Tim McGuire at Cupcake Royale

Tim McGuire will be showing a selection of his photographic works at Cupcake Royale this Thursday, July 9 for Art Walk.


Tim McGuire has been a photographer for 33 years, starting when he was in early high school, going on to study photography and graphic arts in college, and then continuing to learn while making a living through various avenues of commercial and editorial photography since then. Tim has always been an artist and is constantly inspired by the world around him and especially by the more natural world, or what he would call the "great outdoors".

His earliest inspiration was the landscapes and light of the high desert plateau and mountains of the Four Corners area, where Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona meet. Twenty-‐five years ago when he moved to Seattle he became inspired with the slightly more damp landscapes of the Pacific Northwest and now finds inspiration around the world in his travels with his wife, Amy.


As a patient observer and someone who craves deep and meaningful experience in nature, Tim uses his personal and visual talents as a photographer along with his cameras to create and capture his experience in dynamic and emotional imagery. This “Trees” exhibit is a tribute to the beauty, form, line, complexity, and simplicity of these amazing works of nature we are often surrounded by and often fail to really take the time to truly appreciate.


Tim McGuire at Cupcake Royale 

Cupcake Royale / 4556 California Ave SW

Hannah Viano at Click! Design That Fits

Click! Design That Fits will be showing the work of artist Hannah Viano this Thursday from 6-9pm during Art Walk.


Artist Statement:

In my life, art has been fit in around the edges, a tiny sketchbook and a stolen moment in the rigging of a sailing ship, or a thick roll of paper held open by my bare feet in the sand. I have taught and danced, researched and adventured from Ketchikan to Cape Horn. Currently snug in Seattle, I carve out the pieces of those days that need to be saved for other eyes, and find new inspiration in treasures close to home.


Hannah will also be signing copies of her new children's book "Arrow to Alaska". She will be giving demonstrations of her paper cutting technique and selling the original artwork that became the book!


Hannah Viano at Click! Design That Fits

Click! Design That Fits / 4540 California Ave SW

Flora Carlile-Kovacs at The Building

Flora Carlile-Kovacs of Felt Studio will be showing her art at The Building this Thursday from 6-9pm during July Art Walk.


Flora Carlile-Kovacs at The Building

The Building / 4316 SW Othello St

One Secret Misson at Happy Family Health & Wellness

Happy Family Health & Wellness is excited to host One Secret Mission this Thursday for July Art Walk.


One Secret Mission is a collection of artists whose goal is to capture and share the beauty of the world. Artists are called to submit inspirational art and share it so that they can in turn inspire others. Recently founded by a Seattle native, users can share their work online with others around the world.


Please join Happy Family Health & Wellness, One Secret Mission artists, along with Attune Natural Health, and Glow Medispa for light appetizers and adult refreshments as they talk photography, health and beauty!


One Secret Misson at Happy Family Health & Wellness

Happy Family Health & Wellness / 5400 California Ave SW, Suite F

Rodger Greene, Bill Hodge, & Stephen Rock at ArtsWest

July 6, 2015

ArtsWest will be featuring the work of Rodger Greene, Bill Hodge, and Stephen Rock for this Thursday's Art Walk.


Artist Bio 

Stephen Rock, Bill Hodge, and Rodger Greene use pieces of familiar things (like wood, words, Styrofoam balls) to create things that startle with their newness yet simultaneously draw attention to the thing that was once familiar.

Rodger Greene’s chunky, obviously handmade sculptures look like pieces of Coney Island fixed themselves up and hit the road Muppet‑style to become art objects. Clumps of stripes jut out of scalloped edges at odd angles and invite you to think about abstract painting in three dimensions with no attempt at seamless illusion. Greene writes, “Relating pleasure in discovery and engagement with perception remains my aim.”

