Summer was still in the house for last night’s Art Walk! Walking maps were in hand, and music was in the air, thanks to the vocal/guitar stylings of My Real Job at KeyBank Plaza and an in-store performance at Easy Street by Erin Bowman. The only rainwater around was on Jeni Lee’s innovative paintings that incorporate bonafide PNW rain layered with misty acrylics at Click! Design That Fits.
Up and down California Ave SW, art emerged anywhere from Africa to right here at home. At Canna Culture Shop, the moving photography of Tim McKulka documented the strong women of South Sudan, along with incredibly detailed bead-work jewelry and corsets from The Roots Project. These corsets alone are worth the trip to Canna – they take several months to create by hand and the colors and designs signify the time of life of the wearer. They are on exhibit all month and proceeds go to The Roots Project. At Viscon Cellars, Nikki Hobensack was live painting a new floral composition while art lovers enjoyed wine tasting. And at West Seattle Art Nest, Cara Chamberlin shared her latest watercolor mixed media and cards.
Color ruled the evening as well. At RE/MAX, Sarah Teasdale zoomed in on the pixels of her imagery for vibrant color play. At John L. Scott West Seattle, Byron Stewart’s Koi dazzled, at Flying Apron, Jen Zcans’ spray paint works blazed, and at Hotwire, Whitney LaRene’s drip acrylics exploded with energy.
We have discovered that the biggest parties all happen on Othello Street! At 35th Ave SW, Inner Alchemy’s community party celebrated “Transformations” with Jolene Hagin and the practitioners of Inner Alchemy’s tribe. At California Ave SW, at The Building’s open house, Salyna Gracie displayed her shimmering encaustics at NW Encaustics Gallery, Alexis St. John couldn’t keep her paintings on the wall (two had sold by 6:30pm!), Flóra Carlile-Kovács’ showed progress on her newest hat, and PRDG Architecture+Design shared their latest projects.
We want to thank all our generous partners for the support they bring the West Seattle Art Walk – The Office of Rebecca Mitsui, Verity Credit Union, Northwest Art & Frame, Canna West Seattle, John L. Scott Real Estate and Sound Credit Union. Thank you, too, to the all artists, merchants, and restaurants/bars/cafes for making this monthly event happen. To you, art-seeker, thanks for being part of this community.
Here’s a small photo recap of Art Walk night for the month of September by volunteer photographers Todd M., Janet L., Reeve W. and special guest Patrick Robinson of the Westside News. Most of the artwork featured will be up all month long, so do find time to visit these venues.
Art of Music is a presentation in conjunction with the West Seattle Junction Association and has partial funding by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.