Beacon Bazaar, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Beacon Hill International School, 2025 14th Ave. S. A family-friendly event where you will find arts, crafts, clothing, plants, and various and sundry other treasures for sale.
Lewis Park work party, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Lewis Park, 12th Ave S and Golf Dr S. Come help plant native plants or do other chores in the restoration of the park. Tools, gloves, water and refreshments are provided.
Next Saturday, June 11, from 6-8 p.m., NEPO House presents the opening of another in the series of Little Treats art exhibitions, I’m Sorry. Thank You. I Love You. by Rumi Koshino. The show will be accompanied by “Rumi Koshino: Between the Figural and the Factual,” an essay by D.W. Burnam. A screening of Jim Jarmusch’s film Stranger Than Paradise film will follow the opening event at 8 p.m.
According to the NEPO website, the Little Treats shows are “a series of monthly shows that focuses on presenting new work by individual artists and small group shows. In order to avoid moving too much furniture the shows take place only and entirely in our entry room.”
You may also want to mark your calendar for September 10, 2011, when the first NEPO 5K: Don’t Run event, a 5k artwalk from Pioneer Square to Beacon Hill, will take place. Stay tuned for more information as the event date gets closer.
NEPO House is presenting Encounters, another in the series of NEPO Little Treats art exhibitions. Encounters is curated by Chauney Peck and features works by Debra Baxter, Tim Cross, Matt Hilger, Jason Hirata, and Nicholas Nyland.
According to NEPO’s Klara Glosova,
“For this show Chauney chose five artists whose work she truly enjoys. She asked each artist to select a work of their choosing. Rather than controlling the exact collection of objects herself, she hopes that this method will present an unknown discovery. The works together will be a surprise encounter similar to putting wild animals in a room together.”
The opening event is Saturday, May 7, from 6 – 8 p.m. Apple crisp with ice cream will be served, and the event will be followed by a screening of Werner Herzog’s Encounters at the End of the World at 8 p.m.
There’s another art show opening at NEPO House this weekend. The Pajama Game, an exhibition curated by Jason Hirata, features works by Gretchen Bennett, Sol Hashemi, Matthew Offenbacher, Daphne Stergides, and Ian Toms. The opening is on Saturday February 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. Afterwards, there will be a movie screening in the NEPO House living room from 8 to 10 p.m.
Klara Glosova of NEPO House tells us,
This is the first installment in our brand new NEPO Little Treats series of exhibitions at NEPO House. We will present a series of monthly shows that will focus on presenting new work by individual artists and small group shows. In order to avoid moving too much furniture the shows will take place only and entirely in our entry room. The openings will take place on the first Saturday of a month from 6 to 8 p.m. (with optional movie screenings afterwards).
NEPO House regular open hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays 12-2 p.m. and by appointment.
The Station will be hosting a Super Bowl watching event on Sunday, February 6. Owner Luis promises “beer, wine, mimosas, sangria and much much more!!” The Station is located at 2533 16th Avenue South, just north of Beacon Hill Station.
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A public meeting is planned for Monday, February 7, to update the community on the city’s plans for a transitional encampment for homeless people and listen to neighborhood feedback. The meeting will include Deputy Mayor Darryl Smith and staff from the Department of Planning and Development, Human Services Department, and Seattle Police Department.
The meeting will be from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Monday, at the Seattle Department of Transportation Sign Shop, 4200 Airport Way South.
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Jumping ahead to next weekend, local resident Tess Martin, who lives near the library and Stevens Place/Triangle Park, is hosting a neighborhood potluck on Saturday, February 12. If you’re interested in attending, please email email@example.com for the exact address and time. Tess writes, “Come meet your neighbors! February 12 also happens to be Neighbor Appreciation Day according to the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, so that’s another reason to attend besides, of course, the good food and conversation you will no doubt encounter.”
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You may want to save the date for these other upcoming events:
El Centro de la Raza community meeting to discuss the development on their south lot, Saturday, February 19, 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at El Centro.
Town Hall meeting with Mayor McGinn, Tuesday, February 15, 5:30 – 8 p.m. at Jefferson Community Center.
More information about these events will be posted in the blog soon.
These are some of the photos recently uploaded to the Beacon Hill Blog photo pool on Flickr. Do you have any photos of the Hill? You are invited to add them to the pool, for possible publication here on the blog.
This Saturday, September 25, is the fourth NEPO art event, this time a “Back to School, Back to Earth Special.” The event is at the NEPO House, 1723 South Lander Street, from 6:00 pm to 12:00 midnight. Curator Klara Glosova describes this edition of NEPO as follows:
“NEPO 4 is about learning. Inspired by the plight of guinea pigs, our brave artists stepped into the role of model organism and subjected themselves to all kinds of experiments (voluntarily or not). The role of our show is to make their failures and successes public, “with the expectation that discoveries made in the organism model will provide insight into the workings of other organisms”. These new discoveries will be presented in the style of a Natural History Museum, where exhibits will contain live humans (performances), objects and missing objects (some exhibits may be temporarily shut down due to lack of funding).
Warning: The museum also serves as a metaphor for our art world, and world in general – and it might reflect its current state!”