Monday, June 25, 2012

JULY Art Fix: Upcoming Events!

If you need your art fix for the month of July (and I know I do!), here are some shows that you won't want to miss. It's the first official art walk of summer!

The 1st Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square, Thursday, 5 July from 5-8pm. The OK Hotel presents "Personal Mythology," an intriguing collection of new and old works by Seb Barnett. Gallery 110 is featuring work from six different artists this month: Fab, Emmanuel Monzon, Michael Shepard, Peter Serko, Ryan Doran, and Sabe Lewellyn. Also check out new and exciting work at the Underground Artist Collective, 4Culture, Art Xchange, Platform, Punch, Shift, SOIL, and over 50 other studios, galleries, and art spaces!

The 1st Friday Art Walk in Fremont, Friday, 6 July from 6-9pm. There will be dancing in the streets at the Lenin Statue, courtesy of the Slowpoke Crew in addition to live art by Dave Ryan and balloon animals by Jami Krause!

"Antlerham Lincoln" by Dave Ryan

Also check out the work of Rebecca West at Portage Bay Goods, Roy Powell at Frame Up Studios, Eli Wolff at Pel'Meni, Kelli Knickerbocker at Fremont Jewelry, and more!

Art/Not Terminal Gallery opening! Saturday, 7 July from 7-10pm. Featuring: Mertiss Thompson - "The Art of Golf," Tyee Photography Alliance - "Landscapes & Plannedscapes: Reactions to the Urban Influence," Michael Brunk, Jennifer Leone, Brian Morris, Adrian Wyard, and more!

The 2nd Thursday Art Walk in Capitol Hill, Thursday, 12 July from 5-8pm. True Love Gallery is hosting an exciting show this month! "Wunderkammer" will showcase drawings of a botanical, scientific and medical nature. You will also see portraits of those early distinguished men of science, curious objects, medical case study examples and other wonders. The featured artists are Jethaniel Peterka, Larkin Cypher, Laura Hines, Levi Hastings, Michelle Anderst, Redd Walitzki, Scott Dalrymple, Siolo Thompson, and Yvette Endrijautzki. The show will run through August 8th so if you can't make it to our opening night, you will have plenty of opportunity to check out the works!

Also check out Bauhaus, CakeSpy, Cupcake Royale, Ghost Gallery, the Ltd Gallery, Retrofit Home, Vermillion, and over 20 other art spaces are featuring new and exciting work this month!

"Transmission" at the Mercury, Thursday, 12 July from 9.30pm til late. Features art by Xavier Lopez, Jr and bellydancing by Betty Fish! You do not have to be a member for this night, and you do not need a member to sign you in. It is open to the public. No dress code. Free for members before 9.30pm. Starts at 9pm and goes til 2am. The performer will go on around 10.30 and again at 11.30, and the artist will be there all night. Come buy art, drinks, hear music and watch a sexy lady dance. "Transmission" happens the 2nd Thursday of every month.
The 2nd Thursday Art Walk in West Seattle, Thursday, 12 July from 6-9pm. Don't miss "Summer Lovin'" (inspired by the life and work of John Travolta) at the Twilight Artist Collective! John Travolta's career as an actor and a figure in popular culture is rich with colorful characters as well as an equally colorful personal history. His popularity has spanned several generations conjuring different images to almost all of those generations. How old you are has an almost direct link to the movies, characters and personal history that you impulsively think of when you think of this man. Featuring: Karl Addison, Joseph Brooks, Lyndsay Brown, Mike Capp, Gavin Carrol, Marty Gordon, Annie Huntley, Kim McCarthy, Lou Pimentel, Sensei23 and Solace Wonder. Also check out new work at The Heartland Cafe, Hotwire Coffee, Shoofly Pie, and more!

The 2nd Friday Art Walk in the Greenwood-Phinney neighbourhood, Friday, 13 July from 6-9pm. Urban Light Studios and Echo Echo Gallery have teamed up this month to put on an unprecedented show at the Greenwood Collective: "Between Heaven and Hellboy: Underground, Alternative and Urban Artists Take on Comics, Superheroes and Super Villains!" Join the best and brightest in Seattle’s Underground Art Scene (over 50 artists at last count!) as we celebrate four-color fantasy and history. Judges from various art galleries and comic book websites will help us pick the best artworks and we will have raffles and prizes to give away to the public as well. You won’t want to miss this!

Don't miss the closing reception of "Few and Far," an all woman graffiti collective, at Bherd Studios from 6-10pm! F&F is a movement that brings together talented women who are involved in graffiti and street art from all over the world. Their group connects women by creating social and artistic exchange, by showcasing art on the streets, on walls and in other high profile venues. And they foster and celebrate the power and expression of female street artists. Importantly, Few and Far consists of a team of open minded, highly creative, cutting edge and dedicated every day females. The show is curated by two local members, 179 and Ksera and the line-up includes: Lady Mags, TOOFLY, Meme, Erin Yoshi, DJ AGANA, Hops, Amanda Lynn, Reds, Siloette, Dime, Ursala Xanthe Young, Erin Ashford, Gloria Muriel and Rez. The ladies are also creating an installation mural on the entrance wall to the gallery.

"Few & Far" mural @ Bherd Studios
Tasty will be hosting "Creatures Featured," featuring new works from over 30 local artists! 30-60% of all the art sales for the 2 month duration of the exhibition will be donated to AmeriCorps St. Louis to help in the rebuilding efforts in Joplin, MO 1 year after the devastating tornado destroyed their town. Please come see the amazing works of art being created for this show and help us raise money for Joplin with your art purchases!


Also check out exciting shows at Chocolati Cafe, Gainsbourg, Naked City Brewery, Two Birds Tattoo, and more!
The 2nd Saturday Art Walk in Ballard, Saturday, 14 July from 6-9pm. Don't miss "The Sunset 12," the iconic sexy rock art installation by Casey, including 50+ new original pieces of art (neon lighting and all) at the Sunset Tavern! Also check out new work in Annie's Art & Frame, Art & Soul, Blowing Sands Glass Studio, Cupcake Royal, Filthy Rich, Kiss Cafe, Monster Art & Clothing, Nightingale Gallery, Savour, and more!

The 2nd Saturday Art Walk in the Central District, Saturday, 14 July from 1-5pm. Check out the Neptune Gallery Sculpture Garden and new work at Atelier Autumnthing, Hi-Spot Cafe, Pratt Fine Art Centre, Twilight Exit and more!

The 2nd Saturday Art Walk in Georgetown, Saturday 14 July from 6-9pm. See new work at American Pie, Artcore Tattoo, Belle & Whissel, Fantagraphics Bookstore, Georgetown Arts & Cultural Centre, Smarty Pants, Totally Blown Glassworks, Two Tartes Cafe and more!

The 3rd Friday Art Walk in the University District, Friday, 20 July from 6-9pm. The U District Art Walk has nearly doubled in size over the past couple months with new venues popping up every week! Come see new work at Artist & Craftsman, BC Surf & Sport, Cafe Allegro, Chaco Canyon Cafe, Gargoyles Statuary, Starbucks, Tully's and more! Don't forget to stop by Boulevard Grocery for a bag of fresh-roasted coffee hand-painted by a local Seattle artist!

"Nature, Art, and Mead," the art of Seb Barnett at the Sky River Winery in Redmond. Opening reception is Friday, 20 July from 5-8pm. If you can't make it to the Seattle art walks (or even if you can!) come check out Seb's amazing assemblage work!

With this much going on, you couldn't possibly complain that there's nothing to do in Seattle!

Support your local art scene! Cheers.

~ BCDuncan

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