January is a month to collect and regroup, and Art Walk businesses are no exceptions. There were only six in-person receptions, but what receptions they were! And thank you to the Art Lovers who were strolling! We welcomed Fogue Gallery for their first Art Walk, West Seattle Grounds in Admiral, Snip It’s, Verity and Capers in Alaska Junction, and West Seattle Cellars in Morgan. If you weren’t able to come out, check out our Facebook livestream videos from four of the five venues. Thank you to the hundreds of you who tuned in at home!
The art was flying off the walls, literally, at Fogue Gallery, where friends, family, and new fans enjoyed – and purchased many of – the work of 15 over-50 artists. Friends, family and new fans also flocked to Reeve Washburn’s show ESSENCE // STRUCTURE at Capers, marveling at the gorgeous home style settings for her textured, nuanced works. Edimbo Lekea of NATTY DREAD ILLUSTRATION featured works that unearth the mysticism of Black History, merging it into his paintings, seen this month at Snip It’s. It’s always a party at West Seattle Grounds where Jake Lee‘s work, inspired by his time as a tattoo artist and Japanese woodblock prints and East Asian imagery, owned the wall space. If you didn’t get a chance to see Erika Bell’s work at Verity last month, you are in luck — her show is continuing this month! Her beautiful works amplify the voices of the marginalized, elevate Blackness, and share the healing power of art. Ellen Zrimsek’s arresting encaustic works are now on display at West Seattle Cellars to inspire your fine wine selections.
For business-hours-only exhibits, Zelda Zonk Consignment in Admiral and Mailbox West in Morgan are hosting featured Q4 artist Glenda Weibel all month – check out her elegant watercolor compositions when you decide today is the day to refresh your winter wardrobe or ship your holiday packages! Flying Apron features favorite Kevin Ducoing’s ethereal floating femmes as backdrop for a GF meal or treat.
We want to thank all our generous partners for the support they bring the West Seattle Art Walk – Fogue Gallery, 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 January by volunteer photographers Dan J., Lora R., Patti C., and Reeve W. Most of the artwork featured will be up all month long, so do find time to visit the above venues.