On the List | Capitol Hill Art Walk, Womxn’s March Screenprinting Work Party, Clothing Swap

(Image: Haleema Bharoocha)

The first Capitol Hill Art Walk of the year is upon us. This Thursday evening, make sure to pay a visit to Goethe Pop up Seattle to listen to German new wave and see record cover art at Chophouse Row, or shop artwork and hand-crafted wares by local queer artists and artisans at Scream for Queer Art! at Scream Salon. For more, check out our weekly round-up of things to do below and find even more events on the the CHS Calendar.

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9: If badass wasn’t a word yet, we’d have to invent it for Haleema Bharoocha. The former Seattle student founded the Gender Justice Center at Seattle University, taught bystander intervention workshops called “Allyship in the Age of Islamophobia” and is currently the Bay Area director of Malikah, a female empowerment organization. Bharoocha returns to Seattle to teach a self-defense class, co-organized by the Gender Justice Center and International Student Association at Seattle University. The workshop covers basics such as blocks and strikes as well as (verbal) de-escalation tactics. Seattle University, 6 – 7.30 PM


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(Image: Robert Yoder courtesy of Platform Gallery)

THURSDAY, Jan. 10: “Formal Garden” is not a painting. It is a tattered, unevenly torn piece of a formerly-white towel, upon which Robert Yoder embroidered a few black, ochre and gray lines. And yet, it struck me as a more real and honest painting than many of the slick, conventional works also on view during the Seattle Art Fair this summer. Yoder, a local artist, gallery director and self-described introvert, uses embroidery, magazine clippings, paint, cloth and found objects to create graphic, near-abstract pieces that become, perhaps unwillingly, heraldic flags of his life. His new show,  MY MOUTH FULLY DRY, opens at Joe Bar tonight. Joe Bar Café, 6 – 9 PM.

SATURDAY, Jan. 12: Although confronted with both local and national controversy and criticism, Seattle’s Womxn’s March 3.0 will kick off at Cal Anderson next week as part of a three-day activism and action weekend. Get ready with a volunteer-run Screenprinting Work Party at Pratt Fine Arts Center, and help artist Claire Jauregui and Seattle Print Arts create and print posters around the theme “Building Power.” Pratt Fine Arts Center Print Studio

Screenprinting Work Party for the 2019 Womxn’s March

THROUGH SUNDAY, Jan. 13: Though “Sovereign” is subtitled a “Black Queer One Womyn Show”, it’s actually a week-long festival with line-ups of multiple Black Queer womyn. Headliners include “all-around Bad Ass Bitch”, burlesque performer Briq House a.k.a. Her Royal Thickness, local artist-actress Aishe’ Keita, winner of the Gregory Award for Best Actress in a play, healing sound artist and spoken word artist Naa Akua, the afro-latinx songstress/actress  Aviona Rodriguez Brown and local performer and dancer Tyisha Nedd. 18th & Union, 7.30 – 9 PM

SATURDAY, Jan. 16:  From ‘modern calligraphy’ workshops to Sauerkraut sessions and macramé-ing (which is “back”, by the way) Tillandsia plant holders, at creative workshop space The Works Seattle, exhausted hipster clichés are, it seems, not exhausted yet. Thrifters can escape the craftiness this Saturday during a Clothing Swap. Un-swapped clothing will be donated to the Jubilee Women’s Center, supporting women experiencing poverty and homelessness in the area. The event’s free, the organizers just ask to RSVP. The Works Seattle, 6 – 7.30 PM

Mar 14 @ 1:00 PM – Jul 31 @ 7:00 PM Goethe Pop Up Seattle
An Interactive Exhibition In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, the virtual reality experience Virtual Bauhaus will tour North America. Bauhaus, the iconic school of design, architecture, and applied arts, existed in Dessau, Germany, from 1919 to 1933. In spirit … Continue reading
Mar 26 @ 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM The SweatBox Loft
Find the softer side of your flow practice with Slow Flow in The SweatBox Loft. In Slow Flow, we’ll intentionally weave together traditional postures. This class will be unheated and very beginner friendly (aka- no Chaturangas!) Slow your practice down … Continue reading
Mar 26 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Seattle-based dance artist Jody Kuehner skewers social and cultural norms of gender and sexuality through her persona and alter ego Cherdonna Shinatra. Combining contemporary dance, drag, clowning, and the traditions of feminist and queer performance, Cherdonna defies categorization to dismantle … Continue reading
Mar 26 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Seattle-based artist Gretchen Frances Bennett explores issues related to visual perception at the intersection of personal and historical memory. Working primarily in drawing, she demonstrates a preoccupation with mundane yet cinematically-inflected moments that retain the fascination of a time diffuse … Continue reading
Mar 26 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, and Hesam Rahmanian work collectively to create installations, paintings, and stop-motion animations that transform found materials in order to critically examine contemporary history-in-the-making. The Dubai-based artists’ animations are composed from thousands of individual works on paper, … Continue reading
Mar 26 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Tschabalala Self’s work examines the intersectionality of race, gender, and sexuality, focusing particularly on the iconographic significance of the black female body in contemporary culture The artist creates exuberant, multilayered characters—not depictions of herself or others, but “avatars”—that resist reductive … Continue reading
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