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

Tensegrity Deviations

  • 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.

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.

Allyce Wood, "Resigned", watercolor on paper, 22” x 14”, 2014

Shear/Movement

  • Thursday, November 6, 2014— Monday, December 1, 2014

AXIS Pioneer Square

Exhibition runs Thursday, November 6 through December 1, 2014

Seattle artists Celeste Cooning and Allyce Wood create from the solid structure, a base formed in medium and imagination. Pattern spills and adapts to create fictitious expressions; detail builds to create new perspectives. Cooning’s study of geometry and historical design pairs with a dedication to materiality to create expansive veil-like structures. By interrupting physical space, she invites a reevaluation of personal scale and architecture. Wood’s work on paper and sculpture combine similarly billowing and dissolving aesthetics to create allegorical portraits and botanical arrangements. Through adapted traditional object arrangements, her illustrative hand creates a believable yet conceptually rich version of reality. Both artists’ create their own language in negative/positive space, suspension, and a pristine simplicity. Through each iteration of development, their quiet gestures expand.

Featuring: Allyce Wood '10 and Celeste Cooning

The exhibition in it's extended installation will only be on view Thursday, November 6th. After the night of the reception, selected works will remain in Axis' "White Box" space.

Using brick panel as his underlying medium, Mars creates an urban context for the quips he puts forth.

Once Upon a Time, We Weren’t Stalkers

  • Friday, November 7, 2014— Saturday, December 20, 2014

GUSFORD

November 7 - December 20, 2014

Opening Reception Thursday, November 6, 6-9pm

GUSFORD | los angeles is pleased to present the latest body of work by Los Angeles-based artist Adam Mars. For his second exhibition at the gallery, Mars has created a series of his archetypal text-based brick paintings, veiled in candy sprinkles, which address the contemporary social experience. Through Mars’ pithy witticisms, Once Upon a Time, We Weren’t Stalkers captures the cultural shift in relationships between people, technology and images.

GUSFORD | Los Angeles is curated and owned by Kelsey Lee Offield '09

RSVP | rsvp@gusfordgallery.com

Image courtesy of Goodman Theatre

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014— Sunday, December 28, 2014

Goodman Theatre

A timeless tale of hope and redemption comes to life in the enchanting production filled with the electrifying arrival of ghosts, jubilant musical numbers, plenty of “Bah Humbugs” and Scrooge’s joyful discovery of love.

Featuring: Henry Wishcamper, Larry Yando, Theo Allyn, Justin Amolsch, Patrick Andrews, Kareem Bandealy, Nathaniel Buescher, William A. Burke '03, Paige Collins, Andrew Coil, Phillip Cusic, Lisa Gaye Dixon, Joe Foust, Gregory Hirte, Anish Jethmalani, J. Salome Martinez, Ava Morse, Larry Neumann Jr., Ron Rains '96, Malcolm Ruhl, Kim Schultz, Skye Sparks, Bret Tuomi, Kristina Valada-Viars, Penelope Walker, Allen Gilmore, Todd Rosenthal, Heidi Sue McMath, Keith Parham, Richard Woodbury, Andrew Hansen, Alden Vasquez, Adam Belcuore

Three episodes from the original series sure to ignite memories for some and nightmares for many.

Twilight Zone Live

  • Friday, November 21, 2014— Saturday, December 20, 2014

Theater Schmeater

Based on the iconic TV series and proven to delight die-hard fans and new generations of Zones novices alike, The Twilight Zone: Live! resurrects cold war paranoia, conjures awkward new relationships with our machines, and savors the magic that is Christmas. Directed by and featuring Tim Moore as "Rod", The Twilight Zone: Live! presents three episodes from the original series sure to ignite memories for some and nightmares for many.

This years episodes are: The Lonely ( First aired on Nov 13, 1959) The Monsters are Due on Maple Street (First aired on May 4th, 1960) The Night of the Meek (First aired, live, on Dec 23, 1960)

Directed by: Tim Moore

Featuring: James Bay Brammer, Heather Gautschi, Lily Beth Held, Lauryn Hochberg, Teri Lazzara, Ben McFadden '08, Sarah Papineau, David Rollison '06, Brian Simmons, John Q. Smith '95, Roy Stanton, Evan Whitfield

Production Team: Dave Baldwin '98, Julia Evanovich, Gerard Menendez, Sarah Ross, Jodi Sauerbier, Ryan Sparks

Shows run Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays

Peter Crook as Scrooge

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A Contemporary Theatre

Directed by John Langs with R. Hamilton Wright and Peter Crook alternating as Ebenezer Scrooge

ACT, A Contemporary Theatre presents its 39th annual production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, adapted by Gregory A. Falls. This year, A Christmas Carol is directed by John Langs with award-winning actor R. Hamilton Wright returning to play Ebenezer Scrooge, in alternating performances with Seattle’s critically acclaimed Peter Crook returning for his second run in the role of Scrooge.

Gregory Falls’ highly-celebrated adaptation of A Christmas Carol follows the original Dickens tale and takes audiences along on Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformational journey. A Seattle holiday tradition since 1976, A Christmas Carol tells the story of curmudgeonly miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who refuses to get into the holiday spirit until three ghostly visitors lead him on a trip through Christmases past, present, and future. < p/>

Cast: Scott W. Abernethy, Anne Allgood, Sydney Andrews, Rob Burgess, Peter Crook, Khanh Doan, Brian David Earp, David Foubert, Elinor Gunn Kamaria Hallums-Harris '14, Ryder Moon Hobbs, Nate Kelderman, Bobbi Kotula, James Lapan, Charles Leggett, Jason Marr, Maya McQueen, Kelly Grace Richardson, Alex Silva, Cedric David Martin Wade, R. Hamilton Wright

Crew:John Langs , Shelley Henze Schermer, Deb Trout, Michael Wellborn, Steven M. Klein, Brendan Patrick Hogan, Wade Madsen, JR Welden, Erin B. Zatloka, Ruth Eitemiller, Ann Ciecko, Marianna de, Fazio, Adam Stern

A Christmas Carol runs November 28 through December 28, 2014

Showtimes vary by preformance

Appalachian Christmas Homecoming, poster courtesy of Taproot Staff

Appalachian Christmas Homecoming

  • Friday, November 28, 2014

Taproot Theatre

Life used to be simple, but love never was.

