The monthly Art Up Artwalk in Greenwood-Phinney is from 6-9 p.m. Friday night, and they’re celebrating the release of the new promotional poster.
About 30 businesses are participating. Here are a few highlights:
Rockwell Realty, 8315 Greenwood Ave. N., presents “an eccentric mix of female energy, geometric experimentation and color blast by Kaitlin Siebken” (below).
Francine Seders Gallery, 6701 Greenwood Ave. N., is featuring paintings and drawings by Wendell Brazeau.
Brazeau is known for his pared-down geometric figure studies and still lifes as well as his eye-popping optical abstractions, and examples of all three will be included in the show. The work ranges in date from 1932 to 1970 with most of the pieces being from the fifties and sixties. Many of the works are ink or charcoal on paper, others are acrylic on panel, and a few are oil on canvas. Brazeau, who was born in Spokane and lived most of his life in the Northwest, taught at the University of Washington from 1945 until his death in 1974.
Art on the Ridge, 8005 Greenwood Ave. N., presents “Thinking on 2011,” an “interactive exhibit about the perils of our earth and hope for better choices to resound a rebirth.” Tomas Verba, Yvonne Palermo, Karol Williams, Nicole Stremlow Monahan and Mathew Scott. First 100 people will receive a free keepsake.
Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., has paintings, photography and sculpture by TV-TommyVision, Shelli Young, Brian Prosser, Zachary DeBeijl, Rober Willsie, Ann Burlund and Jess Ahgelo. Plus live folklore society concert at 7:30 p.m. by Matt Moeller and JW McClure.
Gainsbourg, 8550 Greenwood Ave. N., features the pop portraiture of Justin Kane Elder (below).
Elder simplifies images by deconstructing them into basic geometric shapes. His goal is to construct a complex design out of simple forms. Each piece focuses on individual colors and how those colors relate to the space they inhabit. Colors are piled together to create a network of corresponding objects.
Rhea Healing Essentials, 121 N. 85th St., has floral, landscaping and architectural photographs by Diane Becker, and is offering free chair massage and a healing foods cooking demo with nutritionist Tim Knight.
Strut shoe store, 7511 Greenwood Ave. N., has mixed media paintings by Deborah Walker (below).
Walker explores deep psychological, mystical and environmental concerns in carefully composed mixed media paintings. In our environment where images hang like a disturbance in the air around us, she would like to bring the viewer to a place of provocative thought-full-ness; a reflective place where mystery and beauty lie in the quiet magic of the unknown.
Tasty, 7513 Greenwood Ave. N., has a group show featuring art for under $100, and is discounting everything in the store by 20 percent only during the art walk.