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Designing Drip Irrigation
Nov 14 @ 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

Building/Room #: NHS Hall
Neighborhoods: Montlake/Portage Bay,University District
Event Types: Gardening,Nature/Environment,Training-Classes/Workshops
Audience: Adults
Sponsoring Organization: UW Botanic Gardens
Contact: UW Botanic Gardens Education
Contact Phone: 2066858033
Contact Email: [email protected]
Site Contact Details: https://botanicgardens.uw.edu/
Pre-Register: No
Cost: $25
Link: https://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/Designing-Drip-Irrigation-P1749C268.aspx

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 7:30am-3:30pm

Drip irrigation, done correctly, improves water-efficiency, reduces costs, saves time, and leads to healthier plants and fewer weeds! Attendees of this class learn how to design, install and maintain drip/micro irrigation in the landscape. The class will cover reasons for using drip irrigation and how to hydrozone, or cluster together plants with similar water requirements in an effort to conserve water. We will cover components for various types of drip systems, installation procedures and considerations, scheduling and maintenance.

This class is designed for landscape professionals.

Support for this program is provided by the Saving Water Partnership. Lunch provided by Ewing Irrigation.

New Pollinator Garden at Interbay
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Event Types: Volunteer/Work Party
Neighborhoods: Ballard,Capitol Hill,Cascade/Eastlake/South Lake Union,Citywide,Fremont,Greenwood/Phinney Ridge,Interbay,Magnolia,Queen Anne,Ravenna/Bryant/Roosevelt,Wedgwood/View Ridge
Contact: Ray
Contact Phone: 206-265-9942
Audience: Adults
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: Free

Wham! Bam! Pow!
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Neighborhoods: Chinatown-International District
Event Types: Arts
Audience: Adults,All,Children,Family,Pets,Senior,Special Needs,Teen
Contact: Shaun Mejia
Contact Phone: 2066235124
Contact Email: [email protected]
Cost: $17 for non-members, museum members get complimentary tickets
Link: http://www.wingluke.org/getting-here

Vishavjit Singh uses art as his medium to raise awareness about discrimination and hate crimes in a post-9/11 world, fight back and challenge stereotypes through humor, and redefine American identity while connecting with people of all backgrounds, especially through his alter-ego Sikh Captain America.

Worlds Beyond Here: The Expanding Universe of APA Science Fiction
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Neighborhoods: Chinatown-International District,Downtown Commercial Core,Pioneer Square
Event Types: Arts,Museum/Gallery,Youth
Audience: All
Contact: Shaun Mejia
Contact Phone: 206-623-5124
Contact Email: [email protected]
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $17 General Admission with Student and Senior Discounts
Link: http://www.wingluke.org/worlds-beyond-here

From onscreen actors to behind-the-scenes writers, designers, and artists, our new exhibit explores Asian Pacific American contribution to Science Fiction and celebrates the new worlds they are imagining.

Bitter Lake – Mobile Customer Service Center
Nov 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Audience: Adults
Website: http://www.seattle.gov/mobilecsc
Neighborhoods: Broadview/Bitter Lake
Building/Room #: The Mobile CSC will be parked at the Bitter Lake Community Center near the playground area.

The Mobile Customer Service Center helps the City of Seattle engage communities, conduct outreach and provide services to currently underserved neighborhoods.

Mobile customer service representatives:

  • Provide information and referrals to City and human services.
  • Enter online service requests.
  • Issue pet licenses.
  • Process payments for Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle City Light and Seattle Municipal Court. (No cash accepted.)
Group Therapy Exhibition
Nov 14 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill,First Hill
Event Types: Arts,Museum/Gallery
Audience: Adults,All,Children,Family,Senior,Special Needs,Teen
Contact: Frye Art Museum
Contact Phone: 2066229250
Contact Email: [email protected]
Pre-Register: No
Cost: Free
Link: http://fryemuseum.org/exhibition/6863/

Centering on participatory projects and major installations, Group Therapy brings together artworks in a range of media by an international roster of artists and serves as a platform for a full slate of public programs. The exhibition addresses themes of healing and self-care, comprising works that comment on and/or adapt strategies of alternative medicine, psychotherapy, and wellness practices. Projects that focus on social and communal experiences feature prominently and transform the Frye Art Museum into a unique free “clinic” in which artists or their intermediaries engage visitors in therapeutic processes. Approaching therapy not only as a curative endeavor, but as a “potentiator” of human possibilities, these projects variously attend to the individual mind-body, and prescribe collective catharsis, connection, and empowerment.

