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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Art Up Phinneywood artwalk: Friday, December 9 from 6 - 9pm

A-1 Piano Sales & Rentals: 7020 Greenwood Ave N
The work on display is from John Smither's recent series on loose canvas that depicts the struggle between old (cedar) and new (blackberry) in the back alleys of Seattle. The pieces portray this conflict through a visceral dream like seasonal progression of imagery from the light days of summer to the long dark days of winter. Plus live music. Artists present.

Art on the Ridge: 8005 Greenwood Ave N
Group show of more than 20 artists
Short Description of Artist’s Work: Oils, Painting by Fire, photography, blown glass, ceramic dinnerware, gift cards, and sculpture. Plus live music. Artists present.

Assemble Gallery & Studio: 7406 Greenwood Ave N
We are turning 2 years old!! We are celebrating with Milk + Bookies! On December 9th from 5-9pm, come grab some milk & cookies and bring a children's book to donate. The best types of childrens' books are all kinds of multicultural stories and stories in other languages for ages 5 and below. All books donated will benefit the Denise Louise Education Center. Get into the holiday spirit with us! To find out more about Milk + Bookies, watch the ADORABLE video, here. We hope to see you there!

Also showing: Urban & Amy continue to develop work based on images of everyday and iconic objects as well as familiar views of the city they inhabit. Though their work is never figurative it often suggests our presence via the objects and environments we utilize. Urban&Amy is an ongoing collaboration between Amy Bengtson and Urban Guy Allen. Amy Bengtson is an independent designer of fashion accessories based in Seattle. She’s a willful dropout from the world of Architectural design though she spent good money and time getting that degree. Urban Guy Allen is an illustrator specializing in Real Estate development although such an occupation apparently no longer exists. Artist present.

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

Balderdash Books & Art: 8536 Greenwood Ave N
Photography by Vera Pashkevich. Artist present.

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

"Venous Rose" by Michelle Anderst

Bherd Studios Gallery (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
Bherd Studios presents the encore opening of "Gifted". Featuring the urban contemporary works of Pacific NW artists: Michelle Anderst, Debbie Bianchi, Claudio Duran, Ninjagrl, John Osgood, Phresha, Joe Vollan and Vblast. The artists have specifically put together smaller sized pieces for the gift giving season for this holiday show and offer everything from metal sculpture work, wood panel pieces and canvas work. There are new pieces of work that will be available from Phresha, Joe Vollan & John Osgood, so if you missed out on pieces that were sold before you stopped by last time, you're in luck! Artists present.

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

The Chocolate Shoe Box: 7410 Greenwood Ave N
Fabiola Reina's background in Architecture and her love for nature interweaves into her work and creates a sense of geometry and spatial balance in her compositions. Her art and photography reveals an explosion of colors and emotion, and are inspired by her travels, by nature, her life experiences, music, and by the human psyche. She likes to celebrate diversity as well as the natural emotions life brings that connects us all as human beings.

Couth Buzzard Books: 8310 Greenwood Ave N
Rotating artwork from local artists. Plus LINDSEY STREET--PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOLKLORE SOCIETY COFFEEHOUSE CONCERT. Tunes and songs from Scandinavia, Quebec, British Isles, France, Bellingham and points near and far. Guitars, Fiddle, Accordion, percussion - they sing in two languages, stomp on the ground, and rock the unexpected chord change. Music starts at 7:30pm. Artists present.

Echo Echo Gallery (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
Deck the Halls! Music, Art, Libations, Light Snacks! The walls of the gallery will be full of Art! Come out on the second Friday evening of November 9th as Echo Echo Gallery Decks it's walls with all sorts of art, prints, t-shirts, toys--from stocking stuffers to that something special for someone you love! Come! Celebrate Christmas and the holidays with your favorite crew at Echo Echo! Join artists Xavier Lopez, dear earthling, Christopher J. Olson, Alexandria Sandlin and Reed Carpenter as we bring in the holidays in style! Join us for the latest art styles, light food and libations, speak to the artists and just have a great time on Friday the 9th of December at Echo Echo Gallery downstairs at the Greenwood Collective. 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
Monthly rotating artwork by local artists.

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

In The Red Wine Bar & Cafe: 6510 Phinney Ave N
Oil on canvas visual art by Elissa Houghton. Artist present.

