Seward Arts & Culture

All things arts & culture, and home of Seward Winter Frolic : Art in the 'hood
  • Diane Gamm

    Functional pottery and nature photography, including photos of Lake Superior Ice Caves. Open House at 2217 – 32nd Avenue South during the Winter Frolic, Dec 6-7 (#20 on the map).

  • Lea-Way Designs

    Lea-Way Designs, LLC create colorful, culturally-inspired tiles for home decor and personal decor. Tiles as functional art, Two-Way Tile Trays™, and tile jewelry are available for personal expression and your gift-giving needs.

  • Kat Lange

    kat lange’s deep, rich hues imbue her paintings with the play of light on color and shadow. _____________________

  • Kim Gordon

    Kim Gordon is a local painter, illustrator and teacher. Her greeting cards tell simple stories about elemental aspects of life: finding joy in transitory beauty, peace in nature, the pleasures of relationships.

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Barry McMahon gives us Gurus, Superheroes and Aliens at the Vine Arts Center

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Gurus, Superheroes and Aliens or :
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Art

Opening Reception:
Saturday May 23 @ 6 – 9pm

Gurus, Superheroes and Aliens or:
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Art
an art show that spans 30+ years and most types of media in a single gallery . . . Vine Arts Center.

See superheroes thrust into domestic situations.
Explore a vision that draws outside of the lines between gurus, heroes and mere mortals.
Be introduced to an alien world and
a story that is timeless. [Editorial insert: you must watch the video they made for the show.]

Opening Reception : May 23rd @ 6 – 9pm
Barry will be signing his book :
The Magnificents: The World’s Longest Field Trip

Gallery hours :
Monday @ 5:30 – 6:45pm
Thursday @ 5:30 – 6:45pm
Saturday  @ 11 am – 5 pm

For more information check out
the Vine Arts Center website


River Gorge Bird Hike Saturday morning!

Warbler_Blackburnian_MikeMcDowellSaturday, May 2nd 7am- 9am

Spring migration is pressing forward in early May and we hope to find
warblers, tanagers and grosbeaks. We’ll spend time learning familiar songs
and National Park Ranger Sharon Stiteler can even show you how to take
photos of birds with your smartphone through her scope. She’ll even have a
few fun birding apps up her sleeve.

Free but limited to 12 Participants – only a couple spots are left.  RSVP Required to

Bring binoculars if you have them.
Meet at 26th St. & West River Parkway

Sponsored by Seward Neighborhood Group


Closing week of ‘Sexual Politics’ at Northern Clay Center & a free workshop Saturday afternoon

NCCSexual Politics: Gender, Sexuality, and Queerness in Contemporary Ceramics

Mar 13 to Apr 26

This exhibition brings together objects that navigate complicated expressions of sexuality, gender identity, and queerness in contemporary ceramics. Six artists, at various stages in their careers, skillfully give voice to themes of sexual politics, from quiet suggestions to overt articulations, through a full variety of ceramic expressions—functional vessels, wall tiles, and sculptural forms. In the past four decades, our society has seen dramatic shifts in the visibility and social acceptance of sexual and gender identities and expressions once dismissed simply as deviant. Through humor, irony, and tension, Sexual Politics aims to acknowledge these changes, pause in the moment, and problematize the future. Curated by Kelly Connole, Sexual Politics features the work of Jeremy Brooks (Carbondale, IL), Mark Burns (Las Vegas, NV), Ron Geibel (Port Chester, NY), Kathy King (Boston, MA), Christina West (Marietta, GA), and Dustin Yager (Minneapolis, MN).

Related Educational Events

Kathy King will present a free workshop during the closing weekend of the show. King’s graphic pots and sculpture will be the subject of her artist talk and hands-on workshop. Join us to tell your own stories in clay! Saturday, April 25, 12 – 5 pm. Reservations are not required, but space is limited. All materials will be provided.

More on the NCC website here.