Art Up & Chow Down in PhinneyWood: Fri, Aug 8 from 6-9pm

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A-1 Piano: 7020 Greenwood Ave N
Featured artwork by Richard Bruns.

Artist’s Statement (sort of)
I ’m always impressed with the insightfully dynamic statements provided by artists, poets and the like regarding their work; and I’ve always wanted to write one, a really dynamic and poignant window into my creative soul, as it were, but doggone it, it all comes out as derivative doggerel.

The fact is, I like taking photographs. I like being a photographer. Finding that I caught the moment – you know, the collision at second base; the gun-drawn felony arrest; the bird in flight – is hugely fulfilling. The camera clicks and defines that moment completely. All the preparation and serendipity required to successfully capture the target – the one that you say to yourself “This is it,  I’ve got it” – have disappeared! It’s the home run of photography.

These captured moments are for me visual haiku, captured for all-time…or at least for as long as the photos last. Whether birds, people, sports or landscape, a successful photo manages to capture this haiku moment in such a way that other folks will perceive a similar experience as the photographer experienced at the time of the shot. Hopefully the photos in this collection catch the moment well enough that you, the gracious viewer, walk for a moment on the same visual pathway. And if not, well, that’s the nature of art.

Plus live music by Nate Rogers. Artists present.

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Abrams Chiropractic Clinic: 7815 Greenwood Ave N
Photgraphy and digital art by Seth Laster. Artist present.

Plus 3 pack of one-hour massages available for purchase during the artwalk. Massage available at our office Monday thru Saturday.

Avanti Art & Design Co-op Gallery & Frame Shop:
7601 Greenwood Ave N
Rotating artwork by local artists.

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Bherd Studios Gallery: 312 N 85th Street, Suite 101
Presenting Inner Beauty this summer. Seattle area artists Chris Sheridan and Aaron Jasinski explore the idea of inner beauty from dramatically different angles while carrying the same message: true beauty consists of more than just the typical trappings of our society.

Chris Sheridan is known for his rich oil paintings that place modern figures in sumptuous environments, making use of the language of flowers, mythic symbols, and folklore to draw us into narratives that seem as familiar and dangerous as Black Forest fairytales.

For Inner Beauty, however, Sheridan has stripped away the symbolic details and the clothing, preferring to focus on the beauty of the figure in its purest form. Fascinated with William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s painting The Birth of Venus, Sheridan is working on a series of larger-than-life nudes, all of whom will adopt the pose from Bouguereau’s image.

Jasinski turns his eye to the interior, looking beneath the skin and under the book’s cover to discover where beauty truly lies. “We build up images of ourselves or our beliefs about what is beautiful: to fit in, to stand out, to reject or embrace. Sometimes we build up so many layers that we may lose sense of whether our own true centers constitute a marshmallowy filling or a hard jawbreaker.”

Works in this show will explore the idea of beauty as a multilayered concept, peering through the images we show the world based on time and circumstance, and prying through the guises we adopt. Artists present.

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Bill’s on Greenwood: 8560 Greenwood Ave N
THE OWL PEOPLE SERIES by Mark McKnight:
I count it good fortune having had my growing-up years anchored in the great Pacific Northwest and can thank my parents (being avid hiker/skiers) for introducing my brother and I to the treasures of the Olympic/Cascade mountain ranges with their magnificent trails, rivers and lakes. Through this early exposure to the wild outdoors, nature seeped into my marrow.

Today, our Suquamish home, nestled on a forested acre cradles at it’s end a large, dark pond. Here, Barred Owls (also known as Rain Owls) frequent during sunrise or twilight hours. Under watchful eyes I have been deeply privileged to quietly draw near and capture their presence while on the hunt or at rest.

This ongoing photo series titled, Owl People, derives from Native American lore where the owl’s presence holds a potent, sacred place whether to be feared or embraced. I look forward to adding to this series as the Owl People sojourn near my forest home and graciously allow me into their midst.

Box and Bottle: 8576 Greenwood Ave N
Life photography by Roke Quichocho. Artist present.

Chocolati Cafe: 8319 Greenwood Ave N
Rotating artwork by local artists. Artist present.

*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
THE FIRE INSIDE–PNW FOLKLORE SOCIETY CONCERT 7:30pm. Free.

Frederick’s Salon: 8524 Greenwood Ave N
Featuring artist Lesley Broadgate who uses old family photos and mixed media to recreate new stories. Artist present.

