It’s time once again for the monthly Greenwood-Phinney Art Up Artwalk from 6-9 p.m. Friday.
Here are just a few highlights. Check out the official Artwalk website for a full list of all participating art galleries and businesses, plus a map. (A few restaurants offer discounts during the Artwalk.)
Art on the Ridge at 8005 Greenwood Ave. N. has a solo show special exhibit by neighborhood artist Ingrid Matthews Olson (photo), and a group exhibit by artists Justin Elk, Susan Brown, Rakish Malik, Jan Tervonen, and Priscilla Neison, plus live music by Hejira.
The Chocolate Shoe Box, 7410 Greenwood Ave. N., features photographs by Green Lake resident Conrad Chavez, who is also an author and digital media trainer.
Strut shoe store, 7511 Greenwood Ave. N., has appropriately themed artwork by local artist Brenda Joy, who has created peep toe to platform shoe paintings.
Next door at Tasty, at 7513 Greenwood Ave. N., see the “Sugarscapes” exhibit, with landscape and foliage artwork by Stella Latwinski and Jenna Colby.
Traveling by bicycle takes you far off the tourist path and into beautiful rural areas rarely seen by Westerners. Local people are generous and kind, and bicycles open doors to experience their daily lives. These photographs capture unique images of the people met along the way as they go about their daily lives. Even the humblest person from the poorest village will labor in the fields dressed in a colorful sari, or take their goods to market on an ox cart painted bright colors and decorated with flowers. We expect images of India to be about grinding poverty, overcrowding and filth. These photographs convey the beauty and strength we often don’t see while on the typical tourist trail, and celebrate the color and beauty that is part of everyone’s everyday life.
The Phinney Center Gallery at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., is showing artwork around the theme of Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. “Dia de los Muertos celebrations emphasize life and death as part of the same cycle and regard death on friendly and intimate terms. Artwork is by Oleana Perry, Joy Rufener and students from Madison Middle School.”
Bherd Studios Gallery, inside the Greenwood Collective at 8537 Greenwood Ave. N., Suite 1, is showcasing its “Gifted” exhibit, featuring the urban contemporary works of Pacific NW artists Michelle Anderst, Debbie Bianchi, Claudio Duran, Ninjagrl, John Osgood, Joe Vollan and Vblast. “The artists have specifically put together smaller sized pieces for the gift giving season for this holiday show and offer everything from metal sculpture work, wood panel pieces and canvas work.”