West Seattle Event Calendar

*3/28/20 NOTE: As the COVID-19 situation continues, the calendar isn’t of much use, but we’re adding known online events, so let us know if you’re scheduling one!*

(original introduction) Want your West Seattle event/meeting/performance to be listed here? Please send basic info 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!

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.

Nov
10
Sun
Fauntleroy Fine Art and Holiday Gift Show 2019 @ Fauntleroy Church
Nov 10 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Browse the work of 18 area artists and artistic crafters during this 10th annual show and take home something special for a loved one or to enjoy yourself.

Fauntleroy Fine Art & Holiday Gift Show @ Fauntleroy Church
Nov. 8 @ 5:00-8:00 pm
Nov. 9 @ 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Nov. 10 @ 11:00 am-2:00 pm

Nov
14
Thu
Susan J. Elliott at West Seattle Art Walk @ John L. Scott
Nov 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

On Thursday, November 14th Gayle Sammons and John L Scott West Seattle are pleased to be hosting local artist Susan J. Elliott during the monthly West Seattle Art Walk.

Known for her whimsical style which draws inspiration from Dia de Los Muertos culture and the animal kingdom, Susan’s art work sparks the imagination and tickles the eyeballs.

In addition to her wall art, Susan features her artwork on cards, tote bags, gift wrap, and journals. She is also known for her whimsical upcycled journals highlighting old book covers given a second life. Susan’s work truly brings joy and smiles to all who see it.

During the art walk, guests will be able to enjoy Susan’s whimsical and endearing wall art while browsing through her stationary and accessories. A wonderful way to support and enjoy a local artist while picking up some unique and creative gift items.

While browsing, guests will be treated to wine, non-alcoholic beverages and a selection of tasty treats. A fantastic way to spend an evening in the Junction.

Nov
16
Sat
Murals of West Seattle tour @ West Seattle Junction
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Explore the historic Murals of West Seattle, in a 90-minute history walk led by Clay Eals starting at noon Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, sponsored by Airbnb in partnership with Atlas Obscura. The tour starts in front of the West Seattle Post Office. The fee is $30/person.

In this fact-filled journey, you will get the full story of how these murals were created by civic leaders and a team of world-class artists, discover the tricks of their trade, learn which local luminaries were depicted in various scenarios and myriad behind-the-scenes anecdotes about these unique achievements.

You also will see the inspiring results of the ongoing restoration of these 30-year-old showpieces. In addition, you will glimpse 10 recently installed bronze historical panels. You will come away with an appreciation for how any community can instill pride in its citizenry by telling its foundational stories through public art — and how West Seattle, known as “the Birthplace of Seattle,” serves as an example for us all.

For more info: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1196280

Chief Sealth IHS benefit auction @ Brockey Center, South Seattle College
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Benefit for PTSA, Performing Arts, and Athletics. Masquerade themed.

Alki Elementary PTA Auction: Viva Las Vegas @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
Nov 16 @ 5:30 pm

Viva Las Vegas – 2019 Alki Auction

Join Alki for a night to remember In West Seattle.

Saturday November 16th, 2019
5:30 pm
The Hall at Fauntleroy
9131 California Ave SW

It’s a party with a purpose!

Celebrate Alki at the biggest fundraiser of the year. We put the FUN in fundraising.

Don’t miss Elvis performing his greatest hits and conducting ceremonial vow renewals and commitment ceremonies at the Alki Chapel of Love.

See Sylvia O’Stayformore, Seattle’s effervescent hostess of Rainbow Bingo fame

Play along as Ashley Ryan, Seattle radio DJ, sports fanatic and US Water Polo National Champion keeps the donations rolling in.

Too much is never enough in Vegas!

Silent Auction and Pop Up Shops

Live Auction and Kid Art

VIP Experiences and more

Child care Options Available at the Venue! Register now: https://tinyurl.com/auctionchildcare

Reserve a table and guarantee your spot.

