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


UNTITLED, 2016 Unique cast bronze (wood state)

Town Hall ArtTalk: 
A Contemporary Artist Rides the Range : The Horse Sculptures of Deborah Butterfield

Town Hall Seattle
Friday, September 2
Tickets: $5, click HERE
Doors open: 6:30pm
Event begins: 7:30pm

Internationally-known artist Deborah Butterfield has spent her entire life getting to know horses as a rider, as a rancher, and as a sculptor of them since the late 1970s. Her sculptures are no less mysterious for being instantly recognizable, using the most unlikely of materials – scrap metal, driftwood, found materials, even mud – to bring to life vivid portrayals of horses with a strong sense of presence, and personality. She lives in and maintains studios in both Montana and Hawaii. We’ll review a range of her work and talk to her about her decades-long quest to re-imagine, over and over again, her favorite beast.

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ArtTalk at Capitol Cider:
This (Manipulated) Natural Splendor: The computed clouds and digital dioramas of Claude Zervas

Brushed pigment ink on watercolor paper

Wednesday, October 12
Capitol Cider

Claude Zervas is a true product of the Pacific Northwest, inspired by its dramatic landscapes and abundant flora and fauna.  He is also a child of the digital age, and his work recreates and reinterprets elements of the natural world using electronic tools and digital strategies that are very much of the current time.  Join us as we talk to Claude about the places and things that give him his inspiration, and the reason for his interest in using un-natural devices and methodologies to channel the beauty and energy of the natural world.

Learn more about Claude Zervas HERE!




ArtTalk at Gage:
Posing the question in paint:  The enigmatic narratives of Anne Petty

Painting by Anne Petty

Thursday, November 10
Gage Academy of Art

Anne Petty focuses on the figure in her highly-expressive paintings, drawings, and watercolors, encourage viewers to see drama in every encounters between one person and another, or between an individual and their surroundings. Her narratives are open-ended, subject to multiple possible interpretations and encouraging our speculation.  Join us as we talk to this Gage instructor about the relationship between her technique and her subject matter, and what answers she has for some of the questions her paintings raise.