Photos by Donna Day.
First Thursday, December 7, 6-10pm. Free.
Join the resident artists of the TK Lofts in a holiday inspired International Celebration of Life as we mark the 13th year of our creative community! In addition to the street level commercial galleries and studios, resident artists on floors 3 through 6 of the building will open their loft spaces to public tours, and present new work in special exhibitions and performances.
Here is just a sampling of what’s in store:
Masquerade Party and Potluck on the Roof Deck
Make a mask, share good food, community and conversation with neighbors. Hosted by Beverly Aarons.
Butoh Dance Presentation
Artistic Director of the DAIPANbutoh Collective Sheri Brown with DAIPAN teachers team Joan Laage and Helen Thorsen will lead a three-part performance from 7:00 pm – 8:30pm. The performance is the culmination of the “Awakening the Fierce Heart of Butoh” 2017 Winter Butoh Class Series at the TK.
Crystal Fosnaugh presents music by Jonathan Mercer 6:30-7:30, spoken word by Keith Ghandi Jones 7:30-8, and music by Sioux City Pete 8-9. Plus, tarot readings by Kook.
Exhibitions and Open Lofts
- Community Room art sale and exhibition featuring work by Keely Dolan, Sydney Pertl and Keven Furiya.
- Lynn Schirmer presents Secret Language, an installation and drawing exhibition in the Washington St. residential entrance gallery.
- Suzanne Morlock will open her studio to reveal static sculptural pieces for a collaborative performance this winter called Contagion. For this piece, Morlock is creating a series of textiles from what she calls the detritus of living with chronic illness. She says, “This work explores a slice of the world of dis-ease through the lens of the current volatile thinking about healthcare and the role of climate change in the heightened imbalance in nature”.
- Clothier and fashionista Karen Burell presents The Mercurial Concept, a selection of garments from 50 years of selling wearable art for those on the edge, curated by John Paul DeGennaro.
- Rosemary Dai Ross will host a mini art exhibition in honor of sharing for the holidays, plus new work and a staged photo booth. Rosemary is a nationally published fine art and portrait photographer who has captured notables such as President Obama, Madeline Albright, Brent Kutzle (One Republic), Dow Constantine, and more.
- The DeGennaro/Riutta family presents a group exhibition featuring Antony De Gennaro (photography & film) , John Paul DeGennaro (mixed media), Marie DeGennaro (original knits) , and Kelly Riutta (collage works).
- Noa Piper‘s Equilibrium402 presents “Overheard In My City,” a historical, hysteric, and historic, three story multi-disciplinary adventure through the heart of identity of and in our city, featuring work by Chloe Collyer, Calvin Gimpelevich, Mary Gross, Eli Lara, Edward Littlefield, Meg Mason, Matt Miller, Eric Padgett, Noa Piper, Anjl Rodee, Charlie Schneider, Stephen Unckles, and Markel Uriu, among others. For the triple floor progression, enter through the west entrance at 108 3rd Avenue South.
- Other resident artists exhibiting in open lofts and common areas include: Doug Vann, Donna Day, Eli Lara, Carol Pettersen, Maurice Hall, Barry Connolly, Celeste Cooning, Linda Wallace, and more.
TK Lofts Vandenbrink Community Room
First Thursday, January 5, 2017, 5-9pm
Saturday, January 7, 2017, noon-5pm
Opening Reception: First Thursday, December 1, 6-10pm
Saturday, December 3, noon-5pm
Sunday, December 4, noon-5pm
Please join the TK community as we honor long time resident Roger Wheeler with a grand retrospective exhibition and sale. Nearly 50 of Roger’s charming and fantastical works will be on view, including sculpture, painting, and masks.
Roger is currently in the midst of a long hospital stay, and is facing significant changes to his way of life going forward, including the need for dedicated care. Roger is much beloved in the TK community. When we asked him how we could help with his artwork, he said, “Sell it, I want it all to go!” And that’s exactly what we’re doing with this retrospective exhibition.
Roger has dedicated his life to art making and community arts activities. Before moving into the TK in 2004, Roger was a long time resident of the Fremont neighborhood. He is a founding member of the Fremont Arts Council, and helped spearhead many of its projects, including the annual Solstice Parade, the Fremont Fair, and weekly markets. Many of his striking masks, which he began creating for use in the parade, will be on view in the exhibition. Works of all sizes and in all price ranges will be available.
Please share this opportunity to celebrate Roger widely! We wish to reach as many people as possible who have worked alongside him throughout the years, as well as those who are appreciative of the life long community contributions of artists like him.
Roger’s website: http://maskmadness.com/
With the Holidays coming up, you may want to consider some offerings from local artists instead of or in addition to what the larger stores have to offer. Here are some ideas from Juan Alonso Studio!
- Saturday, November 19, noon-5 pm.
- Saturday, November 26, noon-5 pm.
- Thursday, December 1, 5-8 pm
Guest artist Gabriel Marquez
- Saturday, December 3, noon – 5 pm.
Book signing Hola & Goodbye by Donna Miscolta
- Saturday, December 10, noon – 5 pm.
