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5 Washington Art Exhibits to See High

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Is cannabis influenced by art or is art influenced by cannabis? We think both are true. When you walk into our store, you are hit with the sights of one-of-a-kind glass pieces, beautifully illustrated packaging, and colorful labels throughout. We want to speak to the artist in you. The one that gives you an itch every once in a while to draw, paint, sketch, and shape. Throughout the month, we will be featuring creatively focused strains as well as artists around the world that use cannabis in their art or for inspiration.

There are so many parts to be proud of in Washington, especially our art museums! As there are plenty of rainy days to go around, here are some must-see exhibits in Washington to take in after you toke. Please use responsibly and never drive high.

Whatcom Art Museum: Bellingham, WA

Not One of the Boys: The Psychedelic Posters of Bonnie MacLean

“Bonnie MacLean was just fine with designing handbills and taking tickets at her husband’s music venue, The Fillmore. But a falling out between husband Bill Graham and poster artist Wes Wilson plunged her into the psychedelic art world of San Francisco in the mid-1960s. It was MacLean who stepped in to create posters promoting the bands who would become iconic with the counterculture movement of the time. MacLean initially borrowed from the Art Nouveau style of Wilson, but soon developed her own designs, featuring elaborate plumes, curving letters, and stoic faces. While MacLean was not recognized among the “big five” Haight-Ashbury poster artists who came to be associated with the iconography of the counterculture scene – Wes Wilson, Stanley Mouse, Alton Kelley, Victor Moscoso, and Rick Griffin – she stood out as one of the only women in the field. This exhibit pulls from the Museum’s incredible collection of psychedelic music posters from 1967.”

Western Gallery: Bellingham, WA

2022 Studio Art BFA Thesis Exhibition

“The artists in the graduating class of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art present a group exhibition of their works in the Western Gallery in Bellingham, WA on the campus of Western Washington University.”

Seattle Asian Art Museum: South Gallery, Seattle, WA

Embodied Change, South Asian Art Across Time

“Spanning a period from the third millennium BCE to today, the works in this exhibition offer metamorphic and compelling images of the human body. Most of the artists utilize female and feminized forms in a myriad of ways, including as a devotional object, as a mode of self-representation, and to question the safety of public spaces.

Devi, the great goddess who holds immeasurable sacredness and strength, is a typical and potent subject within the canon of South Asian art. In modern and contemporary art, South Asian-identified artists have reacted against traditional norms and challenged gender, national, and social stereotypes. Some have reoriented the exemplary and fierce model of the goddess. Others have attended to new subjects, selecting everyday townspeople—such as fisherwomen and local schoolgirls—to be the protagonists of their work.

Each of the artists here invest the human body with the power to question social, political, and normative fictions. By doing so, they invite you to explore the complexities of the human body: to contemplate and question which bodies are conferred with greater degrees of humanity and perhaps to imagine, with them, different ways to embody change.”

Museum of Pop Culture: Seattle, WA

Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop

“A single image can define a moment, creating an instant icon. 

They say a picture’s worth 1,000 words, and that’s especially true of one of music’s most language-conscious genres: hip-hop. Contact High explores four decades of photography, from the late 1970s to today, documenting a revolution not just in music, but in politics, race relations, fashion, and culture. Through more than 170 iconic images of hip-hop’s most influential artists (Missy Elliott, Jay-Z, Queen Latifah, Tupac, and more) — including contact sheets that give us a rare glimpse into the creative process of a photo session — Contact High examines the evolution of hip-hop, connecting us with the experiences, identities, and places that have shaped the world’s most popular music genre.”

Chihuly Garden and Glass: Seattle, WA

Chihuly Monthly Events

“Each season is a chance to see something new in the Garden – a one-of-a-kind setting that provides a rich, natural backdrop for Dale Chihuly’s artwork. We invite you to join us from March through May for a celebration of spring.”

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