Nov
19
Tue
Chief Sealth International High School PTSA meeting @ Confucius Center
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

See chiefsealthptsa.org for updates. This year’s schedule, all meetings 7 pm:

Nov. 19th, Confucius Ctr subject tbd

Dec. 17th, Winter Social, details to come

Jan. 21st Confucius Ctr, Subject tbd, if needed

March 17th, Possible move to Wed. 18th due to St. Patrick’s Day

April 21st, Confucius Ctr, Subject TBD

May 19th, Confucius Ctr, Next Yrs Budget and officers discussion

June 9th, Confucius Ctr, Elections and Budget Approval (moved up for end of school year conflicts)

Nov
21
Thu
Screenagers: The Next Chapter, Presented by Chief Sealth International PTSA @ Chief Sealth Auditorium
Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Chief Sealth International High School PTSA would like to invite the West Seattle Community to a screening of the film, Screenagers: The Next Chapter.

This viewing is free, but we will be collecting donations at the door to pay for the screening rights and the district audio-visual crew.

Please RSVP on Eventcombo.


Filmmaker and physician Dr. Delaney Ruston takes the conversation around screens and teens to the next level with Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience—a film that examines the science behind teen’s emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most importantly, what can be done in our schools and homes to help them build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age.

Nov
29
Fri
Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair & Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual Native art market and gift fair this holiday season! Free and open to the public, this event features local vendors and Native makers and artists showcasing goods including wood carvings, bead work, drums, prints, paintings, and more. Grab some fry bread and hot coffee and escape the Seattle winter for two weekends in November and December to find the perfect gifts for family, friends, or yourself!

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
10 am-5 pm
November 29, 30, December 1
and
December 13,14,15

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Nov
30
Sat
Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair & Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual Native art market and gift fair this holiday season! Free and open to the public, this event features local vendors and Native makers and artists showcasing goods including wood carvings, bead work, drums, prints, paintings, and more. Grab some fry bread and hot coffee and escape the Seattle winter for two weekends in November and December to find the perfect gifts for family, friends, or yourself!

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
10 am-5 pm
November 29, 30, December 1
and
December 13,14,15

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Dec
1
Sun
Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair & Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual Native art market and gift fair this holiday season! Free and open to the public, this event features local vendors and Native makers and artists showcasing goods including wood carvings, bead work, drums, prints, paintings, and more. Grab some fry bread and hot coffee and escape the Seattle winter for two weekends in November and December to find the perfect gifts for family, friends, or yourself!

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
10 am-5 pm
November 29, 30, December 1
and
December 13,14,15

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Dec
6
Fri
Seattle Sampling Artist Studio Tour @ Various locations, times
Dec 6 all-day

Meet local West Seattle artists while getting an early start on your Holiday Shopping! West Seattle studios include: Brace Point Pottery, Damian Grava Studio and Penguina Designs Studio.
First Choice Friday Dec 6th from 4-9pm, Open Studios: Saturday Dec 7th and Sunday Dec 8th from 10am-5pm. Visit https://www.seattlesampling.com/map.html for studio locations and more information! for studio locations and more information!

Wood artist Andy McConnell at VAIN West Seattle
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Local artist Andy McConnell will be showing his wood carvings at VAIN for the month of December. We will be hosting a festive opening party for the show on December 6th, 5-8:30 pm.

COUNTERBALANCE:

Using old growth cedar salvaged from construction site dumpsters, Andy McConnell makes works of art that seek to honor material that once stood as ancient trees in primordial forests. Each piece evokes a calm composition: counterbalances to change and unrest. Made from enthusiasm, these pieces hold that life and give it back.

Dec
7
Sat
Seattle Sampling Artist Studio Tour @ Various locations, times
Dec 7 all-day

Meet local West Seattle artists while getting an early start on your Holiday Shopping! West Seattle studios include: Brace Point Pottery, Damian Grava Studio and Penguina Designs Studio.
First Choice Friday Dec 6th from 4-9pm, Open Studios: Saturday Dec 7th and Sunday Dec 8th from 10am-5pm. Visit https://www.seattlesampling.com/map.html for studio locations and more information! for studio locations and more information!

Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 7 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) is hosting a holiday arts & crafts fair!

December 7 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

A free event featuring unique, local arts and crafts for sale at the coffee shop. Jewelry, toys, clothing, prints, paintings, furniture, and more!

Dec
8
Sun
Seattle Sampling Artist Studio Tour @ Various locations, times
Dec 8 all-day

Meet local West Seattle artists while getting an early start on your Holiday Shopping! West Seattle studios include: Brace Point Pottery, Damian Grava Studio and Penguina Designs Studio.
First Choice Friday Dec 6th from 4-9pm, Open Studios: Saturday Dec 7th and Sunday Dec 8th from 10am-5pm. Visit https://www.seattlesampling.com/map.html for studio locations and more information! for studio locations and more information!

Winter Wander Along Longfellow Creek @ Camp Long
Dec 8 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Fall nature outings are open for registration now!  Sign up for the popular nighttime walks, bird tours, mushroom walks, and so much more…

Winter Wander Along Longfellow Creek at Camp Long.

Longfellow Creek is a major waterway in West Seattle. It is also a little piece of the wild in the middle of the city. Coho salmon migrate up this waterway; beavers build dams and lodges on this creek; owls hunt for food along this artery. Explore a portion of this urban wilderness with a Seattle Urban Nature Guide. Look for seasonal changes and get to know some of your wild neighbors.

Be prepared to do some hiking over uneven terrain on this program.

Ages 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Everyone attending the program must be registered.

Meet the leader at the Camp Long Lodge.

Dec
12
Thu
‘Neon Loves a Long Night’ art reception @ Virago Gallery
Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Art of Music Performance–Featuring Marina Christopher @ Verity Credit Union
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:40 pm

Enjoy free music in the West Seattle Junction!
The Art of Music is a series of performances by musicians presented by the West Seattle Junction Association (with partial funding by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture) and scheduled to take place on, and complement, Second Thursday Art Walk evenings.
The final 2019 performance in the series will take place on Thursday, December 12 at Verity Credit Union (4505 California Avenue SW) from 6:00 – 7:40 pm, and features Marina Christopher–a rising star in the Seattle jazz scene–who also embraces the sounds of pop and RnB.
Enjoy the music, art on display, and specials offered by participating Junction businesses all in one evening!

Dec
13
Fri
Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair & Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual Native art market and gift fair this holiday season! Free and open to the public, this event features local vendors and Native makers and artists showcasing goods including wood carvings, bead work, drums, prints, paintings, and more. Grab some fry bread and hot coffee and escape the Seattle winter for two weekends in November and December to find the perfect gifts for family, friends, or yourself!

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
10 am-5 pm
November 29, 30, December 1
and
December 13,14,15

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

CANCELED – Art Lounge @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Art Lounge – doors open at 7 pm. 21+.

Bring your art/craft to the Lounge where you can relax, connect with like-minded neighbors and set your imagination free. Let creativity and spirits flow freely @ HPIC.

(Check the HPIC website for optional art-class offering.)

Dec
14
Sat
Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair & Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual Native art market and gift fair this holiday season! Free and open to the public, this event features local vendors and Native makers and artists showcasing goods including wood carvings, bead work, drums, prints, paintings, and more. Grab some fry bread and hot coffee and escape the Seattle winter for two weekends in November and December to find the perfect gifts for family, friends, or yourself!

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
10 am-5 pm
November 29, 30, December 1
and
December 13,14,15

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

LibraryLab Drop-In: Lego Challenge @ Southwest Branch Seattle Public Library
Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

At the Southwest Branch Library:

Drop in and use your creativity to build with Legos. Participate in specific building challenges or free build. This program is intended for youth in grades K-5.

