West Seattle Event Calendar

Want your West Seattle event/meeting/performance to be listed here? Please send basic info AT LEAST ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thanks! Please include full details AS PLAIN TEXT IN YOUR E-MAIL, *not* in an attached doc/poster/flyer/etc. A web link for more info helps too. Thank you!

ADMIRAL THEATER SCHEDULE (updated link)

USING THE CALENDAR: Mouse over any entry to show the “plus” sign at right; click it to expand the item for more info without leaving this page; click “read more” for the FULL listing, usually including a map, plus a chance to post a comment/question.

Feb
26
Wed
Warren Pope: Red Lines, Blood Lines @ Vashon Center for the Arts
Feb 26 all-day

Warren Pope: Red Lines, Blood Lines

Art Exhibition at Vashon Center for the Arts (Vashon, WA) February 7 – 29, 2020
Meet the Artist & Opening Reception: Friday, February 7, 2020 – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Pope’s art explores matters of systemic inequities. This show is an abstract art exhibition that examines the historical and contemporary realities of redlining (refusing to loan money to people in areas with populations of color), displacement and American slavery trade. He also shows art inspired and in homage to his ancestors in Africa. With a minimalist style, Pope combines three dimensional art with basic visual elements such as lines, shapes, and color to explore redlining history.

With an international influence, a socially conscious mentality, a firm view for cultural equity and a dash of forwardness, Warren Pope has crafted an established visual art career inside and outside of the Pacific Northwest. Born in Munich, Germany of a Czech Mother and an African American Father, Warren and his two brothers were often ridiculed and beloved by their communities for their art and outward connection to social equality and justice. Like many military children, Warren was exposed to cultural difference, social customs and awkward experiences of acceptances and domestic indifference. Popes father, John Pope, served in the military and for a time was stationed at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Washington.

Popes artistic interest was first influenced by his Mother Ann Pope, when she fashioned his fascination for art while his father’s family and cultural heritage educated him on his American and African ancestry. Traveling between Harlem New York, North Carolina, Tacoma Washington, Kansas and Germany, Pope was able to absorb the vast difference between his social and ethnic experiences.

Instead of bedtime stories, Popes mother would draw illustrations with wild imaginative plots that began the foundation of his creative conceptual and artistic thinking. For Pope, this formed a formidable ability to compose his art into direct visual narratives utilizing a minimalist style of directness for various complex cultural commentaries.

Warren Pope is an alum of the Univ. of Puget Sound, and has lived in Seattle for over 30 years. His career has involved twenty years of graphic art dealership associated with the Mack Gallery and environmental design landscaping. His personal art has been privileged to be shown and supported by two major galleries in the Pacific Northwest, one being the American Art Company and the other being Gallery Mack. His show “Blood Lines, Time Lines, Red Lines” opened at the Northwest African American Museum to rave reviews, and extended an extra month due to popular demand.

Gallery Hours : Tuesday – Friday: 11-5 pm, Saturday 12-4 pm (Closed Sunday/Monday)

Feb
27
Thu
Warren Pope: Red Lines, Blood Lines @ Vashon Center for the Arts
Feb 27 all-day

Warren Pope: Red Lines, Blood Lines

Art Exhibition at Vashon Center for the Arts (Vashon, WA) February 7 – 29, 2020
Meet the Artist & Opening Reception: Friday, February 7, 2020 – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Pope’s art explores matters of systemic inequities. This show is an abstract art exhibition that examines the historical and contemporary realities of redlining (refusing to loan money to people in areas with populations of color), displacement and American slavery trade. He also shows art inspired and in homage to his ancestors in Africa. With a minimalist style, Pope combines three dimensional art with basic visual elements such as lines, shapes, and color to explore redlining history.

With an international influence, a socially conscious mentality, a firm view for cultural equity and a dash of forwardness, Warren Pope has crafted an established visual art career inside and outside of the Pacific Northwest. Born in Munich, Germany of a Czech Mother and an African American Father, Warren and his two brothers were often ridiculed and beloved by their communities for their art and outward connection to social equality and justice. Like many military children, Warren was exposed to cultural difference, social customs and awkward experiences of acceptances and domestic indifference. Popes father, John Pope, served in the military and for a time was stationed at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Washington.

Popes artistic interest was first influenced by his Mother Ann Pope, when she fashioned his fascination for art while his father’s family and cultural heritage educated him on his American and African ancestry. Traveling between Harlem New York, North Carolina, Tacoma Washington, Kansas and Germany, Pope was able to absorb the vast difference between his social and ethnic experiences.