Tracing an arc from neurosis to release, the exhibition begins with works that diagnose social pathologies like racism, sexism, and political tribalism that can manifest as personal anxieties and compulsions, and in turn fuel the ongoing growth of the wellness and self-help industries. Projects that focus on identification and self-narration follow, taking the visitor from observer to participant in a range of (completely voluntary) “treatments” related to psychoanalysis, divination, and somatic techniques. The final passage engages visitors in sensory experiences and visualizations that plug into embodied forms of knowledge and deeper, interconnected consciousness.

The exhibition includes Liz Magic Laser’s (American, b. 1981) padded-room video environment, Primal Speech (2016) as well as new multi-media installations by Marcos Lutyens (British, b. 1964), Shana Moulton (American, b. 1976), and Lauryn Youden (Canadian, b. 1989). Youden’s meditative floor installation will be activated with in-gallery programming throughout the run of the exhibition, as will Cindy Mochizuki’s (Canadian, b. 1976) Fortune House (2014/18), in which she exchanges tarot and tealeaf readings for participants’ monster stories and translates their revelations into inkblot drawings. Pedro Reyes’s (Mexican, b. 1972) Museum of Hypothetical Lifetimes (2011) will be attended by a facilitator who will help participants curate an exhibition representative of their life using a tabletop museum model and array of objects selected from nearby shelves. Also included in the exhibition are sculptures, films, and works on paper by Maryam Jafri (American, b. 1972), Joachim Koester (Danish, b. 1962), Leigh Ledare (American, b. 1976), and Kandis Williams (American, b. 1985)—all exhibiting in Seattle for the first time. Longtime Seattle resident and acupuncturist Ann Leda Shapiro (American, b. 1947) will contribute a recent group of energy studies and healing scrolls, while Wynne Greenwood (American, b. 1977) presents a new version of her video spa installation, How We Pray (2011/18).

Parklane Gallery Featured Artists November 2018
Nov 14 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Neighborhoods: East of Seattle
Event Types: Arts
Audience: All
Sponsoring Organization: ParkLane Gallery
Contact: Robert Franklin
Contact Phone: 4258271462
Contact Email: [email protected]
Pre-Register: No
Cost: Free
Link: https://www.parklanegallery.org/events

Parklane Gallery Featured Artists November 2018

Kimberly Adams presents: “Colorful Adventure”

Finger painting artist, Kimberly Adams brings us through a colorful adventure with her landscapes as she explores the vibrant colors of nature’s palette as it transitions from one season to the next. Her vibrant finger paintings drive a curiosity to look closer at the thick applications of oil paint as it adds texture to a canvas with swirls of color.

Sylvia Portillo presents: “Illuminations”

Portillo spent a year applying centuries-old printing methods to artistically create an illuminated alphabet with processes and materials used prior to the invention of the Gutenberg press. Tea-stained watercolor paper; natural earth materials of garnet, turquoise and amethyst are used to illuminate alphabet letters beautifully decorated with flora and fauna found in the Northwest.

Quenton Baker: Ballast
Nov 14 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill,First Hill
Event Types: Arts,Museum/Gallery
Audience: Adults,All,Children,Family,Senior,Special Needs,Teen
Contact: Frye Art Museum
Contact Phone: 206-622-9250
Contact Email: [email protected]
Pre-Register: No
Cost: Free
Link: http://fryemuseum.org/exhibition/6864/

Quenton Baker’s poetry focuses on how black interiority functions under the constraints of an anti-black society. His exhibition at the Frye Art Museum will be an outgrowth of an in-process collection of poems that examines the 1841 slave revolt aboard the brig Creole, using the event as a kaleidoscopic lens through which to consider the position of blackness and the ongoing afterlife of slavery.

The Creole revolt occurred when a group of enslaved persons, led by Madison Washington, commandeered the ship en route from Virginia to Louisiana, and steered it toward the British island of Nassau. Britain abolished slavery in 1833, meaning that no authority could be exercised over any of the enslaved who landed on English soil, and 135 people gained their freedom as a result. It is the only successful large-scale revolt involving U.S.-born enslaved people in American history.

Baker’s book project is a combination of erasure poems—made using pages from the Senate document detailing the Creole case—and poems in invented form that look at what some black writers and thinkers call “the long memory” or the “long utterance” of blackness. What started out as strictly a historical, research-based endeavor has taken on personal dimensions as the project draws connections between enslaved people’s survival techniques and contemporary coping mechanisms employed by the artist and his loved ones.

