Rain and seasonal chills couldn’t dampen art lovers’ spirits! Art Walk was pretty vibrant, all things considered. We hope you caught it live, or in the robust social presence and live broadcasts from the WS Junction Association and participating businesses. We welcomed another new business – Snip It’s in Alaska Junction! – so the opportunities for artistic expression grow.
Some businesses take advantage of Art Walk all-day with business-hours only showings. Zelda Zonk Consignment in Admiral is hosting Jenna Roby all month – check out her detailed watercolors when you decide today is the day to refresh your fall wardrobe! Mailbox West in Morgan and West Seattle Grounds BOTH host featured Q4 artist Glenda Weibel – you can enjoy her elegant watercolor compositions while you ship your packages or pick up your mail OR get your favorite coffee drink. Flying Apron features favorite Kevin Ducoing’s ethereal floating femmes as backdrop for a GF meal or treat.
There were a number of group shows, all gearing up for the holidays. Beata Metzelaar showed stunning, rolling landscapes and cloudcapes of oil and acrylic at Brace Point Pottery & Gallery, along with pieces from Layne Cook and Patri O’Connor. Capers Home hosted their annual holiday invitational, Simply Red, with works of seven artists as a stunning, varied backdrop to Caper’s beautifully curated holiday decor, home design and furniture settings. Click! Design that Fits debuted their holiday jewelry invitational, featuring several artists with a range of styles and materials, including pieces carved from broken china service.
While Art becomes Fashion at Click!, Fashion was enhanced by Art from Ryan Breault at Doll Parts Collective in Morgan Junction (as well as Zelda Zonk!). His painted studies of natural beauty blended perfectly with the retro vibe and vintage clothes. And speaking of vibes, Esther Loopstra’s works of nuanced intuitive art ringed the top shelves of Canna West Culture Shop like frothy, sparkling frosting.
Doug Early’s elegant black and white and subtle color photography was on display at John L. Scott, along with one of the best receptions we’ve come to expect. An another artist from WS Art for Social Justice group, Adonis Williams, displayed his fantastical cutting-edge illustrations at Verity Credit Union, and Snip It’s Kimora Lee hosted Stephanie Morales elevated works that spoke of femininity, thought, self reflection and beauty.
Stand-out solo shows included Ellen Zrimsek at Wild Rose’s, where you can see her inventive use of cold wax and oil to create multi-hued forests of delicate trees. Karen Ussery‘s travelled nature photography is still on display at West Seattle Cellars, to inspire your own viniculture travels. Brookdale West Seattle extended their community-only show of artist Betty Davis who also a three-year resident of the community.
We want to thank all our generous partners for the support they bring the West Seattle Art Walk – Verity Credit Union, Canna West Seattle, Brookdale Senior Living and our media partner West Seattle Blog. 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 photo recap of Art Walk night for the month of November by volunteer photographers Jacquie S., Dan J., Marie F., Todd M. and Reeve W. Most of the artwork featured will be up all month long, so do find time to visit the above venues.