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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Mural at site of Greenwood arson to be unveiled this Thurs, Dec 31

Mural celebrates artistry and creativity of neighborhood

SEATTLE – December 29, 2009 – Taproot Theatre Company and Seattle Mural Art will unveil the mural created for the site of the October 23 arson in Greenwood on Thursday, December 31, at 11 a.m. Taproot Theatre Company commissioned Seattle Mural Art an affliate of Bherd Studios to create a mural to cover the safety fence where the Eleanor Roosevelt Building stood until the arson. Concerned about leaving a hole in the core of the Greenwood business district, Taproot Theatre, which owns the property, saw the mural as a way to add beauty to the neighborhood and facilitate more art. The mural celebrates Greenwood’s character and artistry, and demonstrates its resilience in the wake of the fires.

WHAT Unveiling of Greenwood mural

WHEN Thursday, December 31, 11 a.m.

WHERE North 85th Street, just west of Greenwood Avenue.
Meet in front of Taproot Theatre Company, 204 North 85th Street, Seattle

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Aurora Mural Art Project | Meet the Artists Jan 11th

Aurora Art Mural Project
Join your neighbors to meet the artists who have been hired to create 2 art murals on Aurora.

Aurora mural locations include empty storefront windows and/or sides of buildings. The first project site is 7615 Aurora Avenue N. The artists hired are from Seattle Mural Art, an affiliate of Bherd Studios located in Greenwood. John Osgood, Zachary Bohnenkamp & Kevin "Sensei23" Sullivan are known most recently for their work creating an art mural for the safety wall next to the Greenwood businesses destroyed by arson.

Join Sustainable Green Lake, Greenwood Aurora Involved Neighbors (GAIN) and Seattle Department of Transportation to meet the artists and discuss our visions for Aurora. The basic themes for the artwork will include sustainability, traffic safety and community. Come share your ideas and enthusiasm for a new Aurora!

Monday, January 11 from 7:30-8:30pm
at The Greenwood Collective
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1 (located next to Gary's Games & Hobby)
Light refreshments will be served

Funded by the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Greenwood Aurora Involved Neighbors (GAIN) and the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.

For more information, contact gaingroup@gmail.com.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Greenwood-Phinney Contemporary Art Gallery Listings

I bet you didn't know that we had 8 different art galleries in the Greenwood-Phinney neighborhood. It used to be that our neighborhood was known for it's antique shops, but more and more the evolution of our neighborhood is heading towards the arts.
Along with the art galleries listed below there are many more art loving venues in our neighborhood who loyally display and support local artists on a monthly basis including: Neptune Coffee, Chocolati, Strut, Diva Espresso, Herkimer, Naked City Taphouse, Pig & Whistle, Rockwell Realty, Balderdash Books & Art, Greenwood Sip & Ship, Makeda Coffee, Oliver's Twist and Wayward Coffee. Many of these venues participate every month in the 2nd Friday artwalk called "Art Up Greenwood-Phinney".

7317 Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 784-8475

Gallery hours:
Tuesdays - Saturdays: 11am - 6pm
+ every 2nd Friday from 6pm - 9pm

(Gallery is located upstairs)
6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle WA 98103
(206) 783-2244

Gallery hours:
Monday - Friday from 9am - 9pm
Saturday from 9am - 2pm

6701 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 782-0355

Gallery hours:
Tuesdays - Saturdays: 11am - 5pm
Sundays: 1pm - 5pm & by appointment
The gallery is closed on Mondays.

7406 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103-5070
(206) 913-2470

Gallery hours:
Monday by appointment only.
Tuesday - Friday: 11am - 6pm
+ every 2nd Friday from 6-9pm
Saturday: 11am - 7pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

7601 Greenwood Ave N. Suite 103, Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 706-1054

Gallery hours:
Tuesday - Wednesday: 2:30pm - 7pm
Thursday - Friday: 11am - 7pm
+ every 2nd Friday until 9pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm

The Greenwood Collective
8537 Greenwood Ave N Suite 1, Seattle, WA 98103
Galleries are located in "The Underground"
(go down the long hallway, past the kitchen, head towards the right and go down the stairs)

Bherd Studios Gallery - Exhibiting urban contemporary paintings by PNW emerging artists, as well as select nationally and internationally recognized artists. Owned and operated by Seattle artist John Osgood.

Urban Light Studios - Dedicated to exhibiting innovative artwork from local and national photographers and artists, the URBAN LIGHT STUDIOS Seattle art gallery is a truly unique venue.

