New Art in Molly’s: Shorecrest High School

Shorecrest High School Student Art
Shorecrest High School Student Art

Molly’s Cafe at the Henry Art Gallery has quarterly shows of artwork from community organizations. Path with Art, a non-profit organization which provides marginalized adults the opportunity to engage in the creative process as a unique means to improve and rebuild their lives, was up over the winter quarter. If you missed that show, Path with Art currently has an exhibit, Our Landscape, installed in Plymouth’s window space, on 3rd between Lenora & Blanchard in Belltown.

This quarter, the show is from Shorecrest High School art students organized by teacher, Laura King. Here is a letter from Laura explaining the show: Continue reading

Guest Blog: Susan Robb & Sierra Stinson

Susan Robb is a Seattle based artist who has exhibited at the Henry with “Seedling” and as part of Gene(sis): Contemporary Art Explores Human Genomics. One of her most recent works includes The Long Walk. Siera Stinson is also a Seattle based independent curator who puts on Vignettes, which is a series of exhibitions that are up for one night in her apartment. They have been working in collaboration to produce  ONN/OF “a light festival” which is taking place this weekend, Jan 26th-27th.



Happy New Year, dear Hankblog readers! We here at the Henry hope that you have had a most wonderful and rejuvenating holiday and New Year! We are really excited about 2013 and hope that you will be as well!

Here are some of the upcoming events and exhibitions in store for you at the Henry in early 2013:

Graduate Student Happy Hour on January 10th.
The Reconstruction of Nijinsky’s Rite of Spring on January 11th and the rest of the Rite of Spring Series.
Now Here is Also Nowhere: Part I will be closing this Sunday, but Part II will be opening January 26th.
An Evening of Endingness on February 1st.
Henry Gala on February 9th.
Sean Scully: Passages/Impressions/Surfaces opens February 16th.
The Dowsing opens on February 23rd.


Student Led Tours every Saturday and Second Wednesdays at 12 noon.

Check out all of the other Henry Haps on our website or our facebook and watch out for our updated newsletter!

P.S. Stephen Sewell, who exhibited at the Henry’s University of Washington MFA Exhibition in 2012, has a new exhibition at 4Culture which opens tomorrow!

Holiday Popup Shop

Check out this interview with Tova, the Director of Favorite Art Projects, who is running the Henry Holiday Popup Shop. The Henry Holiday Popup Shop is held in conjunction with Like A Valentine: The Art of Jeffry Mitchell. The artists featured in the Popup have contributed work inspired by Jeffry Mitchell and his work. Tova said that the Popup shop came about organically with contributions from Northwest Artists who are inspired by the work of Jeffry Mitchell. Tova asked the artists to contribute work that is outside of their normal bailiwick and the result is an amazing amalgamation of art with a Northwest feel. Check out Tova talking about some of the art here:

The physical shop is open Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday: 12 to 4
Thursday and Fri: 12 to 8
The virtual shop is always open.

Great for last minute gifts!

Bear Hug


This Sunday, the Henry is hosting an afternoon of camaraderie as we gather to celebrate Seattle’s BFF, Jeffry Mitchell, on the occasion of the exhibition, Like a Valentine. The afternoon will feature tours led by friends of Jeffry at 2pm followed by an afternoon reception and chainsaw bear sale. Choose from a selection of handcrafted chainsaw bears selected by Jeffry and Claude Zervas from locations around the Olympic Peninsula.

Sunday, December 9
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Molly’s Cafe & Sculpture Court
FREE for Henry Members, Students, and UW Staff & Faculty
$10 General Audience

In conjunction with Like a Valentine: The Art of Jeffry Mitchell,  Favorite Art Projects has created a Popup Shop in the Henry with art from Northwest artists inspired by Jeffry Mitchell.

The physical shop is open Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday: 12 to 4
Thursday and Fri: 12 to 8
The virtual shop is always open.

Spontaneous Haiku inspired by Bear Hug:

animal inside
the articulate chainsaw
bear hug, bear hug. YES!

And a little diddy, sung to the tone of “Reading Rainbow”:

Bear Hug,
All of the hugs,
Bear hug.

New Art In Molly’s: Path with Art



Molly’s Cafe at the Henry Art Gallery has quarterly shows of artwork from community organizations. Youth in Focus, a youth development program that empowers urban teens through photography, was up this fall. Read more about that show here.

This quarter, the show is from Path with Art. Path with Art is a non-profit organization which provides marginalized adults the opportunity to engage in the creative process as a unique means to improve and rebuild their lives. They do this through classes and workshops, and the output from those classes is what currently hangs in Molly’s.

Come check it OUT!

The Henry receives NEA grant

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman announced today that the Henry is one of 832 non-profit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. The Henry was awarded a $20,000 grant to support the upcoming exhibition Out [o] Fashion Photography: Embracing Beauty to be presented March 2 – July 7, 2013. The exhibition is curated by Dr. Deborah Willis, Chair and Professor of Photography and Imaging at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Out [o] Fashion will present over 90 photographs that examine historic and contemporary representations of beauty. The exhibition will include works by renowned artists Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, E. J. Bellocq, Marsha Burns, Imogen Cunningham, Edward Curtis, Bruce Davidson, Fred Miller, Hope Sandrow, Cindy Sherman, Lorna Simpson, Andy Warhol, Weegee, Carrie Mae Weems, and Garry Winogrand.

“I’m proud to announce these 832 grants to the American public including the Henry Art Gallery,” said Chairman Landesman. “These projects offer extraordinary examples of creativity in our country, including the creation of new work, innovative ways of engaging audiences, and exemplary education programs.”

In March 2012, the NEA received 1,509 eligible applications for Art Works requesting more than $74 million in funding. The 832 recommended NEA grants total $22.3 million, span 13 artistic disciplines and fields, and focus primarily on the creation of work and presentation of both new and existing works for the benefit of American audiences. Applications were reviewed by panels of outside experts convened by NEA staff and each project was judged on its artistic excellence and artistic merit.

complete listing of projects recommended for Art Works grant support may be found at the NEA website at