Instead of bedtime stories, Popes mother would draw illustrations with wild imaginative plots that began the foundation of his creative conceptual and artistic thinking. For Pope, this formed a formidable ability to compose his art into direct visual narratives utilizing a minimalist style of directness for various complex cultural commentaries.

Warren Pope is an alum of the Univ. of Puget Sound, and has lived in Seattle for over 30 years. His career has involved twenty years of graphic art dealership associated with the Mack Gallery and environmental design landscaping. His personal art has been privileged to be shown and supported by two major galleries in the Pacific Northwest, one being the American Art Company and the other being Gallery Mack. His show “Blood Lines, Time Lines, Red Lines” opened at the Northwest African American Museum to rave reviews, and extended an extra month due to popular demand.

Gallery Hours : Tuesday – Friday: 11-5 pm, Saturday 12-4 pm (Closed Sunday/Monday)

Community Art Journaling Class @ C & P Coffee Company
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor): Community Art Journaling

Do you enjoy exploring your creativity? Maybe you’ve never done sketching or creative writing, and want to try something new? Art journaling is a fun combination of creative writing, drawing, collage, painting, and more. Join local artist Alexis LaFlamme in a relaxed and supportive setting to play with words, colors and shapes by creating your own Art Journal pages. Each month will have a different focus as mediums may vary from pen/ink to acrylic and watercolors, to linocut tools or collaging supplies. **PLEASE BRING A MIXED MEDIA SKETCHBOOK and all other supplies and guidance will be provided. No art experience is necessary.

Group is limited to 8 people. For more information, contact Alexis LaFlamme at alaflamme.art@gmail.com

Feb
28
Fri
Warren Pope: Red Lines, Blood Lines @ Vashon Center for the Arts
Feb 28 all-day

Warren Pope: Red Lines, Blood Lines

Art Exhibition at Vashon Center for the Arts (Vashon, WA) February 7 – 29, 2020
Meet the Artist & Opening Reception: Friday, February 7, 2020 – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Pope’s art explores matters of systemic inequities. This show is an abstract art exhibition that examines the historical and contemporary realities of redlining (refusing to loan money to people in areas with populations of color), displacement and American slavery trade. He also shows art inspired and in homage to his ancestors in Africa. With a minimalist style, Pope combines three dimensional art with basic visual elements such as lines, shapes, and color to explore redlining history.

With an international influence, a socially conscious mentality, a firm view for cultural equity and a dash of forwardness, Warren Pope has crafted an established visual art career inside and outside of the Pacific Northwest. Born in Munich, Germany of a Czech Mother and an African American Father, Warren and his two brothers were often ridiculed and beloved by their communities for their art and outward connection to social equality and justice. Like many military children, Warren was exposed to cultural difference, social customs and awkward experiences of acceptances and domestic indifference. Popes father, John Pope, served in the military and for a time was stationed at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Washington.

Popes artistic interest was first influenced by his Mother Ann Pope, when she fashioned his fascination for art while his father’s family and cultural heritage educated him on his American and African ancestry. Traveling between Harlem New York, North Carolina, Tacoma Washington, Kansas and Germany, Pope was able to absorb the vast difference between his social and ethnic experiences.

Instead of bedtime stories, Popes mother would draw illustrations with wild imaginative plots that began the foundation of his creative conceptual and artistic thinking. For Pope, this formed a formidable ability to compose his art into direct visual narratives utilizing a minimalist style of directness for various complex cultural commentaries.

Warren Pope is an alum of the Univ. of Puget Sound, and has lived in Seattle for over 30 years. His career has involved twenty years of graphic art dealership associated with the Mack Gallery and environmental design landscaping. His personal art has been privileged to be shown and supported by two major galleries in the Pacific Northwest, one being the American Art Company and the other being Gallery Mack. His show “Blood Lines, Time Lines, Red Lines” opened at the Northwest African American Museum to rave reviews, and extended an extra month due to popular demand.

Gallery Hours : Tuesday – Friday: 11-5 pm, Saturday 12-4 pm (Closed Sunday/Monday)

Bowling to help West Seattle Food Bank @ West Seattle Bowl
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come out and support the

West Seattle Food Bank

Friday, February 28th

At WEST SEATTLE BOWL

(6 to 8pm)

Nathan Bowls for Food!

(Is your team better than a second grader?)

