April 12th WSAW, 2012
West Seattle Cellars April Artist: Chris Rollins
“Soon after I moved into the Hiawatha Artists Lofts four years ago, we started hosting small concerts. I asked if I could make promotional posters for the shows, and I have been making them ever since. I have expanded to making prints for musicians that I know and love. Because I like multiple production, process oriented work, printmaking is the medium that I enjoy using right now. These posters were created through a relief printmaking process. My influences would fill this page, but at the top of the list would be the art of the German Expressionist Movement, the Works Progress Administration and Mexican printmakers. I am a graphic designer, printmaker and collector. I studied art and design at the University of Colorado and have lived in Seattle since 1990. I currently print in my home studio.” – Rollins
Our free wine tasting on this month’s Art Walk night will feature French wines, imported by West Seattle-based Small Vineyards. Come in and enjoy Chris’s art, while you try some tasty wines made by small, family-owned wineries in southern France!