Childhood crushes go awry, rebellious youth break hearts, and old-age dreams go unfulfilled. But not this Christmas in Mossy Rock! Listen to the story of three generations told through music and memories during a family-friendly evening. Featuring guitar, mandolin, banjo and mountain dulcimer, Taproot’s Jewell Mainstage Theatre will be filled with American Roots Music and Traditional Carols.

Directed by Scott Nolte

Featuring Theresa Holmes, Edd Key, Melissa Maricich, Mark Tyler Miller '12 and Simon Pringle

RSVP by Monday, November 24 to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Just when it was safe to assume that holiday shows have all been done, a new play comes along to slap that assumption in the face.

Christmastown: A Holiday Noir

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Seattle Public Theater

A newly-commissioned play from Seattle’s award-winning playwright Wayne Rawley '93 Christmastown: A Holiday Noir is a tightly wrapped comedy-mystery packed with all the trimmings of your favorite hard-boiled detective fiction and yuletide jollity into a tightly wrapped package to cheer,chill, and leave viewers chuckling. Directed by Gregory-award winning Kelly Kitchens (Arcadia, Slowgirl), the adult comedy features Nick Holiday (John Ulman) as the ultimate low-life private detective who gets a surprise visit from sexy elf Holly Wonderland (Amber Wolfe) that spins him on a search for the truth and meaning of Christmas. Featuring the additional talents of Rhonda J. Soikowski '00 and Brandon Felker in multiple roles.

Performance times vary by date

With these guys, "nobody knows the cast, not even the cast." They just learn their lines in private, show up, and make it happen.

Theater Anonymous Presents: It’s a Wonderful Life

  • Saturday, December 6, 2014

Cornish Playhouse at The Seattle Center

Theater Anonymous is an exciting, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants evening of theater that celebrates Seattle’s amazing theater community. The premise is simple. Nobody knows the cast, not even the cast. Approximately 20 actors have been selected through an invitation process and each will rehearse one-on-one with the director, never meeting their fellow actors. Actors must take an oath of secrecy and are allowed to tell only one other person on earth that they are participating. Actors enter the theater in street clothes, sit with the audience until their first line, and deliver it from the audience before joining the rest of the cast onstage.

Co-Directed by Peter Dylan O'Connor '94

Photo courtesy of Velocity Dance Center

Next Fest NW: Surrounded and Static

  • Friday, December 12, 2014

Velocity Dance Center

This year’s festival celebrates what’s happening at the pushing edge of contemporary dance as artists from across the PNW respond to the vibrant culture of the evolving 21st century American West. With new work by Ariana Bird '14, Anna Conner '09, Luke Gutgsell, Carl Lawrence, Kim Lusk, Alexandra Maricich '14 + Mariah Martens '14and Colleen McNeary '13.

A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film

Disney & Cameron Mackintosh's: Mary Poppins

  • Friday, January 9, 2015— Sunday, February 8, 2015

Everett Performing Arts Center

Showtimes: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 PM Fridays at 8:00 PM Saturdays at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM Sundays at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM *Thursday Matinee: January 29, 2015 • 2:00 PM

Post-Show Discussion: January 24, 2015 • 2:00 PM

Based on the timeless books of P.L. Travers and complete with all the beloved songs from the Academy Award-winning Disney film, this magical stage musical tells the inspirational tale of the amazing flying nanny, who’s practically perfect in every way. With Mary and Bert leading the way, rejoice in beloved songs like “Spoonful of Sugar,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” and “Jolly Holiday,” as we sweep you away in this exhilarating live theater experience for the whole family.

Cast: Cayman Ilika, Greg McCormick Allen, Andrew McGinn, Christine Marie Brown, Mae Corley, Jaryn Lasentia, Mary Jo DuGaw '79, Ellen McLain, Hugh Hastings, Nicole Beerman '02, Laura Kenny, Erik Gratton, Connie Corrick, Scott Brateng, John David Scott, Gabriel Corey, Nikolas Hagen, Frederick Hagreen, Jeff Church, Nick Hyett-Schnell, Randy Scholz, Brenna Wagner, Mallory King, Taylor Niemeyer, Christina Marshall

Tickets can be purchased after 11/19

A celebratory evening inspired by Cornish's founding era. Design by John Engerman.

Alumni Centennial Bash

  • Friday, February 13, 2015— Friday, February 13, 2015

Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center, 201 Mercer Street Seattle, WA 98109 — The Stage

Polish your dancing shoes and dust off your festive best for the party of the century. In celebration of Cornish's first 100 years and looking forward to the next, we're bringing together alumni and graduating seniors for an event unlike any other that's come before. Travel with us back to Cornish's founding era of the teens and twenties for a raucous, talent-laden evening and enjoy all the best food and drink a speakeasy can offer.

Admission is FREE for all alumni and graduating seniors!

Mark your calendars now! It won't really be a party without you and yours there. Join the Facebook event today and help spread the word to your fellow alumni.

More details coming soon.