Documenting the Central District’s Legacy—Before It’s Gone

The Shelf Life project captures life in the rapidly gentrifying CD.

It’s no secret that gentrification has encroached on the Central District (CD), once home to much of Seattle’s African-American population. The Jackson Street Red Apple grocery—a neighborhood hub—is the latest to fall by the wayside. With demolition of the store scheduled for 2018, local artists Jill Freidberg, Domonique Meeks, Mayowa Aina, Henry Luke, Carina Del…

Callie Little

A Closer Look at Chuck Close

At a new show, Close’s intense gaze sees more deeply than most—even if it’s hard for him to see himself

“Self Portrait,” by Chuck Close

Tim Appelo

Georgetown’s Equinox Studios Gathers and Grows a South End Arts Gang

Equinox Studios is luring big names to Seattle’s latest arts hot spot with innovative deals

Fire art at Equinox

Tim Appelo

Fall Arts Preview 2016: Visual Arts

Welcoming a variety of mediums to kick off the season

Family Tree – Gail Grinnell, Samuel Wildman and Eric John Olson Since 2014, MadArt Studio has operated a storefront in South Lake Union where selected local artists are given a residency of several months to create large-scale, site-specific sculpture and installation work. Visitors can witness art in the making and in its completed form. The…

Jim Demetre

Photographer Holly Andres’ The Homecoming at Photo Center NW

Unsolved mysteries at Photo Center NW

Portland photographer Holly Andres creates scenes that are eerily familiar yet just out of reach. With elaborate sets, vintage props, costumes and staging reminiscent of Nancy Drew book covers, her cinematic tableaux resemble stills from a long-forgotten movie that still haunts your subconscious. Her new show, The Homecoming, reveals Andres’ early training as a painter,…

Brangien Davis

Spring Arts Preview 2013: Photography

Photography shows this season have us seeing in black and white.

In this age of Instagram and countless other image enhancers, spend some time celebrating the sheer power of black-and-white photography Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows The story is nothing short of incredible. A nanny who lived in New York City and Chicago, Vivian Maier was also a devoted shutterbug who took captivating street shots…

Seattle Mag

Homemade in Seattle: A Fungus Lover’s Cookbook

Seattle-based photographer Stephanie Joy Billmayer, 29, shared these photos of her recent homemade project, a book of mushroom recipes called ‘Fungiculture.’ Because the book seems to celebrate both craftiness and cooking with fresh produce, I figured it might be of interest to Seattle mag readers. To make the book, first, Stephanie bought a vintage Good…

Seattle Mag

Seattle’s Dog Obsession

With more canines than children living within city limits, Seattle has ofiicially gone to the dogs

Photos in Flickr slideshow by Kathryn Barnard   Teddi Schultz didn’t think anything of the turned heads and baffled expressions she received at the crowded summer Ballard SeafoodFest in July. She looked straight ahead proudly, her hands steadying the baby stroller that held her small Chihuahua, Zooey. When asked by a small child if her…

Diana Wurn