by Kirby LindsayThe August 6th Fremont First Friday Art Walk offers fewer locales than in May or June, but a wider selection of art disciplines. So this month, walk the neighborhood and enjoy the chance to stay and savor a while.
Live (Music) At Lenin…and Elsewhere
Art Walk Organizer Melanie Masson booked the local swing band, The Careless Lovers, to perform in Lenin plaza (behind the sculpture) from 6p – 8p. Masson, and her swing dancing friends, hope to entice others to join in the fun. Refreshments will be available for those who wear themselves out dancing, or just tapping their toes.
Across the street, in the SPACE building, Gallery NoteBleu (600 N 36th, 3rd Floor) will feature the music of the Nuevo Flamenco Guitar Trio – a perfect complement to swing. The art shown in the gallery this month will be photographs by Fremont’s own Sara Tro. A brief write-up on the First Friday blog describes her work as ‘deriving a spark of intrigue from the mundane.’
Theo Chocolate (3400 Phinney Ave N) also offers live music by WorkinProgress, one-woman band Marianne Robertson. In between the original acoustic folk rock songs, Theo will help us all celebrate National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, with delicious treats on-hand.
Oh, and Visual Art
The dog days of summer and the Year of the Dog merge at Studio R (315 N 36th, 2nd Floor), with photographs by Ron Henry. A silent auction will be held from 6p – 8:30p, with all net proceeds to go to the Old Dog Haven, an animal rescue network that aids homeless senior dogs.
Another good cause this Friday will be a fundraiser for The Bedouins, and a group show called “Yallah! Artivism for Peace” at EVO Timesinfinity Art Gallery (122 NW 36th). This art show includes skate decks, paintings, photos, video and music, and raises funds for skateboarding and street art projects to build peace between Arab and Israeli youth.
Photographers’ works will be featured at several venues in August. