Exhibit: Illuminate

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September 9–November 2, 2016, Blakely Hall
Opening Reception Friday, September 9, 6–7:30 pm
Gala and Closing Reception, Saturday October 29, 
6–8 pm

Curated by Karen Abel and Greg Bartol
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uried by Anna Macrae and June Sekiguchi

 

As the fall sun moves lower across our sky on its way to the darker days of Northwest winter, the Illuminate exhibition invites artists to throw light on subjects both figuratively and literally.  This two month show is a celebration of bringing light to the dim and mysterious recesses of our world.


Our main exhibit at Blakely Hall features 2-dimensional art from these invited artists.

Jim Matthew

Jim Matthew’s complex collages use recognizable elements of our everyday lives so that they play for and against one another in new and interesting ways. People, objects, and colored fields overlap, blend together and are then unified by a network of colored and black line work. The line work creates a visual texture and an element of visual energy and direction to the pieces.

Patty Haller

Patty Haller is both a naturalist and an analyst.  Her woodland paintings are an interior view, not just of the forest but also of her own spiritual and intellectual experience of nature.  Patty is attracted to the organic chaos of nature and then relishes the opportunity to arrange the complex forms of plants, leaves and landscapes in an imagined space. She thinks of natural forms as organic data points and nature is her source for big data.

Larry Calkins

Larry Calkin’s personal history goes back 5 generations to the homesteaders of Harlan Valley, Oregon, where he grew up. Larry’s mixed-media work reflects the many stories circulated as spoken history during his childhood – some mysterious, some tragic, some encouraging, and many remain perplexing. For the observer the stories likely remain obscure, but Larry’s symbolism makes the heart of the narrative emotionally accessible. For example, a burning house represents change and disruption. Other houses stand for stability and connectedness.

Candelabras: a Traveling Exhibit

September 1530, Green River College
October 12, artEAST during Salmon Days
October 5
28, Issaquah 

Candelabra by Ed McCarthy

Beast Bearing Light, painted steel and glass by Ed McCarthy

In addition, eighteen artists were selected from an open call, and encouraged to let their imaginations catch fire. The artists have had the great opportunity to push their ambitions beyond their normal way of working by collaborating with the welding department at Green River College to fabricate functional candelabras.

The candelabras will form a traveling show that will be shown at varying locations in Issaquah during October, and will come together for the free Gala and Closing Reception of Illuminate on October 29th at Blakely Hall.

Opening Reception: September 21,  5:30–7 pm, Green River College

Please join us for an opening reception for Candelabras at the Trades Technologies Building, 31799 124th Ave SE, Auburn WA  98092.

Gala and Closing Reception, Saturday October 29, 6–8 pm

Please join us for the closing party:  Meet the artists, enjoy fine wine, hors d’oeuvres by University House and live music. Costumes encouraged, but not required. RSVP requested: IlluminateRSVP@arteast.org

Candelabra Exhibiting Artists 

Alexander Keyes, Deby Harvey, Elise Koncsek, Judy Thomas, Kimberly Wayne, Debbie Drllevich, Kristie  Smith, Leslie Nan Moon, Robin Walker, Theresa L. Hennessy, Todd Lawson, Karen AbelGreg BartolJudy Salas, Ed McCarthy, Larry Calkins, Anita Schuller, Wendy Ray, Denny Croston

 


Ilumination is produced by artEAST,  in collaboration with Green River College Welding Program, and sponsored by Issaquah Highlands Council and University House

 

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20 Days of Art

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Working Period: July 15 – August 30
Exhibition: September 19–November 15, 2016
Reception: Thursday, September 29, 6-8pm
Members’ Event: Sunday, October 16th, 4-6pm

Curated by  Anna Macrae

We invited all artEAST members to take part in this 20 Days of Art challenge. A jury selected eight of those members to have their work presented in the Exhibitions space this fall.


This project was designed to challenge artists to explore making a series of new works over a consecutive period of time. Artists were asked to build on exploring a process, technique or subject, and create a cohesive body of work that showed progression within that series, while pushing their own artistic practice.

The participating artists embraced the project and set new parameters within their normal way of working. Each artist reported a sense of personal growth by making new work to the outlined criteria, over a limited period.

The artEAST membership was encouraged participate in 20 Days of Art, by making work under the same guidelines. We shared artwork images in a private Facebook group, and enjoyed seeing each other’s progress. During the annual Members Event on October 16th, all members will have the opportunity to showcase the work that they have made, in a pop-up exhibition in the education room.

