The Top Design Happenings in the PNW, May 29–June 4

More Bauhaus celebrations, a textile sketch session, and paintings that glow from within.
Peter Gronquist design may 29-june 4
Peter Gronquist, "Launch," "Distortion," and "Mimic," 2019.

Bauhaus Journal Discussion
AIA Seattle, 1010 Western Ave., Seattle

Bauhaus’ 100th birthday festivities continue as AIA Seattle and the Goethe Pop-Up Seattle welcome Dr. Astrid Bähr, research associate at Berlin’s Bauhaus-Archive, to discuss architectural and design photography and the renewed significance of the Bauhaus Journal. Published between 1926 and 1931, the journal provided a voice to artists, architects, and designers of that time period; Bähr will explore its importance to the iconic architectural movement. (June 4, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; free)


Peter Gronquist: “Searcher”
Winston Wächter Fine Art, 203 Dexter Ave. N, Seattle

Using Plexiglas as a medium instead of a protective cover, Portland-based multidisciplinary artist Peter Gronquist plays with the way light reflects and projects off his paintings’ matte surfaces, providing the illusion of a glow from within. On May 31, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Gronquist will be on hand for the show’s opening reception. (May 31-August 3; times vary, free)


Abstract Textile Design Sketch Session
Textile Hive, 133 SW 2nd Ave., Suite 430, Portland

Get your sketchbooks ready: textile designer Melissa Christy guides this drawing session where participants will explore irregular and abstract patterns found in the Andrea Aranow Textile Design Collection at Textile Hive. (June 2, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., prices vary)


Painting Demonstrations by Monica Gewurz and Farahnaz Samari
Lipont Place, 4211 No 3 Rd., Richmond, B.C.

Enjoy the final days of the exhibition “All That Light,” featuring Vancouver-based artists Monica Gewurz and Farahnaz Samari (open through June 7), then prepare to get your creative juices flowing as the duo provides family-friendly painting demonstrations, including free supplies. (June 1-2, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; free)

The Design Datebook is GRAY’s weekly list of must-attend design and cultural events in Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver. For additional events, visit our calendar.


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