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‘Musician: A Portrait Project’ Opens at Union Stables in Seattle

Musician: A Portrait Project, Seattle, Photography

Note from co-editor Alexis Getscher: In June, I moved to Seattle on a whim. I knew I needed a change and this city, and its music scene, has been calling my name since I graduated from ASU in 2010. Since we started The Spec in 2011, we’ve had a vision that expands outside of Arizona to coverage in other cities. We’re happy to announce that this post is the beginning of what we hope to be a long relationship with Seattle and its surrounding areas. If you know musicians, promoters, venues or writers who we should talk to in the area, let us know!


On Thursday, Aug. 27, “Musician: A Portrait Project” opened at Union Stables in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle. The gallery is a collection of 170 portraits of musicians spanning 50 years of music native to the Pacific Northwest.

The project is a collaboration between “Art Zone” host Nancy Guppy and photographer Ernie Sapiro and features 30”-by-34” portraits hanging from the high wooden ceiling at the Stables. Big names include The Sonics, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Sir Mix-a-lot. The portraits are for sale and all proceeds will go to MusiCares and Friends of Art Zone.

“Musician: A Portrait Project” runs through Sept. 13 and can be visited between the hours of 3 P.M. to 7 P.M. on Thursdays and Fridays, and noon to 6 P.M. on Saturdays and Sundays.

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