Bill Hodge glues bits of reclaimed plywood together (most often salvaged kitchen cabinet doors), cuts it into strips, and pieces them together. The compositions are primarily two‑dimensional patterns and designs that play off of the intricate markings inherent in the wood itself. Wave‑like shapes undulate over a dense array of browns: siennas, ochres, umbers. Hodge writes, “My art is inspired by the beauty that hides just below the surface of old, well‑worn, discarded wood that has outlived its original usefulness. I find satisfaction in giving old wood a new purpose and reclaimed beauty.”

Stephen Rock paints with watercolors on prints he makes of digital collages. The opaque, hard‑edged digital imagery is interrupted by soft, blotchy, semi‑transparent mark‑making happening in the negative space of the digital image. Images and words are cut up and arranged with more attention to what makes sense visually than preserving the original meaning of the image or text, though hints of meaning and original contexts peek through the abstraction. Rock writes, “The images are influenced by an evolving urban aesthetic that is a mashup of cultures and conversation, a style of visual dialogue that consumes and reconfigures itself into a new language for the hyphenated, abbreviated, multilingual world.”


Please join ArtsWest for the reception during ArtWalk. Artist talks will start at 7:00.


Rodger Greene, Bill Hodge, & Stephen Rock at ArtsWest

ArtsWest Gallery / 4711 California Ave SW

Gary Word at RE/MAX Junction

July 6, 2015

Artist Gary Word will be showing a selection of his fused glass works at RE/MAX Junction this Thursday for Art Walk.


Born in Olympia, WA, Gary Word has received recognition in the United States and Canada for his works, which range from small‑scale pieces in traditional media to large‑scale residential and commercial interior and exterior projects. He has shared his knowledge and stages of artistic and career development with audiences at the Department of Art at U.C.L.A. and at a job fair at Highline Community College (WA).


Since 2000, his primary medium has been fused glass. His study of the instruments of master luthiers, as well as that of contemporary makers, combine with his interest in science and engineering, has led to the continuous production of electric guitars as well as members of the violin family. These intriguing instruments have been tested and certified by professional players and heard in concert throughout the region.

Join RE/MAX Junction for this Thursday's Art Walk and enjoy music by Blues artist Shawn Bayly, who will be performing on a fused glass Epiphone-style hollow body guitar crafted by Gary Word.


Gary Word at RE/MAX Junction

RE/MAX Junction / 4727 44th Ave SW, Suite 101

Katrina del Mar at Twilight Gallery & Boutique

July 6, 2015

Katrina del Mar will be exhibiting her photographic works at Twilight Gallery & Boutique this Thursday during Art Walk. The title of her show is "Feral Women".


With Feral Women, Katrina del Mar continues to explore the theme of wild women who break with convention, an obsession she’s had since childhood. The wildness in women, sometimes overt, sometimes subtle is, for del Mar, a manifestation of innate inestimable power and therefore a source of the divine. Large scale, hi octane, full color, super-saturated photographs could be scenes from forgotten, fantastic films. The high hard femme, the bad girl, the rocker, the biker, the surfer-selkie, are icons of a new feminist pantheon.

Artist Bio:

Katrina del Mar is a New York-based photographer, video artist, writer, and award-winning film director. Her work has been described as “beautiful” exuding an “intimate chemistry” and also as “filth of the highest quality.” Katrina herself has been described as a “major league cutie,” “a wild woman,” “the Lesbian Russ Meyer,” and “apparently, the lesbian step-child of Kenneth Anger.”


Katrina del Mar at Twilight Gallery & Boutique

Twilight Gallery & Boutique / 4306 SW Alaska St.

Kristi Duke at West Seattle Wine Cellars

July 6, 2015

West Seattle Wine Cellars will be featuring the work of Kristi Duke at this Thursday's Art Walk. For this show, Kristi will be displaying her works made with alcohol inks on a plasticized paper called Yupo.


Artist Statement:
I am moved by color. I will have cravings to see and feel certain colors together. I work in all types of mediums ranging from the culinary arts, to metal, wood and canvas and so on. Life is my medium. 


Kristi was previously one of the wine reps for West Seattle Wine Cellars (WSWC). She has since moved on to other ventures, but WSWC is happy to have found a way to keep her presence in the shop a bit longer.