Nathan Tavel is a second grader at Arbor Heights Elementary School, and a pretty good bowler. He will bowl for one hour from 6 to 7 and one hour from 7 to 8. Your team can choose to bowl during one or both of those times. We will add up Nathan’s total pin count for each hour and each team will have their pin total for the hour compared to Nathan’s. If you beat him you get 3 free games, shoe rental and a pitcher of beer or soda. However, if Nathan beats your team, your team must donate a minimum of $100 to the West Seattle Food Bank.

– $20 per person gets you shoe rental and 1 hour of bowling.

– Teams of 2 to 8 people are welcome.

– There will be food and drink specials and a few raffle prizes as well.

– 6 to 8 PM on Friday, February 28th at West Seattle Bowl.

Come and bowl with us for a good cause!

To RSVP – Just email ptavel@gmail.com and let us know how many you have coming and how many lanes you need. Pay on the night of the event. Call 206-949-8680 with any questions.

Feb
29
Sat
Warren Pope: Red Lines, Blood Lines @ Vashon Center for the Arts
Feb 29 all-day

Warren Pope: Red Lines, Blood Lines

Art Exhibition at Vashon Center for the Arts (Vashon, WA) February 7 – 29, 2020
Meet the Artist & Opening Reception: Friday, February 7, 2020 – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Pope’s art explores matters of systemic inequities. This show is an abstract art exhibition that examines the historical and contemporary realities of redlining (refusing to loan money to people in areas with populations of color), displacement and American slavery trade. He also shows art inspired and in homage to his ancestors in Africa. With a minimalist style, Pope combines three dimensional art with basic visual elements such as lines, shapes, and color to explore redlining history.

With an international influence, a socially conscious mentality, a firm view for cultural equity and a dash of forwardness, Warren Pope has crafted an established visual art career inside and outside of the Pacific Northwest. Born in Munich, Germany of a Czech Mother and an African American Father, Warren and his two brothers were often ridiculed and beloved by their communities for their art and outward connection to social equality and justice. Like many military children, Warren was exposed to cultural difference, social customs and awkward experiences of acceptances and domestic indifference. Popes father, John Pope, served in the military and for a time was stationed at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Washington.

Popes artistic interest was first influenced by his Mother Ann Pope, when she fashioned his fascination for art while his father’s family and cultural heritage educated him on his American and African ancestry. Traveling between Harlem New York, North Carolina, Tacoma Washington, Kansas and Germany, Pope was able to absorb the vast difference between his social and ethnic experiences.

Instead of bedtime stories, Popes mother would draw illustrations with wild imaginative plots that began the foundation of his creative conceptual and artistic thinking. For Pope, this formed a formidable ability to compose his art into direct visual narratives utilizing a minimalist style of directness for various complex cultural commentaries.

Warren Pope is an alum of the Univ. of Puget Sound, and has lived in Seattle for over 30 years. His career has involved twenty years of graphic art dealership associated with the Mack Gallery and environmental design landscaping. His personal art has been privileged to be shown and supported by two major galleries in the Pacific Northwest, one being the American Art Company and the other being Gallery Mack. His show “Blood Lines, Time Lines, Red Lines” opened at the Northwest African American Museum to rave reviews, and extended an extra month due to popular demand.

Gallery Hours : Tuesday – Friday: 11-5 pm, Saturday 12-4 pm (Closed Sunday/Monday)

Mar
6
Fri
Art Opening: On the Shoulders of Women @ Vashon Center for the Arts
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Vashon Center for the Arts, an art gallery and performance hall on beautiful Vashon Island, is proud to be holding an event that celebrates Women’s History Month and honors the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote. The exhibit is called On the Shoulders of Women.

It opens March 6 and remains up till March 28.

Within the larger event, the museum is also featuring three smaller exhibits:

Mar
12
Thu
Art at VAIN West Seattle
Mar 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

VAIN will be hosting West Seattle jewelry artist Nani O. Pratt on Thursday March 12th 5-8 pm.

Her vibrant geometric beaded pieces are incredibly intricate and beautiful. We are so excited to host her for Art Walk!

Mar
14
Sat
Painted Collagraph Workshop @ The Orange Door Studio
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a two-day workshop learning how to create hand-printed collagraphs, a process where we print from cut papers. We will create printed compositions that we will enhance with water-based paints and colored pencils. This colorful and texture-rich technique is fun and easy to do anywhere. No experience necessary! (Five students maximum.)

Mar
15
Sun
Painted Collagraph Workshop @ The Orange Door Studio
Mar 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a two-day workshop learning how to create hand-printed collagraphs, a process where we print from cut papers. We will create printed compositions that we will enhance with water-based paints and colored pencils. This colorful and texture-rich technique is fun and easy to do anywhere. No experience necessary! (Five students maximum.)