Your mother silently disapproves of your drinking. Your best friend keeps hinting that she’d like to borrow your new blazer. And your colleague invites the entire cubicle to lunch the moment you step out to the loo.
Rarely are your relationships with women transparent.
They’ll be refreshingly clear at Gossamer, the new women’s art collective formed by violinist Victoria Parker, photographer Rosemary Wagner, textile designer Ruthie Nicklaus, painter and graphic artist Robin Marsh, and curator/event planner Laurie Kearney (Ghost Gallery).
Expect art installations, impromptu concerts, movie nights, music lessons, seasonal inventory (like jewelry, clothes, pillows), and parties. Summer’s theme is red so Kearney has outfitted the store with appropriately toned works by Seattle crafting comrades, among other suggestive content.
But we don’t want to lift the veil just yet.
Gossamer Collective, 1406 18th Avenue (gossamercollective.com). Preview party, Saturday, 7 p.m.
Photo: Rosemary Wagner / Courtesy of Gossamer Collective