Take Everything Features Feminist, Punk-Inspired Works
Joan of Arc meets Courtney Love in Michael Hubbard’s upcoming exhibition Take Everything, beginning Monday, Sept. 15 at The Gallery at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts.
Hubbard’s solo exhibition, Take Everything, features paintings and installation work tracing a lineage of punk-rock feminists. Following the social and political activism of the Riot Grrrl and female-driven punk rock movements of the ‘90s, Hubbard relates those drives to current social and political movements. This specific exhibition focuses on two very different personas: former Olympia resident Courtney Love, and medieval warrior Joan of Arc. Though very different, Hubbard shows how both women act as points of reference in an exploration of the punk-feminist universe.
A special opening reception on opening night (Sept. 15) features Full Moon Radio performing live in the Minnaert Center Black Box Theater. The reception begins at 6 p.m. and is free, with music beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Take Everything runs Monday, Sept. 15 through Friday, Oct. 31. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday during this exhibition. For more information about The Gallery at the Minnaert Center, visit www.spscc.edu/gallery.
Out of Sight! Fine Art Postcard Exhibition Accepting Entries
The Fine Art Postcard Exhibition, taking place Jan. 12 through Feb. 20 at The Gallery, is an annual event bringing the local creative community together under one theme. The 2015 theme is “Out of Sight!” Postcard-sized original artworks, created by artists of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds, will be sold through silent auction. All proceeds support gallery programming.
-Artists may submit up to three (3) postcard-sized original artworks. Submissions will not be returned.
-Artwork must measure 4-by-6 inches and be on a stiff material, such as matte board, cardstock, foam core, thin wood panel or canvas board.
-Artwork must not be framed or matted.
-Artwork, artist contact information, and $5 entry fee (cash or check payable to “SPSCC Foundation”) may be mailed or hand delivered to:
c/o Nathan Barnes
The Gallery at The Kenneth J Minnaert Center for the Arts
South Puget Sound Community College
2011 Mottman Road SW
Olympia, WA 98512-6292
-Submission deadline is December 1, 2014.
-Exhibition opens and registration for silent auction begins Monday, January 12, 2015.
-Silent auction begins during the opening reception on Friday, January 16, 6 – 8 p.m.
-Silent auction ends during the closing reception on Friday, February 20, 6 – 8 p.m.
2014 Viewer's Choice winner by Patricia Gallagher
Upcoming Gallery Exhibitions
Nov. 10 - Dec. 12: Native American Art Exhibition
Jan. 12-Feb. 20: "Out of Sight" Fine Art Postcard Exhibition
Feb. 23 - March 6: Collaboration Installation with Aisha Harrison, art faculty at The Evergreen State College
March 16 - May 1: HerStory (Featuring Yukiyo Kawano, Jeana Eve Klein, George LeMasurier, Doyle Fanning, Joyce Polance, and Erika Navarette)
May 11 - June 12: 10th Annual SPSCC Student Exhibition
About the Minnaert Center Gallery
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The Gallery is 1000-square feet. The walls are white and made of drywall backed with 3/4-inch plywood. There is a 15-foot high Unistrut grid system with track lighting throughout, and the gallery is wired for media art.
The Gallery is open Monday through Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. and by appointment. To schedule an appointment, contact the gallery via e-mail at or call (360) 596-5527.