Band Vibes Gallery - exhibiting cutting edge urban contemporary artwork.

Gallery hours:
Wednesday - Friday: 12pm - 6pm
+ every 2nd Friday from 6pm - 10pm
or by appointment

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Taproot Theatre Commissions Seattle Mural Art Team for Greenwood Mural

Taproot Theatre has commissioned our team "Seattle Mural Art" to create a mural installation on an 8 ft high by 89 foot long temporary wall in honor of the businesses that were lost after the arsons in our neighborhood. Above is an in progress shot of the main focal point of the mural symbolizing the re-birth of the Greenwood neighborhood - the phoenix rising from its ashes. When first contacted by Taproot, the team got together to brainstorm ideas that would best resonate with the community and Zach Bohnenkamp, one of the 3 artists, came up with the idea of the Phoenix. Other features of the mural will include a scene from the annual car show, a fireman rescuing a PAWs cat, and a call to action for the monthly artwalk "Art Up Greenwood-Phinney".

You may recognize the handiwork of these three artists: John Osgood, Kevin "Sensei23" Sullivan and Zach Bohnenkamp from the recently installed mural at ProSki on Aurora. Neighbors who have heard about the mural have been waiting to see the artists working on the wall outdoors, but the artists have been stealthily cloistered in a nearby location and the mural will not be totally revealed until the unveiling ceremony TBA soon.

Seattle Mural Art is an affliate of Bherd Studios Gallery located in Greenwood.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Art Up Greenwood-Phinney December Artwalk + Snowmen on Parade

Greenwood-Phinney is celebrating their 1st anniversary of Art Up G-P monthly artwalk. Please come over to our hood and check out the great artwork and events that are happening this month. The artwalk is Friday, December 11 from 6-9pm.

"Snow Geisha" by Joni Hardwick

2nd Annual Snowmen on Parade: You can bid online right now, or you can attend the auction on Fri. Dec 11th starting at 6pm at Space: A design build collective (7601 Greenwood Ave N - enter off 76th). Take a snowman home that night that was decorated by a local Seattle artist.

A brand new gallery opened up in our neighborhood:

Assemble Gallery : 7406 Greenwood Ave N
Assemble Gallery & Studio is proud to announce that our Grand Opening party is scheduled for the same night as the Phinney/Greenwood Artwalk, on Friday, December 11th! We will be partying from 6pm – 9pm in celebration our opening, the holidays, and all of our old & new friends! Avians Alight (former member of Damien Jurado) will be playing music for us, plus come for treats, coffee and drinks, plus a button-making station, fun coupons and great fun! Also, come to meet our first gallery artist, Katya Usvitsky, who is traveling all the way from New York City to cut the imaginary ribbon.

And of course A MUST SEE part of the monthly artwalk is The Greenwood Collective:

Urban Light Studios is having their 1 year anniversary and are featuring their "year in review". They are bringing back the artists that they exhibited throughout 2009.

Band Vibes Studios features "Holiday Bizarre: an urban art show of epic proportions!" with over 30 Seattle Urban Contemporary artists showing works of 12" x 12" or smaller priced for the holiday gift giving season.

Bherd Studios Gallery presents "Urban Presence" featuring the urban art works of Solace, Ego, Cash, Sensei23, Zach Bohnenkamp, Ninjagrl, Akimbo and John Osgood.

And you won't want to miss the Naked Pig BBQ team on the main floor of the collective. They will be serving up their award-winning fare of Brisket, Pulled Pork and Chicken sandwiches for a suggested donation of $3. Proceeds benefitting the Greenwood Fire Relief Fund.

Hope to see you there!
Bherd Studios

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Holiday Bizarre: An Urban Art Show of Epic Proportions!

Band Vibes Gallery
inside The Greenwood Collective
Art Opening: Fri, Dec 11 from 6-10pm
Showing through the end of December

Aerosol artists and muralists Solace & Ego curate a group show of the who's who of Seattle urban contemporary art. Featuring artwork no larger than 12" x 12" and priced for the gift giving season. Presenting the works of Parskid, Weirdo, Joey Nix, Joe Vollan, Augie Pagan, PaperMarbles, Mat Savage, 179, Chris Sheridan, Jeffrey Taylor, Jeremy Gregory, John Osgood, NKO, Soopajdelux and many more. Plus enjoy beverages, music and great conversations.In conjunction with the Greenwood-Phinney monthly art walk.

Here's a couple of sneak peeks of artwork in the show...

"Portent" by Chris Sheridan

"Perched #3" by John Osgood