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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

1st Thursday: Deli Gallery + Bumbershoot: Pecha Kucha, Portrait Challenge & Street Biennale

The beginning of September is chock full of visual delights! We hope you'll make this a stop on your 1st Thursday artwalk schedule...

Zach Bohnenkamp & Sensei 23 of Matamuros + John Osgood of Bherd = a DELIcious exhibit of colorful urban art. The three of them are collaborating on a install piece that they will be unveiling for the show. Also, if you haven't been by lately, Deli in Pioneer Square is now a full on art gallery, their clothing store is up on 1st across from the Seattle Art Museum. So be sure to stop by and check out the new layout!

Don't forget, Bumbershoot is not just about the music, make sure to check out these 3 great visual feasts for the eyes!

Pecha Kucha: "Evil Schemes/Evil Deeds"
Audience: literary & visual arts
Area: Leo K Theatre

Pecha Kucha began in 2003 in Tokyo as a way for young designers to network and showcase their work. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat," it consists of a simple presentation structure: 20 images x 20 seconds each. Six artists from different disciplines will follow this format centered on the theme "Evil Schemes/Evil Deeds," with the artists talking about each slide as it is displayed. Presenters include painter and independent curator Chris Crites, photographic-based artist and curator Nichole DeMent, figurative oil painter Chris Sheridan, performance artist Ilvs Strauss, multimedia artist and poet Nico Vassilakis, and urban contemporary painter John Osgood.

Portrait Challenge
Curated by Ryan Molenkamp
NW Rooms

One page, one picture of a notable model, six empty boxes and a challenge to draw the model. This is the essence of the Portrait Challenge, started in 2002 by artist and security chief at the Frye Art Museum, Ryan Molenkamp. Bumbershoot attendees will have the opportunity to draw their unique interpretation, realistic rendering, insightful caricatures, or just silly pictures and conceptual musings of the model, or opt to participate as the model and see how other people render their portrait.

Location: NW Rooms

Seattle Street Biennale 2010 is a selection of Seattle's most respected street talent, featuring large site-specific works by Katsu, Aerub, Ego, Angel179, Baldman Watching, and Joey Nix, plus other local artists will contribute smaller pieces, making this an installation that takes viewers on a visual experience that is confusing and beautiful. Reflecting the vast subculture known as street art, the methods employed span from spray paint to wheat paste.

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