A handful of gallery openings and artful events going on in Seattle this month.
I sorted through the dozens of gallery and exhibit openings happening in the Seattle area this month and chose five artful events that even nonartistic folk will enjoy.
1. “Masters of Disguise II: Masks of the Pacific Northwest Coast,” a group exhibit. A collection of masks, which the Stonington Gallery says will offer “a rich platform from which to explore the cultural and art history and contemporary issues of our region,” will be on display. The use of masks as an artistic medium sets this exhibit apart from the sea of other gallery openings this month.
Details. June 2-July 3. Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson St., Seattle. 206-405-4040. Free.
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2. “Foreign Shores.” Charcoal drawings by Pat De Caro. De Caro’s collection of over 80 charcoal drawings, depicting human’s relationship with memory and time, will cover the walls, floors and ceilings of Gallery4Culture.
Every year, Gallery4Culture features work from artists that is underrepresented in the art community. De Caro’s eerie charcoal drawings definitely fit into that category.
Details: June 2-30, Gallery4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Place S., Seattle. 206-296-7580. Free.
3. “Graphic Masters: Durer, Rembrandt, Hogarth, Goya, Picasso, R. Crumb.” The Seattle Art Museum’s first show dedicated to the graphic arts, “Graphic Masters,” will include pen and ink drawings, prints, engraving, etching and aquatint. With 400 artworks on display, you’re bound to find something you like. Plus, you can’t go wrong with a SAM exhibit.
Details: June 9-Aug. 28. Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle. 206-654-3100. $12.95-$19.95.
4. “Strange Coupling 2016.” UW School of Art students were partnered with artists from the Greater Seattle area and will present their collaborative project at this event.
A fun endeavor, and if you go, you’ll get the opportunity to peek into the third floor of King Street Station before it is officially transformed into a permanent arts and culture hub.
Details: 6-8:30 p.m. June 10. King Street Station, 303 S. Jackson St., Seattle. Free.
5. Georgetown Carnival. This event will feature interactive art, music, power tool races, stilt walkers, marching bands, local beers, food and more.
Interactive art and beer? Enough said.
Details: Noon-10 p.m. June 11. Downtown Georgetown, Airport Way South and South Vale streets, Seattle. Free.