Gage Academy of Art instructors and students to display artworks in local exhibition entitled: Departure/Arrival.


August 24, 2018 — For nearly 30 years, Gage Academy of Art has been known for their atelier approach — a tradition spanning back to the Renaissance of extended apprenticeships in the studios of master artists. In this upcoming exhibition, Gage’s renowned Atelier instructors: Juliette Aristides, Gary Faigin, Geoff Flack, Mark Kang O’Higgins, Mike Magrath, Tenaya Sims, and Kimberly Trowbridge, as well as their students and alumni will present a selection of works, set to open on September 10.

“In art, representation is an extremely elastic notion,” said Stefano Catalani, Executive Director of Gage Academy of Art. “It can extend from a stone representing a man, to the hyper-realistic rendering of the sitter’s likeness. And, there is vitality and freedom of inspiration in the play between these two ways of seeing and representing what is being observed.” Departure/Arrival will focus on these approaches.

The exhibition, which will run until November 5, will be on display at Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center. “We’re excited to partner with Gage on this exhibition. Whenever we can make creative connections that enrich and inspire our community, we all benefit,” said Pinky Estell, Director, Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center.

“Our Atelier instructors build year-after-year a nurturing relationship with their students, offering them through mentorship a point of departure from which to observe, explore and interpret the nature and culture in which we live,” explained Catalani. “The works in exhibition address the breadth of creativity that representation offers to the artist willing to engage in the possibility offered by representation, whether as point of departure for his or her inspiration or as a point of arrival for the viewer’s experience of the artwork.”

Cornish Playhouse is located at Seattle Center, 201 Mercer Street.
Departure/Arrival will be on display from September 10 to November 5.
The public is encouraged to attend the opening reception to be held on September 27, 6-8 P.M.

Exhibiting Artists:

Juliette Aristides
Mark Kang-O’Higgins
Geoff Flack
Tenaya Sims
Kimberly Trowbridge
Mike Magrath
Gary Faigin

Jonathan Hodge
Nathan Brutzman
Cynthia Wessling
Mariana Burceag
Christopher Remmers
Riley Doyle
Kevin Cosley
Ashwini Sadekar
Nancy Bocek
Jeremias Lentini
Kelly Haejung-Paik

About Cornish Playhouse: Owned by the City of Seattle and operated by the Cornish College of the Arts, the Cornish Playhouse at the Seattle Center today hosts more than 30 nonprofit organizations throughout the year as well as Cornish student performances and college-produced events. The main auditorium is in use more than six days per week throughout the academic year (September to May) as is the black box Alhadeff Studio

About Gage Academy of Art: Gage believes that artists are made, not born, and offers instruction in the principles of drawing, painting and sculpting, to all ages and skill levels. The school has two campuses in Capitol Hill and Georgetown and offers flexible class schedules with a variety of options ranging from weekend workshops to full-time study.

Interview Contacts:

John Freeman, Events & Exhibitions Manager at Gage Academy of Art 206.323.4243 ext. 34

Stefano Catalani. Executive Director at Gage Academy of Art 206.323.4243

Media Contact:

Lori Greenwood
Director of Marketing
Gage Academy of Art
1501 10th Ave. E, Seattle WA 98102
206.323.4243, ext. 11
Twitter: @gageacademy