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Photo by Chris Bennion; Jose Abaoag (L) as Chuchu, Samie Detzer (R) as Rikki. Image courtesy of Seattle Children's Theatre.

The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi

  • Thursday, September 25, 2014— Sunday, November 9, 2014

Seattle Children's Theatre

By Y York
Adapted from the story by Rudyard Kipling
Directed by Rita Giomi

Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale comes alive in this funny, colorful adaptation by prize-winning playwright Y York. This sweet story of friendship and cooperation takes place in an exotic Indian garden and tells the charming tale of an unusual friendship between an innocent baby mongoose (the hero, Rikki), a vain and bossy bird, and a dear but befuddled muskrat. Through the shared danger of facing Nag, the sneaky cobra, these unlikely comrades find that they are smarter, braver and more resourceful together, and that a strong home makes room for everyone.

Cast includes Jose Abaoag '99 as Chuchu, Samie Detzer '10 as Rikki.

Daniel Francis-Swaby as Emory. Image courtesy of Ovalhouse.


  • Wednesday, October 8, 2014— Saturday, October 25, 2014

Oval House

Emory and Linda are best friends. They spend their time choreographing dance numbers to earn them fame and fortune on Reach For The Stars. The only problem is Linda’s a chicken and they live on a chicken processing farm.

Emory's chain-smoking Nanna wants him to get his head out of the clouds and make friends with Elliot, the boy down the road with a penchant for burning things. But Emory and Elliot already have a relationship -- just not one Nanna would expect or approve of.

Following its New York premiere in 2009 (Best Off Off Broadway Show of 2009-NY Press), MilkMilkLemonade quickly achieved cult status in the USA, receiving more than fifty productions nationwide within just two years. This is your chance to catch the UK premiere of this bittersilly gender-bending comedy about growing up a bit weird.

Emory: Daniel Francis-Swaby
Linda: Laura Evelyn
Elliot: Sophie Steer
Nanna: Benedict Hopper
Lady-in-leotard: Georgia Buchanan

Creative Team
Playwright: Joshua Conkel (TH '03)
Director: Rebecca Atkinson-Lord
Designer: James Turner
Sound Design: Edward Lewis
Lighting Design: Christopher Nairne
Assistant Design: Anna Driftmier
Assistant Director: Mark Iles
Stage Manager: Sylvia Darkwa-Ohemeng

Amber Anderson, "The Nerve", Encaustic wax, watercolor, graphite, 17 1/2" X 28 1/2". Image courtesy of the artist.

Tensegrity Deviations

  • Saturday, November 8, 2014
  • Saturday, December 6, 2014

Spectrum House

Amber Anderson '02 will be the featured artist exhibiting at Spectrum House in Georgetown during 2nd Saturday Art Attack this fall. The exhibit, Tensegrity Deviations, is a systems-based series of mixed process encaustic paintings & graphite drawing prints. Where anatomical correctness & symmetry typically exist, tensegrity- tension & integrity- is explored when deviations occur within the body's structural system. Intended as an investigation into the micro climate laws of nature, the series examines the resulting adaptation of nature due to distortion on a macro scale.

"Castle Rock is for Lovers," Lauren Iida, 2014, cut paper

Lauren Iida: Castle Rock is for Lovers

  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Alumni Gallery, 1000 Lenora Street, Seattle, WA — Floor 3

Artist Reception: Wednesday, December 10, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Cornish College of the Arts is proud to present a solo exhibition of work by Lauren Iida (AR’14) in the Alumni Gallery. Castle Rock is for Lovers is an homage to the matriarchs of Iida’s family who endured incarceration during World War II at Tule Lake “Relocation Center” in northern California. The images in Iida’s delicate cut paper works come directly from a collection of photos belonging to the sister of her grandmother. These personal photos date back to the 1930s. By examining these glimpses into the past, Iida investigates her family’s complex history. By rendering them lovingly in cut paper, she honors and memorializes this complicated past.

Photo by Richard Davenport; Image courtesy of the artist.

Lady Rizo's West Coast Tour

  • Thursday, October 16, 2014— Saturday, November 1, 2014

In the wake of her critically acclaimed European tour, join Lady Rizo (AKA Amelia Zirin-Brown '99) as she returns to the USA for a tour down the west coast.

October 16 – Seattle, WA (2 shows)
October 17 – Portland, OR
October 18 – Newport, OR
October 29 – San Diego, CA
October 30 – Los Angeles, CA
November 1 – Palm Springs, CA

More details and tickets at

Image courtesy of the artist.

