Art Up & Chow Down in PhinneyWood: Fri, Jan 10 from 6-9pm

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Avanti Art & Design Co-op Gallery & Frame Shop:
7601 Greenwood Ave N
“What’s new??”   An eclectic collection of local artist latest creations
Opening Friday January 10th showing thru February 4th 2014. Featuring works from Aramis Hamer, Doriane Nieburgs, Doug Zimmerman, Frances Herring, Jennifer VanderWege, Jessi Nester, Laurie Miller, Michael Drew and Whitney LaRene. Artists present.

Ampersand Pantry & Cafe: 424 N 85th St, Suite 1
Open only until 8pm. Rich, colorful acrylic textures on framed wood by Ruty Daniels. The paintings incorporate a variety of common object materials to create a 3-D feel. Artist present.

Beats and Bohos: 7200 Greenwood Ave N
Narrative inspired folkloric mixed media illustrations by Amber Frederick using natural materials with various paints on paper. Artist present.

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Bherd Studios Gallery: 312 N 85th Street, Suite 101
Streetlights and Torches, Priuses and Centaurs: Exploring the Role of Myth and History in Our Everyday Lives. In this two-person exhibition, Crystal Barbre and Kate Protage use paintings and drawings to explore our relationships to mythic themes, and the connections between our modern world and our cultural lineage.

It started with a trip to Italy.

After Kate visited Rome and Florence last summer, she and Crystal began discussing how art integrates with life in different places throughout the world. The US is a relatively young country, but there are many places on the map where human history is several hundred, even thousands of years old. In those places, cultural artifacts are part of everyday life: important sculptures and paintings can be found in random public plazas, off-the-beaten-path places of worship…sometimes on the side of the road, part of someone’s daily commute. Myth and culture exist side-by-side with the mundane.

The ancients knew that we as humans are in a constant battle against our barbarian and civilized natures, against the animal and the human in us. They painted allegories on the walls of churches, and left sculptures in the streets and on buildings for people to consider every day…not just for a few hours in a museum. Myth and allegory give us a way to visualize our struggles as a community, a culture and as individuals.

The modern world, in some ways, seems to have become a myth illiterate culture. We create allegory in the movies and television shows that we watch, but our cultural myths are a bit anemic: in a world where we have the struggle of the Kardashians instead of the battle of the Centaurs against their cousins the Lapiths, our stories are less than ideal tools to help us explore the deeper struggles within ourselves. We’re missing the kind of exposure to allegorical art that each individual deserves to own. The struggles of the ancients are the same struggles we go through today. We are not more civilized then the ancient Greeks or Romans—their stories are our stories, and we still need them.

In this exhibition, Barbre and Protage use contemporary models to tell ancient stories, and surround them with elements that are both old and new, just like the art that they’ve chosen to reference. They’ve taken that art that appears on the side of the road and offered their own take on it, right down to depictions of the local traffic that flows around it. Their paintings and drawings pay homage to the work of ancient times, and reframe that work in today’s world. Artists present.

Bill’s on Greenwood: 8560 Greenwood Ave N
Featuring the work of Colleen Stevens.

*Cornuto: 7404 Greenwood Ave N
Artwalk Special featuring a Margherita Pizza and 1 glass of our house red or white wine for $15. Normal pricing is as follows: $13 for a Margherita pizza, $6 for a glass of our house wine. $4 OFF.

Couth Buzzard Books: 8310 Greenwood Ave N
Steve Cheseborough–PNW Folklore Society Coffee House Concert 7:30pm. Free.

Echo Echo Gallery (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
Come down, hang out and find something awesome. Featured artists include Alexandria Sandlin, Artifakt Ripley, Christopher J. Olson, Chani Murat and Xavier Lopez Jr. Artists present.

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Frederick’s Beauty Salon: 8524 Greenwood Ave N
World photography by Matthew McSheehy. Artist present.

*Gainsbourg: 8550 Greenwood Ave N
Offering an artwalk special or discount.