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

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Greenwood Hardware: 7201 Greenwood Ave N
Laser cut functional art, jewelry, frames, lanterns and photography by Elise Koncsek and Jesse Card. Artists present.

Kouzina: 8403 Greenwood Ave N
Featuring acrylic painting and fine photography by Jon Moore and Alexis Henry. Artists present.

August_Majestic

Majestic Arts Presents: 129 NW 85th Street
Featured artists include Benetron, Tony Su, John Hunter, Rhodora Jacob and Amy D’Acquisto. The artist will be present.

*Martino’s: 7410 Greenwood Ave N
Artwalk Food & Beverage specials.

Naked City: 8564 Greenwood Ave N
Tapestries, masks, handbags and various media by the Splash of the Caribbean Art Collective. Artists present.

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Phinney Books: 7405 Greenwood Ave N
Kayley Bebber — Paw Print Portraits
Originally from Northeast Ohio, Kayley Bebber moved from Washington, D.C. last May to try her luck in a greener Washington. By day, she works as a part-time civil rights attorney and part-time translator. By night, she paints pet portraits and practices aerial circus arts. While living in D.C., Kayley enjoyed spending time at the National Portrait Gallery, and many of her favorite portraits there have inspired her pet portraits. While she has painted most of her portraits with acrylic paint on canvas panels, she has recently begun experimenting with watercolor and ink on paper. Artist present.

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PNA Gallery: 6532 Greenwood Ave N
“Fire and Ice” featuring Suze Woolf and Anna McKee. Suze Woolf and Anna McKee are artists with strong connections to climate change in the natural world. Suze has a particular interest in the impacts of forest fires throughout North America, especially through her experiences as an Artist-in-Residence in several national parks. Anna has accompanied University of Washington glaciologists on expeditions to Antarctica, the Coast Range and the Rockies. Their work offers a conversation that is at once aesthetic and topical. Artists present.

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School of Rock: 106 N 85th Street (Behind Bartells)
Seattle Artist Ariel Wickham uses her work to explore the constant movement of energy around us. Growing up in the forests of Montana Ariel felt that Nature taught her to see that all exchanges of energy are equally unique and beautiful. Though Much of her work features flora and fauna to express this idea, she shows us that this energy flow is also found in our intangible emotions and thoughts. Artist present.

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Stretch and Staple: 8005 Greenwood Ave N
Art site providing light h’orderves and beverage. 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.

southwest by SOUTHWEST

A collection of photography from the American Southwest and New Zealand. Taken during two ‘life trips’ the images serve as a visual journal, documenting the artist’s unique perspective of these dynamic and distinctly different landscapes. The first, barren and dry, dominated by a warm pallet of orange and red. The latter, an otherworldly and largely unspoiled garden of green and blue. Whether captured a thousand or seven thousand miles away, these photographs will leave the viewer with an appreciation for lands ‘Southwest.’

Morgan Keuler is a freelance photographer based in Seattle, best known for his work in music and event photography. He has recently branched out and engaged his talents to help create a lauded cookbook with the Seattle institution, Pike Place Fish, and will be producing more fine art and landscape prints from his travels near and far. Artists present.

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*Thaiku: 6705 Greenwood Ave N
Restaurant offering artwalk discount.

Urban Light Studios: 8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
Group show “2nd Annual Between Two Worlds, Fire Walk With Me”. Artists present.

Art Walk 2014-8 Outlines

Warlock Labs: 101 N 85th St, Suite 203
Paintings and drawings in a variety of styles by Tom Dougherty, Scott Faulkner, Seth Goodkind, David Lasky, Jon Morris, Dalton Webb. Artists present.

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Windermere: 311 N 85th St.
Photography by Michael Cole.

Artist Bio: I’ve been drawn to the open road for as long as I can remember.  Not the Interstates but the two lane variety. I like the slower pace and the evidence of times past, when the journey was the destination, or at least part of it. These pictures are from my  motorcycle trip from the Texas Gulf heading up Route 66, Coast Highways 1 & 101. A pretty good route if you ask me. Things constantly change and many of these links to the past are quickly disappearing….

So I am drawn to do another motorcycle trip on the length of Route 66 within the next year or so. As the lyrics say “If you ever plan to motor west, travel my way, take the highway that is best. Get your kicks on Route sixty-six.”  Artist present.

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