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Monday, September 5, 2011

Art Up Phinneywood: Fri, September 9 from 6-9pm

A-1 Piano Sales & Rentals: 7020 Greenwood Ave N
Poetic color pencil landscapes and other whimsical musings by Britt McKenzie. Plus live music. Artists present.

Art on the Ridge: 8005 Greenwood Ave N
Special exhibit features Seattle artist Jim Pirie. His abstract oil paintings have a great sense of light, layers, and texture. Group show featuring Jan Tervone, Winston Rockwell, Pricilla Neison, Meylan Huggins, Kristin Frasheski and Kabriele Rosas. Live music by Pollyanna Socialist. Artists present.

Assemble Gallery & Studio: 7406 Greenwood Ave N
Featuring the work of Scott Scoggin of Slide Sideways. Row Me to the Shore focuses on the interaction of shapes and flat color. The work exaggerates the process of silk screening and cut paper, by which one is constantly thinking about layers. Each piece assembles minimal illustration and typography, sometimes ‘collaging’ random shapes, to produce a new whole. All work is gouache on paper, and each painting is signed in pencil by the artist. For more by Scott, go to slide-sideways.com. Artist present.

Avanti Art & Design: 7317 Greenwood Ave N
Monthly rotating artwork by a local artist.

Balderdash Books & Art: 8536 Greenwood Ave N
Collage art by Stephanie Reilly.

*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
Realism is making a comeback. After a few years of lying low, representational art is back with a vengeance—artists are creating figurative work with passion and finesse, but now they’re adding their own unique twists. In a fitting gesture for these tumultuous times, the artists that were chosen for “Askew” create intense, layered imagery that challenges our perceptions of “normal” and makes us think twice about what’s real and what’s not. The work is sometimes dramatic and sometimes subtle, but it’s always well crafted and wonderful. “Askew” is curated by Seattle artists, Chris Sheridan & Kate Protage and features the contemporary works of: Yvette Endrijautzki, Carl Faulkner, Zanetka Gawronski, Larkin, Matthew Lewis, Aaron Jasinski, Spyder Peterka, AJ Power, Jim Stoccardo, James Walker, and Andrea Wicklund. Artists present.

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

The Chocolate Shoe Box: 7410 Greenwood Ave N
Modern painting, similar to MC Escher, and appears to have work indicative of trompe l’oeil. Artist present.

Couth Buzzard Books: 8310 Greenwood Ave N
Rotating artwork from local artists. Plus Pacific NW Folklore Society concert featuring Cathy Britell and William Limbach. Two voices in close, sweet harmony, one autoharp and one guitar bring a new sound to an eclectic collection of traditional songs, classics and originals. Music starts at 7:30pm. Artists present.

Echo Echo Gallery (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
Featuring new works of Seattle artists Andy Kline, Chris Olson, dear earthling & Xavier Lopez, Jr. The collective artists of Echo Echo will also be working on two large scale joint paintings as part of the Summer Streets night out. Artists present.

*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. Plus Happy Hour menu from 5-7pm only $4 - $7 items with special cocktail and wine prices.

Gainsbourg: 8550 Greenwood Ave N
Featuring the work of Zach Bohnenkamp & John Osgood. Zach is a primarily a printmaker and muralist, but also enjoys painting on canvas and illustration. His print work consists mainly of woodblock prints in a neo-Japanese/graffiti style. John works mainly in acrylics and aerosol and his art is an expression of lifes uncomfortable and sometimes humorous circumstances that plays out through his colorful and odd character portraitures. Both artists are muralists whose public work can be seen all over the Seattle area, including our own neighborhood.

Green Bean Coffeehouse: 8533 Greenwood Ave N
Monthly rotating artwork by local artists.

In The Red Wine Bar & Cafe: 6510 Phinney Ave N
Paintings by Julia Goldie.

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

Naked City Taphouse: 8564 Greenwood Ave N
Photography by Dr. Alan Chait. While being a Professor and the head of the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition by day, Dr. Alan Chait is also an excellent photographer by night. After gaining a love for the craft during his teenage years in South Africa, Alan has since continued to hone his photography skills and brings his captivating collection of abstract photos featuring interesting lines and vibrant colors to Naked City Brewery & Taphouse. Visit www.alanchait.com for more information. Artist present.

Neptune Coffee: 8415 Greenwood Ave N
Monthly rotating artwork.

