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    • October 2014 through April 2015
    • All of our programs are located at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, Washington.

      Microsoft’s art programs began in 1999, and our community enjoys and learns from them to this day. Art programs are designed to introduce employees, guests, customers, and the public to the array of artists represented in this unique corporate collection. Our programs have built a strong, ongoing relationship between Microsoft and the visual arts community.

      Members of the general public are welcome to attend as guests of current Microsoft employees. Guests are required to register with a receptionist and must be escorted at all times by their Microsoft employee host. Please register for the lecture series by sending an e-mail message to artevent@microsoft.com


    • Tessa Hulls
    • Friday, October 24, 2014; 12:00 – 1:00 pm

      Building 34, 2615 Quinault

      Join us in listening to Tessa Hulls talk about her three story mural in Building 44, titled Feral Technology, in which a wild figure composed of organic matter and technological elements winds up the stairwell.

    • John Taylor
    • Friday, January 9, 2015; 12:00 – 1:00 pm

      Building 34, 2615 Quinault

      California artist John Taylor sculpts ships based on actual vessels from Civil War-era boats and WWI battleships. Learn more about the artist, his technique and process.

    • Cable Griffith
    • Friday, February 6, 2015; 12:00 – 1:00 pm

      Building 33, Sonora

      Come listen to Cable Griffith talk about his paintings which are influenced by nature, science, and the relationship between individual parts to a unified whole, creating landscapes of an invented world through an improvised accretion.

    • Gala Bent
    • Friday, March 13, 2015; 12:00 – 1:00 pm

      Building 33, Sonora

      Gala Bent’s gouache-colored drawings are complex compositions with bright bursts of color and imaginative detail. Meet the artist as she discusses her art making.

    • Warren Dykeman
    • Friday, April 3, 2015; 12:00 – 1:00 pm

      Building 33, Sonora

      Graphic design meets graffiti folk art with Seattle artist Warren Dykeman. Discover how the artist sees order in the unbalanced and the embellished.

    • Casey GrayStill Life with Flowers #212012Acrylic spray paint and hand cut stencil on wood panel49 x 39 inches
    • For more information and to subscribe to the Microsoft Art Collection Program Mailing List for Redmond, Washington, send an e-mail message to artevent@microsoft.com.

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