Turtle Bay Resort
Picture a sun-drenched island in the Pacific. A place of such natural beauty, even business seems like a breezy day in paradise. Welcome to Turtle Bay Resort on Hawaii's North Shore.
A polished personal brand will give you and your company the competitive advantage. Whether you’re at a networking event, a business lunch or in the boardroom, you’ll learn practical skills that will help you present a more professional image and feel more at ease in any situation.
Seminar topics include:
• What your handshake says about you, and how to be sure it’s communicating confidence
• Business card do’s and don’ts
• Reception food and drink finesse
• Introducing yourself and others with ease
• Making an entrance and engaging the room at a networking event
• How to gracefully end a conversation
• Business meal essentials
About Arden Clise: Arden Clise is an etiquette consultant, speaker and business etiquette columnist for the Puget Sound Business Journal. Founder of Clise Etiquette, Arden helps professionals to feel confident and comfortable in any business situation, through contemporary business etiquette seminars and individual consulting.From networking with ease to using digital diplomacy to conducting a successful business meal, Arden teaches etiquette savvy that gives you and your company the competitive edge.
Business Style: Etiquette Essentials is on July 18 at 3:30 p.m. at the Sorrento Hotel. The cost is $49 per person, which includes the class and Hunt Club bites. The seminar will be followed by a networking mixer, offering a cash bar and Happy Hour pricing on Hunt Club menu items.
Fireside Chat with sculptor Joe McDonnell and Jeffry Mitchell.
Joseph McDonnell began his career as a figurative sculptor studying under renowned Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic at the Academia in Florence. Through time, his work evolved into geometric neoconstructivist shapes, ranging in size from amulets to monuments. These also include wall reliefs, painted metal mobiles, and more recently an exquisite series in blown glass called “Ice Cubes.” He has a flawless sense of mass and space that produces an inner logic in the forms that he creates.
McDonnell has created over 150 works for public spaces such as the Alba Rosa Fountain in Silver Spring, Maryland, and the Great Lakes Foundation in front of the Milwaukee Public Museum. He has received numerous commissions from corporations like IBM, Microsoft, and General Electric. He designed the World Health Award for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Spirit of Jazz Award for Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Joseph McDonnell was born in Detroit and earned two degrees from the University of Notre Dame. He lived in Florence, Italy, for five years and returned to live in New York. For the last 17 years, he has made Seattle his home.
Besides private collections, his commissions in Seattle are ate the University of Washington, Seattle University, the Inn at the Market, 1700 7th Ave., Evergreen Hospital, and the Life Science Building (now the Children’s Hospital).
Identifying himself as a “gay folk artist,” Jeffry Mitchell creates work that deals largely with dualities. Using a variety of materials and methods, including ceramics, printmaking, and drawing, Mitchell manages to juxtapose seemingly disparate ideas into beautiful, fragile, and startling works. Using sweet, furry animals and soft, pastel colors, Mitchell transforms kitsch subject matter into a study of complex human experiences, including death, sex, religion, and loss. His work, at times appearing clumsy and hand-wrought, remains approachable and innocent, engaging viewers with his child-like curiosity and ungainly re-creations of recognized subjects. While highly sophisticated in his technique, Mitchell chooses to display vulnerability in his work, allowing both himself and his viewers to negotiate frightening realities by couching them in the comfort of the familiar and a faith in innocence. His work is suffused with a desire to welcome, accept, and even love the disconcerting and flawed aspects of ourselves and others.
Jeffry Mitchell was born in 1958, the fourth of nine children of working-class parents. After experiencing a largely itinerant childhood owing to his father’s career, Mitchell continued this nomadic lifestyle in his young adulthood. Although his family eventually established a somewhat permanent residency in Seattle, he decided to attend the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas, and spent a semester in Rome, an experience that had a profound effect on his work. After graduating with a BA in painting, Mitchell moved to Japan to teach English and landed an apprenticeship with a production potter in Seto (known as one of the “Six Old Kilns” in traditional Japanese pottery). Impressed and changed by his experiences abroad, Mitchell returned to Seattle in 1984 and enrolled in a printmaking class at the Cornish College of the Arts. This spurred his decision to pursue an MFA in printmaking at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia. During his studies he returned to Rome, setting up a studio in the basement classrooms at Villa Caproni. Notable solo exhibitions of Mitchell’s work include: Like a Valentine: The Art of Jeffry Mitchell, 2012-2013, Henry Art Gallery; Some Things and Their Shadows, 2009, Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA; Shiny Happy Pretty (with Tina Hoggatt), 2008, Missoula Art Museum;Hanabuki, 2001, Henry Art Gallery; My Spirit, 1992, New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY; and Documents Northwest: The Poncho Series, 1990, Seattle Art Museum.
No charge, open to the public
Sorrento Hotel, 900 Madison Street,
Seattle, WA 98104 | (206) 622-6400