Guest Lecture SeriesGage Academy of Art
, 1501 10th Ave. E, Seattle
Geo Studio, Room 304, Third FloorEach month Gage hosts lively lectures connected to Steele Gallery exhibitions, featuring professional artists and art historians.
The public is invited to attend these events FREE of charge.
pictured: Gage co-founder and Artistic Director Gary Faigin
The Beast Within
Todd Horton & Bill Evans:
Friday, May 10, 7:00pm
Geo Studio/3rd Floor - FREEIn Conjunction with The Birds and the Beasts
Our animalian nature is part of what connects us to each other and to the birds and beasts of the wild. Join exhibiting artists Todd Horton and Bill Evans as they discuss their work and their connections with the wild world.
Seattle sculptor and Gage teaching artist Bill Evans earned his degree in Architecture at the University of Washington. Exhibiting his work predominantly in the Pacific Northwest, Evans’ art has collected numerous awards and published several books and book illustrations. Evans also teaches at Cornish College of the Arts and Pottery Northwest, and is represented by Seattle’s Sisko Gallery.
Todd Horton lives and paints full time in Edison, WA. His work involves landscape, wildlife, and chance, sometimes all in the same composition. His work was recently featured in Davidson Gallery’s Exceptional show. Horton’s paintings were also featured at the Museum of Northwest Art group exhibition Wild/Life, and in a solo exhibition at Whatcom Museum in 2007.
Mare (detail), by Bill Evans
Visual | Verbal
Julia Hensley & John Boylan:
Friday, August 2, 7:00pm
Geo Studio/3rd Floor - FREEIn Conjunction with BLACKgreyWHITE
Artist statements, curator notes, wall texts, visitor guides and reviews each serve a purpose, but how does their presence affect how we encounter visual art? What is the relationship of the written and spoken language to the silent, visual language; and how do words influence both the viewer’s experience and the artist’s process?
Julia Hensley is a visual artist and visual arts educator currently exploring themes of space, technology and trash in a range of media. Trained at Boston University, Hensley’s work has shown at galleries including Paul Thiebaud Gallery in San Francisco and Foster White Gallery in Seattle.
John Boylan is a writer, conversationalist and provocateur. Since 1997 he has run a roundtable conversation series that has featured more than 300 guests, including some of Seattle’s most fascinating artists, scientists, poets, writers, musicians, impresarios and culture workers of all stripes.
Interlaken 3, by Julia Hensley