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‘Art Up and Chow Down’ at Friday’s monthly Artwalk

Phinney Ridge and Greenwood’s monthly Artwalk, nicknamed Art Up and Chow Down, is from 6-9 p.m. Friday, and features two new venues among the three-dozen businesses showcasing art — A-1 Piano Sales & Rentals, and Top Ten Toys.
A-1 Piano Sales & Rentals, 7020 Greenwood Ave. N., will feature oil paintings and custom jewelry by Tracy Wallschlaeger, whose influences include Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keefe and local artists ZZ Wei and Lois Silver.
Top Ten Toys, 104 N. 85th St., will feature artwork by four children, aged 5-7. The store will also offer 15 percent off arts and crafts supplies during Artwalk hours. (Image at right.)
Here are a few other highlights. For the complete list of participating venues and artists, and a map, check out the Art Up website.
Art on the Ridge, 8005 Greenwood Ave. N. has a special exhibit called “Sustainable Us,” and will have a workstation for people to build their own sculpture out of found objects.
Assemble Gallery & Studio, 7406 Greenwood Ave. N., features “Tooth and Claw” by Pamela Davis. “Tooth and Claw is a meditation on evidences of empathy, cooperation and hierarchical structure in the natural world. Each hand-embroidered piece explores the idea of morality as an evolved trait rather than culturally instilled, placing both human & nonhuman firmly in the animal world. The visual inspiration comes from literature, mythology and natural history illustration. Each work was created on reclaimed textiles and paper.”
Avanti Art & Design, 7317 Greenwood Ave. N., is having its second round of its popular 30/30 show, where 30 artists each created 30 pieces of art in 30 days, for a total of 900 pieces of art hanging in the gallery. (Image below.)

Bherd Studios Gallery, 8537 Greenwood Ave. N., Suite 1 (inside the Greenwood Collective), features the boundary-less art of seven urban contemporary artists in “Inc.” “…where wall meets canvas tasks mural artists with ‘incorporating’ the walls into the canvas hung in front of them. Each artist or team was designated an area of wall space in the gallery to do whatever they wanted to it and the whole group was given the outside entry wall to the gallery to collaborate on.”
Across the hall from Bherd Gallery at The Showroom @Bherd Gallery, see “Enter the Western Wood” by Siolo Thompson. “This series of work has that wonderful quality of pictures from a children’s storybook. Let Thompson take you back to those days of youthful fantasy and fanciful dreams.” (Image below.)

Phinney Center Gallery at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., features art by Betty Hageman, Elizabeth Halfacre and Irene Iris Ingalls in “Layers of Meaning.”
Rockwell Realty, 8315 Greenwood Ave. N., has oil paintings by Sam Day. “Sam paints classically in oils, with complete immersion. Personal work ranges from soul searching, identity-wrestling metaphors to the celebration of masculinity, strength and beauty.” Also, live music by Jeff Rodriguez and Kelly McShane of “Playground Republic” from 7-8:30pm. (Image below.)

Tasty, 7513 Greenwood Ave. N., will have an opening night party for its two-month show “TechnOrganic,” with paintings by Tasty co-owner Sean Wilkinson and L.A. artist David VonDerLinn that juxtapose the mechanical with the organic. TechnOrganic runs through Sept. 4.
Businesses offering specials during Artwalk hours include: Emma Jeans Consignments and Antiques, 8554-1/2 Greenwood Ave. N., 30% – 50% off; Carmelita, 7314 Greenwood Ave. N., $5 Happy Hour menu all night; Bleacher’s Pub, 8118 Greenwood Ave. N., discounted appetizer or entrée; and Gaspare Ristorante and Bar, 6705 Greenwood Ave. N., 3- course Italian meal for $22 and Fresh Mint Mojitos and Bellinis $5 each all night, plus Happy Hour menu from 5-7 p.m.