Wednesday, February 08, 2006

“Opening Party”

“Opening Party”

Friday, February 10, 2006, 7 – 10 pm

At Consolidated Works - 500 Boren Ave N, Seattle

One night only - a benefit for Artist Trust! Learn more at

$15 general admission, $10 for current Artist Trust members (Artist Trust memberships available at the door)

Tickets at or at the door

For this very special evening, Artist Trust transforms Consolidated Works into a palace of creativity – spotlighting talented performing artists of every stripe, in galleries hung with amazing contemporary works of visual art. Prepare for an unforgettable night of performance, with delicious hors d’oeuvres by Vios, no-host bar, and a sneak preview of the 200 visual artworks in the 2006 Artist Trust Art Auction (the Auction will be held on Sunday morning, February 12 - more information at

Music - Experimental visionaries Paul Rucker and Bill Horist, and Seattle’s indie songcrafters Sunmay, Central Services, and Sera Cahoone.
WHOLELOTTALOVE Literary Lounge - In this intimate program curated by Anna Maria Hong, local wordsmiths will celebrate the Valentine season, reading works on the theme of love. Featuring Rebecca Hoogs, Stacey Levine, Kevin Craft, Sasha Su-Ling Welland, Ann Pancake, Molly Tenenbaum, Jeannette Allée, David Massengill, and Rosalynn de Roos of the Artha Quartet.
Dance Stage - Our dance showcase, curated by Tim Summers, celebrates the vitality and diversity of our city’s dance community with works from the modern dance genre, as well a pieces influenced by classical Indian dance and hip-hop. Featuring The Maureen Whiting Company, d9 Dance Collective, Jessie Smith, Archana Kumar, Jaime Waliczek, and many more.
Overhead, you’ll see Doubles Trapeze performance by CurlyBurly and Aerial Dance by The Cabiri. Throughout the galleries, enjoy an interactive mix of Butoh installation by Helen Thorsen, and fashion performance art by Hipposchemes. And running continuously in the Cinema, an encore screening of the Artist Trust Reel Big Deal! Dozens of short films by local filmmakers, including works by Wes Kim, David Hanagan, Danielle Morgan, Matt Wilkins and dozens more.

Artist Trust is a not-for-profit organization whose sole mission is to support individual artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. Since its founding in 1986, Artist Trust has awarded over $2 million in direct grant support to outstanding Washington artists for specific projects and for creative development.


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