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Monsters, landscapes, glue and more at monthly art walk Friday night

April 7th, 2011 · Comments

Nearly three dozen art galleries and businesses are participating in Friday night’s monthly Art Up art walk in Greenwood-Phinney. The art walk is officially open from 6-9 p.m., but some businesses stay open later.

Click here for a full list of participating businesses and artists. Here are a few highlights:

At Gainsbourg, 8550 Greenwood Ave. N., meet Seattle artist Jose Rodriquez III, who paints landscapes, animals, and the female form, ranging from fantasy to realism (below).

“Monsters & Aliens” at Bherd Studios Gallery, inside the Greenwood Collective, 8537 Greenwood Ave. N., Suite 1, was curated by 7-year-old art lover Zinn Bellevie.

Monkey Grind Espresso, 518 N. 85th St., features artist and illustrator Celia Baker, showing a collection of portraits and stylistic letters painted on recycled wood.

The Phinney Art Gallery at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., is showcasing the Gage Academy of Art Atelier Exhibition, featuring students of the Drawing and Painting, Still Life, and Classical Ateliers (below).

At Rockwell Realty, 8315 Greenwood Ave. N., neighborhood minister-turned-artist Marty Gordon tries to answer the question, “What would Jesus glue?” with his collages of retro imagery and comic book commentary.

Top Ten Toys at 104 N. 85th St. joins the art walk with an open arts and crafts table from 6-8 p.m. They’ll have paper, glue, feathers, sparkles, clay and fabric for kids to create their own art. And they’ll give you 15 percent off arts and crafts supplies during the art walk.

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