Illumination Learning Studio: 7720 Greenwood Ave N, Ste 102
Lucy is a Phinney Ridge/Greenwood native and at 7 years old shows true potential as an up and coming Seattle Artist.  Her parents don’t know where her inspiration and drive for creating art comes from; it’s something innately a part of her spirit and being.  Lucy draws and paints original works of art and we are pleased to feature her in the first ArtWalk of 2014.  Artist present.

In The Red Wine Bar: 65th and  Phinney Ridge
Oil paintings by Magda Petrou.

Kouzina: 8403 Greenwood Ave N
Fine art photography and acrylic paintings by Alexis Henry and Jon Moore. Artists present.

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Majestic Arts Presents: 129 NW 85th Street, Suite B
Artist June Olson is a visual artist that works with acrylics and multi-media. Also, we’ll be having a show dedicated to Tesla on January 18th. Artist present.

Makeda Coffee: 153 N 78th Street
Artwork by Antoinette Hippe. Acrylic on Canvas: in the traditional and modern fashion of Henna.

Naked City: 8564 Greenwood Ave N
Psychedelic and surreal ink on paper by Rocky Mamotyuk. Artist present.

Neptune Coffee: 8415 Greenwood Ave N
Rotating artwork by local artists.

Oliver’s Twist: 6822 Greenwood Ave N
“I just love to create. I am a very hands on artist. I enjoy experimenting with new materials and techniques.” Joseph Brooks

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PNA Gallery: 6532 Greenwood Ave N
Join us at the Phinney Center Gallery in January for our show titled Neighborhood. James McFarlane and Sandy Nelson have created a series of paintings to document the unique personality of our own neighborhood, Phinney Ridge in Seattle. The show will be in the gallery from January 3rd – January 24th. Join us for the opening reception on Friday, January 10th 7-9 pm. Artists present.

Stretch and Staple: 8005 Greenwood Ave N
Art site providing light h’orderves and beverage. Mike Reid is from Seattle and loves living here, having been most everywhere else. He is primarily a Canon floral and landscape photographer. Thin depth of field his poetry. He mostly shoots Canon 5D2 and Zeiss prime lenses. He sees potential photos everywhere he goes. Nothing makes him feel the way he feels with a camera in hand, eye pressed to the eyepiece. I hope you can get a sense of this feeling in what you see here.

High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography on Canvas by Taylor McAtee. McAtee has amassed quite the collection of urban and natural scenery from local landmarks to exotic vistas, all the while providing a viewpoint that is distinctly different and transports the viewer to another world.

Film photography to Giclée prints on canvas by Joel Clarin. Joel chooses to work with traditional film cameras, then creates traditional silver gelatin prints or Giclée prints on canvas. Joel tends to prefer black and white images, because it further abstracts the image from the actual space and time it was recorded. His subjects are ‘landscapes’ that attempt to find the grandeur within the ‘ordinary’ and often overlooked. Artists present.

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Tasty: 7513 Greenwood Ave N
On the walls from our Holiday Showcase, you’ll find original artworks by: Glitter Mortis, Braden Duncan, Krista Jefferson, Michele Lynch, Phresha, Siolo Thompson, Court Hoffman, Jess Redstone, Corey Skillman, Red Hardwick, Jody Joldersma, Deviant Decor, David Vonderlinn, Justin Hillgrove, Jessica Wilkinson, LampCycle, Susanna Prince, Olvera Designs, Brenda Dunn and Wilky.Artists present.

Two Birds Tattoo: 7408 Greenwood Ave N
Rotating artwork by local artists.

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Urban Light Studios (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
“A Child’s Heart” artwork featuring over 30 Seattle contemporary artists including Henry, Jeremiah Hammer, Justin Hillgrove, Andrew Miller, Xavier Lopez. and more. Plus musical imagery by Bert & Chewy, Neural Net, Von Dewey, Tons of F**king Sequins, Sluethy and Ben Shelton. Artists present.

Warlock Labs: 101 N 85th St, Suite 203
Group show of paintings, drawings and digital prints mostly in comic art and pin-up style by Scott Faulkner, Tom Dougherty, Marc Palm, Dalton Webb and Stevie Van Bronkhorst. Artists present.

*The Yard Café: 8313 Greenwood Ave N
Offering an artwalk special or discount.

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