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ArtTalk Series

Second Thursdays, 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Gage Academy of Art, 1501 10th Ave. E, Seattle
Geo Studio, Room 304, Third Floor

Gage Artistic Director Gary Faigin facilitates a monthly discussion about intentions, process and methods in the work of contemporary figurative artists. ArtTalk is open to the public FREE of charge.

Pictured: Host Gary Faigin poses with June 2013 ArtTalk guest TRIMPIN

Urban Scenes of Christopher Martin Hoff

w/Michael Stasinos:

March 13
Geo Studio/3rd Floor

Seattle artist Christopher Martin Hoff’s (1976–2012) colleague and close friend Michael Stasinos joins us to look at and discuss Hoff’s spectacular Seattle street scenes, all done on location and often with Stasinos painting his plein-air cityscapes nearby. Said Hoff, “My intention is not to create something removed from experience, but rather to weave the shared experiences of hundreds of these moments back into one resonant and handmade surface.”

pictured: "WTC Freedom Tower," by Christopher Martin Hoff

Big & Bold

Mark Kang-O'Higgins:

May 8
Geo Studio/3rd Floor

The work of painter and longtime Gage instructor mark Kang o’Higgins grapples with challenging issues ranging from the political to the familial. Mark joins host Gary Faigin to discuss his working process and attitude towards painterly expression, his use of scale as an important element in his presentation, and what other contemporary art he looks to for inspiration. Also, what it means for an artist to engage with difficult and disturbing subject matter, and the challenges that arise.

pictured: a self-portrait by Mark Kang-O'Higgins

In Her Own Words

Juliette Aristides:

June 12
Geo Studio/3rd Floor

Gage Atelier instructor Juliette Aristides is “a painter who seeks to understand and convey the human spirit through art.” What does that mean in terms of the way she approaches her work, and the decisions she makes as to what to paint, and how? Juliette discusses how her art has evolved over time, and how she feels about being a “traditional” realist in an era when such art is often ignored or marginalized in the mainstream art world. Included is a discussion of the core values she thinks are most important to convey to her students.

pictured: "The Spanish Pitcher," by Juliette Aristides
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