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Meet the artists behind the new Rainier ‘R’ 2022060206

“As Seattleites watch the new 12-foot Rainier Brewing “R” being hoisted atop the old brewery along Interstate 5 later this week, some onlookers will be holding their breath.

“When you go to plug it in, you just hope that it works,” said Andre Lucero, president of Western Neon, which fabricated the new “R.” “During travel, while the crane is picking it up, anything could break. And then you have this major countdown, and it doesn’t light… ” — Devon Geary, Seattle Times | October 20th, 2013 (photo by Mark Harrison)

Art Space and Race: Keeping Eyes on the Prize

“There’s a good discussion going on in the comments section of the story I wrote in this week’s paper, about why affordable artist housing in Seattle is so disproportionately white. Some commenters say I didn’t answer the question, but the fact is that there isn’t a clear answer, and smart people in the story propose several ideas, including everything from the cliquishness that redounds from a history defined by racism to non-Western artists not considering themselves eligible for projects they probably think are open only to oil painters.

Most importantly, one solution is for all types of people to get down to the new building under construction next to the Mount Baker Light rail station to apply on intake day in 2014.” — Jen Graves, The Stranger | October 22, 2013

Open-Air Dealer: People Will Do Anything to Sell Art

“Beth Cullom is a polite, pretty, neatly dressed lady keeping one eye out for the authorities. She’s staked out a spot at the Olympic Sculpture Park pavilion, a privately owned place like any cafe or bar suited to freelance wheeling-and-dealing, but full of natural light and with incredible views of water and mountains and monumental outdoor sculpture sometimes foregrounded by a couple practicing tango in full view on the patio or people doing tai chi. Cullom has not asked permission to be here. She plans to stay four hours, the duration of a single parking sticker.” – Jen Graves, The Stranger | October 23, 2013

Art Events around Seattle

Henry Open House | Henry Art Museum | Friday, October 25th

“It’s another Henry House Party! Join us for a night of art, music, food, and fun to celebrate the opening of our fall exhibitions En Plein Air, Now Here is also Nowhere, Like a Valentine: The Art of Jeffry Mitchell, and Pipilotti Rist: A la belle Étoile. All Ages, Bar with ID”

Cole Porter perfection: ‘Anything Goes’ at 5th Avenue | 5th Avenue Theatre | Through November 3rd

2022074305“The intoxicating, Tony-winning Broadway revival of “Anything Goes” is a romance graced with the deluxe tunes of the great American composer Cole Porter. The touring production is now at the 5th Avenue Theatre.

As fizzy and intoxicating as a cocktail of pricey French Champagne, but without the hangover.

That’s the classy 2011 Broadway version of the Cole Porter musical “Anything Goes,” which has landed at the 5th Avenue like a luxury liner gliding into port.” — Misha Berson, Seattle Times | October 21th, 2013 (Photo by Joan Marcus)

Currently Hanging: Juliet Shen and the 11 Artists of the Duwamish River Residency Show | North Seattle Community College” | On display until Friday

“Juliet Shen is a typographer by training—she’s designed fonts for the Tulalip Tribe and others. The influence of typography is striking in this print, which feels part-written, part-painted.

Meet the local project that inspired Shen: an informal summer artist residency on the Duwamish River.The residency was started in 2012 by artists Fiona McGuigan and Sue Danielson.” – Jen Graves, The Stranger | October 23th, 2013

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