andrew russell

In his two years with Intiman, Andrew Russell has served as associate producer and directed last season’s The Thin Place.

THEATER The much-beleaguered Intiman Theatre, which shut in April due to severe budget problems, showed signs of hope today when the company hired former associate producer Andrew Russell to serve as consulting artistic director through October 1. Intiman has yet to throw in the towel. (Seattle Times)

VISUAL ART Henry Art Gallery announced today that chief curator Dr. Elizabeth Brown will leave in mid-October after 10 years with the Henry. No reason was given for her departure, though director Sylvia Wolf did note "a new strategic plan" to reshape the Henry, including a nationwide search for a deputy director of art and education. Brown most notably curated last year’s I Myself Have Seen It: Photography and Kiki Smith exhibit. (Slog)

VISUAL ART Seattle Center broke ground on the new 1.5 acre Dale Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit yesterday, which is slated to open in time for the 50th anniversary of the World’s Fair in April 2012. It will be the largest collection of Chihuly glasswork in the world. (Seattle P-I)