The inaugural Wallingford Art Walk for 2012 kicks off this Wednesday night, February 1, from 6-9PM. You won’t want to miss out since the next Art Walk won’t be until April!
“February’s theme is “Love” (of course!)” as posted on the Wallingford Art Walk’s wall on Facebook. On Sunday night, they invited Wallingford neighbors to create ART HEARTS to show their love for Wallingford, the Arts and any other person, place or activity they wanted to send love to this year. You can find these festive little messages of love at Wallingford’s QFC for the month of February.
Here are some of the highlights for Wednesday:
Kerf International Gallery: During the Art Walk on Wednesday, stop in at Wallingford Center where the Kerf International Gallery (south entrance, main floor) will host an opening party for artist Colin Day, from Brighton, England. He has shown professionally in Europe and the States. The large colorful canvasses are grey day antidotes.
Mr. Day has shown throughout Europe and the USA. His large colorful canvasses are engaging and uplifting. The show will run through the middle of February but the Art Walk opening parties are a fun way to meet up with the local art buffs and other creatives. Please join us, as the Kerf is venturing into new territory with workshops in drawing, fabric arts, more. We would really appreciate hearing from the community -what would you like to see and do. Help us expand the possibilities for this great space.
CMA Gallery and Performance Space: Music by Creative Music Adventures Student Jazz Combos. Seattle jazz students of all ages from various schools will be performing at the gallery during Art walk. Artwork by Carole D’Inverno.
KeyBank: Wallingford’s February artist is Rob Vincent who focuses on painting, inspired by world travel and the little things at home. Being an avid gardener besides an artist, much of his work comes directly from images of his garden and others that he’s visited throughout the West Coast and Europe. As always, KeyBank will be serving refreshments.
Irwin’s: Lauren Davies
Julia’s of Wallingford: Annele Asikainen: acrylics on canvas. Annele is originally from Finland and has lived in So. America prior to settling on the Canadian West Coast. Her passion for painting is seen in the colorful art work of the beautiful scenery where she resides. She gets her inspiration for her artwork from the natural beauty of the West Coast and in landscapes from her native Finland. She is also known for her soulful portraits of indigenous peoples; More recently, her interests lie in more abstract form.
Grizzled Wizard: Boxes And Cages “The Art of Richard Lemmert”.
Wine World: End your Art Walk evening with a free tasting at Wine World!
Businesses Participating in February:
- Blue Star Cafe
- Cutz Meridian
- Key Bank
- Seattle Mosaic Arts
- Dandelion Salon
- Assistance League Thrift Shop
- Huntoon Memorial Clinic
- CMA Gallery & Performance Space
- Fuel Coffee
- Grizzled Wizard
- Julia’s Restaurant
- KERF International Gallery
- Teahouse Kuan Yin
- Boulangerie Bakery
- Wallingford Irwin’s Bakery
- Fresh Fitness & Dance
- Wine World Warehouse
- Zoka Coffee Tangletown