Sequential Art Gallery is proud to announce our tenth anniversary. To celebrate, we’re hosting a group exhibit this Thursday, September 3rd, with a public reception from 6pm to 10pm. The focus of the exhibit will be our gallery cat, Mochi Manju, who also turned ten this year, and has interacted with many a patron in that time. In the past ten years, we’ve worked with quite a number of brilliant artists, and we’re excited to share many of their Manju-inspired pieces.

Manju has always lived in the space, having been found in the building’s garage as a kitten and handed to Kaebel within months of opening. We have come to think of her as our own living maneki neko (good luck cat), and we often joke that our monthly First Thursday events are more like Manju Appreciation day. So it seemed only natural to devote a show to her.

The Mochi Manju exhibit will be on display throughout the month of September, with gallery hours on Mondays from 2pm-6pm, Saturdays from 11am-5pm, and by appointment. The exhibit will close at the end of business on Saturday, September 26th.

Sequential Art Gallery + Studio is located in Old Town Chinatown at Everett Station Lofts, 328 NW Broadway #113. The gallery showcases local artists who explore the concept of sequential art, which is loosely defined as using consecutive images to tell a story. Curated by Kaebel JK Hashitani and Merrick Monroe, and aided by Rich Mackin and Jessica Olinger. Open for regular viewing hours on Mondays (2pm-6pm), Saturdays (11am-5pm), and by appointment.

(Photo by Zachary van Buuren)