Opposing Forces

  • Thursday, October 23, 2014— Sunday, October 26, 2014

On the Boards

Breakdancing, live beats, hip hop, and gender roles: five B-boys from different generations and cultures come together in curiosity, strength, vulnerability, and grace.

In Opposing Forces, choreographer Amy O'Neal '99 examines the paradoxical nature of B-Boy culture as it relates to femininity and the value systems of dance battling, commercial dance, stage performance, and freestyle cyphers. How do these different environments affect expression? Where are stereotypes changing and where do they remain the same? O'Neal pries open these topics and more via conversation, collaboration, and transfixing dance moves. Seattle's own WD4D performs live music. With lighting design by Amiya Brown, artwork Ben Zamora.

Fever One of Rocksteady/DVS Crew
Alfredo "Free" Vergara Jr. of Circle of Fire/SoulShifters Crew
Brysen "JustBe" Angeles of Massive Monkees/SoulShifters Crew
Mozeslateef of Circle of Fire/SoulShifters Crew
Michael O'Neal Jr. of Chapter1NE/The Beat Hippies Crew
WD4D of Care Package/Stop Biting Crew

Amy O'Neal is a Seattle teacher and choregographer who has taught and performed nationally and internationally and choreographed for stage, commercials, dance films, and music videos. She is a longtime collaborator with renaissance man Reggie Watts. Opposing Forces is O'Neal's first large-scale work in a strictly choreographic role.

Image by John Engerman

Celebrate Cornish in New York

  • Saturday, October 25, 2014— Saturday, October 25, 2014

Third Streaming

Join President Nancy J. Uscher and other Cornish leaders for a reception at Third Streaming. Connect with other New York regional alumni and welcome the next generation of artists as prospective student and their families get to know Cornish better.

Refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP by October 20
Chris Sande, Alumni Relations Manager
alumni [at] cornish [dot] edu or 206.315.5839

THE PALACE AT TWO A.M.; 2002. Wood, mixed media; 36.5 x 24 x 26. Image courtesy of Shawn Nordfors '98.

BAM Biennial 2014: Knock on Wood

  • Friday, October 31, 2014— Sunday, March 29, 2015

Bellevue Arts Museum

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.

Participating artists: Humaira Abid, Rick Araluce, Laura Buchan, Christian Burchard, Morse Clary, Todd Coglon, Michael de Forest, Curtis Erpelding, David French, Erik Geschke '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 '98, Michael Peterson, Peter Pierobon, Jim Piper, Mike Rathbun, Seth Rolland, June Sekiguchi, Matt Sellars '93, John Shrader, Garric Simonsen, Whiting Tennis, W. Scott Trimble, Kimberly Trowbridge, Brian Watson, Mark Wedekind, William J. Whipple, Ed Wicklander, and Helga Winter.

Design by John Engerman.

Celebrate Cornish in Los Angeles

  • Sunday, November 2, 2014— Sunday, November 2, 2014

Samuel Freeman Gallery

Join Foundations Program Director Dawn Gavin, Film Program Director Sandy Cioffi, and other members of the Cornish leadership for a reception at Samuel Freeman Gallery. Connect with other Los Angeles regional alumni and welcome the next generation of artists as prospective students and their families get to know Cornish better.

Free drinks and other refreshments.

Please RSVP by October 28
Chris Sande, Alumni Relations Manager
alumni [at] cornish [dot] edu or 206.315.5839

Image courtesy of the artists.

Moon Falling

  • Friday, November 7, 2014— Saturday, November 8, 2014

Velocity Dance Center

The Three Yells Performance Company premiere...

Veronica Lee-Baik’s (DA '98) latest piece, Moon Falling, investigates the cosmic price we pay for modern man’s hubris. The piece draws inspiration from many sources – a painting by her son, daily headlines on environmental degradation, James Joyce’s Ulysses – as well as her own identity as an artist, mother, and citizen of the world. The common thread in these sources is the moon and the harmful ways our pursuit for perfection and convenience is hurtling us toward an irreversible new moon phase.

Moon Falling juxtaposes modernity and traditional performance art through the use of striking contextual layers and visceral movement. The audience will bear witness to seven primary dancers as they unravel, expose, and interact with their environment, forcing viewers to examine their relationship to the continuous destruction of our planet.

Moon Falling is Lee-Baik’s first work since taking a hiatus to raise her son. She hopes this work will encourage artists who need to step away to return with renewed perspective and vigor.