COLLECT: BRUNCH! Saturday, June 24, 2017 12:30-3:30pm
Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 12:30pm
COLLECT: Summer Brunch!
We are excited to have our first BRUNCH COLLECT Art Tour and invite you to join us for a delightful early afternoon excursion to some unique and notable art experiences.
We start at Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar for mimosas and light brunch fare. The current show is in honor of Pride month and features an ongoing project by Adrien Leavitt entitled "Queer Feelings." Queer Feelings is a photographic exploration of queerness and our intimate, complex relationship with our bodies, both physically and emotionally. (vermillionseattle.com)
Next we go to Soil Arts Collective where we get to see two different shows: Christopher Buening's Guerilla Ceramica and a group show entitled Vessel. Buening's work is funded in part by an Arts Projects Grant from 4Culture and is a documentation through drawing, painting and ceramics of a a series of pop-up street installations done mainly in ceramic. Vessel is a sample of Mexico’s diverse contemporary visual arts scene featuring three artists, Isauro Huizar, Rene Almanza and Alexis Mata (Ciler). (http://soilart.org/)
Then it's over to Greg Kucera gallery to view two more exhibits as well as the permanent collection. The first entitled, ¡Cuidado! - The Help involves artists who are concerned with America's strained relationship to its domestic helpers on the home front and menial workers on the business front. Also, a Pacific Northwest retrospective of Alden Mason's large and sumptuous works is featured in: The 1970s - A Time of Change (the series title derives from the Burpee Seed Company catalog which Mason remembered from his early years growing up on a farm in the Skagit Valley). These were widely viewed as triumphant innovations as Mason's career progressed, with their audacious color, surprising scale, and exuberant abstraction, they represent a break with the somberly colored poetic narratives that had typified painting here following the advent of the Northwest School.
Finally, we get a personal, intimate visit to the studio of Casey Curran who is a Seattle kinetic sculptor who turns brass wire, wood, silk flowers and taxidermy into elaborate, interactive work that is gaining international attention.
The bus will return to Vermillion. Parking is available at the corner of E. Pike and Broadway as well as the Harvard Garage, which is part of Seattle Central University at Harvard and E. Pine. The following routes serve Capitol Hill within a block of Vermillion: 2, 10, 11, 60 as well as the First Hill Streetcar and the Link Light Rail Capitol Hill Station which is 4 blocks away.
About COLLECT: COLLECT is a guided, catered tour of galleries and artist studios that imbues a sense of community and inclusiveness many feel is lacking in the Seattle art scene. It was started by a small group of arts innovators in 2014 who were compelled to open the arts scene so that new Seattleites could feel valued.