Moving from the intimate scale of the page to the immersive potentialities of the gallery space, Baker’s installation at the Frye will take the form of a layered text-and-image environment that amplifies a sense of oscillation between legibility and illegibility, and of loss or un-speakability within fragmented historical narratives. The ballast that was used to offset the weight of human cargo aboard slave ships serves as a symbol of this “echoing in the break”—a mute and yet charged negative image that throws into high relief the complex humanity of its absent counterpart.

Quenton Baker is a poet and educator born and raised in Seattle. His work has appeared in Jubilat, Vinyl, Apogee, Poetry Northwest, The James Franco Review, and Cura and in the anthologies Measure for Measure: An Anthology of Poetic Meters and It Was Written: Poetry Inspired by Hip-Hop. He has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Southern Maine and is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee. He is a 2017 Jack Straw Fellow and a former Made at Hugo House fellow, as well as the recipient of the Arts Innovator Award from Artist Trust. He is the author of This Glittering Republic (Willow Books, 2016).

Baker received the 2016 James W. Ray Venture Project Award, which is funded by the Raynier Institute & Foundation through the Frye Art Museum | Artist Trust Consortium. The award supports and advances the creative work of outstanding artists living and working in Washington State and culminates in a presentation at the Frye Art Museum.

Fabulous Feminist Holiday Bake Sale
Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Neighborhoods: Columbia City
Event Types: Holiday/Seasonal Events
Audience: Adults,All,Children,Family,Pets,Senior,Special Needs,Teen
Sponsoring Organization: Radical Women
Contact: Gina Petry
Contact Phone: 206-722-6057
Contact Fax: 206-723-7691
Contact Email: [email protected]
Pre-Register: No
Cost: varies
Link: http://www.radicalwomen.org

Radical Women’s gastronomic delights are back by popular demand! Let us do the cooking so you can delight coworkers, family and friends while helping the fight for women’s rights and social justice. Scroll down to place your order for scrumptious homemade cookies or delectable roast nuts.

We’d love to have your help! It’s loads of fun and all skill levels are welcome. Join the baking team by emailing [email protected] or calling 206-722-6057. Bakers will work together on evenings and weekends at New Freeway Hall during the first weeks of December. Arrangements can also be made for weekday shifts.

Click the items below to order online or download an order form by clicking here and mail your completed order to: Radical Women, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118. You may also order by phone: 206-722-6057, fax: 206-723-7691 (please call to confirm fax was received) or email: [email protected]

HOMEMADE COOKIES – 1/2 DOZ. FOR $7.50
Almond Roca-style Bars
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Coconut Macaroons
Coconut Macaroons, dipped in Chocolate
Ginger Snaps

BAKER’S DOZEN – 13 FOR $15
2 of each variety, plus 3 scrumptious shortbread cookies!

SAVORY ROAST HERBED NUTS – $8.50
Two cups of tasty assorted nuts, sugar-free and vegan

ADD A DONATION TO RADICAL WOMEN!

Pick up your treats at the Bake Sale Open House:
New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle,
Friday, Dec. 14, 5-8:30pm
Saturday, Dec. 15 from 10am – 5pm and
Monday, Dec. 17 from 5-8:30

(Contact Radical Women at [email protected] to request other pickup arrangements)

Mindfulness Meditation
Nov 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Building/Room #: Frye Auditorium
Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill,First Hill
Event Types: Arts,Museum/Gallery,Training-Classes/Workshops,Other
Audience: Adults,Senior
Contact: Frye Art Museum
Contact Phone: 2066229250
Contact Email: [email protected]
Pre-Register: No
Cost: Free
Link: http://fryemuseum.org/calendar/event/5059/

Present-moment awareness is essential to experience and appreciate any work of art, but it can be elusive and we often find ourselves distracted or lost in thought. Through the training and practice of mindfulness meditation we can apply present-moment awareness not only to experience art, but to all aspects of life. We can discover a calm amidst our to-do lists and more fully appreciate the gift of each day.

Partnering with Swedish Medical Center Rehab Services, the Frye offers free, thirty-minute “drop-in” mindfulness-meditation sessions Wednesdays, 12:30 pm. These sessions are guided by Carolyn McManus, PT, MS, MA and Diane Hetrick, PT.