Librarylab is an all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering, and math concepts through play, experimentation, and discovery. This program is intended for youth in grades K-5.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Dec
15
Sun
Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair & Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual Native art market and gift fair this holiday season! Free and open to the public, this event features local vendors and Native makers and artists showcasing goods including wood carvings, bead work, drums, prints, paintings, and more. Grab some fry bread and hot coffee and escape the Seattle winter for two weekends in November and December to find the perfect gifts for family, friends, or yourself!

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
10 am-5 pm
November 29, 30, December 1
and
December 13,14,15

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Click! Pop-Up with Lorene Edwards Forkner
Dec 15 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Pop-Up with local artist Lorene Edwards Forkner – stop by Click! while you’re at the Farmers’ Market. Full details here.

Dec
16
Mon
LibraryLab: The Puzzle Room @ Delridge Library
Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At the Delridge Branch Library:

Do you like solving puzzles? Drop-in for a puzzle room challenge! See if you can break into one of our locked boxes in 30 minutes or less. For kids ages 7 and up.

LibraryLab is a time for people of all ages to experiment, play, and create amazing science, technology, engineering, and math-focused inventions. Drop in for weekly challenges to create amazing things!

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Dec
17
Tue
Chief Sealth International High School PTSA meeting @ Confucius Center
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

See chiefsealthptsa.org for updates. This year’s schedule, all meetings 7 pm:

Nov. 19th, Confucius Ctr subject tbd

Dec. 17th, Winter Social, details to come

Jan. 21st Confucius Ctr, Subject tbd, if needed

March 17th, Possible move to Wed. 18th due to St. Patrick’s Day

April 21st, Confucius Ctr, Subject TBD

May 19th, Confucius Ctr, Next Yrs Budget and officers discussion

June 9th, Confucius Ctr, Elections and Budget Approval (moved up for end of school year conflicts)

Dec
18
Wed
Dine Out Fundraiser for Lafayette Elementary @ MOD Pizza
Dec 18 @ 10:30 am – 10:00 pm

MOD Pizza

December 18
10:30 am-10:00 pm

4755 Fauntleroy SW, Ste. 150

Donating Back: 20%

To get credit toward the fundraiser, patrons will have to present or mention the fundraiser at time of purchase. You can also bring in this flyer or present it with your phone.

Tax and gift-cards are excluded from the donation

Online and phone orders do not count toward the fundraiser

Dec
23
Mon
Library Lab: Robots! @ Delridge Library
Dec 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At the Delridge Library:

Come learn programming basics with our dashing Dash robots, create a track for our Ozobots to follow, and a build maze for our Robot Mice to navigate!

LibraryLab is a time for people of all ages to experiment, play, and create amazing science, technology, engineering, and math-focused inventions. Drop in for weekly challenges to create amazing things!

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Dec
30
Mon
Library Lab: Circuits Challenge @ Delridge Library
Dec 30 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At the Delridge Library:

Learn about electronic components and basic principles of electronics with Snap Circuits.

LibraryLab is a time for people of all ages to experiment, play, and create amazing science, technology, engineering, and math-focused inventions. Drop in for weekly challenges to create amazing things!

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Jan
7
Tue
Linoleum Reduction Printing Classes begin @ The Orange Door Studio
Jan 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Linoleum Reduction Printing Classes: Tuesdays Jan 7 – Jan 28, 6:30-8:30 pm, ($135 all supplies included)

GO TO: theorangedoorstudio.com for more details!

Jan
10
Fri
CANCELED – Art Lounge @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Art Lounge – doors open at 7 pm. 21+.

Bring your art/craft to the Lounge where you can relax, connect with like-minded neighbors and set your imagination free. Let creativity and spirits flow freely @ HPIC.

(Check the HPIC website for optional art-class offering.)

Evening low tide beach walk at Alki @ Constellation Park, Alki
Jan 10 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

From the Seattle Aquarium:

Explore Constellation Park/Richey Viewpoint beach in West Seattle during two winter nighttime low tides with Seattle Aquarium beach naturalists and discover what creatures we see at this time of year. This is a free, family-friendly, drop-in program—no registration necessary! Dress for the weather (bundle up!) and for tide pooling: boots, hats, gloves and a good flashlight are musts.

