Produced by Design in Public, the Seattle Design Festival aspires to reveal and explain the reach of design in our lives through two weeks of installations and lectures curated around a theme. The theme initially chosen for 2017 was Chance, but after the the presidential election, it was changed to one that the DIP board felt needed more urgent attention: Power. Western consciousness around design has changed significantly in the past two centuries, but power was always implicit in it.
Seeing art galleries should be part of any leisurely travel experience, and not knowing what you’ll see when you walk in is part of the fun. That said, it’s nice to know the overall style and vision of a gallery before you visit, especially if you have limited time. Seattle Art Fair offers a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with some left coast galleries, big and small. It will help you get inspired to see some new art the next time you visit their part of the country.
Courtesy Juan Alonso Studio
If you want a relaxed but intimate gallery experience that celebrates the sheer joy of creation through a lifetime of artwork, I highly recommend getting to Pioneer Square this week. Artist Juan Alonso has filled his corner studio in the Tashiro Kaplan Building with paintings by fellow artist Yadviga Dowmont Halsey. Her professional career was in biochemistry, for which she earned a doctorate at Yale in 1952.
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