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Solo Art Exhibition: Kathreen Absuelo

Kathreen Absuelo
Kathreen Absuelo

Exhibit up until Nov 2

Opening: October 22, 7pm

Local Seattle Artist Kathreen Kaye Rodrigo Absuelo invites guests to a beautiful evening of paintings, live visual art models, and sounds by musical creatives Kingdom of the Holy Sun and Calm Candy.

A unique art opening – partial proceeds of paintings will be donated to Wolf Haven International, a non-profit organization that gives over 50 wolves a beautiful sanctuary they call home. For more information, visit:

7:00 Gallery Opening

8:00 Live Art Presentation – Beautifully body painted models – Hayley McAuliffe, Kendra Armes, Lauren Hobday, Rachel Christopherson, and Tina Keene 

8:30 Portland’s CALM CANDY Performance

9:30 Live Body Art Presentation

10:00 Seattle’s KINGDOM OF THE HOLY SUN Performance

*Advanced Notice: Partial Nudity at Gallery Opening*

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IG: @KathreenArtist
Bio: Kathreen Kaye Rodrigo Absuelo was born September 8, 1991 in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines. She grew up in Ayala Alabang and Santa Rosa Laguna which are cities in Manila, during her early childhood. Her family moved to the United States at the age of 8, which was about when her 2nd grade art teacher first recognized her artistic skills.  Before that, she attended Catholic Private Schools in Philippines, which did not encourage her artistic skills.  After two years of living in Dallas, her parents packed everything to move back to the Philippines.  Although her conservative father was disappointed of the public education that encouraged creativity, he suddenly decides to move the family to Seattle. Seattle is the place where Kathreen’s interest in doodling as a child turned into her eternal devotion for painting and creating what appeals to her mind. With the support from some family members and friends she was fortunately surrounded by, she finally became confident enough to have her work seen in the public eyes of strangers rather than having them still be cooped up in the darkness of her room.  Kathreen’s first art show took place at the 619 western building in Pioneer Square for the July 2011 First Thursday Artwalk; A creative space she admired for years ever since she went to her first artwalk. This was her favorite place to go to see beautiful work by outside and local Seattle artists, so was very thankful to be able to have her work shown there for the first time.  She quotes, “If I’m going to have my first art show, why not have it be in a place that holds most of my memories closest to my heart, the place I call home, Seattle”. In that same month, a couple weeks after her first art show, she packed her things and moved down to Ventura, Ca to be closer to L.A. This sudden decision was made after the realization of the opportunities she could have living there of meeting new people she could connect with in the arts culture.  While living in southern California, Kathreen was in three art group shows for RAW Artists Hollywood, Chocolate & Art Los Angeles, and Daily Visuals Compton.  After a year of living in Ventura, she decided to move back to Seattle to study engineering.  After a few years of non-art related academic studies, her lifelong passion tremendously re-awakened.  Within two short months of painting again; Kathreen reconnected with Chocolate & Art for a group show in Los Angeles June 2015.  She was also contacted to showcase her first solo art exhibition in years for Vera Gallery at Seattle Center in Fall 2015.  To this day, Kathreen is continuously surrounded by positive energy, meeting creative and passionate friends that support her with this pursuit to be universally recognized as an artist. 

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IG: @KingdomoftheHolySun

•Event Documentation: 
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David Lasky at The Vera Project Gallery

image1About the artist:

David Lasky co-authored and drew the Eisner Award-winning graphic novel Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song (Abrams ComicArts, 2012) and has been featured in The Best American Comics anthology three times (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006, 2011, 2014). Recently, he self-published a zine of poems and drawings, I am from the Future (one poem written every day throughout the month of April 2016). Currently, his comic – “2001: A Seattle Odyssey: A Forgotten Chapter in the Artistic History of the City” – appears as the epilogue of the June 2016 issue of CityArts magazine. In addition, earlier this year, he exhibited his pen and ink drawings in a group show of cartoonists at the Dendroica Gallery on Capitol Hill. He is also a frequent contributor to Seattle’s own underground comics newspaper, The Intruder. Meanwhile, David teaches comics classes in Seattle at the Richard Hugo House and at Coyote Central.

Happy Together / Felices Juntos

Happy Together / Felices Juntos, a Havana-Seattle poster project
Opening event: April 1, 2017, 6 – 10pm
Exhibit dates: March 6 – May 24th, 2 – 6pm Tue – Fri, 12 – 5pm Sat
The Ver(a)rt Gallery at The Vera Project
Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109

Happy Together or “Felices Juntos” is a joint Havana-Seattle poster exchange project celebrating the dramatic improvement in Cuba-U.S. relations. First exhibited during the 12th Havana Art Bienal in Cuba, designers and illustrators from each city created silkscreen posters featuring a beloved cartoon character from each other’s culture. Cuban interpretations of Bugs Bunny and Fred Flintstone hang alongside Seattle versions of La Criollita and Capitán Plin (don’t feel bad if you’ve never heard of them!). Organized by Cuban graphic designer Darwin Fornés Báez and curator Yenela Miranda along with U.S. designer Daniel R. Smith, the exhibit features the work of 26 artists, all printed in Havana, including Vannessa Blea, Eroyn Franklin, Jeff & Frances Kleinsmith, Giselle Monzón, Fabián Muñoz, Idania del Río and many more.

Cuban organizer Darwin Fornés Báez will attend the opening and a short documentary produced in Cuba about the exhibit entitled “Happy Together” will have its US premiere.

Cuban designers:
Darwin Fornés
Laura Llópiz
Pepe Menéndez
Michele Miyares
Giselle Monzón
Fabián Muñoz
Nelson Ponce
Robertiko Ramos
Idania del Río
Alejandro Rodríguez
Edel Rodríguez (Mola)
Eric Silva
Raúl Valdés (Raupa)

Seattle designers:
Sasha Barr
Vannessa Blea
Eroyn Franklin
David Gallo
Kelsey Gallo
Jeff Kleinsmith & Frances Kleinsmith
Jesse LeDoux
Victor Melendez
Robynne Raye
Carlos Ruiz
Darin Shuler
Derek Vander Griend
Chelsea Wirtz

Iron Lung Records’ WHAT WE LIKE Gallery Show

Iron Lung Records’ WHAT WE LIKE gallery show rocks some of the finest artists that have ever had anything to do with our humble imprint. All them have done art for our releases or play in the bands that we release records for. They are all incredible. A quick 3 day pop up show featuring original artwork by:

Nick Blinko

Tim Kerr


El Muro

Jon Kortland

Nic Schmidt

Chanel Adair 

Roderick McClain 

Karoline Collins

Matthew Adis

Justin Gallego 

Jess Scott 

Amy Browne

Riley Kerr

J. Party

Ian Shelton 

Mark Nystrom


August Alston 


WHAT WE LIKE aka Iron Lung Records 10th Anniversary weekend April 7/8/9 2017. A weekend packed full of music, art, movies and food. One time event in Seattle. TICKETS at