For this month’s Art Walk, WSWC will be having their free weekly tasting featuring Greek wines. Greece has a rich history of winemaking, dating back to the 7th century BCE. On Thursday from 5:30 to 9:00, they’ll be pouring a delicious sampling of wines from this diverse Mediterranean country. Come and give them a try while you enjoy the artwork of Kristi Duke.


Kristi Duke at West Seattle Cellars

West Seattle Cellars / 6026 California Ave. SW

Janet Ramble at Wild Rose's

July 6, 2015

Artist Janet Ramble will be showing a selection of her paintings at Wild Rose's for July Art Walk this Thursday.


Janet is a West Seattle oil painter whose focus is local ‑ landscapes, gardens, and critters. She lives in the Admiral district and has been featured at Wild Rose's both spring and fall for several years.



Join Wild Rose's for wine, great weather, and music on Thursday, July 9th for Art Walk.


Janet Ramble at Wild Rose's

Wild Rose's Antiques and Gifts / 4529 California Ave SW

Jessica Creager at Wallflower Custom Framing

July 1, 2015

Wallflower Custom Framing will be featuring the art of Jessica Creager on Thursday, July 9th for Art Walk.


Jessica’s foundation is in the arts. She has been painting since the age of fourteen, and has BFAs in both painting and photography from the University of Washington. The creative members of her family (artists, engineers, inventors, and architects) inspired her to pursue a legal education and to champion the creative endeavors of others. She earned her J.D. at Seattle University’s School of Law in 2009, with a focus on intellectual property issues, and has been practicing in West Seattle since her admission to the Washington State Bar Association in 2010.


She continues to be inspired by her parents - her father with a background in city development and her mother as a fiber artist and emerging milliner. She is also inspired by her former classmates, artists and attorneys alike. Jessica continues to show new work at least once a year in painting. Jessica is also proud to serve as a board member with the Washington Lawyers for the Arts.


Jessica Creager at Wallflower Custom Framing

Lauren Olson at RE/MAX Junction

July 1, 2015

Lauren Olson will be showing her wearable art at RE/MAX Junction Thursday, July 9th for Art Walk.



Lauren "Techno-Princess" Olson is a walking rainbow of color. She has been previously featured on the cover of the Seattle Times for her love of dance. Lauren began creating Habihats, using her skills as an artist to create hats that feature hand painted backgrounds and incorporates figures to complete these wearable pieces of art.


Lauren Olson at RE/MAX Junction

Mindi Katzman at Capers

July 1, 2015

On Thursday, July 9th, Capers is pleased to welcome back artist Mindi Katzman to the West Seattle Art Walk.


With a BA in Drawing and Printmaking, Katzman graduated from the University of South Florida in 1976. She has completed residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine and Banff Center for the Arts in Alberta, Canada. She spent one month as resident artist in The Project Room at Tacoma's Museum of Glass. Katzman's work is represented in many public collections from Prudential Insurance to Microsoft, and most recently, University of Washington Medical Center.


Katzman's work is primarily in encaustics, painting on both flat and 3-D surfaces and drawing from colors and energy in both local surroundings and long distance travels. The Koi themed paintings were the result of a trip to Mexico where the rich colors influenced her use of fine line and detail, bringing movement and depth to this body of work. She achieves definition by using a wood burning tool affixed with a traditional calligraphy pen nib.

Join Capers on Thursday, July 9th from 6-9pm for art, beverages, and nibbles.


Mindi Katzman at Capers

West Seattle Art Walk - Summer 2015: Late for Bed Now by Clare Johnson

Art Walk is preparing for an exciting summer season! Join us every second Thursday - July 9, August 13, and September 10 - as we celebrate local art and culture in West Seattle.

This quarter's flyer features art by Clare Johnson. Clare is a painter, drawer, and writer whose work frequently explores the themes of memory, absence, growing up, fragmentation, nostalgia, and in-betweenness. Clare explains the inspiration behind her work in her own words:
"The fact that we can only exist in one time and place is both an ordinary truth and a tragic one. We inevitably lose loved ones, have to live away from friends, see landscapes change, wish we could relive some great day.

