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August 21, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Cornish announces 2014 Neddy winners

From Seattle Times arts writer Michael Upchurch: Painter Susanna Bluhm and multimedia artist Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes have won the 2014 Neddy at Cornish Award, Cornish College of the Arts has announced. Each artist receives $25,000 and their work will be shown at the annual “Neddy at Cornish” exhibition beginning Sept. 3, along with pieces by six…

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August 21, 2014 at 6:10 AM

Globe brings ‘King Lear’ to Seattle

The famed Globe Theatre of London will bring its scaled-down production of “King Lear” to the U.S. this fall, and play three performances at Seattle’s Moore Theatre on Nov. 25-26. The production, directed by Bill Buckhurst,  features eight actors in a fast-paced adaptation.   It will be presented here with a “booth-style” stage, inspired by paintings and etchings from…

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Comments | More in Arts news, Ticket alert | Topics: Globe Theatre, Joseph Marcell, King Lear

August 13, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Help the Frye Art Museum curate its collection

Ever walk into a museum and think, “Why’d they choose THAT?,” or, “Why did they take down my favorite cat portrait? Nobody leaves until the cat comes back.” The Frye Art Museum staff feels your pain/strong feelings about art/need to free your inner art historian.  So the Frye has launched “You Be the Curator.” Here’s how…

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August 8, 2014 at 2:24 PM

First Thursday is First Friday — at least in September

Seattle Times arts writer Michael Upchurch writes: Seattle Art Dealers Association president Patricia Rovzar has announced that downtown Seattle’s usual “First Thursday” Art Walk is being changed to “First Friday” in September. The reason: The Seattle Seahawks have their season opener on Sept. 4. The Art Walk will happen on Sept. 5 between 6 and 8 p.m.,…

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August 7, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Theater news: The Rep taps Kaminski, Pocket Theatre opens

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes … Noted local stage actor and  former Cornish College of the Arts instructor Marya Sea Kaminski has been named the new associate artistic director of the Seattle Repertory Theatre.  She takes over the job from  Braden Abraham, who has been promoted to the post of Seattle Rep artistic director,…

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August 4, 2014 at 3:33 PM

News from ArtsWest, Balagan Theatre — Part 2

Last week, we reported on some personnel and structural changes at ArtsWest and Balagan Theatre. Today, Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson has more news from these two local outfits. She writes: The 1991 movie “Dogfight” depicts the unexpected romance between a wallflower waitress (Lili Taylor) and a young Marine (River Phoenix) about to be shipped off to…

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August 1, 2014 at 2:47 PM

News from ArtsWest, Balagan Theatre

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes: ArtsWest names director After a nationwide search, the board of directors of ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery have chosen Mathew Wright as the West Seattle center’s  new artistic director, effective Sept. 1, 2014. Wright is a New Jersey native, with an MFA in directing from Temple University and many credits in musical theater.  At ArtsWest…

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August 1, 2014 at 5:30 AM

A dog gets his day in ‘Verona’

“I think Crab, my dog, be the sourest-natured dog that lives,” complains Launce in Shakespeare’s comedy “Two Gentlemen of Verona.” The actor playing Launce in the current Wooden O outdoor production of “Verona” (Kevin Bordi) says it with conviction, but it’s surely hard; the pint-sized canine actor he’s toting while bemoaning is a sweetie….

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