gangster Frank Colacurcio's notorious night clubs. Vice tells the story of how Colacurcio came to dominate vice and crime during Seattle’s infamous “anything goes” era.
Seattle Vice features nightly guest burlesque and cabaret performers and is accompanied by the live band The Enablers.
Michael Cimino - Frank Colacurcio
Opal Peachey (TH '04) - Rose Marie Williams (AKA Madame Washington)
Mark Siano - Gil Conte
Ray Tagavilla - Chief of Police Ramon, Caliguri, and others
Joselynn Tokashiki Engstrom - Baby June
Kenna Kettrick - Lulu
Norah Elges - Zorita
Rachel Delmar - Sherrie
Colleen Gillon - Helga
Heidi Korndorffer (TH '10) - Cinnamon
Melanie Verna - Valentine
Katheryn Reed - Dixie
Dani Suder (TH '04) - Frances Colacurcio
Andrew Murray - Officer Larson and others
Devon Allen - Officer Hector and others
Troy Lund - Handsome Johnny Carbone and others
Hisam Goueli - Pizza Nick and others
Writers (Music, Book, & Lyrics): Mark Siano and Opal Peachey
Director: Mark Siano
Stage Manager: Noel Parkinson
Musical Director: John Kranz
Set Design: Terry Podgorski
Lighting Design: Robert Aguilar
Central Heating Lab Producer: Alyssa Byer
Ages 21 and Up Only: Valid I.D. required for admission.
Contains male and female nudity.
Tails of Wasps
- Thursday, April 3, 2014— Sunday, April 27, 2014
Scandal is irresistible. We are captivated by the personal lives of celebrities and political figures almost to obsession. But at what cost? Tails of Wasps takes us behind closed doors to witness the rise and fall of one politician as he wrestles with his most intimate demons. In a hotel room, away from the public eye, a powerful man spirals downward into the depths of sexual transgression.
A world premiere presented by New Century Theatre Company (NCTC). Nominated for the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, this arousing and eviscerating tale explores the inescapable ties between lust and power. Written by NCTC Affiliate Artist Stephanie Timm, directed by NCTC Artistic Director Darragh Kennan, and featuring NCTC company members Paul Morgan Stetler, Brenda Joyner, and Betsy Schwartz. With guest artists Sylvie Davidson and Hannah Mootz (TH '11).
- Friday, April 11, 2014— Sunday, May 4, 2014
The reality of the economic meltdown as seen through the life of a struggling suburban single mom trying to keep it all together. It all comes down to one big sale, and when the pressure is on, she pushes her own limits to get back everything she wants - including her daughter.
Directed by John Langs
Emily Chisholm (TH '04) - Crystal
Richard Ziman - Charlie
Darragh Kennan - Gary
Suzanne Bouchard - Patricia
Cynthia Jones - Toni
Jonelle Jordan - Shannon
Age Recommendation: 14+ for mild adult language and some violence.
Knock on Wood
- Friday, October 31, 2014— Sunday, March 29, 2015
Bellevue Arts Museum is excited to announce this year's participating artists. With more than 180 applications, the response to the call for proposals, as well as the quality of the entries, exceeded the Museum's expectations. From this talented and diverse pool of applicants, 39 artists were chosen to participate in BAM Biennial 2014: Knock on Wood: Humaira Abid, Rick Araluce, Laura Buchan, Christian Burchard, Morse Clary, Todd Coglon, Michael de Forest, Curtis Erpelding, David French, Erik Geschke (AR '93), John Grade, Julia Haack, Elaine Hanowell, Julia Harrison, Todd Jannausch, Aaron Levine, Kiki MacInnis, Amie McNeel, Drew Michael, Peter Millett, Taiji Miyasaka, Shawn Nordfors (AR '98), Michael Peterson, Peter Pierobon, Jim Piper, Mike Rathbun, Seth Rolland, June Sekiguchi, Matt Sellars, John Shrader, Garric Simonsen, Whiting Tennis, W. Scott Trimble, Kimberly Trowbridge, Brian Watson, Mark Wedekind, William J. Whipple, Ed Wicklander, and Helga Winter.
In 2010, Bellevue Arts Museum launched the BAM Biennial, a juried exhibition occurring every two years which focuses on the work of established and emerging Northwest artists and craftsmen, emphasizing current and new work. For each edition, Bellevue Arts Museum designates a new focus of exploration, be it a specific medium, technique, process, or theme in art, craft, and design.
The Biennial is an opportunity for makers of all kinds to push the boundaries of their vision and skill. The exhibition is intended to recognize the innovative and extraordinary work being produced by contemporary Northwest makers, and to celebrate the region's distinctive character.