October 2011

6-9 PM (unless hours are otherwise noted) RAIN OR SHINE!


Acclaimed artist Mimi Allin will be roaming the Fremont neighborhood with her Lamplighter project during October 7th's Fremont First Friday Art Walk.  Inspired by "Le Petit Prince", a novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, she will be carring a 10' rolling lantern and spinning, papier-mâché planetoid (conceived of and constructed by inventor/designer Clinton Lee Bliss), illuminating and extinguishing her lamp once per minute.  Be sure to keep an eye out for this walking art exhibit!

Fremont Felt Mustaches
In honor of the season's ultimate holiday of disguises (Halloween!!!), the Fremont Arts Council will also be hosting a booth at the Lenin statue on art walk night, helping attendees of all ages make felt mustaches of all kinds!  Stop by the Lenin statue (3526 Fremont Pl. N.) between 7pm-8:30pm to join in!!!

Venue: Johnston Architects PLLC
100 NE Northlake Way, Ste. 200
Playing off of the philosopher Walter Benjamin’s “dialectical image”, my work addresses the dynamics of biology vs. technology and asks whether there will be a harmony between the two as the gap closes.  Technology is changing the way in which we interpret these age-old perceptions of reality and weaves a new fabric. How will we interact within this new fabric?
Phone: 206.523.6150  ~  OPEN 6PM - 8PM


122 NW 36th St.
This is not just a collection of outstanding local artists, but also a send-off celebration to our creator Stefan Hoffman on his move to Bali with his beautiful family.  Come celebrate with us & the following artists:
Stefan Hoffam
W3 Collective
Electric Coffin
Patrick Lennox Wright
Scott Sullivan
Afterparty at Woodsky's with DJ Mullet :: 9pm-close 
It's a show not to be missed!
Regular hours: M-Sat 11-8pm, Sun. 11-7pm
Phone: 206.973.4470

309 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103, above LTD Bar & Grill
¨Casa Marianella is a shelter for undocumented immigrants, mostly from Latin America, in Austin, Texas. The center provides English classes as well as access to medical and legal services. Its sister shelter, Posada Esperanza, provides similar services to homeless families, including education for mothers and children, and family case management. Their goal is to help familes and individuals transition towards more stable and secure lives.  Caroline Planque, who holds a masters in Photojournalism from theUniversity of Texas at Austin, documented the daily lives of individuals at Casa Marianella and Posada Esperanza over the course of several years. 
Phone: 1.800.838.3006

420 N. 35th St.
"Recently, I have turned my hands away from fabric and machine stitch to freeform hand-knitting to create three-dimensional abstract fiber works. Inspired by large shapes in nature, such as mountain sides and mima mounds, they are studies of serenity and strength. The softness of the knit structures belies the ruggedness of the hard solids of rocky mountainsides and packed earth of the mounds. Other pieces are brighter and whimsical, using the media to lighten the emotion." - Maki
Regular hours: Thursday to Sunday, 12-5pm
Phone: 206.545.7459

3409 Woodland Park Ave N.
From early childhood we are given toy cars to play with, thus beginning a life long fascination with the automobile.  In this photo series, the model cars continue to stand-in for the real thing.  The "beau ideal" of the sleek sports car poised on a California cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean calls us to freedom of the open road.  The images in the Night Ride Home part of the series continues the exploration of car culture by focusing on the mood of heading home- satisfied with the day's journey.
Ethan Bickel received a BFA in Printmaking at the Hartford Art School and a Master's in Landscape Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design.  One of his earliest memories is the car ride from Cape Cod to his family home in western Massachusetts.  Since moving to Seattle in 1997, Ethan has exhibited his photographs regularly throughout the area.
Regular Hours: Th-Fri 4-8:30 pm, Sat. Noon-8:30 pm, Sun. Noon-5pm
Phone: 206.420.2407

1051 N. 35th St.
Artist: Judy Thomas, Ceramics
Thomas received her BA degree in Textile Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. She initially worked in fiber, then as a Floral Designer, then in concrete before landing in clay. She studies with Carol Gouthro at Kirkland Art Center, and lives on a large property in Woodinville where the garden is her second love.
Regular Hours: Tues-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm.  Closed Mon.
Phone: 206.632.1760


