Community Art Programs
Spring and Summer 2014
artEAST strives to develop community programming that promotes participation and dialog through innovative visual arts education workshops, exhibitions and events. We believe that art brings people together and creates vibrant communities in which we all want to live. In 2013 artEAST launched Art-Together-Time, family-friendly workshops to engage multiple generations in art making. In 2014 we continue to build community through Art that Talks – engaging exhibitions, art programs and lectures that encourage community conversation.
April 1-May 30, artEAST Exhibitions at Blakely Hall, Issaquah Highlands
Artist reception and talk, April 19, 6pm – 8pm with Dr. Farshad Alamdari
May 30-July 12, artEAST Art Center and ArtEAST Exhibitions at Blakely Hall, Issaquah Highlands.
Public lecture, June 16, 7pm, Village Theater with Dr. John Marzluff, UW
Public lecture, June 8, 2pm, Blakely Hall, with Chris Maynard, artist and author
Public lecture, June 8, 3pm, Blakeley Hall, with Layne Maheu, author & researcher
Public lecture, June 25, 7pm, Blakely Hall, with Jessica Damsky
- Rookery 2014: Community Nest Project
Public nest building, July 14-18, Village Green, Issaquah Highlands
The Rookery Project continues in 2014 with Issaquah’s first collaborative environment art installation: large scale nest making. Community groups will come together to work with a professional environmental artist to build human scale, outdoor nest art installations woven from branches collected from the community. Each nest will reflect the individual group that weaves it, the structure and story that unfolds with the building process and will remind us of community and home. Nest building – and community building – is an act of faith because we are creating a place for future generations.
- Plein Air Paint Out with the Plein Air Washington Artist Association
Sunday, July 20
The same impulse that propels us to snap photographs of our surroundings inspired the tradition of plein air painting. Plein air engages artists in the spontaneity and challenge of painting on location, in natural light. Coinciding with Art Outside art festival, artEAST’s Plein Air Paint Out gathers artists from around the region for a weekend of outdoor painting in and around Issaquah. The event includes demos, a lecture and exhibition and culminates in an exhibition held alongside other Art Outside activities on Sunday, July 20.
- 2014 Art Outside Festival at Issaquah Highland’s Day
July 20, 3pm – 7pm, Village Green and Blakely Hall, Issaquah Highlands
Issaquah is both a vibrant arts community and a leader in ecological innovation. This year, artEAST’s Summer Art Festival recognizes these combined strengths with “Art Outside”. Scheduled for July 14-20 and coinciding with Issaquah Highlands Day, the Summer Art Festival will incorporate free art talks and family art activities, outdoor painting, the 2014 Rookery Nest Project and exhibition by plein air painters. Street booths will feature information about outdoor activities, environmental issues and Northwest plants and animals. A music stage, rock climbing and zip line and food booths add to the festivities.