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Gage is proud to present a quarterly series of ArtTalks at Town Hall Seattle, Capitol Cider & Gage Academy of Art. 

Finding the Drama in the Understated: A Look at the Meditative Works of Emily Gherard 

Untitled, watercolor on paper by Emily Gherard

Untitled, watercolor on paper by Emily Gherard

Capitol Cider
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Artist and art community activist Juan Alonso is our Guest Host in this interview with local painter (and occasional Gage instructor) Emily Gherard. Her mostly abstract work flirts with minimalism and a monochromatic palette, but her goals are emotional and poetic.  How does a painter explore topics close to their heart, using a language that is so restrained and non-referential? Why has she mostly eschewed color in her most recent work?  What is the best way for viewers to look at these often enigmatic pieces?




SAM Curator Talk, Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection

Gage Academy of Art, Geo Studio
Thursday, March 23

Join Chiyo Ishikawa, the Seattle Art Museum’s Susan Brotman Deputy Director for Art and Curator of European Painting and Sculpture to learn about the new exhibit at the museum, Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection.



The Energy that Flows Through Everything: A Conversation with Artist Kat Larson

Town Hall Seattle
Wednesday, April 12
7:30 pm

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Seattle artist Kat Larson brings a unique perspective to her video “paintings” and performances, using insights gained from her practice as an alternative medicine healer.  Frye Museum educator Negarra Kudumu will talk to Kat about her investigations into her own ancestry, mythology, and the structure of natural cycles, and how these concepts are expressed in her striking imagery.


What Fools These Mortals Be!: The Intrepid Drawings of Ethan Murrow

Town Hall Seattle
Wednesday, April 19
7:30 PM

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Ethan Murrow in Conversation with Gary Faigin and Michael Cohen

Ethan Murrow is like a madcap artistic version of his famous grandfather, journalist Edgar R. Murrow.  His meticulous, almost photo-realist pencil drawings appear to depict scientific experiments and geographic explorations, but the action is always absurd, the events imaginary. “What fools these mortals be!” is an overriding theme, but one delivered with consummate wit and imagination.  Artist, critic, and Gage Academy co-founder Gary Faigin, and Facebook computer vision scientist Dr. Michael Cohen talk to Ethan about his intriguing tableaus and his affectionate but skeptical take on society’s faith in rationalism and the scientific method.