Exhibiting Artists

Ekta Gupta, Ellen BorisonRebecca MorrisseyJacqui Beck, Kimberly Wayne, Kristi Kincheloe, Bonnie Johnson, Yvonne Grimes

 

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Colored Pencil for Teens

Thursdays, 4:30–5:30pm,  September 8–December 22
monthly registration
Ages: 11-17

Instructor: Ekta Gupta

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Remember the joy of opening a new box of color pencils? The possibilities seemed endless. Come relive that feeling this summer. Spend your Thursdays learning how to use this versatile, portable and easily accessible medium.
No drawing experience or expertise necessary. Instruction will be tailored to suit each individual’s skill level.
Each class we will focus on a different subject, including florals, landscapes, portraits, abstracts and more.
Ekta Gupta has more than 13 years of teaching experience in Oklahoma and Washington. She honed her art skills under the tutelage of Duane Dudley, one of the illustrators of the Scooby Doo movies.

All materials provided.

Session 1 – September 8, 15, 22 & 29
Session 2 – October 6, 13, 20 & 27
Session 3 – November 3, 10 & 17 (3 sessions only)
Session 4 – December 1, 8, 15 & 22

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Monthly Class Fee:
$60/Member, $65/nonMember (4 sessions)
November Class Fee: $45/Member, $50/nonMember (3 sessions)
Prerequisite: None.
Levels/Age: All/11-17
Min/Max: 4/12
Note: Workshops with less than minimum enrollment may be cancelled one week prior to start date.
Location: artEAST Art Center

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artEAST is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose vision is to be a catalyst for a vibrant and enduring visual arts community. Thanks to generous grants by the Robert B. McMillen Foundation and an anonymous grantor, artEAST is able to offer our classes for kids without a supply or processing fee. artEAST is a proud supporter of art in our schools through the Issaquah School art docent programs as well as presenting multiple free community events throughout the year, including Art Walks, Fantastic Fly-In, Salmon Days, Highlands Day, the Sammamish 55+ Program and more.

 

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Club Mud

Tuesdays, 4-6pm, September 13–December 20
(five week sessions)
Ages 10-16

Instructor: Sandra Sinanan

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Did you know 1/3 of the earth is formed from dirt? Join us for Club Mud and turn dirt into pottery. You’ll learn techniques for hand building and applying glazes, while creating architectural, sculptural and functional pieces.

Holding a Teaching Artist Certificate from the University of the Arts, Instructor Sandra “Sam” Sinanan has taught art to students of all ages for over 10 years. With a special interest and passion for ceramics, she integrates nature and other disciplines into her art curricula. She provides age-appropriate guidance for every project while also encouraging creativity and self-expression.

All materials, glazes & firing included. Final pieces will be fired and ready for pick-up 2 weeks after the last class. *Due to the nature of ceramics, there is no guarantee that the work will survive the firing process. Work left for more than four months will be cleaned out.

Each student needs to wear studio appropriate clothing.
All materials provided.

Space is still available for our first session. Join at a prorated fee of $30 per class. ($28 per class for members.)

Session 1 – September 13, 20, 27, October 4 & 11
Session 2 – October 18, 25, November 1, 8 & 15
Session 3 – November 22, 29, December 6, 13 & 20

Class Fee: $140/members, $150/nonmembers
Prerequisite: none
Levels/Age: All/10–16
Min/Max: 4/12
Note: Workshops with less than minimum enrollment may be cancelled one week prior to start date.
Location: ArtEAST Art Center

Register Here

artEAST is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose vision is to be a catalyst for a vibrant and enduring visual arts community. Thanks to generous grants by the Robert B. McMillen Foundation and an anonymous grantor, artEAST is able to offer courses for kids without a supply or processing fee. artEAST is a proud supporter of art in our schools through the Issaquah School art docent programs as well as presenting multiple free community events throughout the year, including Art Walks, Fantastic Fly-In, Salmon Days, Highlands Day, the Sammamish 55+ Program and more.

 

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Creative Clay Exploration: a Facilitated Ceramics Studio

Fridays, 6:30–9:30pm
September 23, October 28, November 18 or December 23

Instructor: Juliette Ripley-Dunkelberger
Clay Play for Adults

This is a fun and stress-free opportunity for the whole family to learn more about clay in a historic building with a gallery atmosphere.  Each session will begin with a demonstration of a featured project, then students are free to explore hand building and ‘throwing’ clay (using the potter’s wheel).  If you have a project in mind, our on-site artist instructors will work with you to create it. Advanced skills will be taught as requested, however there are no prerequisites. Feel free to join as much as you would like!

