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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Mural at site of Greenwood arson to be unveiled this Thurs, Dec 31st

Mural celebrates artistry and creativity of neighborhood

SEATTLE – December 29, 2009 – Taproot Theatre Company and Seattle Mural Art will unveil the mural created for the site of the October 23 arson in Greenwood on Thursday, December 31, at 11 a.m. Taproot Theatre Company commissioned Seattle Mural Art an affliate of Bherd Studios to create a mural to cover the safety fence where the Eleanor Roosevelt Building stood until the arson. Concerned about leaving a hole in the core of the Greenwood business district, Taproot Theatre, which owns the property, saw the mural as a way to add beauty to the neighborhood and facilitate more art. The mural celebrates Greenwood’s character and artistry, and demonstrates its resilience in the wake of the fires.

WHAT Unveiling of Greenwood mural

WHEN Thursday, December 31, 11 a.m.

WHERE North 85th Street, just west of Greenwood Avenue. Meet in front of Taproot Theatre Company, 204 North 85th Street, Seattle

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Aurora Art Mural Project | Meet the Artists on Mon. Jan 11th

Aurora Art Mural Project
Join your neighbors to meet the artists who have been hired to create 2 art murals on Aurora.

Aurora mural locations include empty storefront windows and/or sides of buildings. The first project site is 7615 Aurora Avenue N. The artists hired are from Seattle Mural Art, an affiliate of Bherd Studios located in Greenwood. John Osgood, Zachary Bohnenkamp & Kevin "Sensei23" Sullivan are known most recently for their work creating an art mural for the safety wall next to the Greenwood businesses destroyed by arson.

Join Sustainable Green Lake, Greenwood Aurora Involved Neighbors (GAIN) and Seattle Department of Transportation to meet the artists and discuss our visions for Aurora. The basic themes for the artwork will include sustainability, traffic safety and community. Come share your ideas and enthusiasm for a new Aurora!

Monday, January 11 from 7:30-8:30pm
at The Greenwood Collective
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1 (located next to Gary's Games & Hobby)
Light Refreshments will be Served

Funded by the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Greenwood Aurora Involved Neighbors (GAIN) and the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.

For more information, contact gaingroup@gmail.com.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Greenwood Concert Band + NW Clarinet Choir Perform Tue. Dec 15

Tuesday, December 15, 7:30 p.m.
at the Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church
7500 Greenwood Ave. N.

The Greenwood Concert Band and the NW Clarinet Choir, both directed by William Blayney, are hosting a Fire Relief Fund Benefit Concert the Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church 7500 Greenwood Ave. N. Suggested donation $10, but everyone welcome. Open seating.

Holiday favorites from Nutcracker to Leroy Anderson's Christmas Festival, and maybe some musical surprises like "Frozen Bill," will warm your spirits. Share this time together as we thank our firefighters and help our community rise from the ashes.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Phoenix Rising in Greenwood: Taproot Theatre Commissions Mural Artists

Taproot Theatre has commissioned 3 Seattle artists to create a mural installation on an 8 ft high by 89 foot long temporary wall in honor of the businesses that were lost after the arsons in our neighborhood. Above is an in progress shot of the main focal point of the mural symbolizing the re-birth of the Greenwood neighborhood - the phoenix rising from its ashes. When first contacted by Taproot, the artists got together to brainstorm ideas that would best resonate with the community and Zach Bohnenkamp, one of the 3 artists came up with the idea of the Phoenix. Other features of the mural will include a scene from the annual car show, a fireman rescuing a PAWs cat, and a call to action for the monthly artwalk "Art Up Greenwood-Phinney".

You may recognize the handiwork of these three artists: John Osgood, Kevin "Sensei23" Sullivan and Zach Bohnenkamp from the recently installed mural at ProSki on Aurora. Neighbors who have heard about the mural have been waiting to see the artists working on the wall outdoors, but the artists have been stealthily cloistered in a nearby location and the mural will not be totally revealed until the unveiling ceremony TBA soon. The artists are a part of Seattle Mural Art which is an affliate of Bherd Studios Gallery located in Greenwood.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Art Up Greenwood-Phinney December Artwalk: Fri. Dec 11 from 6-9pm

Plus: Don't forget about the Snowmen on Parade Auction!!

NEW!! Assemble Gallery : 7406 Greenwood Ave N
Assemble Gallery & Studio is proud to announce that our Grand Opening party is scheduled for the same night as the Phinney/Greenwood Artwalk, on Friday, December 11th! We will be partying from 6pm – 9pm in celebration our opening, the holidays, and all of our old & new friends! Avians Alight (former member of Damien Jurado) will be playing music for us, plus come for treats, coffee and drinks, plus a button-making station, fun coupons and great fun! Also, come to meet our first gallery artist, Katya Usvitsky, who is traveling all the way from New York City to cut the imaginary ribbon.

