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Fine Arts DepartmentSeattle University901 12th AvenuePO Box 222000Seattle, WA 98122
Tel: 206.296.5360Fax: 206.296.5433
Sharon TalleyAdministrative AssistantFine Arts Bldg #202(206) 296-5360 firstname.lastname@example.org
Em OlsonOperations ManagerFine Arts Bldg #201(206) 296-2340 email@example.com
Josef Venker, SJChairFine Arts Bldg #215(206) 296-5364 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lee Center Box Office: Lee Center for the Arts (12th Ave and E Marion St.)Open Wed-Sat 1:30-6pm (206) 296-2244
The Vachon Room in the Fine Arts Building was converted from a studio theatre to a dedicated gallery in 2009 and has since shown a mix of student, faculty, and guest artist exhibitions. Curated by Fine Arts faculty, this gallery has quickly emerged as a dynamic facility for artistic study and practice.
In 2012-13, the Vachon Gallery will be curated collectively by the Visual Art faculty.
The Vachon Gallery is located on the north end of campus in the Fine Arts Building, which backs up to Madison Street just east of Broadway. Check out a campus map. The gallery is open to the public Monday thru Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm (excluding University-observed holidays). Admission is always free.
Graduating BFA students exhibit their summitive projects. Curated by professor Claire Garoutte
May 30th- June 16thOpening Reception May 30th, 5:00 PM-8:00 PM
Digital Design students showcase their print-based design work. Curated by professor Naomi Kasumi.May 9th – May 24thReception: May 9th @ 5:00 – 8:00pm
A student exhibition of selected print, time-based media, and interactive digital artwork. Curated by Professor Alexander Mouton.
April 11th-April 26thReception: April 11th 5:00-8:00pmArtist Lecture/Video Screening featuring Britta Johnson, Seattle based stop motion animator 6:00-7:00pm
Britta Johnson is a Seattle-based stop-motion animator. She makes video installations and short films, and has directed music videos for bands including Laura Veirs, Lusine, Andrew Bird, and Minus the Bear. Her projects and collaborations with musicians (Mirah and Spectratone Int'l, Robin Holcomb, etc.) have shown in venues including the Lawrimore Project, Bumbershoot, the Henry Art Gallery, Giant Magnet, the RedCat festival, the PICA's TBA festival, the Walker Art Center, MassMoCA, the Kennedy Center, and the Boston MFA. This past April, The Hover, a solo show of her large-scale animations filmed in Washington State's regional landscapes, was on display in Seattle's Gallery4Culture. Her website is www.thekmpi.net.
Visual Art students present a collection of their most recent work executed within the Advanced Studio Course. Students collectively curate the exhibition under the mentorship of professor Franc Guerrero.Mar 14th – Apr 5thReception: Mar 14th @ 5:00 – 8:00pm
Seattle – Seattle University is pleased to announce the selection of Mary Ann Peter as the Seattle University Visual Artist in Residence for 2012. The SUVAIR was formed to facilitate research and support for artists in their creative process. This program is designed to foster a unique environment for artists and students from which new ideas emerge that can change the way we all see the world. The residency will provide artists with the valuable resources of time and space for open-ended investigation, experimentation and collaboration. The program gives artists the opportunity to push the boundaries of their own practice. This freedom sparks collaborations that promote new approaches to arts education, foster community building and provide a catalyst for social change.The SUVAIR creates a forum for dialogue between the public and the artist in residence through an artist exhibition, artist talks, open studio time, and other forms of public programming and materials. Our residency is housed within the Seattle University campus with full access to the university library and facilities. The residency studio and offices are housed within two recently renovated buildings that once housed a streetcar turn-house. The Seattle University Fine Arts buildings are within the vibrant and bustling Capitol Hill neighborhood. Mary Ann brings to SU a depth of artistic experience, from her studio practice to her cultural and social activism in the arts. Her work is collected nationally and internationally and is in multiple private and public settings in our region. She has traveled extensively and is an acknowledged coalition builder with her projects. As a seasoned public speaker Mary Ann has been a voice for artists and institutions around a variety of subjects, most notably concerning First Amendment rights. Her tenure at SU coincides with the development of new work for an exhibition January 21st - March 1st in the Vachon Gallery. Please join the Department of fine arts for an the opening reception in the Vachon Gallery located in the Fine Arts Building January 24th from 5:00-8:00 PM.For more information about her work please visit her website at http://www.maryann-peters.com/
The Yesler Terrace Summer Youth Media Program Exhibition
Featuring photography and video documenting Yesler Terrace and the redevelopment, this is a collaborative project with RecTech, The Multimedia Resources and Training Institute, Youth in Focus, and Seattle University. Exhibit: September 20th – November 30th Reception: November 1, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
For a complete overview of all our upcoming gallery exhibitions, check out the Fine Arts Events Calendar.
Check out past exhibitions in the Vachon Gallery Archive.
Alexander Mouton, Faculty Curator: email@example.com
Claire Garoutte, Faculty Curator: firstname.lastname@example.org
in the Hedreen Gallery
BFA Photo Exhibition
in the Vachon Gallery
Imagining the World: Photography Competition
In the Kinsey Gallery
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