1300 N Northlake Way
"I am inspired by the little things.  I like to look at the world through an optimistic point of view and then find opportunities to be uplifted.  When you look at something beautiful, you forget the entire negative energy and focus on the moment.  For me, nature has this effect.  I look to bring in the elements to encourage the viewer to get to that place…"  -Johnson
Enjoy live music by The Jelly Rollers in the tasting room, and New Orleans-style cuisine by mobile truck favorite Where Ya At Matt?.  Wine for $5/glass, or 5/$20.  
Winery Hours: Friday 5pm-9pm
Phone: 206.632.7516


3601 Fremont Ave N., #101 (entrance on 36th)
"After a career in the precise left-brain world, I reinvented myself as an abstract watercolor artist whose work is reminiscent of mid-century modern paintings.  Painting is meditative. I paint loosely, play with colors, and let the paints flow together naturally as highlighted in the managed chaos of color and form in my work." - Tervonen
Regular hours: Tu-Th 5-10pm, F-Sa 5-11pm,Su 5-10pm
Phone: 206.632.2266

3510 Fremont Place N 
Lisa Strom is an artist, illustrator, designer, crafter & daydreamer who is inspired by Mexican & Asian folk art, vintage paper & fabric, nature & the art of life in general.  Anthony Angel crafts beautiful, fine jewelry designs made with exquisite colors, shapes and textures.  Enjoy free jewelry inspection/cleaning and refreshments while you peruse the work of these two diverse artists!
Phone: 206.547.5551
Regular hours: Tues-Sat 10-6pm

3516 Fremont Pl N
Artist: Annette Kousin, Illustration
"When I have an idea in my head, they start out pretty simple: draw a girl in an apron-- tell her story, she's in customer service, she hates her job and she's having a bad day-- so you draw this moody looking girl in an apron in front of a cash register-- and hopefully, someone who is having a bad day with an apron on-- will find some comfort in looking at my drawings." - Kousin 
BONUS: $1 off dumplings when you mention the phrase "Make Art, not war".
Phone: 206.387.1702
Regular hours: 5pm - late night, Everyday

600 N. 36th St., 3rd floor (in the Space Building)
Artist: Mary Kay Nespeca, Paintings
Born in NY but residing in Seattle these past 26 years, Mary Kay Nespeca has always been drawn to the arts and humanities.  After years of figure drawing, figure painting, figure sculpture, printmaking, letterpress, and photography she discovered encaustic painting through a workshop at Pratt Fine Arts Center.  It was an immediate bond and a most rewarding medium.  Since then she has acquired a studio in Fremont where she makes art and keeps a very fine mess.
Phone: 206.724.6644
Regular Hours: M-Sat. 11am-6pm, Sun. 11am-5pm

3515 Fremont Ave. N
Martorelli began taking pictures of eyes at the Fremont Market in 1992. Since then, over 5,000 people from around the world have received pictures of their eyes as art. Recently her work has combined Hubble images with iris photos, weaving themes of uniqueness and connectivity.
Ellen’s photos have been displayed at the “VISION” Exhibit at the Pacific Science Center and the Nocturnal Exhibit at the Woodland Park Zoo. They have been spotlighted in the Tacoma News Tribune and Seattle Magazine and Ellen has also appeared on “Evening Magazine”. 
Phone: 206.547.4657
Regular hours: M-Sa 10am-6pm, Su 11am-5pm

621 N. 35th St. (New Location!!!)
Originally from the midwest, Jordan Kay is an illustrator and lover of all things nostalgic. Her favorite thing to do is draw whatever is surrounding her. On an average day you'll probably find her listening to Paul & Linda McCartney singing as she's sitting amongst a plethora of collected materials and drawing utensils; making things. She likes to make zines, postcards, sketch and travel. Recently she has been hanging out with a small black kitten named Galaxy The Wolf.
Phone: 206.547.5221
Regular hours: Daily 10am-7pm

513 N. 36th St., Seattle WA 98103
Lisa Reynolds is a landscape architect, multi media artist and cyclist (currently carless, even).  Lisa tells us the thing she loves about getting around by bike is all the happy accidents and sites only seen from the seat of a bike.  The works are encaustic layered on ink drawings, and with each piece in the shop she tells a little story.
Hand-painted illustrations on old book pages by a bike enthusiast French artist (shown below hanging from vintage pant hangers) will also be on display and for sale.
Phone: 206.547.5730
Regular Hours: M,W,Th Noon-7pm, Fri-Sat. Noon-6pm, Sun. Noon-5pm. (Closed Tues.)


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