Wednesday 28th Feb 2018
7:30 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Put on by Town Hall Seattle, Gage Academy of Art
Visitors to the Seattle Art Museum can’t miss John Grade’s largest sculpture to date: an enormous wooden structure in the shape of a tree, over a hundred feet long and hanging from the lobby ceiling. Grade has made his mark on the Pacific Northwest with art that recreates—and coexists with—the natural world. He has assembled large teams of helpers to build structures that are then intended to degrade and return to the environment, such as his wooden tower at MOHAI which is taller than the building, weighs 11,000 pounds, and took 10,000 hours to assemble. He is joined onstage by returning Town Hall guest Gary Fagin, Gage Academy’s artistic director. Together the two share images of John’s work, and find out what drives him to take on such colossal projects.
-via Town Hall Seattle