Amanda Manitach is the visual arts editor of City Arts magazine. She is also an artist and co-founder at The Factory, an art gallery and event space in Capitol Hill’s Pike/Pine corridor.

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Snow-Pourri

Whether it's art, fashion or music, Monica Rochester is a master of unusual rearrangements. WHO Monica René Rochester, 41-year-old artist, bibliophile and avant garde fashionista who originally hails from Greenville, S.C. A Seattleite since 2003,...
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Borrowed Prey: Q&A with Carrie Ahern

The dance Borrowed Prey starts out with Carrie Ahern straddling a butcher block at Melrose Market’s Rainshadow Meats. At moments she’s on the floor, or draped on the block legs splayed, or bent backwards on it. She moves with little spastic...
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Get Set, Go

WHO Cori Ready, the 31-year-old Seattle native who founded The Adventure School in 2006 (and sold it last year). Ready works with local design firms DUMB EYES and Civilization and is starting an eponymous business focused on experiential marketing,...
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The Provocateur: Derrick Ryan Claude Mitchell

Age XXXI Neighborhood Capitol Hill Hometown Reno, Nev. Favorite movies Rocky I, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV, Rocky V, Rocky Balboa Personal heroes Jean Genet, RZA, Herbert Blau and Lily Nguyen Favorite place in Seattle 831 Airport Way...
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Q&A with Graham Downing and Max Kraushaar

Last night, artists Graham Downing and Max Kraushaar hosted a "nationwide pentagram phone tree ceremony" at Blindfold Gallery. In between tarot readings, spell-casting and munching on black deviled eggs and pentagram-decorated goat cheese tortes, the...
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Cross-dressing the gendered gesture

Sean Johnson's piece, Snare, says it all: CAUTION. Entering the fray about gender and art is a stroll on thin ice, even in relatively-liberal Seattle, replete with its abundance of female artists, curators and other arts professionals. But artist,...
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Opulessence

Dixie Darling designs elegant jewelry with a hint of excess. Who Laura King—better known as Dixie Darling, a 35-year-old jewelry designer originally from Alabama. Darling crafts opulent statement pieces: necklaces that cluster like sparkling caviar...
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Curiouser and Curiouser: Q&A with Rebecca Brown

One of the (literally) more curious parts of the Moment Magnitude exhibit at Frye Art Museum is writer Rebecca Brown’s small fleet of curiosity cabinets that have been transported from the Capitol Hill studio where she writes. The wunderkammers are...
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Q&A with Julie Alpert: Tableau Vivant

Today Julie Alpert's Tableau Vivant opens at Gallery4Culture. The installation feels restrained and spare (it doesn't cram too much into the space), yet also dizzyingly rich, clashing with zigzag textiles, candy-colored wallpapers and scintillating...
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Bearded and Beflanneled

WHO Adam Boehmer, a 31-year-old poet, singer and songwriter with possibly the best beard in Seattle. The Capitol Hill resident performs folk music with his band Tenderfoot. The look Boehmer calls it “masculine drag”: plaid, wool, heavy denim,...
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Culture Club: Seven Installations

411 Union is the site of this year’s City Arts Fest Culture Club, the hub for ongoing performances and events throughout the festival. In the spirit of reexamining the history and psychogeography of the city, the empty storefront—once a men's...
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MESSY LOVE: Mw [Moment Magnitude]

It's finally here! Ambitious and a little crazy, but here. Friday night more than a thousand people lined up around the block to get into Frye Art Museum for the opening party and (partial) unveiling of Mw [Moment Magnitude], a curatorial...