Today's Seattle Times feature article focuses on how Seattle's growth is affecting the city's art scene. This painting by Seattle street artist Jazz Mom and friends pretty much sums it up. "Everything You Love Turns Into a Condo." How fitting that I am currently elsewhere scouting new digs in which to create and practice my passion.
I absolutely love it when my work finds a new home. This morning's surprise comes from Architectural Historian @susietrexler, whom I met by chance through Instagram last year. She'd managed to capture a perfect photo of an unobstructed Guild 45th Theatre in Seattle's Wallingford neighborhood. I'd been wanting to make a print of the building, but hadn't been able to find a good source for my base illustration...until Susie popped up in my feed with the perfect pic. With her permission, I used her photo to craft the final piece in my Vanishing Seattle series. To thank her for allowing the use, she received a print from the edition and we each made a new friend. If you're interested in architectural preservation or history, you should follow her - she's pretty darned cool.
Don't forget to stop by the artist reception this evening at The Gallery Condominiums where I'm showing a selection of my Vanishing Seattle prints, including the recently closed Guild 45th Theatre. If you're a Seattle native, you'll recognize many of the lost subjects of my work. If you're new to Seattle, come to learn about the city's past character and the importance of preserving what remains standing. Enjoy wine, hors d'oeuvres, and desserts while sharing stories about the city. Hope to see you there!
"Radiant Awakening" will now be referred to as "Rude Awakening," thanks to the asshat who thought it was cool to vape in the elevator at 3:36 am. Nothing like an impromptu pajama party with a bunch of half-dressed, crusty-eyed strangers on the Savannah riverfront. @wobt
My favorite Gauguin accompanied by Vincent in Hapeville, just around the corner from the perfect house which is on the SAME STREET as the future home of Atlanta Printmakers Studio. Somebody pinch me, I must be dreaming.
I live very close to the Port of Seattle and have always marveled at the size of the cargo ships that come into port. It's almost impossible to get near them due to security, road construction, and congestion. Seeing this baby cruising down the Savannah River and turning on a dime totally floated my boat. And yeah, I know that was lame.
I no longer think I want a home in Georgia...I think I want a bus station. The Grey is the most impeccably restored and preserved time capsule I've ever set foot in. How does one describe enjoying a cocktail and bite in 1938 when it's 2017? I am truly blown away by this place.
What starts with the simplicity of a smile between strangers can turn into a story of kindness and love. This is Leon. While walking down Bay Street after overeating, he caught my eye and asked if I could help him out with a meal. All he wanted was a burger. I obliged. I cannot emphasize the importance of human connection and recognizing that we are all human beings who feel, fear, laugh, cry, love, and so...so much more. The few minutes we spent together changed both of our lives for the better. Be grateful for those you encounter and the wisdom and experience they candidly share.
takes us to Savannah, Georgia's Hotel Indigo. The first photo in this carousel shows the 7-story blank canvas that 10 SCAD students (myself included) had to create an art installation for in hopes of beautifying an otherwise dated and bland building. Three printmakers, one illustrator, and six sculpture students worked collaboratively to create the piece "Radiant Awakening," that now adorns the facade on Barnard and West Bay Street. Scroll through to see what it looks like today. So proud to have been a part of this project, and thrilled to finally see it completed in person.
Friends, family, and followers: you are invited to join me for a meet-the-artist reception serving wine, hors d'oeuvres, and desserts next TUESDAY, September 12, 2017, from 6-8 pm, at the Gallery Belltown Condominiums located at 2911 Second Avenue, Seattle, 98121. Admittance is free, but the building is secured - please RSVP to me here (comment or direct message) if you plan to attend so I can provide your name to the concierge for ease of entry. This is likely my last show of the year and there are still a number of prints available. Come out, enjoy the work and support local art.