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Monday, October 4, 2010

Art Up G-P October artwalk: Fri, Oct 8th from 6-9pm + Arts Crush Festival

Art on the Ridge: 8005 Greenwood Ave N
Solo featured artist, Jennifer Maclean. Plus additional artists: Aziz Mohammed, Carolyn Goodenough, Noelle Congdon, Elizabeth Humphrey, Paul Lewing, Mathew Hulse, Steven Jendro, Mia Yoshihara-Bradshaw, Joni James, Beth Flanningan, Patty Makatura, Anthony Huss, Alyson Jones, Joel Scholten, Susi Strom, Nicole SM,Tomas Vrba, Jennifer Maclean, Michael Iaquinta, Tom Wyrick, Diane Venti. Artists present.

Assemble Gallery & Studio: 7406 Greenwood Ave N
Elizabeth Soule: “The Little Zoo”. In this series of Polaroid images shot with an SX-70 camera, Portland artist Elizabeth Soule characterizes toy animals in staged environments. Also featuring, Julia Haack: Salvaged wood sculptures by Julia Haack interpret her visual notations, referencing her interest in the abstract patterns of contemporary quiltmaking and expressing arrested movement with curving shapes. Artists present.

Avanti Art & Design: 7317 Greenwood Ave N
This month's Art Walk opening will host AMAZING new artwork by talented artists Doug Rosenoff (photography), Shelly Cohen (photography), Dewain Gauntett (photography), Wendy Keen (multi-media), Emmalee Bozek (printmaking & multi-media), Leo Schmidt (illuminated sculpture), and Nancy Fiala (glass & painting). Artists present.

Balderdash Books & Art: 8536 Greenwood Ave N
Featuring intaglio engravings by Nate Stottrup. Artists present.

*Bleacher’s Pub: 8118 Greenwood Ave N
Stop in for a discounted appetizer or entrée during the monthly art walk.

Bherd Studios Gallery (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
Bherd Studios Gallery presents the urban contemporary work of Seattle artists: Michelle Anderst, Joe Vollan and Chris Sheridan. Each artists work is themed around the inner workings of the mechanical, human anatomy and the soul.

Anderst explores the relationships between organic structure such as bones, veins & nerves to man-made structures such as circuitry and computer boards. She’s known for pairing “the insides” with old fashioned vintage wallpaper which creates an unusual feminine elegance to her compositions.

Vollan uses his signature style of surreal and macabre scenes that are inhabited by skeletal animals and robots to evoke a sense of wonderment, relevant to the fantastic and bizarre worlds he creates.

Sheridan’s work explores the essence of humanity and the soul. His work depicts scenes from myths and folklore that teach about morality, as well as delving into the insights of human nature. His strong illustrative background provides beautifully crafted imagery on oil and canvas. Artists present.

*Carmelita’s: 7314 Greenwood Ave N
$5 Happy Hour Menu All Night!

The Chocolate Shoe Box: 7410 Greenwood Ave N
Mixed Media with patterned and nature oriented pieces by vegan painter, Angela Scott. Artist present.

Couth Buzzard Books: 8310 Greenwood Ave N
Paintings, Photography & Sculpture by Stacy Schonhardt, Roger Willsie, TV-TommyVision, Kelly Davis, Sylvia Stout, Joseph Sturm & Ann Burglund.

*Emma Jeans: 8554 ½ Greenwood Ave N
Offering 30% - 50% off every art walk!

*Gaspare Ristorante and Bar: 6705 Greenwood Ave N
3- Course Italian Meal for $22.00 and Fresh Mint Mojitos and Bellinis $5 each all night during the artwalk.

(Shown above on the left is the internationally acclaimed fetish-burlesque Porcelian Twinz. And to the right is Walt Curtis, writer and poet most famous for "Mala Noche" which was made into a film by Gus Van Sant.)

Gainsbourg: 8550 Greenwood Ave N
Featuring Portland Photographer, Lloyd Kimeldorf. Drawn to the Surrealist movement at an early age, Kimeldorf developed a visual curiosity which still influences his way of seeing. While taking classes in film making, he became intrigued with his current medium, still photography. He creates and captures singular frames, each describing a fully formed moment within a story ... explicit, but leaving the rest up to the viewer to decide. His body of work consists of three collections: portraits, nudes, and concept pieces. Sometimes surreal, or comical, and often dramatic, Lloyd's work is inspired by a cast of ground-breaking photographers, such as Man Ray and Helmut Newton.

