Posted on February 06, 2019, 9:01 am
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Elizabeth Gahan, “Freeway Park.” Image courtesy of Linda Hdges Gallery.

First Thursday Art Walk, February 7

The new shows in Pioneer Square and downtown art galleries open this week. Check out arts critic T.s. Flock’s top picks for the evening in his gallery guide for February.


Hop into the Digital Frontier: A Totally Legit Party, February 8

Dance the winter blues away at Vermillion on Friday, February 9. The closing reception of the current installation, The Final Digital Frontier, will be a dance party beneath the blinking blitz that art collective Totally Legit has created throughout the bar and gallery. Get the deets on the Facebook page.




Green Fuse at studio e gallery closes February 9.

Georgetown Art Attack, February 9

See new shows, pop into artist studios, and grab a few drinks around the Georgetown neighborhood.

Read more on our event listing.

Painting by Kai Carpenter premiering at the grou show, A Beautiful Ghost. Image courtesy of the artist and Roq La Rue Gallery.

Capitol Hill Art Walk, February 14

Art Walk is for lovers…and swinging singles…and swinging lovers. It’s basically for everyone, and there we highlight five shows in particular in our coverage this month. Read all about it in our Capitol Hill Art Walk guide for the night.



The Jacob Lawrence Gallery Turns 25, February 16

Celebrate a quarter of a century of art, education and activism. The Jake turns 25 with a bang, and the celebration is themed Playfulness as Resistance.

Read more on our event listing.

“Pictorial Art and Global Psychological Modernity” Lecture by Professor Whitney Davis, February 19

UC Berkeley Professor of History and Theory of Ancient and Modern Art Whitney Davis comes to UW to offer a free evening lecture o the origins of pictorial art. From the event organizers:

“Pictorial art has often been seen as one of the hallmarks of anatomically and cognitively modern, or what might be called “psychologically modern,” human beings. The lecture re-evaluates this notion in light of new findings in prehistoric studies and new arguments in the history and theory of art. How did pictorial art emerge and what does it do for the human species?”

The lecture is at Kane Hall, from 7-9pm on February 19. Read more about Davis and the subject matter on the official website.

Image courtesy of SAM.

Winter in the Park: Art Encounter with Christina Babic, February 22

Seattle Art Museum invites you to become part of an artist’s creative process during its Art Encounters at the Olympic Sculpture Park. From SAM:

“In collaboration with the yǝhaẃ exhibition at King Street Station, the Seattle Art Museum presents an artist residency that will activate the Olympic Sculpture Park throughout the winter and help grow the artistic practice of contemporary Pacific Northwest Native artists. Multi-disciplinary Chugach Alutiiq artist Christine Babic will take residence to research, workshop, and realize an immersive project exploring the gap between contemporary and traditional Indigenous works. Babic will combine performance and installation to create a site-specific experience with collaborating artists Mary Babic (Chugach Alutiiq) and Alex Britt (Nansemond/White).”

This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are requested. Sign up online.

While Supplies Last at Mount Analogue, February 22

Its a twofer on February 22. Mount Analogue will be mobbed with eager young art collectors, snapping up small works from over 250 international artists. Artist, curator, all-around-wunderkind Anthony White is bringing the latest (and possibly most ambitious) iteration of While Supplies Last to Pioneer Square for one afternoon, 5-9. For a peek at some of the participating artists, follow @wsl_art on Instagram.

The open studio gives a look at the installation process of Circum∙ambience. Image courtesy of MadArt.

Opening Reception for Circum∙ambience, February 24

Artist Taiji Miyasaka’s new installation Circum∙ambience opens officially at MadArt after over a month of installation. Interact with the monumental, spherical forms and meet the artist.  Read more on our event listing.

Featured image from The Digital Final Frontier, courtesy of Vermillion

T.s. Flock is a writer and arts critic based in Seattle and co-founder of Vanguard Seattle.