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

Naked City Taphouse: 8564 Greenwood Ave N
Featuring monthly rotating artwork by local artists. Artist present.

Neptune Coffee: 8415 Greenwood Ave N
Monthly rotating artwork.

Oliver’s Twist: 6822 Greenwood Ave N
Eclectic mix of mixed media in celebration of Oliver’s Twist 5 year anniversary. Artist present.

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

Phinney Neighborhood Center: 6532 Phinney Ave N
Blue Building, Room #1
Holiday AA Sale: Decorative lights, jewelry, glass, envelopes, photography, paintings, gourds, prints, books, bots and mosaics. Featuring artists: Bella Luz, Alison Peltz, Blowing Sands, Inside Out and Backwards, Katrina Beach, Patty Makatura, Kate Franchimon, April Richardson, Judith Bushnell, Geogre Yocum and Debbie McLaughlin. Artists present.

Rockwell Realty: 8315 Greenwood Ave N
Unique works created using daubs of paint applied in a pointillist fashion to create optical textures, enhanced by random strokes creating an energy of noise and tension by Michael Martinez. Artist present.

"House Bunny: Loppy" by Siolo Thompson

The Showroom @Bherd Gallery (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
In The Showroom, Bherd represented artists Siolo Thompson, CASH & John Osgood feature their recent works.

About the Artists:
Thompson is interested in exploring through image, the human need for narrative and our relationship to our own histories and the stories of other lives. In her paintings she imbues animals and robots with totemic powers and she attempts to bring a sense of history to all of her subjects. Osgood paints idiosyncratic characters and animals with a bold palette. He's a people watcher and enjoys spending time following the emotions that flicker throughout a person’s face during an interaction - his art is the expression of these every day emotions. CASH's latest work has been influenced by John James Audubon, Pablo Picasso, Jean Michel Basquiat, hand drawn fonts and street art and graffiti. He uses spray paint, acrylic, charcoal and oil pastels to create his works on canvas, paper, and wood. His paintings reflect the textures of the city, as well as the colors and spontaneity found in nature.

Strut: 7511 Greenwood Ave N
Featuring monthly rotating artwork by local artists. Artist present.

Tasty: 7513 Greenwood Ave N
For a second year, Tasty is hanging walls of art, under $100 to support your giving spirit! 20 participating artists! Brenda Dunn, Calef Brown, Court Hoffman, David VonDerLinn, Deviant Decor, Dustin Kern, Eric Osborne, Jenn Brisson, Jenna Colby, Krista Jefferson, Kurtis Rykovich, Lacey Bryant, Marty Gordon, Olvera Designs, Pepe M., Rob Schwartz, Sarah Chambers(aka GlitterMortis), Sean Wilkinson, Stella Latwinski and Vivienne Flesher (benefiting Art with Heart). The show will be hanging through January, 2012.

*The Olive & Grape: 8516 Greenwood Ave N
Enjoy 10% off all Olive Oils during the artwalk.

"Crowspin" by Kamilla White

Two Birds Tattoo: 7408 Greenwood Ave N
Artist, Kamilla White has observed her local crows for a number of years, and is intrigued by their keen intelligence and their intricate co-evolutionary relationships with human beings. She began using crow and raven imagery in her work around 2001, and developed the current versions of her crow sculptures around 2006. Ms. White plans to continue consulting the corvid community for inspiration and ideas for many years to come.

Kamilla begins each crow sculpture with an inner core of compressed aluminum foil. She then adds legs of steel wire and covers the inner core with an outer layer of black polymer clay. Once the clay is smoothed out, she adds blue goldstone beads for the eyes and draws in wings and facial details with a pin tool. Some crows are embellished further with clay accessories. All are baked in the home oven. After baking, the legs are painted black and the crow is given a charm to wear around its neck on a thin leather cord.

Kamilla White earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting from Washington State University. Her affinity for three-dimensional art spilled over into her paintings during her last year at WSU, when she used cast paper masks and body parts in several pieces for her senior thesis project. A minor emphasis in Ceramics allowed her to explore her sculptural inclinations and develop her 3D visions. Kamilla has been using polymer clay in her artwork since the mid-1990s. Artist present.

Urban Light Studios (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
Come celebrate Urban Light Studios 3rd Anniversary with a group exhibition + live silkscreening to benefit Skateistan charity. Plus bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots!

*Venues offering artwalk specials & discounts.