Guest artists Nia Michaels & Gabriel Marquez
And of course, by appointment 206-390-4882
Juan Alonso Studio
306 S Washington St., Studio 104
Seattle, WA 98104
A salon-style evening at Juan Alonso Studio for up to 12 people including sparkling wine and light hors d’oeuvres to be scheduled at a mutually agreed date/time. Courtesy artwork prices for attendees. Local distillery pairings optional. $850-$1500
I will be collecting items and/or checks made to PSKS during my open hours listed above.
Drop off times at Project 106: Friday and Saturday, Noon-5pm and during the Pioneer Square First Thursday Art Walk (5-9pm).
Credit cards accepted and no-interest lay-away plans available on request.
First Thursday, October 6, 6-10pm
The residential floors of the TK Artist Lofts will be open to the public during our 12th annual Open House celebration. Tour individual artist live/work lofts featuring visual art exhibitions, performances, and music. Dozens of resident and guest artists will participate.
Food and beverages will be served.
New Galleries Open
CoCA (Center on Contemporary Art) gallery opens tonight! CoCA at TK Grand Opening Celebration! “Pithy Title Here: 35 Years of CoCA”
6-9:30pm, 114 Third Ave S.
Zinc Contemporary continues its inaugural exhibition with Liz Tran, Lydia Bassis, and Kate Sweeney.
5-8pm, 119 Prefontaine Pl. S.
Party in the VCR
The UpBeat in September Visual art by Carol Rashawnna Williams, with DJ Ilen Halogram and VJ Audrey Lane.
8-10pm, 115 Prefontaine Pl. S.
TK Artist Lofts First Thursday @ Mel’s Featuring DJ Jennifer Moore, comedian Anthony Robinson, visual artists Zachary Zeta Tucker, Dharma Martin, and Kimisha Turner.
Opens at 7pm, 115 Prefontaine Pl. S. Loft #414.
The Seattle Art Fair takes place the first weekend in August, just a few blocks away at the Century Link Field Event Center. The fair will draw hundreds of curators, artists, collectors, and art fans from all over the world. Local artists are organizing dozens of Satellite events in the neighborhood and across the city.
TK Lofts events
August 4-7, 2016
The TK Hall Collective is holding special open hours during Seattle Art Fair, at 306 & 312 S Washington St.
Thursday, August 4, 5:00pm -10:00pm (also 1st Thursday Art Walk)
Friday, August 5, 11:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday, August 6, 11:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday, August 7, 12:00pm – 6:00pm
K-Love 4 Art presents the Grand Opening of Equity Studio
Hosted by TK resident Carol Rashawnna Williams
Exhibit by Zorn B. Taylor
Music by Jars Rina and Searra Jade
115 Prefontaine Pl. S. Loft #302
Thursday, August 4, 6-10pm
Friday, August 5, 6-10pm
TK resident Suzanne Morlock presents a sound installation in the Washington St. residential entry way (right next door to 312 S. Washington St.).
Thursday, August 4, 6-9pm
115 Prefontaine Pl. S. Community Room & Lobby
First Thursday, December 3, 5-9pm
Vandenbrink Community Room & Residential Lobby
Join us in for a lively party to kick off the holiday season! Enjoy food, drink, live music, and an exhibition of artworks in a variety of styles and media.
Support local artists this season by giving the gift of original art. Loft residents are offering a number of pieces under $100. We also will be welcoming donations to the TKTA, which produces the annual Art of the City Street Fest. Credit cards accepted.
This event is free and open to the public.
Antony De Gennaro
More reasons to visit the TK on Dec. 3:
The UpBeat Salon
Loft #510, 4-7 pm
“The Winter Travelers” ~ A Butoh Performance
Loft #510, 7:30pm
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Shift Gallery is looking for new members for 2016. We are seeking innovative, dynamic, active artists/curators who can contribute to maintaining Shift as a vibrant and relevant Seattle art space. At Shift, each member has various responsibilities within a democratic, non-hierarchical structure. Full-share members pay $136/month, and Half-share members pay $68/month to cover the rent and other operating expenses equitably among all members. The gallery takes no commission on works sold.
Shift is located in Seattle’s art district in Pioneer Square in the Tashiro-Kaplan arts complex at 312 S. Washington.
For more information and to apply, please visit: http://shiftgallery.org/shift-membership-2/
With the revitalized success of the Pioneer Square 1st Thursday Art Walk, several of the working studios at the Tashiro Kaplan Building have collectively decided to add a new tradition by also opening our doors to the public on the second Saturday of every month from noon to 5 pm.
Join us Saturday, June 13, 12pm-5pm
We’re doing it again! Art of the City, the TK’s day-long, indoor & outdoor arts festival is scheduled for Saturday, August 1, 2015. This date coincides with the new Seattle Art Fair, taking place just a few blocks away.
Get involved! We’re seeking artists of all disciplines and genres, artisan and craft vendors, volunteers, and others to join us in making this a truly amazing event.
Deadline: May 5, 2015
See what we did last year: TK Art of the City