In The Red Wine Bar & Cafe: 6510 Phinney Ave N
Stark, tortured, primal color portraitures by Emily Cadwell.

Janet Klinger Photography: 6120 Phinney Ave N
Featuring Seattle & Puget Sound photographers and videographers.

Kouzina: 8403 Greenwood Ave N
Monthly rotating artwork by a local artist.

Makeda Coffee: 153 N 78th Street
(between N. 1st Ave & N. Greenwood Ave.)
Photography by Keith Slawson and Brazilian Music by the band Choro Loco. Artist present.

Naked City Taphouse: 8564 Greenwood Ave N
Large format oil & acrylic paintings by Sky. Artist present.

Neptune Coffee: 8415 Greenwood Ave N
Monthly rotating artwork.

Oliver’s Twist: 6822 Greenwood Ave N
Artwork by Cheryl Robinson, acrylic and graphite on wood. Artists Present.

Palermo Art Gallery: (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
Urban contemporary art by Yvonne Palermo. Artists present.

The Park Pub: 6114 Phinney Ave N
Rotating local artists.

Phinney Neighborhood Assoc: 6532 Phinney Ave N
Showcasing the juror's picks from The Northwest Fine Arts Competition. This competition is held annually by the Phinney Neighborhood Association to select innovative and talented local emerging artists working in all media. The winning work this year was "Sacred Heart," by artist Paul McKee. Other featured artists include: John Armstrong, Jo Braun, Minh Carrico, Monika Dalkin, Sue Danielson, Shannon Durbin, Julia Haack, Tyler Kimball, Thomas Krueger, David McCrae, Jean Miller, Stan Raucher, Todd Smith, Tamara Stephas, Betty Udesen, and Suze Woolf. Artists present.

Rockwell Realty: 8315 Greenwood Ave N
Large scale atmospheric oil paintings inspired by travel by Jeremy Kronbach. Artist present.

Sasquatch Studios: 6108 Phinney Ave N
Featuring beaded bonsai trees, anchored on rocks primarily from Carkeek Park beach by Debbie Allen plus refreshments served. Artist present.

SPACE: A Design Build Collective: 7200 Greenwood Ave N
Pastel, graphite and charcoal on paper by Susan Massey. Artist present.

Strut: 7511 Greenwood Ave N
Featuring rotating artwork from local artists. Artists present.

Taproot Theatre Company: 204 N 85th Street
Pour yourself a glass of lemonade and get married all over again this fall with the regional premiere of Wedding Belles, the final production in Taproot Theatre’s 34th season. When a bedraggled bride is found stranded at an East Texas bus station in 1942, the determined ladies of the Eufala Springs Garden Club leap into action! Lemonade, wedding cake and a gown are easy enough to come by… but where’s the groom? This side-splitting comedy overflows with love, laughter and Southern hospitality at its best! Wedding Belles was written by Alan Bailey and Ronnie Claire Edwards. Directed by associate artistic director Karen Lund, Wedding Belles runs through October 23.

Plus Taproot Theatre offers two-for-one tickets to its performance of Wedding Belles on October 8 at 8 pm. Just ask for your Art Walk Discount when calling the box office at 206.781.9707. Offer subject to availability, is not applicable to previously-purchased tickets, and may not be combined with other offers. Artists present.

Tasty: 7513 Greenwood Ave N
“Hallows Eve” Group Show. Come visit the Obsolete World of Jeannie Paske. An old world made up of endless fields, distant hills and timeworn cliffs. A place where the sun is always setting. A land in which extinct slow-moving monsters and elegant gentle-faced creatures of all shapes and sizes reside." Artists Present

Terra Bella Flowers & Mercantile: 8417 Greenwood Ave N
Ornate Venetian Masks for costume & display by artist Timothy Stephens. Artist present.

*The Olive & Grape: 8516 Greenwood Ave N
(Formerly “Olive You”)
Stop in for Olive oil tastings.

Two Birds Tattoo: 7408 Greenwood Ave N
Rotating artwork by local artists.

Urban Light Studios (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
"Focus" photography group show featuring the work of Autumn Adams, Kevin Law, Janet Klier and Nicole Raine Terhune. Artists present.

