New Venue comes to Second Saturday ArtWalk June 13

Sunset at Dome Peak                         Photo by John Scurlock
It's fitting that the new venue in the Second Saturday ArtWalk The Bergschrund is featuring the mountain photography of John Scurlock. The Bergschrund is the new tap room of the NW Peaks Brewery, located half a block south of the brewery. Fourteen artists will be presenting "How a Painting is Made" at Ballard Works, and Sticks and Stones is hosting Jay West , one of New York's most promising young painters, with his first West Coast solo show. 
Get some boots that are made for walking, and enjoy.

Sticks and Stones present "How the West Was One" for June 13 ArtWalk



Sticks & Stones Seattle is pleased to present “How the West Was One”, the first-ever West Coast solo exhibition of one of New York’s most promising young painters, Jay West. “How the West Was One” will run from June 12th – August 6th with an opening reception with the artist Friday June 12th, from 7-11 p.m.

The show will include some of West’s known pieces, including those shown at 2014’s Art Basel, as well as new compositions in what has become his signature style. West’s art is characterized by mixing opposites and colliding worlds, all underscored by the finesse of his classically-trained hand. West paints with deeply adept traditional skill yet his his work is anything but expected.

West’s expressive pop art style boldly speaks to the wide range of topics he grapples with in his art. From religion to technology, Americana cartoons to Greek mythology, West explodes the canvas with his color, shape, concept and delivery. Though often drawing on classical themes, West subverts the traditional narrative with his abstract, surreal and graphic style, an increasingly recognized hallmark of his work.  Many of West’s pieces are 5 feet or larger, making the viewer feel almost voyeuristic in the intimate delivery of West’s subjects.

A native of Harlem, NY, West has been quickly gaining national and international recognition for his work.  He has shown extensively in New York, as well as Chicago, Miami, San Diego, Harlem and the Hamptons. West has been featured by NY Daily News, Complex Magazine, Elite Daily and Hypebeast, among others. Additionally, West has collaborated with ASAP Ferg, ASAP Rocky, Alicia Keys, Porshe, BMW, Puma, Footlocker, Heineken and more.


5402 NW 22nd Avenue

Ceramics at Miew Foods Asian Pantry for June 13 ArtWalk


See the handbuilt pottery of Heather Wireman, functional ceramics by Brianna Fox, and the work of Michelle Ting. Miew Foods Asian Pantry is located underneath Kickin' Boot Whiskey Kitchen.

Miew Foods Asian Pantry
5309 22nd Avenue NW

VENUE Hosts Mia Samuel at June 13 Artwalk

Mia Samuel has been making art for most of her life, but she developed her current style a few years ago while painting in Florence, Italy. Her style evokes the delicacies of flora as well as the natural drama of rolling hills, soaring mountains, and flowing seas. She creates abstract renderings to echo the beauty in nature, but derives new meaning through an expressionistic approach that involves the use of acrylic paint in bright and vivid colors.

VENUE
5408 22nd Avenue NW

Tyler Edwards Performs at His Word Found Here for June 13 ArtWalk

The world has more than enough songs written by great songwriters. Some would argue that the last thing humanity needs is another song. However, something special happens when a new or old song stirs the soul of the listener. Music can inspire change, movement, empathy, even hope.  This phenomenon is what motivates songwriters to keep digging to find songs worth writing and singing. Tyler Edwards began this search 6 years ago with South Carolina rock band, I Anthem. After releasing two EP's and a LP, the band had moderate success with multiple songs breaking Top 10 on Billboard's Rock Charts and music featured on MTV and NASCAR.

During this time period, he also began writing acoustic based songs. "I started to understand the value of the silence that acoustic music can create. This excited and challenged me to make sure I really mean the words I write and sing that pierce the vacancy." With the release of Tyler's latest solo EP - "Too Young for Love," he reveals some personal stories and questions. The first track, Headed for the Coast, directly communicates his plans to move to the West Coast, which he did in January 2015 after a cross- country tour from Florence, SC to Seattle, WA. The title track is a song he says he wrote the morning  of his 25th birthday and realized that love is hard but necessary to truly living. Each song on this record has a personal story or idea behind it. So, if you want to learn more about the songwriter, simply listen the songs.
His Word Found Here
5404 22nd Avenue NW
Tyler Edwards

Garden Art Featured at Blowing Sands Glass Studio June ArtWalk





Art for the garden and art inspired by the garden. Artist Karen Sutherland is working in both glass and encaustic.  Her glass vases and bowls are models of the bright colors and symmetry found in nature.  After discovering the encaustic artform, she's expanded to feature her photos of trees, flowers, and outdoor scenes in compositions enhanced by the coloration and textures of the wax encaustic process.







The show also features David Smith's glass floats for ponds and planters and vases and glass bells to hang in windows and trees. David
established his own studio/hot-shop in Ballard in 1992. His art glass has been collected and appreciated around the world, and his glass castings are installed in the Atlanta Federal Building as well as public and private buildings in the northwest. His work is an extension of his technical background in glass science and his love of the traditions and history of glass blowing throughout the world.



Blowing Sands Glass Studio
5805 14th Avenue NW

Monster Art and Clothing Hosts Xavier Lopez for June 13 ArtWalk

19 Hearts

Xavier Lopez received his MFA from the University of California, Davis, where he created the theoretical/artistic thesis the "Soft Cyborg." A Post-Pop Surrealist, he is part of a young group of artists who are seeking to move beyond "Pop," mixing sculpture, performance, theory and painting to create something enticingly new. He has shown artwork on both coasts as well as in Germany and France, he has come to be known for his own brand of “pop surrealist” painting.

5000 20th Avenue NW (20th and Ballard Avenue NW)

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