My work is a futile yet sincere attempt to locate and recover these lost things. It tries to let us exist again with what has slipped away, hovering between now and then."

 


Gretchen Flickinger, Bonnie Bennedsen, & Sheila Lengle at Windermere

June 10, 2015

Windermere Real Estate West Seattle will host the works of 2015 WSGT poster art winner “Anything Grows” by Gretchen Flickinger, watercolorist Bonnie Bennedsen, and 2012 WSGT poster art winner Sheila Lengle this Thursday, June 11th, from 6-9pm for Art Walk. The title of the show is "3 Women Art Show" and it celebrates the 20th Annual West Seattle Garden Tour (WSGT).


Stop by Windermere Real Estate West Seattle for the show opening, to meet the artists, and to enjoy entertainment PLUS some “extras”.



Gretchen Flickinger, Bonnie Bennedsen, & Sheila Lengle at Windermere

Windermere Real Estate / 4526 California Ave. SW
 

Katrina del Mar at Twilight Gallery & Boutique

 June 10, 2015

Katrina del Mar will be exhibiting her photographic works at Twilight Gallery & Boutique tomorrow during Art Walk. The title of her show is "Feral Women".


With Feral Women, Katrina del Mar continues to explore the theme of wild women who break with convention, an obsession she’s had since childhood. The wildness in women, sometimes overt, sometimes subtle is, for del Mar, a manifestation of innate inestimable power and therefore a source of the divine. Large scale, hi octane, full color, super-saturated photographs could be scenes from forgotten, fantastic films. The high hard femme, the bad girl, the rocker, the biker, the surfer-selkie, are icons of a new feminist pantheon.


Artist Bio:

Katrina del Mar is a New York-based photographer, video artist, writer, and award-winning film director. Her work has been described as “beautiful” exuding an “intimate chemistry” and also as “filth of the highest quality.” Katrina herself has been described as a “major league cutie,” “a wild woman,” “the Lesbian Russ Meyer,” and “apparently, the lesbian step-child of Kenneth Anger.”


Katrina del Mar at Twilight Gallery & Boutique

Twilight Gallery & Boutique / 4306 SW Alaska St.

Cheryl Robinson at Click! Design That Fits

 June 10, 2015

Click! Design That Fits is excited to be hosting Cheryl Robinson and a selection of her art work this Thursday, June 11th at Art Walk.


Cheryl Robinson has been an integral part of the West Seattle art scene as an artist, curator, and one of the original co-founders of Twilight in The Junction. This show marks her triumphant return to the Art Walk she helped create and define.

A true creative who is proficient in multiple mediums, she's making her Click! debut with paintings, cards, and handmade ceramic.

 

Artist Statement:

I'm Cheryl, maker of things and I call Seattle, WA my home. I have a degree in Fine Art from ASU and am a commissioned chalkboard artist with a passion for penmanship. I'm from Las Vegas, Nevada and I started making art at a tender age like most artists do, with what was readily available, pencils and paper. Later I moved on to paint, clay and then metal and beeswax. I'm a little bit obsessed with art supplies so I have a tendency to move through mediums and techniques looking for the best way to make the things that live in my head. I love Martini Friday's, hanging out with my Main Man Markus and Miss Jezebel.


Cheryl Robinson at Click! Design That Fits 

Click! Design That Fits / 4540 California Ave SW

Monika Tinoco at West Seattle Cellars

June 10, 2015

Monika Tinoco will be showing a selection of her art work at West Seattle Cellars this Thursday, June 11, during Art Walk.


Artist Statement:

Art is one of the most valuable assets we posses as individuals, communities, and globally—it transcends language, religion, gender, and race. Art has always been present in my life; painting has brought much joy into my days and I am very grateful for its gifts.