Wayward Coffeehouse: 8570 Greenwood Ave N
Rotating artwork by local artists. Live music from 8-10pm. Artists present.

Write To Move at Phinney Center: 6532 Phinney Ave N
7pm Life Drawing for Writers, $5 drop-in fee. Artist Present

*Venues offering artwalk special discounts.


Plus Celebrate Arts Crush in our neighborhood and all around the Puget Sound!

Creativity pulses through Greenwood-Phinney this fall
Neighborhood showcases its multi-faceted creativity with variety of Arts Crush events

SEATTLE – October 5, 2010 – Greenwood-Phinney made international headlines last year with Cooper, its neighborhood cat-turned-photographer, but that’s just the beginning of the creativity abounding here. With murals and galleries, a dance studio, a writing center and its own professional theatre, Greenwood-Phinney is one of Seattle’s hottest arts neighborhoods. This month it showcases all the artistry with a series of events for Arts Crush, the month-long regional arts festival.

Visual art enthusiasts won’t want to miss the special events scheduled for Friday, October 8, which coincides with the monthly Art Up Greenwood-Phinney Art Walk. Families with children will enjoy a number of events throughout the month, including a free session of the popular Drama with Your Mama class (October 19) from Taproot Theatre’s Acting Studio and a free performance of the entertaining bullying-prevention play Treasure Ally (October 23). Then on October 24, get your groove on with 13 free dance classes from The American Dance Institute and Art on the Ridge.

For a full schedule of events and to learn more about Arts Crush, visit http://artscrush.org/


Taproot Theatre Company is a professional, non-profit theatre company with a multi-faceted production program. Founded in 1976, Taproot Theatre serves the Pacific Northwest with Mainstage Productions, Touring Productions and Acting Studio. Taproot exists to create theatre that explores the beauty and questions of life while bringing hope to our search for meaning. Taproot Theatre Company is a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), Theatre Puget Sound (TPS), and the Greenwood-Phinney Chamber of Commerce.

Support for Taproot Theatre’s 2010 Mainstage season is generously provided by The Charles Simonyi Fund for Arts and Sciences, The Seattle Foundation, 4Culture, ArtsFund, PONCHO and Nesholm Family Foundation. The Acting Studio receives additional support from media sponsor ParentMap along with The D.V. and Ida J. McEachern Charitable Trust. Taproot Theatre’s Road Company receives additional support from The Norcliffe Foundation and The D.V. and Ida J. McEachern Charitable Trust.

Greenwood Arts Crush Fact Sheet

October 8 – Night of the Greenwood-Phinney Art Walk
- 6-9 p.m. Fine Art, Live Music, and Live Painting! at Art On The Ridge
- 6-9 p.m. October Art Walk Extravaganza at Avanti Art & Design
- 6-10 p.m. Hallows Eve: Art Opening Party at Tasty
- 6-10 p.m. Inside Out: Artist Reception at Bherd Studios Gallery
- 6-10 p.m. FOCUS 2010: Elite images from ULS studio photographers, plus Urban Indigenous by Nico Inzeralla, at Urban Light Studios
- 8 p.m. Two-for-one Date Night at Wedding Belles at Taproot Theatre Company

October 10- 3 p.m. The Rose, The Jester, and the Soul – Music from the Heart at Music Center of the Northwest

October 12
- 7 p.m. How to Suffer for a Story with Brendan Kiley at 826 Seattle

October 13- 7:30 p.m. Free Night of Theatre at Wedding Belles at Taproot Theatre

October 15- 7-8 p.m. Free Blues Dance Class at American Dance Institute Studio #2

October 16- 2 p.m. Don’t Forget To Write – 826 Seattle Workshop Open House at 826 Seattle
- 3-4 p.m. Kids Art Exploration at Art On The Ridge
- 4-5 p.m. Kids Art Exploration at Art On The Ridge

October 19
- 11 a.m. Drama with Your Mama class from Taproot Theatre’s Acting Studio at the Greenwood Library

October 23
- 11 a.m. Treasure Ally from Taproot Theatre’s Road Company at the Greenwood Library

October 24- 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Arts Crush Dance Week Launch (13 free dance classes) at The American Dance Institute & Art on the Ridge

NOTE: All events subject to change, and many require advance registration. Please see the Arts Crush website (http://artscrush.org/) for more details.