Art on the Ridge at SPACE a Design Collective:
7601 Greenwood Ave N (enter off 76th)
Art on the Ridge features: Refreshments, Visual Art, Live music, Live painting and Community art! And the 2nd Annual Snowmen on Parade Auction will be hosted at SPACE. Artists present.

Avanti Art & Design: 7317 Greenwood Ave N
Eric Bass – photographs; Debbie Ableson –photographs; Mieko Krell - oil paintings/photography; Karla Johnson - paintings/drawings; Leela Pastala - photographs/fibers;Maery Lanahan - oil paintings; Emmalee Bozek - multimedia paintings/drawings/lighting; Pat Gallagher - sculpture/lighting; Nancy Fiala - glass/works on paper/paintings; Sam Trout - paintings/clothing; Tyson Lynn - performance/musician; Brian Enriquez - slam poet extraordinare! Artists present.

Balderdash Books & Art: 8536 Greenwood Ave N
Mixed media works by Yvette Endrijautzki Basile and non-fiction books by R.S. Pearson. Artist present.

Band Vibes (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenood Ave N, Suite 1
“Holiday Bizarre” featuring over 30 Seattle urban contemporary artists whose works are under 12” x 12” and priced for the gift giving season. 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
“Urban Presence” featuring artwork from Seattle artists, Cash, Solace, Ego, Ninjagrl, Zachary Bohnenkamp, Kevin “Sensei23” Sullivan and Akimbo from Snug-guns. Artists present.

*Carmelita’s: 7314 Greenwood Ave N
Carmelita now has cocktails! Come by and check out our new bar during the artwalk and sample tonight's $5 artisinal cocktail. ($5 Happy Hour Menu 5PM-7PM daily).

Diva Espresso: 7916 Greenwood Ave N
Monthly art rotation

KillaB Studio (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenood Ave N, Suite 1
Urban art work by Kate Barnett. Artist present.

Kouzina: 8403 Greenwood Ave N
Featuring color photography by Alexis Henry: documentation of a farm in Eastern WA.

*Gaspare Ristorante and Bar: 6705 Greenwood Ave N
Three Course Italian Meal for $22.00 all night special for the art walk.

Greenwood Sip & Ship: 8560 Greenwood Ave N
Monthly rotating artwork by local artists.

Holiday Art Sale at Phinney Neighborhood Center:
6532 Phinney Ave N / Blue Bldg #1, Room #1
Featuring artists: Patty Makatura, Gale Backer, Kristin McKee, Annie deVuono, Kate Franchimon, Genevieve Roberts, Eileen O'Shea, Irene Bloom, Andrew Makatura, Katrina Beach and Steve Anderson. Paintings, Woodworking, Hats, Jewelry, Gourds, Scarves and Handbags, Metalwork, Glass. Artists Present.

Makeda Coffee: 153 N 78th Street
(between N. 1st Ave & N. Greenwood Ave.)
Henna and acrylic on canvas by Antoinette Hippe.And music by DJ MisSavery and the Swinging Pachyderms Artist present.

Naked City Taphouse: 8564 Greenwood Ave N
Monthly rotating artwork by local artists.

Neptune Coffee: 8415 Greenwood Ave N
Monthly artist rotation.

Oliver’s Twist: 6822 Greenwood Ave N
Featuring the work of Northwest urban contemporary artists. Artist present.

PAWS Cat City: 8503 Greenwood Ave N
Live art in progress: Cats & kittens looking for homes!

Rockwell Realty/Seattle Management Group: 8313/8315 Greenwood Ave N
Featuring Jadd Davis whose works include exclusive use of found, recycled and/or otherwise eco-friendly surfaces and walnut-based oils in order to lessen the negative impact on the planet.. Artist present.

Strut: 7511 Greenwood Ave N
Featuring local artist work and special Holiday Season Sales!

From left to right: Mark Lund, Candace Vance and Grant Goodeve
photography by Erik Stuhaug
*Taproot Theatre: 7511 Greenwood Ave N
Offering a $5 Art Walk discount to its December 11 performance of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, adapted for the stage by Joe Landry. Due to the October 23 fire, the play takes place at the Stage One Theatre at North Seattle Community College. Ask for your “Art Walk” discount when calling the box office in advance at 206-781-9707. Taproot Theatre anticipates a grand reopening in January.

Urban Light Studios (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
The year in review: see a sampling of the featured artists from 2009 exhibitions. Artists present.

Wayward Coffeehouse: 8570 Greenwood Ave N
Henna Art by Magic Magpie Studios, Works by Angie Whitney, Encaustic wax art by Cheri Prestek and Joyce Mitchell. Live music from 8-10pm. Artists present.

*Venues Offering Special Artwalk Discounts!