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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Soapbox Exhibit: Sneak Peek Photos | Preview Show Sept 8th

“Soapbox”: artists speaking their minds through their art
Artist Reception by *RSVP: Tue, Sept 8 from 6-9pm
Art Opening: Fri, Sept 11 from 6-9pm

The art world is full of artists who are searching for technique, style, meaning -- sometimes all of the above. It’s what artists do -- what they are supposed to do. Watching that journey is fascinating. Some artists hit you over the head with the lessons they’ve learned, while others continually search for their voice without success. There’s a lot of meaning without technique, and technique without meaning. Some artists cater to the critics, and some cater to the masses. But on a good day, you’ll find an artist who appeals to both of those groups—someone who has a clear vision, the technique to pull it off and something intriguing to say.

This is what “Soapbox” is all about…those amazing people who use their art to speak their minds, and present the perfect marriage of function and form in ways that are both subtle and accessible. Artists include Michelle Anderst, Jenny E. Balisle, Ryan Molenkamp, Cheryl Molnar, Chris Sheridan and Kellie Talbot.

*The September 8th artist reception will include a presentation on each artist, since this is a special event, we do require an RSVP by emailing: gallery@bherdstudios.com or by calling 206-234-8348.

Soapbox is curated by Seattle contemporary artist Kate Protage, whose work has been exhibited nationally from East Coast to West Coast. Her work is currently represented by La Familia Gallery in Pioneer Square.

Chris Sheridan & Kate Protage were at our gallery until 12:30am last night hanging Soapbox and I took some photos of our progress...

Artwork by Chris Sheridan

Artwork by Ryan Molenkamp (photo pre-hanging)

Artwork by Michelle Anderst

Artwork by Jenny E. Balisle

Artwork by Kellie Talbot (waiting for edges to be dried before hanging)

Artwork by Cheryl Molnar (her work will arrive with her on the plane on Friday, but I didn't want to leave her work out of the sneak peek photos)

Hope to see you out at one of the 2 openings!!


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