• Friday, January 10, 8:30–10:30 pm (-2.73 @ 10:40pm)
• Saturday, February 8, 8:30–10:30 pm (-2.45 @ 10:22pm)

Location:
Constellation Park/(South) Alki Beach
Directions:
1. Take Spokane St. exit off I–5 to West Seattle
2. Take Admiral Way exit off West Seattle Bridge
3. Stay on Admiral through West Seattle to 63rd Ave SW
4. Turn left at 63rd to Beach Drive SW
5. Park on Beach Drive SW
6. Meet the Naturalists at the canopy at 63rd Ave SW and Beach Dr. SW

Jan
14
Tue
Tinkergarten Free Trial @ Lincoln Park
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am

At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In this free trial class, Tinkergarten Leader, Alison Arnote, will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together. Parents and caregivers learn, too, as we share insight into your child’s development.

This trial class is:

  • Designed for children ages 18 months-8 years. Child/children are accompanied by an adult. Siblings of any other age are most welcome.
  • Limited to the first 15 families who register.

Kids may get a bit messy (Hurrah!), so please send them in clothing that can get dirty.

We start the class at the specified location but may end within a reasonable walk from that location.

This trial class is free.

Sign up at https://tinkergarten.com/classes/90855.

Visit https://tinkergarten.com/classes for more times and locations.

Jan
18
Sat
Painted Collagraph Workshop @ The Orange Door Studio
Jan 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Painted Collagraph Workshop: Saturday Jan 18 and Sunday Jan 19, 1-4 pm both days ($120 all supplies included)

GO TO: theorangedoorstudio.com for more details!

Jan
21
Tue
Chief Sealth International High School PTSA meeting @ Confucius Center
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

See chiefsealthptsa.org for updates. This year’s schedule, all meetings 7 pm:

Nov. 19th, Confucius Ctr subject tbd

Dec. 17th, Winter Social, details to come

Jan. 21st Confucius Ctr, Subject tbd, if needed

March 17th, Possible move to Wed. 18th due to St. Patrick’s Day

April 21st, Confucius Ctr, Subject TBD

May 19th, Confucius Ctr, Next Yrs Budget and officers discussion

June 9th, Confucius Ctr, Elections and Budget Approval (moved up for end of school year conflicts)

Jan
22
Wed
‘No Place for Hate’ at WSHS
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm

From the West Seattle High School newsletter:

On January 15 WSHS is launching a “No Place for Hate” Campaign to help establish and maintain a school environment where all students can thrive. Please join the PTSA on January 22 to learn more about this effort at WSHS and for a workshop lead by facilitators from Families of Color Seattle. The workshop is designed to help us all be more equipped to talk with students and others in the school community about race, racism, anti-racism and anti-bias. The 2-hour workshop will include presentations, videos and dialogue. Principal Brian Vance and several staff members will be on hand to join in the discussion. A recent workshop at Alki Elementary attracted over 40 parents and received rave reviews. We will conduct very brief PTSA general meeting business at 6:45 and devote the rest of the time to the topic of Undoing Racism and Teaching Equity to Teens. Join us at 6:30 to have some pizza! RSVP here to help us plan.

Jan
30
Thu
West Seattle Chamber luncheon: Annual Meeting @ The Kenney
Jan 30 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

2020 Annual Meeting – January Luncheon

Date: Thursday Jan 30, 2020
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

We look forward to having you join us for our Annual Meeting and be a part of the future of the West Seattle business community.

