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Artwalk Friday night coincides with annual Summer Streets

August 11th, 2011 · Comments

This month’s Greenwood-Phinney Art Up Artwalk on Friday night is in conjunction with the annual PhinneyWood Summer Streets (formerly called Greenwood Summer Streets), when Greenwood Avenue North is closed to cars from North 67th to North 87th streets, from 6-9 p.m.

You can read more about Summer Streets here and here (and we’ll have another post on it later today).

Here are a few highlights of the Artwalk, which nearly three-dozen local businesses are participating in. Check out the Artwalk blog for full details.

Bherd Studios Gallery, inside the Greenwood Collective at 8537 Greenwood Ave. N., Suite 1, features the second month of its unique art installation called “Inc. – where wall meets canvas.” Seven artists — Carlos Aguilar, Ksera, Weirdo, Sensei 23, Zach Bohnenkamp, Solace and John Osgood — painted the installation over four days, blurring the line between canvas and the wall.

“Inc. – where wall meets canvas” continues through Aug. 26. Artists also will be out in the streets in front of the Greenwood Collective, painting live during the Artwalk.

Tasty art gallery at 7513 Greenwood Ave. N. is hosting an Art Fair with 20 artists in front of the gallery. Local band Gavin Guss will play two live sets during the event, circus fire performer Cypris of Exuro also will perform, and chef Tiberio Simone will do a live food art demonstration on bikini-clad models in Tasty’s front window.

Inside Tasty, the show TechnOrganic features paintings by Sean Wilkinson and David VonDerLinn, plus a group exhibit with 10 more Northwest artists. TechnOrganic runs through Sept. 4.

Strut shoe store right next door to Tasty, at 7511 Greenwood Ave. N., features the work of local mural artist Ryan Henry Ward, who will be painting live in front of the store.

Art on the Ridge, 8005 Greenwood Ave. N., hosts a rare collection of prints from 1940s Russian Director Sergei Eisenstein, who sketched 30 scenes from his movie, “Ivan The Terrible.” Plus they’ll have live painting in the streets.

Gainsbourg, 8550 Greenwood Ave. N., hosts artist Ethan Jack Harrington’s oil paintings (above). “As a plein-air oil painter, the artist captures scenes in-person, in real-time; when a subject earns his attention, Harrington sets up his easel on a sidewalk, rooftop or in an alley and quickly paints the area as he sees it at that moment.”

The Phinney Art Gallery at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., hosts local artist Dara Solliday’s encaustic mixed media works, “Weight, Water, Regrade.”

Rockwell Realty, 8315 Greenwood Ave. N., is hosting a fundraiser for The Rose International Fund for Children, which works to improve the lives of children and adults in Nepal, particularly those with a disability. “We will be showcasing beautiful hand-embroidered cards created by the Deaf Women’s Empowerment Group as well as beautiful photos and artwork from Nepal. All proceeds go back to supporting the deaf women in Nepal that are creating these cards and TRIFC.”

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