Family Art-making Opportunity! This workshop is open to ages 12 and up, children under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Class fee includes all materials, tools, wheel & a single kiln firing.  Your work will be fired and available for pick up by the next class date.

Featured Projects (Always your choice to make or not!)

Note for returning students:

“Glazes Only” If you are looking to finish your past work and not build anything new, then please sign up for “Glazes Only”.

*Due to the nature of ceramics, there is no guarantee that your work will survive the firing process.   Work left for more than four months will be cleared out.

Class Fee: $40/Member, $45/non-Member
Glazes Only Class Fee: $20/Member, $25/non-Member
Prerequisite: None
Level/Age: All/12+
Min/Max: 6/15
Note: Workshops with less than minimum enrollment may be cancelled one week prior to start date.
Location: artEAST Art Center

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Into the Wild: Take Your Art Further

Saturday, September 24, 10am–4pm

Instructors: Gail Baker and Jacqui Beck

Jump into painting without hesitation. Allow the illogical. Own the artistic license you’ve heard about. Spend the day with us and enjoy the process of discovering a wild selection of ways to free yourself up and confuse the censor as you make art.

Here’s your chance to spend a day playing with art, ideas, self-exploration, and creative improvisation in a safe, supportive environment with two experienced painter-creators. Gail Baker and Jacqui Beck team up to share their enjoyment of the creative process and their shared love of using art to express and discover what’s possible.

Students should bring a sketchbook or journal, a pencil and pen, and wear old clothes.

gailbaker_paintdancingClass price includes $25 materials fee, which covers a generous supply of acrylic paint, watercolor paper, Bristol board, Speedy cut (for making stamps), collage materials, acrylic mediums, use of colored pencils, watercolor crayons, brushes, and material  for writing exercises.

Class Fee: $150/Member, $160/non-Member (includes $25 materials fee)
Prerequisite: Any previous painting experience
Levels/Age: All Levels of painters/18+
Min/Max: 6/12
Note: Workshops with less than minimum enrollment may be cancelled one week prior to start date.
Location: artEAST Art Center

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Fall Colors at artEAST

Candelabra by Ed McCarthy

Candelabra by Ed McCarthy

Enjoy the fall foliage in our front window along with our current exhibits. We have 2 exhibits currently on display: Illuminate at Blakely Hall, with its traveling exhibit portion: Candelabras and our annual member exhibit: 20 Days of Art, on Front Street.

Both exhibits will come together at artEAST for Salmon Days October 1 & 2 – stop by! 

We also have a host of wonderful workshops for you. Do any of these sound tempting?

EktaGuptaColored Pencil Drawing Class

Thursdays ongoing, 12-1:30pm

Zentangle Introduction

Fiessinger_Adv Zentangle collage (600 x 200)Friday, November 4 10am–12pm or Thursday, November 17 6:30–8:30pm

Follow that up with Zentangle Beyond Basics, ongoing on Tuesdays, 12-2pm.

Feel like getting out for the night? How about these?

Moon_Student print samplesPrint & Sip

Friday Ocotber 14, 6:30-9:30pm

Creative Clay Night

Friday October 28, 6:30-9:30pm

 

Maybe you want a refresher or a new technique. We can help with that!

Peggy Braeutigam, "End of Day", dry pastelsDry Pastel

October 15 & 22, 10am-2:30pm

Expressive Acrylic & Mixed Media

November 12 & 1310am-4pm

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November 5, 19 & December 3, 9:30am-12:30pm

J.McKay Student Beads from Beadmaking ClassGlass Beadmaking

November 5, 10am-2pm

Expressive Drawing

Mondays, Dec 5 & 12, 6-9pm

 

And don’t forget, we also have classes just for youth:

Priyanka_Parmanand_Summer_Camp_2016Club Mud

Tuesdays beginning ongoing, 4-5:30pm, ages 10-16

Colored Pencil

Thursdays beginning September 8, 4:30-5:30pm, ages 11-17

Youth Art Series

Fridays beginning September 9, 4-6pm, ages 7-16

 

See something that suits you or your family? We hope to see you here soon!

 

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