A few years ago I decided to make art as a career. Since then I have asked myself: why am I doing it? Why pursue a career in arts at this point in my life? The answers became evident once I noticed the way people connected to my paintings, how my art moved them and, in one particular case, how my art was healing to the viewer. Then, I understood the real value of what I am doing. It goes beyond color, form, skills, and the joy of painting; art truly has a meaningful place in society and my job is to keep creating it—that is my contribution.

I am passionate about art and my paintings. The energy and enthusiasm that derives from it is contagious! I have introduced several people to painting, and that simple action has become a positive influence in their lives.

As an artist my intention is to move the viewer, to connect with feelings, bring out emotions, and stimulate thoughts. In my work I incorporate topics which speak from the heart, the mind, and the soul—nature, the environment, and our connection to the universe.


West Seattle Cellars will also be offering their free weekly wine tasting featuring Italian wines from the small, but very select portfolio of Gianpietro Ottolini, based right here in Seattle. Stop by on Thursday between 5:30 and 9:00 to meet Monika, enjoy her art, and explore some captivating Italian wines with Gianpietro.


Monika Tinoco at West Seattle Cellars

West Seattle Cellars / 6026 California Ave. SW
 

EWA Guide & Staff Show at Emerald Water Anglers

June 10, 2015

Emerald Water Anglers will be showing photographic works by artists Bobby Foster, Reid Curry, Dave McCoy, Alex Collier, and Abbie Schuster this Thursday for June Art Walk.


Each of these artists is a member of the Emerald Water Anglers guides and shop staff, and their work focuses on fishing, wild landscapes, and the natural environment. All photography will be available for purchase.

 

To see more of the artists' work, visit Syzygy Fly Fishing.


EWA Guide show at Emerald Water Anglers

Emerald Water Anglers4520 42nd Ave SW Suite A

Danny Montoya at Hotwire

Hotwire Online Coffeehouse is excited to host artist Danny Montoya this Thursday for June Art Walk.


Danny Montoya is an artist born and raised in West Seattle. He paints mainly with Acrylics and enjoys turning each piece into a mixed media project. His paintings are large and vibrant and leave a lot to the imagination. 


Danny comes from a large artistic family and has enjoyed doing art since he was a child. It is an honor for Danny share his artwork with the public. He has recently had his paintings exhibited at the Vermillion Bar and Art Gallery and is excited to show his work this summer.


Danny Montoya at Hotwire

Hotwire Online Coffeehouse / 4410 California Ave SW

Julee Nicklaus at VAIN

June 8, 2015

Julee Nicklaus is showing her unique scenes and portraits this Thursday at VAIN for June Art Walk.


The title of her show is "Expressive Espresso":
"Wow! You painted that with coffee?" Yes, Julee Nicklaus did paint these scenes and portraits with coffee. She also works in oils, acrylics, and watercolor, but her favorite medium is coffee. After visiting the Louvre in Paris, she was inspired by DaVinci's sketches to try her hand at painting with coffee. "The most fun thing" says Julee, "is to get someone's favorite photo and turn it into a custom piece of art. It could be a loved one, a pet, or a special time and place. I love the warm and peaceful feel of the sepia toned coffee."
VAIN will be having snacks and coffee themed drinks at the opening party this Thursday, June 11 from 6-9pm.


Julee Nicklaus at VAIN

VAIN West Seattle / 4513 California Ave SW

Janet Ramble at Wild Rose's

June 8, 2015

Janet Ramble will be showing her oil paintings at Wild Rose's Antiques and Gifts this Thursday at Art Walk.


Janet is a West Seattle oil painter who loves landscapes, gardens, and birds. She has been showing her original oils at Wild Rose's for over ten years.


Join Wild Rose's for Thursday's Art Walk from 6-9pm. They'll have wine, nice music, and lots to see.


Janet Ramble at Wild Rose's

Kelly Rae Cunningham at Wallflower

June 8, 2015

Local favorite, Kelly Rae Cunningham, is showing her latest works at Wallflower Custom Framing this Thursday at Art Walk.


Her large scale, brightly colored paintings often feature floral themes. What a perfect way to kick of the summer season!


