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


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.



ArtTalk at Town Hall:
Are Commercial Galleries going the way of Video Rental Stores?  A Panel Discussion.

Interior photo – Greg Kucera Gallery, Inc.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Town Hall Seattle

Join Gage Artistic Director, Gallery Owner Greg Kucera, Stranger Art Critic Jen Graves, and other guests as we look at the uncertain future of commercial galleries in Seattle.  Everyone agrees that the scene has been shrinking, but there are any number of theories as to why: the Internet, the lack of interest of the tech community in Fine Art, the rise of Alternative Spaces.  It’s certainly NOT due to a lack of good artists, and there’s the rub: where will the work of the future be shown, shared, and sold?  What’s lost as major public venues shut down and are not replaced?  This is sure to be a lively and provocative discussion, with an expert team.


ArtTalk at Capitol Cider:
Finding the Drama in the Understated: A look at the Meditative Works of Emily Gerhard

Untitled, watercolor on paper by Emily Gherard

Untitled, watercolor on paper by Emily Gherard

Capitol Cider
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
6:30 pm

Artist and art community activist Juan Alonso is our Guest Host in this interview with local painter (and occasional Gage instructor) Emily Gerhard. 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?