4Culture awards equipment grants

August 27, 2015

NEW — 5:15 p.m. Aug. 27, 2015

4Culture’s Cultural Equipment program provided the following grants to local arts, heritage and preservation organizations to purchase equipment they need to do their best work: Read more

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ArtEAST presents parallel identity exhibits

August 22, 2015

NEW — 10 a.m. Aug. 22, 2015 

“I Am,” an exhibit of art quilts by the Pacific Northwest African-American Quilters, will be on display from Sept. 9 through Nov. 18 at Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive.

Presented by artEAST and the Issaquah Highlands Council, with support from 4Culture and the Issaquah Arts Commission, “I Am” explores the concepts of individual and community identity. The exhibition is curated by quilt artists Gwen Maxwell-Williams and Janice King. In addition to Maxwell-Williams, quilt artists represented in the exhibition include LueRachelle Brim-Atkins, Lynn Hambie, Annie Harper, Oneda Harris, Cheryl Haskins, Erma Hill, Sheila Holmes, Luana Langford, Amy Pierce, Sharon Sobers and Kintisha Williams.

The exhibition will open with a day of free programming from 1-9 p.m. Sept. 12, with the following activities: Read more

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ArtEAST seeks unique holiday stockings for new exhibit

August 8, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 8, 2015

ArtEAST invites Puget Sound-area artists to participate in its “Think-Out-of-the-Box Sox Exhibition,” a show featuring unique holiday stockings.

The exhibit runs from Nov. 5 to Dec. 5. Designs can be traditional, sophisticated and elegant, sweet and whimsical, narrative, quirky, dark and Grinchy, or even a little twisted and off-kilter.

Your design can celebrate any holiday — as long as it bursts with artistic, box-busting cheer. The deadline for submissions is Sept. 30. An opening reception will be from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 7.

Learn more about the exhibition and see submission guidelines at arteast.org.

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ArtWalk returns again tomorrow night

August 6, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 6, 2015

The Downtown Issaquah Association’s ArtWalk returns Aug. 7.

Visitors are invited to meet local business owners, enjoy live music, watch artists in action, shop and dine in downtown Issaquah.

ArtWalk features talented artists with art ranging from jewelry and photography to paintings and metal work. There will also be kids’ art activities sponsored by artEAST and Artitudes.

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ArtEAST hosts opening reception for collage exhibit tomorrow

July 22, 2015

NEW — 12:55 p.m. July 22, 2015

An opening reception for artEAST’s new exhibition “Layered Stories,” featuring the work of collage artists Anne La Fever and Liz Ruest, is from 6-8 p.m. July 23 at Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive.

A talk by the artists is at 7 p.m. The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 7.

Both artists share a common desire to create work containing compelling images that tell a story to the viewer. La Fever and Ruest use different methods to arrive at their final imagery, yet both artists’ work invites viewers to take a closer look and interpret the meaning for themselves.

Learn more at arteast.org.

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Highlands Council gets grant for art quilt project

July 16, 2015

The Highlands Council has been awarded a 4Culture 2015 Group Art Project Grant in the amount of $5,500.

The grant application was submitted with the help of artEAST Executive Director Karen Abel to fund new and enriching programming this fall when the Pacific Northwest African-American Quilters exhibit inside Blakely Hall.

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ArtEAST still taking registration for summer camps

June 25, 2015

There is still time to sign up for artEAST’s youth summer camps.

Options include ceramics, printmaking, drawing, mixed media painting, watercolor, colored pencil and more. Small class sizes ensure a lot of one-on-one time with working artist instructors.

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ArtEAST debuts new exhibit ‘Crossing Threads’

June 3, 2015

ArtEAST presents “Crossing Threads” — a contemporary exhibit of textile works by artists Lynne Rigby and Maura Donegan.

Donegan and Rigby take the beauty of the traditional crafts of lacemaking and felting, and translate them into 21st century art.

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Opening reception for artEAST exhibit Crossing Threads is tonight

May 29, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. May 29, 2015

ArtEAST presents Crossing Threads — a contemporary exhibit of textile works by artists Lynne Rigby and Maura Donegan.

Donegan and Rigby take the beauty of the traditional crafts of lacemaking and felting, and translate them into 21st century art.

The opening reception is from 6-8 p.m. May 29 at the artEAST Art Center, 95 Front St. N. Join the conversation and hear from the artists at 7 p.m. July 16.

Crossing Threads is on display through July 26.

Learn more about the exhibition and artEAST at arteast.org.

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ArtEAST welcomes new author, painter exhibition May 13

May 12, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. May 12, 2015

ArtEAST Exhibitions at Blakely Hall presents “Journey of a Thousand Smiles,” a solo exhibition of paintings by Vikram Madan.

The opening reception is from 7-8:30 p.m. May 13, at Blakely Hall, 2550 Park Drive N.E., Issaquah Highlands.

Vikram returns to Blakely Hall for a poetry reading and signing of his latest book, “The Bubble Collector,” at 4:30 p.m. June 12.

Learn more at www.arteast.org.

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