Stop by Wallflower this Thursday, June 11th from 6-9pm to see Kelly's paintings.


Kelly Rae Cunningham at Wallflower Custom Framing

Marc Pease at Locöl Barley & Vine

June 5, 2015

Marc Pease will be showing his encaustics of baseball stadiums at Locöl Barley & Vine on June 11th, from 6-9pm.



The show is entitled "Play Ball" and will contain 21 pieces of encaustic and oil on wood and canvas, each depicting baseball stadiums from all over the U.S. Some of the stadiums are no longer there, and some like Safeco Field (which is well represented in the show) are currently in use. 

Marc describes his work as having a, "folk art style similar to the feeling one has enjoying America’s pastime of Baseball". 


Marc Pease at Locöl Barley & Vine


Shauna Tuey at Happy Family Health & Wellness

June 5, 2015

On June 11th, catch Shauna Tuey and her art at Happy Family Health & Wellness.


Shauna Tuey is a self taught visual artist born and raised in Seattle, Washington. 

She uses a wide variety of mediums for her paintings including melted crayons, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, and color pencils. She is constantly exploring new creative outlets and integrating new techniques into her work. 

Her designs are inspired by the world around her as well as by other artists in the community. In the early stages of her work, she explored abstract designs which eventually evolved into more concrete ideas. It's been enjoyable to watch her style develop as she began to research mythological stories and sacred geometry. It became her goal to not only capture the images in her head but to breathe life back into the stories that she reads. 


Her focus is never on one technique for too long as she finds the exploration of the unknown too appealing to settle down in a particular medium; this gives her work a sense of blooming as she changes and grows as an individual. Although she can't commit to a medium, there is an unchanging tone to her work which enhances the organic beauty she perceives with a whimsical lightness. She is truly an adaptable artist looking to bring the best out in her creations. Whether it's painting, silk screening, dance or baking she always finds a way to put her heart and soul into what she's making.

When asked what makes her world go round she smiled wide and replied:
"My world is spun by love; the love I have for others, the love I have for creative expression, and the love others have for me. Without passionate love, I'm not sure what my purpose here would be. I get up each morning with this desire to connect with and give back to the community, to share my appreciation for life and to provide others with the opportunity or inspiration to follow their dreams. I want to create chances to experience and connect with the world on a deeper level, whether through visual arts, music, or good food, that's really what makes the ride worthwhile."

Please join Happy Family Health & Wellness, Shauna, along with Attune Natural Health and Glow Medispa for light appetizers and adult refreshments as they talk art, photography, health and beauty!


Shauna Tuey at Happy Family Health & Wellness

Kathleen McCarty at Capers

June 5, 2015

Kathleen McCarty will be back at Capers this June 11 for her return engagement to the West Seattle Art Walk.


Kathleen studied at Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy, and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.


Come in to Capers from 6pm‑9pm during Art Walk (or also during regular store hours) to see "the power of flowers in colors that sing our West Seattle summer songs..."


Kathleen McCarty at Capers

The Moon is Free at ArtsWest

June 5, 2015

This Spring, ArtsWest Gallery presents The Moon is Free, a group show featuring five artists exploring the internal logic of abstract painting: Lydia Bassis, Sue Danielson, Ken DeRoux, Koji Kubota and Junko Yamamoto. 


“What appeals to me, but can also frustrate me, is the central difficulty of abstraction: that while there may not be any “rules,” each painting develops its own internal logic, which cannot be known when the process begins.”
–Ken DeRoux



Artist Statements:


Lydia Bassis thinks of the system of shapes that populate her paintings as a private symbolism. A triangle made up of hundreds of short graphite lines has a soft green zigzag halo hovering above and around it. This green, sky‑written zigzag has its echo in the more sturdy zigzags below, whose contents are almost too fluid for their lines. Bassis writes: “I’m interested in how a specific place, space, thing, object, or even person, can have its meaning or identity formed by its surroundings.”