Our January luncheon is a great time to reconnect with colleagues after the holidays and to brainstorm about how the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce can best serve the members of the Chamber and our business community. This Annual Meeting is designed as an opportunity to review the past year, offer time for your input, and a chance to help shape the future of our organization. Here’s the rundown:

• Present our 2019 Board of Directors
• Review plans for the 2020 Business Year
• Introduce our 3-year Strategic Vision Plan

Register by January 27, 2020
Early Registration Rates
General Admission: $35.00
West Seattle Chamber Members: $25.00

Based upon availability…
Registration after January 27, 2020
General Admission: $40.00
West Seattle Chamber Members: $30.00

To Register or for more information, go here.

Painting the Stars: Science, Religion, and an Evolving Faith @ Alki United Church of Christ (Alki UCC) Parlor
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Where is Christianity headed in the 21st Century? Join us as we explore the possibilities!

Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith offers provocative ideas on how our faith interacts with the world of expanding scientific knowledge. The seven-session evening program features video presentations followed by small group discussions.

The registration deadline is Friday, January 24.

We suggest a donation of $15 to cover materials.

“When I have a terrible need of—dare I say, ‘religion’—then I go outside at night and paint the stars.” ~Vincent Van Gogh

Jan
31
Fri
Reception for artist Frances Smersh @ Providence Mt. St. Vincent
Jan 31 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Click co-founder Frances Smersh’s art (regularly seen at Click!), is currently on display at Providence Mt. St. Vincent (4831 35th Ave SW in West Seattle).

This Friday, January 31, 5-6 pm, they will host a reception in their second floor gallery to showcase her art and celebrate her birthday! All are welcome.

It’s been nearly five years since Frances was diagnosed with Young Onset Alzheimer’s Disease. We’ve recently posted an update on how she’s doing, including details on her show at The Mount.

Feb
6
Thu
Painting the Stars: Science, Religion, and an Evolving Faith @ Alki United Church of Christ (Alki UCC) Parlor
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Where is Christianity headed in the 21st Century? Join us as we explore the possibilities!

Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith offers provocative ideas on how our faith interacts with the world of expanding scientific knowledge. The seven-session evening program features video presentations followed by small group discussions.

The registration deadline is Friday, January 24.

We suggest a donation of $15 to cover materials.

“When I have a terrible need of—dare I say, ‘religion’—then I go outside at night and paint the stars.” ~Vincent Van Gogh

Feb
7
Fri
Warren Pope: Red Lines, Blood Lines @ Vashon Center for the Arts
Feb 7 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
8
Sat
Warren Pope: Red Lines, Blood Lines @ Vashon Center for the Arts
Feb 8 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)

Revelation Art Event @ West Seattle Christian Church
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening of fellowship and fun as we look to the Word of God for creative inspiration to reveal our inner artists. Inspired by the Parable of the Mustard Seed, this workshop will see you guided by an experienced artist and amazed by what you create!

Tickets are $30 per person and cover everything you need, including a $5 donation to West Seattle Helpline.

Evening low tide beach walk at Alki @ Constellation Park, Alki
Feb 8 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

From the Seattle Aquarium:

Explore Constellation Park/Richey Viewpoint beach in West Seattle during two winter nighttime low tides with Seattle Aquarium beach naturalists and discover what creatures we see at this time of year. This is a free, family-friendly, drop-in program—no registration necessary! Dress for the weather (bundle up!) and for tide pooling: boots, hats, gloves and a good flashlight are musts.

• Friday, January 10, 8:30–10:30 pm (-2.73 @ 10:40pm)
• Saturday, February 8, 8:30–10:30 pm (-2.45 @ 10:22pm)

Location:
Constellation Park/(South) Alki Beach
Directions:
1. Take Spokane St. exit off I–5 to West Seattle
2. Take Admiral Way exit off West Seattle Bridge
3. Stay on Admiral through West Seattle to 63rd Ave SW
4. Turn left at 63rd to Beach Drive SW
5. Park on Beach Drive SW
6. Meet the Naturalists at the canopy at 63rd Ave SW and Beach Dr. SW

Feb
11
Tue
Warren Pope: Red Lines, Blood Lines @ Vashon Center for the Arts
Feb 11 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
12
Wed
Warren Pope: Red Lines, Blood Lines @ Vashon Center for the Arts
Feb 12 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)

Madison PTSA + ‘Sex and Technology’ @ School Library
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm

Following Madison’s brief PTSA general meeting on Wednesday, February 12th, Birds and Bees and Kids founder, author, and sexual health educator, Amy Lang, MA, will talk with parents about Sex and Technology. The meeting and talk will run from 6:30 pm-8 pm in the Madison library. All Madison families are welcome to attend! To learn more about Amy Lang and what she offers, read more on her birdsandbeesandkids website.

