Posts Tagged ‘Art’

June 20th, 2012 - 8:52 am § in The Ave Scene

Will Crosscut survive?

read “How’s Crosscut doing?” A report from the publisher, David Brewster. Crosscut is a treasure.  None of the other Seattle media  can rival David Brewster’s leadership and, especially his commitment to quality.  Crosscut is  the place to go for ANY in depth discussion o[...]

April 22nd, 2012 - 1:34 pm § in Misc., The Ave Scene



April 13th, 2012 - 9:51 am § in The Ave Scene

Seattle and UW Winners of Guggenheim

   Congratulations to the 2012 Guggenheim Fellows from Seattle: Ellis Goldberg, Near Eastern Studies Huck Hodge, Music Composition Haruko Nishimura, Choreography Richard Olmstead, Plant Sciences[...]

March 12th, 2012 - 6:24 am § in The Ave Scene

Seattle Public Library Grows Huge in Beijing

Yet for all that, the CCTV headquarters may be the greatest work of architecture built in this century. Mr. Koolhaas has always been interested in making buildings that expose the conflicting energies at work in society, and the CCTV building is the ultimate expression of that aim, beginning with th[...]

December 2nd, 2011 - 9:53 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

Fisk University: To sell its birthright or just go broke?

From Huff Post NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Fisk University’s decade-long quest to generate cash from a 101-piece art collection donated by the late painter Georgia O’Keeffe is one step closer to fruition. But it is unclear how quickly the historically black university in Nashville will be able [...]

November 24th, 2011 - 5:27 am § in America, Misc., The Ave Scene

Movie Review: Adventures of Tintin

Blistering Barnacles! That iconic quiff has finally arrived on the big screen in The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn. Tintin‘s creator Hergé stated before his death that ‘if anyone can bring Tintin successfully to the screen’, it would be Spielberg, and he has done exactly that, [...]

October 13th, 2011 - 11:09 am § in Science, The Ave Scene, UW

The AVE Scene: Why Marcie Stillman is Wrong About SLU

Over at Crosscut Marcie Sillman has an intriguing history of Seattle as a city of innovation.  Here is a taste of what she covers: Boeing Nirvana Amazon Microsoft Starbucks Slate Immunex I found the list somewhat sad.  For example SEALAND and United Parcel, both of which loom hugely in today̵[...]

October 1st, 2011 - 12:18 am § in The Ave Scene

New Art Theater Opens in Seattle

Via Moira Macdonald at The Seattle Times: The Uptown Theater, one of Seattle’s oldest movie houses, is about to begin a new chapter. The Seattle International Film Festival announced Saturday night it has taken over the Queen Anne theater’s lease from the AMC chain, which had closed the [...]

September 21st, 2011 - 11:27 am § in Misc., Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, UW

UW: Johsel Namkung, founding photographer with roots in the UW’s scientific history.

The Gordon Woodside / John Braseth Gallery in South Lake Union has works by Johsel Namkung.   I highly recommend this show to anyone who loves the Northwest and the UW. Johsel Namkung is a renaissance man.  While never a member of our faculty, his amazing career is  a tribute to the role the UW [...]

September 20th, 2011 - 8:27 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

UW: The Early Entrance Program Begets a Great Pianist

from PANDORA: Pianist Aaron Parks is a forward-thinking jazz musician who came to the public’s attention during his time with trumpeter Terence Blanchard. Born in Seattle, WA, Parks began playing piano at a young age and by the time he was 14 had enrolled in an early entrance degree program at[...]