The intricate bits of drawings layered on top of each other in Sue Danielson’s recent works on paper look like they’re being held together in a loosely square shape by some kind of self‑generated gravity. Danielson is interested in the dynamics of memory and the role it plays in altering our perceptions. She writes: “My process based abstractions are a visual representation of this ongoing alteration.”

Ken DeRoux’s paintings ambiguously reference geological phenomena. Hair‑like streams of water pour out of grate‑like shapes, half‑moons hover in flocks, and layers of individual, many‑colored paint strokes suggest the rich sedimentary layer of the earth. DeRoux writes about his early attraction to abstract painting as a kid: “I felt connected to something that expanded my experience of being alive, but it was on some emotional, non‑verbal level. It was a feeling. This is something I try to approach in my own work.”

The exuberant innocence of Koji Kubota’s paintings is intoxicating. Stars, triangles, circles and squiggles bounce off each other as though dancing. For the most part the colors are unabashedly of the Crayola variety. Kubota writes: “My goals are to give my viewers a feeling of enchantment and a way to experience their own inner beauty, joy and childlike peaceful innocence.”

Junko Yamamoto is invested in the space between things—“the space between atoms, cells, between people, objects, air, stars and sky; the cosmic glue which holds us and the universe together.” Using a variety of painting materials and methods, including calligraphic brush strokes and housepainting rollers, she layers shapes to create a space that is addressed in paradoxical ways: at times it recedes into infinite distances, then somewhere else in the same painting it is shortened so much to suggest that the colors and shapes are literally slapped on top of the painting.

Join ArtsWest and the artists for a reception on June 11 from 6-9pm, during Art Walk. Artist talks will begin at 7pm.


The Moon is Free


Studios open at The Building

May 14, 2015

One last minute note for tonight's Art Walk - Happening NOW!

Flora Carlile-Kovacs' Felt Studio will be open at The Building.  Be sure to stop by and say hello to her, as well as the other artists and studios that will be staying open late. 



The Building is located at 4316 SW Othello ST


Hope Lutheran Student Art Show at Hope Lutheran School

May 14, 2015

Throughout February, March and April students created artwork by our budding potters in preschool through 5th grade as part of the Artist In Residence program sponsored by the PTH (Parent and Teachers of Hope).

Hope Preschool Director and trained potter, Marie Tornow, along with parent and skilled potter, Nicole Pepper who earned a BFA in ceramics, organized and prepared this program, creating lesson plans and teaching the necessary skills to students so they could create clay projects based on celebrating God’s creation story, tying in with the theme Bible verse for the school year: “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.: (Ephesians 2:8-10)



“The premise for the project is celebrating God’s days of creation, and also that He made us creative. We were created in His image and so He instilled creativeness in each one of us,” said Tornow.

Each class was invited to make a project based on one of the days of creation. They spent one session in the classroom learning about the project, and then met for two or three 45 minute sessions with Pepper and Tornow in the Fellowship Hall which served as a temporary pottery studio. Aprons were donned and each student had their work station at which to mold their mound of clay. Learning about the properties of clay, the process of working it, and using tools to create form and texture were taught throughout the sessions. Simple tools such as spatulas, forks, straws, popsicle sticks, bottle caps and the like were made available on each table for students to experiment with while they work. “They have the basic direction of their day of creation and how to construct using the coil, slab or pinch methods and attachment; but they have choice of how to texture, shape and color their piece,” says Tornow.

Artwork will be on display along with work created by Hope Middle School students reflecting their studies in Science, Math, Faith, Spanish, Art, and Language Arts.

Cookies and coffee provided

Hope Lutheran School is located at 4456 42nd Ave SW


Kathleen McCarty at CAPERS

May 14, 2015

Inspired by random, chaotic order found in plants and flowers, Kathleen McCarty's use of effervescent color influences her bold work in such a way that you can't help but feel the energy emanating off the canvas.


Kathleen studied at Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy, and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.


Join us as we welcome Kathleen McCarty to Capers.
Meet, greet, explore, nosh.
6pm to 9pm.

Capers is located at 4525 California SW