Welcome to the May edition of the West Seattle Art Walk! Thursday, May 10th 5pm to late.
Spend the evening exploring multiple venues in West Seattle, each hosting unique local art and music. Our participating artists, businesses, and restaurants are excited to welcome the community to stop by and join in celebrating our vibrant art scene. Get out there and enjoy art walk, have a glass of wine, enjoy extended happy hours and Art Walk only dining and experience local art direct from the source!
Spring (April/May/June) 2018 Walking Map
MORE ABOUT ART WALK:
This free art event encourages you to visit venues across greater West Seattle, both in The Junction and beyond. Many venues will be hosting receptions for their featured artist(s) to meet the public and answer questions. The following businesses, organizations, and artists will be participating:
IN THE JUNCTION:
John L. Scott: Cole Millard 5pm-late
Capers: Magdalena Cooney 5-8pm
Despite being born into a repressive communist regime, Magdalena Cooney was destined to become a painter. Growing up in a children’s puppet theatre, her parents provided a magical cocoon, creating an alternate world marked by whimsy, fantasy and larger-than-life characters. Self-taught Cooney credits her parents and their cadre of artist friends as her first and most important teachers.
Her father, a set designer and puppet maker, and her mother, a graphic designer, influenced Cooney’s ability to create amidst a culture of censorship. The theatre was always her “happy place,” and she believes it is the reason her paintings lean towards the evocative, non-objective rather than specific. From an early age, Cooney was acutely aware of the competing forces of dark and light at play in her life. These contrasts are apparent in the opposing hues seen in many of her paintings. Her choice of color palettes also reflects her two homes: one echoes the famous red and orange rooftops of her birthplace, Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic), and the other is inspired by the cool grey and blue tones of her current home in Seattle, Washington.
Windermere Real Estate: West Seattle Garden Tour 2018 Art Competition Group Show 5pm-late
Wild Rose’s: Tom Costantini 6-9pm
Tom is an interior designer who has been drawing and sketching his whole life. He began painting with watercolors in 2017, and uses them to illustrate favorite subjects including vintage cars and trucks, landscapes and historic buildings and boats.
Tom has lived in West Seattle for ten years, and when not painting he can be found working on his 1940s home and in the garden, and walking along the beach at Alki.
Click! Design that Fits: Elyssa Cichy 5-8pm
“My art is a combination of simplistic acrylic backgrounds, and detailed woodburnings of the intricate intersections of leaves and branches and twigs and roots. I try to capture the feeling of the rest of the world fading and blurring, while you take a moment to focus on the beauty of little pieces of nature.”
Re/Max Junction: Dawn Cabigting 5pm-late
ArtsWest: Michael Dinning 6pm-late
“Who We Are”
Our Secret Garden: Alonzo Fernandez of Our Secret Garden 5pm-late
“Fantasy Gardens” green wall art
Alonzo will also be showcasing arrangements for Mother’s Day; place your order for Mother’s Day flowers on Art Walk night and receive a 10% discount (additionally, you’ll be entered in a raffle for either free delivery or a box of chocolates for your Mother’s Day flowers.)
Virago Gallery: Lauren Iida 5pm-late
4537 California Ave SW *new location*
Wallflower Custom Framing: Heidi Bruns Shank 5-8pm
Heidi Bruns Shank’s series Adapting Clarity explores individuality of sight and perception. The human experience of sight is determined not only by the body’s physical capacity but also by the mind’s personal lens. Shank’s own trial with a vision-altering medical condition initiated her journey to evaluate her polarizing sight, leading her to see that uniqueness can unite instead of separate us.
Graystone Mortgage: Chief Sealth International High School Artists 5-8pm
Graystone Mortgage West Seattle is proud to welcome back the art of Chief Sealth International High School students. The student art that will be on display represents work from the beginning Drawing/Painting class and the International Baccalaureate Art program. The pieces show a range of media including; graphite, watercolor, colored pencil, monoprinting, and acrylic paint.
Drawing/Painting art demonstrates drawings from original collage work, employing a grid to enlarge the composition, to build observational skills. Watercolor was employed to create emphasis or depth. Self-portrait work from the IB Art students demonstrates choice in media and style to best communicate their original idea.
Students were encouraged to explore new media and build depth of skill as they develop their portfolios. As IB Art students move into their second year and begin to work independently, they often choose a medium to develop greater skill in; the acrylic paintings are an example of this focused work.
Great American Diner & Bar: Michael Hathaway 5pm-late
Mike Hathaway is a native Seattle resident concentrating on pedagogical aspects of creativity. His artistic philosophy is to simplify everyday objects but leave enough ambiguity to allow the viewer a personal interpretation. He uses color and movement to heighten the viewer’s imagination. He also uses humor to further the viewer’s involvement.
Viscon Cellars: Jessie Summa Russo 5-9pm
We are featuring the mixed media art of West Seattleite Jesse Summa Russo. Meet the artist, taste our wines. Art and wines are available for purchase. Wine tasting fees will be waived for Art Walk participants during Art Walk.
Q Space: CHINA KODACHROME – Snapshots of Vintage China by Michael Jardine
Stop by and pick up a free postcard of vintage China. Or buy a pack.
Inner Alchemy, Treasures and Transformation: Dawndra Budd 6-9pm
Photographic journey celebrating Motherhood and the blessing of children. This month of May we celebrate Mothers, Fertility, Children and the Divine Feminine.
We welcome local West Seattle photographer, Dawndra Budd back to share her incredible photos chosen from the thousands of photo shoots with families, capturing sweet moments in time.
Join us for this community event with sips and nibbles, beautiful art, tarot card readings and complimentary sessions with our amazing Inner Alchemy Tribe!