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Art Up Artwalk Friday night in Greenwood-Phinney

April 8th, 2010 · Comments

This month’s Greenwood-Phinney Art Up Artwalk from 6-9 p.m. Friday features plenty of artwalk regulars and several new businesses as well. Check out businesses and artists participating, plus a map.

Assemble Gallery & Studio at 7406 Greenwood Ave. N. is featuring embroidered art work called “Women in Stitches” by Cindy Steiler.

Women in Stitches merges past and present with a modern take on an old craft passed down through generations. Steiler presents a collection of portraits of women stitched on antique homespun linen & embellished with bisque doll arms and other found objects. The arms were dug from the grounds of abandoned doll factories in Thuringia, Germany which operated between 1880-1920 and were destroyed in the war. These antique materials add to the story of the pieces and add a touch of history to the simple imagery, creating their new stories.

The Park Pub, 6114 Phinney Ave. N, is featuring large-scale abstract paintings by Tara Flores for the month of April.

Ken’s Market at 7231 Greenwood Ave. N. is holding an open house from 5-8 p.m. with live music and lots of food samples to promote local vendors and welcome the neighborhood to their newly-remodeled store. (Ken’s will also have its Grand Opening Celebration April 14-27 with lots of specials.)

Tasty opened at 7513 Greenwood Ave. N. on Artwalk day last month. This month’s featured artist is Mike Cressy.

Tasty promotes independent artists! We sell unique products made by hand from over 35 designers in and around the Pacific NW. Husband & wife team, Sheri Hauser and Sean Wilkinson, have filled the store to match their quirky tastes. You will discover artful treasures that range from paintings and mosaics to metal & ceramic sculptures, jewelry, purses, accessories, toys and collectibles.

Brand new art shop Spindle will have its soft opening during the Artwalk. Spindle is at 7305 Linden Ave. N. in the Linden Corners area, just west of Green Lake. Nori, the owner, says she is still waiting on some products and she doesn’t yet have her credit card terminal, so she can only accept cash or checks on Friday. She’s planning on a grand opening in a week or two.

Spindle currently has paintings and hanging arts from the following local artists: Rachel Austin, LaRu, Megan Myers, Tomonster, Drew Christie, Scott Grigg.

I will also be carrying crochet scarfs/cotton clothes from Stacey Gynn, handmade creatures, jewelry and prints from different artists. I have the adjacent space behind the retail space that will be used as a gallery in the near future.

A “performance and audience participation event” called “Write to Move” will be at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, at 6532 Phinney Ave. N., from 7-9 p.m. The life drawing for writers is presented by local performance artist Mimi Allin and her special project, Untitled [Intersection]. The event is part of an ongoing series.

Join us every 2nd Fridays at 7pm @ The Phinney Center for Write to Move, a living, breathing version of The Untitled [Intersection]. Models move and the audience breathes and responds. It’s life drawing for writers. Anyone interested in witnessing and responding to movement is welcome – teachers, poets, writers, performers, improv, visual artists, general audiences too! All levels. $5 to join. Donations support performers & The Phinney Center.

Each month features a different artist from the rich community of performance artists in Seattle. Write to Move is both a performance and an opportunity to make art. Bring your own supplies (paper, pen, rhyming dictionary, charcoal, watercolors) and prepare to work, unguided, for an hour in a spacious studio along fellow artists.

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