Feb
13
Thu
Warren Pope: Red Lines, Blood Lines @ Vashon Center for the Arts
Feb 13 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)

West Seattle Art Walk in Arbor Heights @ Brace Point Pottery Gallery
Feb 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

February’s West Seattle Art Walk features painter Kathy Collins and wood designer David Somers at Brace Point Pottery Gallery in beautiful Arbor Heights.

Also in the gallery: Leon Lowman’s paintings and pottery by Loren Lukens and Reid Ozaki. Plus, the Alley Gallery is full of paintings and sculptures by Garrison Coverdale, Lezlie Jane, Cathy Woo, PA Mathison, Warren Pope and more.

Painting the Stars: Science, Religion, and an Evolving Faith @ Alki United Church of Christ (Alki UCC) Parlor
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Where is Christianity headed in the 21st Century? Join us as we explore the possibilities!

Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith offers provocative ideas on how our faith interacts with the world of expanding scientific knowledge. The seven-session evening program features video presentations followed by small group discussions.

The registration deadline is Friday, January 24.

We suggest a donation of $15 to cover materials.

“When I have a terrible need of—dare I say, ‘religion’—then I go outside at night and paint the stars.” ~Vincent Van Gogh

Feb
14
Fri
Warren Pope: Red Lines, Blood Lines @ Vashon Center for the Arts
Feb 14 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)

CANCELED – Art Lounge @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Art Lounge – doors open at 7 pm. 21+.

Bring your art/craft to the Lounge where you can relax, connect with like-minded neighbors and set your imagination free. Let creativity and spirits flow freely @ HPIC.

(Check the HPIC website for optional art-class offering.)

Feb
15
Sat
Warren Pope: Red Lines, Blood Lines @ Vashon Center for the Arts
Feb 15 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)

Painted Collagraph Workshop @ The Orange Door Studio
Feb 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.)

Duwamish Longhouse Winter Local Artist Showcase @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Feb 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for our local artist showcase of traditional winter-wear of Puget-Salish peoples. Made from Blended wool, the clothing exhibited here are modern contemporary versions of traditional winter clothing. This event is free and open to the public. This event is free and open to the public! All ages are welcome to come meet our artist, view the exhibit, and join our community. Light refreshments will be provided.

About Our Artist:
Pamela Čəlalákəm Bond (Snohomish) is a Puget Salish Activist, Traditional Plant Medicine Specialist, Cultural Educator, Weaver and Storyteller who has been sharing the rich and vibrant culture and histories of the First People of the Puget Sound area for twenty years. She has several mentors including her aunties and cousin Johnny Moses, but her greatest mentor and teacher was her father (Swaquləm), The Sea Monster Man.

Feb
16
Sun
Painted Collagraph Workshop @ The Orange Door Studio
Feb 16 @ 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.)

Feb
18
Tue
Warren Pope: Red Lines, Blood Lines @ Vashon Center for the Arts
Feb 18 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
19
Wed
Warren Pope: Red Lines, Blood Lines @ Vashon Center for the Arts
Feb 19 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
20
Thu
Warren Pope: Red Lines, Blood Lines @ Vashon Center for the Arts
Feb 20 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)

Painting the Stars: Science, Religion, and an Evolving Faith @ Alki United Church of Christ (Alki UCC) Parlor
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Where is Christianity headed in the 21st Century? Join us as we explore the possibilities!

Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith offers provocative ideas on how our faith interacts with the world of expanding scientific knowledge. The seven-session evening program features video presentations followed by small group discussions.

The registration deadline is Friday, January 24.

We suggest a donation of $15 to cover materials.

“When I have a terrible need of—dare I say, ‘religion’—then I go outside at night and paint the stars.” ~Vincent Van Gogh

Feb
21
Fri
Warren Pope: Red Lines, Blood Lines @ Vashon Center for the Arts
Feb 21 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
22
Sat
Warren Pope: Red Lines, Blood Lines @ Vashon Center for the Arts
Feb 22 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
25
Tue
Warren Pope: Red Lines, Blood Lines @ Vashon Center for the Arts
Feb 25 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
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)

Painting the Stars: Science, Religion, and an Evolving Faith @ Alki United Church of Christ (Alki UCC) Parlor
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Where is Christianity headed in the 21st Century? Join us as we explore the possibilities!

Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith offers provocative ideas on how our faith interacts with the world of expanding scientific knowledge. The seven-session evening program features video presentations followed by small group discussions.

The registration deadline is Friday, January 24.

We suggest a donation of $15 to cover materials.

“When I have a terrible need of—dare I say, ‘religion’—then I go outside at night and paint the stars.” ~Vincent Van Gogh

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)

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
5
Thu
Painting the Stars: Science, Religion, and an Evolving Faith @ Alki United Church of Christ (Alki UCC) Parlor
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Where is Christianity headed in the 21st Century? Join us as we explore the possibilities!

Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith offers provocative ideas on how our faith interacts with the world of expanding scientific knowledge. The seven-session evening program features video presentations followed by small group discussions.

The registration deadline is Friday, January 24.

We suggest a donation of $15 to cover materials.

“When I have a terrible need of—dare I say, ‘religion’—then I go outside at night and paint the stars.” ~Vincent Van Gogh

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
13
Fri
CANCELED – Art Lounge @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Art Lounge – doors open at 7 pm. 21+.

Bring your art/craft to the Lounge where you can relax, connect with like-minded neighbors and set your imagination free. Let creativity and spirits flow freely @ HPIC.

(Check the HPIC website for optional art-class offering.)

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.)

Mar
17
Tue
Chief Sealth International High School PTSA meeting @ Confucius Center
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

See chiefsealthptsa.org for updates. This year’s schedule, all meetings 7 pm:

Nov. 19th, Confucius Ctr subject tbd

Dec. 17th, Winter Social, details to come

Jan. 21st Confucius Ctr, Subject tbd, if needed

March 17th, Possible move to Wed. 18th due to St. Patrick’s Day

April 21st, Confucius Ctr, Subject TBD

May 19th, Confucius Ctr, Next Yrs Budget and officers discussion

June 9th, Confucius Ctr, Elections and Budget Approval (moved up for end of school year conflicts)

Mar
21
Sat
Highland Park Elementary PTA’s Night Circus benefit @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Mar 21 @ 5:30 pm

Join us for at the Night Circus!
Highland Park Elementary Fund the Future Auction
Single tickets: $40

Saturday, March 21, 2020 – Highland Park Improvement Club

Tent opens at 5:30 PM…

This after-dark extravaganza brings the magic of the big top to Highland Park. Step right up to the center ring for an evening of midway games, spectacular performers, tasty carnival treats and a show-stopping auction!

Although this fantastical circus is just for grown-ups, all proceeds go toward much needed enrichment activities for the amazing students of Highland Park Elementary. As a Title 1 school, we have a rich diversity of cultures, languages and socioeconomic backgrounds but need community support to help fund the additional academic programs and vital community engagement events that our students deserve.

Circus apparel highly encouraged but come ready to be entertained and inspired, all for a good cause!

Get your ticket today here!

Can’t attend but would like to help fund our students’ futures? Donate here!

We appreciate our local business support! If you’d like to make our auction even more amazing by donating an item and be recognized as a community sponsor visit here!