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Artwalk plus Arts Crush Friday night

This month’s Art Up Artwalk on Friday evening will be a little bigger than usual, as several local venues are participating in a month-long, Puget Sound region-wide arts festival called Arts Crush (see yesterday’s post for more on Arts Crush participants and dates).
Thirty-six Phinney-Greenwood businesses are participating in the Artwalk from 6-9 p.m. (a few are celebrating until 10 p.m.) Here is a small sample of participants. For the complete list, see the Art Up website with artist descriptions and a map.
Oliver’s Twist, 6822 Greenwood Ave. N., features acrylic and graphite on wood art by Cheryl Robinson (below).

Avanti Art & Design, 7317 Greenwood Ave. N., features photography by Doug Rosenoff, Shelly Cohen and Dewain Gauntett, multi-media by Wendy Keen, printmaking & multi-media by Emmalee Bozek, illuminated sculpture by Leo Schmidt, and glass and painting by Nancy Fiala.
Assemble Gallery & Studio, 7406 Greenwood Ave. N., is hosting artist Elizabeth Soule’s exhibition, “The Little Zoo,” of Polaroid images shot with an SX-70 camera, which shows toy animals in staged environments (below).

The Chocolate Shoe Box, 7410 Greenwood Ave. N., has mixed-media patterned and nature-oriented pieces by vegan painter Angela Scott.
Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., features paintings, photography and sculpture by Stacy Schonhardt, Roger Willsie, TV-TommyVision, Kelly Davis, Sylvia Stout, Joseph Sturm and Ann Burglund.
In The Red Wine Bar & Café, 6510 Phinney Ave. N., has “stark, tortured, primal color portraitures” by Emily Cadwell (below).

Gainsbourg, 8550 Greenwood Ave. N., features Portland photographer Lloyd Kimeldorf.

Drawn to the Surrealist movement at an early age, Kimeldorf developed a visual curiosity which still influences his way of seeing. While taking classes in film making, he became intrigued with his current medium, still photography. He creates and captures singular frames, each describing a fully formed moment within a story … explicit, but leaving the rest up to the viewer to decide. His body of work consists of three collections: portraits, nudes, and concept pieces. Sometimes surreal, or comical, and often dramatic, Lloyd’s work is inspired by a cast of ground-breaking photographers, such as Man Ray and Helmut Newton.

Makeda Coffee, 153 N. 78th St., has photography by Keith Slawson and live Brazilian music by Choro Loco.
Rockwell Realty, 8315 Greenwood Ave. N., has “large-scale atmospheric oil paintings inspired by travel” by Jeremy Kronbach (below).

Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., is showcasing juror’s picks from The Northwest Fine Arts Competition, an annual competition find innovative and talented local emerging artists working in all media. Featured artists include: Paul McKee (the competition winner), John Armstrong, Jo Braun, Minh Carrico, Monika Dalkin, Sue Danielson, Shannon Durbin, Julia Haack, Tyler Kimball, Thomas Krueger, David McCrae, Jean Miller, Stan Raucher, Todd Smith, Tamara Stephas, Betty Udesen, and Suze Woolf.
Several businesses are offering specials during the Artwalk.

  • Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St., is offering a two-for-one Date Night at “Wedding Belles”
  • Bleacher’s Pub, 8118 Greenwood Ave. N., offers a discounted appetizer or entrée.
  • Carmelita, 7314 Greenwood Ave. N., has a $5 happy hour menu all night.
  • Emma Jean’s Consignments & Antiques, 8554 ½ Greenwood Ave. N., offers 30-50 percent off during every art wal.!
  • Gaspare Ristorante and Bar, 6705 Greenwood Ave. N., offers a three-course Italian meal for $22, plus Fresh Mint Mojitos and Bellinis for $5 each all night.
  • The Olive & Grape, 8516 Greenwood Ave. N., will have olive oil tastings all night.