Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Bherd Gallery at 1st Thursday Artwalk: April 7 starting at 5pm
We're bringing Bherd on the road this month for 1st Thursday. First, stop by and see us at the Alexis Hotel for our "Meet the Artist" series from 5-6:30pm. Siolo Thompson will be painting live during the hotels wine reception. Alexis is also a great starting place for the art walk, as they are a short walk away from where we will be next... at 619 Western, 3rd floor!
About the Artist:
Siolo Thompson is a visual artist currently living in Seattle, WA. She is interested in exploring through image the human need for narrative and our relationship to our own histories and the stories of other lives. In her paintings Siolo imbues animals and robots with totemic powers and she attempts to bring a sense of history to all of her subjects. When not working she enjoys reading, watching animation, cooking and interacting with the strange, beautiful, broken things and people that fill her world.
Thompson's work has been published in Paraphilia Magazine, Foliate Oak literary journal, and Pank Magazine. Her work has also been used as cover art for "Cut Through The Bone" short story anthology by Ethel Rohan, in addition to, "Suspended Heart" short story anthology by Heather Fowler. Thompson also works with animation and had one of her pieces featured in the International Festival of Cinema where she received 2nd place for Best Music Video in 2010.
For more of her work, please visit: www.siolothompson.com
On the left & right: "The Fallen" & "Genuine" by Eric Osborne
In the middle: "Dog" by Justin Kane Elder
You're in luck if you missed our "Book Club" show based on the book Good Omens, the nice and accurate prophecies of Agnes Nutter, witch by Neil Gaimen and Terry Pratchett. We will have a 1-night encore showing at 619 Western on the 3rd Floor in the hallway outside of Kate Protage and Chris Sheridan's studio.
About the Show:
17 Seattle urban contemporary artists provide their visual interpretations of the book Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett. This darkly humorous cult classic pokes fun at the end times and nearing apocalypse. We found this a particularly timely piece of literature for a 2011 exhibit, with predictions of the end days right around the corner. Featured Seattle artists include: Nick Beery, John Belli, Mike Capp, Cris Cook, Duffy, Justin Kane Elder, Eddy Lee, Matt Lewis, Xavier Lopez, Eric Osborne, John Osgood, Augie Pagan, Kate Protage, Chris Sheridan, Brian Thies, Siolo Thompson and Brian White.
And we would definitely be going here, if we were able to sneak away from 619...
Hope to see you all out on the walk tomorrow!