Oliver’s Twist: 6822 Greenwood Ave N
Pen and ink portraits in a dark comic style by artist Jeff Fielder. Artist present.

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

Phinney Art Gallery @PNA: 6532 Phinney Ave N
Showcasing the work of two local photographers, Stan Raucher and Todd Smith. The photographers each work with black and white photography, but their works explore the juxtaposition of urban and rural topics. Raucher's series Metro documents the behavior of ordinary people in mass transit systems in several countries and cultures. As individuals interact with one another in these tightly-packed public spaces, occasionally situations that are unexpected, mysterious, humorous or poignant unfold. Todd Smith's series Bins documents fruit bin lots, as the unintentional architecture of the region where he was born. His photographs are dynamic studies in architectural photography, shadows and light, densities and graphic representation. Artist present.

Rockwell Realty: 8315 Greenwood Ave N
Rockwell Realty is hosting a fundraiser for The Rose International Fund for Children (TRIFC.org). The primary mission of TRIFC is to improve the lives of children and adults in Nepal, particularly those with a disability. We will be showcasing beautiful hand-embroidered cards created by the Deaf Women’s Empowerment Group as well as beautiful photos and artwork from Nepal. All proceeds go back to supporting the deaf women in Nepal that are creating these cards and TRIFC.. Artist present.

The Showroom @Bherd Gallery (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
"Visualize" is a series of work by Tacoma artist, Cash, that is inspired by his uncle Edmund. The work entails abstracted backgrounds that slowly focus into the foreground subject matter.

Strut: 7511 Greenwood Ave N
Rotating artwork by local artists.

Tasty: 7513 Greenwood Ave N
“Bits & Pieces” features original work from 20 different NW artists, all pieces are made from recycled or reclaimed materials. The Artist Reception is from 6-10 pm. The exhibit will run through October 11th.

Participants include: Art by E, B-Botics, Cynthia Freese, Dara Harvey, Deviant Décor, Gina Nash, Gretchen Fuller, Heidi Favour, Jenn Brisson, Ken Judd, Keri Carter, Kim Groff-Harrington, Marty Gordon, Rosalie Gale, Suni Cook-Boucher, Terry Suddarth, TV TommyVision, Vern White, Was Now Creations and Wilky. Artists present.

*The Olive & Grape: 8516 Greenwood Ave N
Organic wine tasting: wine tasting and olive oils. Join us for a fun wine tasting event featuring Wilridge Estate Naches Heights Wines, Yakima, WA. Wilridge Estate are organic and biodynamic! We will be tasting the: Pinot Grigio, Rose, Tempranillo and Port. Also enjoy 10% off all Olive Oils during the artwalk.

*Top Ten Toys: 104 N 85th Street
Photography by youth artist, Kayden Wheeler. About the artist: At a young age Wheeler developed a strong passion for photography and that passion continues to grow day-after-day. There is never a moment the artist is caught without a camera. It has become second nature to bring it everywhere Wheeler goes, because you never know when a great photograph opportunity might occur. Artist present.

Two Birds Tattoo: 7408 Greenwood Ave N
Artwork by Betsy Barnum. Artist Statement: I use my works on paper to describe my life, expressing my thoughts and emotions about a specific moment or circumstance through my relationships with those I am close to. I build up thin layers of paint, ink and pencil to conceal and reveal images the way emotions and behavior are unconsciously layered to hide or signal something to others. The gesture and composition of the figures in my work are very important, as they are the first indicators of the work’s meaning. I use recurring objects from piece to piece as symbols or metaphors for people and ideas. For example, I often use a typewriter to represent myself, or birds as metaphors for fear and emotion. I use paper as my surface because of its flexibility, smoothness, and capacity for erasure. Like a palimpsest, it shows the progression and history of layers of marks. Like skin it wrinkles and fights back when worked on, asserting its personality into the painting or drawing. Like journal pages, my work is an ongoing narrative, each piece chronologically linked to the others. Each gesture, color, layer, and object is significant, and each work interacts with the others to establish meaning through a repetition of these elements. Artist present.

Urban Light Studios (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
“It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad Show” featuring the works of urban contemporary artists inspired by Mad Magazine. Artists present. PLUS FREE TACOS while supplies last, sponsored by Camarena Tequila Taco Truck. They will be stationed in the ground level of the Greenwood Collective back alley.

*Art walk venues offering special discounts and offers.