COMMEMORATING OLD SEATTLE WITH ART FROM MARY ANNE CARTER AND BRANDON VOSIKA.
Desperately seeking shavasana
THURSDAY | 02/07/18 | 6-9 PM
Party Hat invites you to join us for the opening of "Desperately Seeking Shavasana" by Janelle Abbott on First Thursday from 5-9 in conjunction with Pioneer Square Art Walk.
In ancient traditions, rest was honored, celebrated, required. In modern America, rest is considered weak, lazy, disrespectful even.
The recent rise of “self care” has brought back into the fold the transformative power of rest. You are incapable of combating the challenges of the world today and affecting the change necessary for a more equal and inclusive world tomorrow, if you are run ragged to the point of dysfunction.
So come, take a seat; let down your load, and take on mine.
“Desperately Seeking Shavasana” by Janelle Abbott is an interactive sculptural installation featuring a variety of art objects designed to engage viewers in rest. From a rug you can sit in to stuffed animals weighing fifteen pounds, “Desperately Seeking Shavasana” will lead you to question your personal relationship with rest and insight you to consider new and revolutionary tactics for obtaining the daily and weekly restoration that your good body deserves.
About Janelle Abbott:
Janelle Abbott as a creative and a maker is consistently compelled by the weight of the material world. She strives through her work to make sense of the mounting refuse produced by the wasteful systems of our modern society—whether it be fast fashion, plastic packaging, or rampant over consumption—Janelle almost exclusively utilizes discarded and reclaimed materials as the raw components of her art, which includes textiles, zero waste garment design/construction, sculpture, illustration, and book arts. She is a Parsons School of Design graduate (2012) and one half of the collaborative pen-pal duo FEMAIL.
Experience the breadth of her work at http://www.janelleabbott.com and on Instragram @janellerabbott
Party Hat invites you to join us for the opening of "Deity" by Zah this First Thursday from 5-9 in conjunction with Pioneer Square Art Walk.
Deity will feature soft sculptures by Zah, a multidisciplinary artist of color. Their work has been recognized by Dazed, i-D, and Paper Magazine.
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You’re invited to the official launch of PINK HALLOWEEN, the unique brainchild of Jordan Christianson and Anouk RAWKSON. Combining their underground street and high fashion points of view, they developed a brand of clothing and accessories influenced by unconventional art, fashion and music focusing on self-expression that is not defined by others' standards.
I am sui generis; You are PINK HALLOWEEN.
Party Hat invites you to join us in celebrating Pride with a showcase of queer makers and artists within our community on Thursday, June 7th from 5-9 in conjunction with Pioneer Square's First Thursday Art Walk.
This multifaceted event has several features including live screen printing, a queer pop up shop, and a visual art show by Alyssa Anne.
The rapid growth of Seattle has created a listless lust for The Old Seattle. Fueled by a lack of affordable housing and a shifting cultural landscape, a void looms over the city and every fucking arts conversation. Is there hope? Join Party Hat for "The New Seattle," an exhibition of artists never before shown in Seattle, to decide for yourself.
Musée d' Brandon is a playful departure from the bold, ghost-rich acrylics Brandon has been showing in recent years. His first installation, Musée d' Brandon seeks to transform Party Hat into a miniature museum- literally.
Kicking yourself for missing the opening of Exes & Ohhhhhs: a Relationship Museum by Timothy Rysdyke? Or perhaps you attended and are now lovesick for a relationship capsule of your own? Join Party Hat on Tuesday, February 13th from 6-9 for gallery hours as well as the opportunity to work with Timothy to curate your own vacuum sealed package of memories!
Join Party Hat for Exes & Ohhhhhs: a Relationship Museum by Timothy Rysdyke on Thursday, February 1st in conjunction with Pioneer Square Art Walk.
A month long bazaar of small gifts and affordable art! Submissions will open mid October, so if you are an artist or maker that creates beautiful things under $100, do get in touch!