By Michele Costanza…bringing you a humorous view on consumer topics in an all-too-serious world
Fremont, one of my favorite Seattle neighborhoods is an eclectic blend of food, art, and function, all packed together in a tight walkable space. Throw in a little sunshine that lasts until 9pm, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for the Fremont Art Walk, which is happening TONIGHT, and every first friday of the month.
Kick the night off right with a cocktail and nibbles from one of the stellar local restaurants…my personal faves are Revel (I’m almost reluctant to mention this because it’s always crowded!) and the new Maria Hines Italian gem, Agrodolce. Of course, on a gorgeous, sunny evening, I think I’d opt for El Camino for a margarita on the outdoor patio.
Check out the Fremont Art Walk website for more details, but I’ve listed a few artists (along with bios and where to find them) that caught my eye…
http://annsin-kousin.tumblr.comI was born in Phanat Nikhom refugee camp in Thailand and raised in Seattle, Washington. I studied motion picture and television at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, California.
My fascination with art has always been the story aspect of it.
And I draw my inspiration from things around me- the environment that I live in, people that I meet and/ or observed, from life experiences– and I’ve come the conclusion that everyone has a story to tell.
Depending on the size of a project– a big piece normally takes me a whole month to do– I work primary with recycled and or reused materials (old newspapers and magazine papers), my motto has always been make use of what you have– and I’m always amazed by what I can create with things that I find in the recycling bin or at thrift stores.
If you’ve never been to the new location of evo, the skiing, snowboarding, skating store on Stone Way, I recommend checking it out. And what better time than when they have a cool art collection to show off? Here’s a photo of the new digs:
DAN MOHR’S: THE KEYSTONE COLLECTION OPENS MAY 3, AT evo SEATTLE
By Chris Dickerson, Seattle, WA: The Keystone Collection, by Dan Mohr, in bringing his art to @evoSeattle! The installation opens at evo on Friday, May 3, 2013. So come by from 6-9pm for good fun, friends, art and more. #DanMohr
Update! One of our store managers wanted to let you know we are having a Buy One Get One 25% Off on a ton of Men’s and Women’s Sale T-shirts too!
What: The Keystone Collection, By Artist Dan Mohr
Where: evo Seattle | 3500 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103
When: Friday | May 3, 1980
Time: 6pm to 9pm | Facebook Evite
-Dan will have art work for sale as well as his prints.
Suggested Tweet: The Keystone Collection by #DanMohr is the featured artist at @evoSeattle for May! #checkitout http://ow.ly/kx7Tq
In Dan’s Words:
Art is an escape from the worries and the hassles of everyday life. Like snowboarding, creating my art allows me to focus on the present, and tune out whatever insignificant worries I may have at that time. The majority of the paintings are done in acrylic paint, on stretched canvas, with the exception of some work done in watercolor. All have been created within the past two years. My hope is that through sharing my work, you, the viewer will be able to tune out, and get lost. Enjoy.
I have been an artist for my whole life. With no formal training, I began painting two years ago as a form of meditation. Through my experiences in life, I have formed many meaningful ideas which are conveyed in my work. After working in the winter sports industry for 11 years on the east coast, I packed up whatever I could fit into my car, along with my paintings, and made the journey west. Seattle has become my new home, full of new friends, insane snowboarding, and endless inspiration. I would like to thank my friends and family back home, my new Seattle family, and last but not least evo.