Married for nine years and a photography team for five, Brian and Jennifer Hartman bring an artistic touch and approach to their on-location photography. Employing a photojournalistic style and dramatic lighting, they capture solo subjects and groups during posed and candid moments, earning critical acclaim from the Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association and The Knot and placing images in the pages of Elle and Seattle Bride magazines.
Not content to simply point and shoot, the Hartmans light compositions using chiaroscuro or high-exposure natural lighting and often accentuate subjects with extreme angles, forced perspective, or unique natural surroundings. They shoot in vibrant color or black and white, and can edit photos to enhance colors or, by request, replace each subject?s face with Winston Churchill?s. Though the Hartmans use professional tools, they?re glad to help students break into photography via ultra-accessible devices such as the iPhone?following in the footsteps, they note, of Annie Leibovitz, who endorsed the iPhone?s camera on NBC Nightly News in 2011. When not conducting on-location sessions, Brian also leads large-scale workshops in which they pass on their knowledge through graphic slideshows and hands-on training.
Two of Christian music’s most iconic artists, Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith join forces to spread the good news, leading congregations in melodious worship on their 2 Friends Tour. Since 1982, this dynamic duo has engaged millions to flock to their catchy, ecclesiastical pop music, sharing a musical camaraderie as impenetrable as a fortress with abandonment issues. Amy Grant, author of No. 1 hits such as “El Shaddai” and “Baby Baby,” has shared her gift of song for more than 30 years, selling more than 30 million albums, garnering six Grammys, and earning a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Michael W. Smith has earned countless accolades with his tremendous songbook of head-bobbing hymns and choir-rousing hits. Sharing the stage for the first time in two decades, Amy and Michael thrill fans with new psalms and favorites from their sonic scroll, merging their sets with joyful duets and chemistry that crackles like Abbott and Costello after getting struck by lightning.
Venture Theatre enraptures art aficionados with an eclectic mix of drama, comedy, improv, and children's fare, as well as educational programs and opportunities for area youth to take to the stage. In A Kid's Life, director Sarah Butts steers a cast of dozens through the tale of an electromagnetic blitzkrieg and the subsequent technological fallout. Lacking the garish gizmos that clog modern existence, a group of wayward whippersnappers find refuge in a kindly pair of grandparents who show them there's more to life than laptops, cell phones, and electronic butter churners. A raucous production packed with music, adventure, and a marked lack of skull-clutching monologues, A Kid's Life aims to thrill thespians and theatrical tenderfoots alike with the power of live performance.
With 15 years of entertainment experience, Kameron has something for all ages! His repertoire includes: balloon sculpting, kids and family magic, close-up magic, stage magic, fire eating, glass walking, even magic, juggling and fire eating lessons!
Snap Fitness' all-access key card provides fledgling fitnessers with 24-hour cardio and strength-training benefits. The sparkling, spacious facility is outfitted with top-of-the-line equipment, including an abundance of high-end cardio machines, free weights, and strength-training gizmos. Marble-cut trainers teach a basic eight-workout plan to all members, giving them the tools to exercise on their own to release infomercial-fueled aggression at midnight or pound the treadmill at 5 a.m. to get pumped for a 6 a.m. bare-fisted fruit-juicing session. Even exercisers in conventional time slots will see how Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere provides a refreshing change of pace from any meat-market gym or tough elementary schoolyard.
The Loft entertains libation-seekers within a 40,000-square-foot hybrid dance club, full-service casino, and sports bar. A selection of domestic drafts, including Bud Light, Miller Lite, Fat Tire, and Blue Moon ($2.50–$3.75 per pint), pours through the pub's pipes. Well drinks ($4.50) offer a classy sippable and handy way to extinguish your pyromaniac friend's "adjustments," and an assortment of you-call-it specialty shots ($5.25–$8), including the sweet-tart Jello shot, help jumpstart the night.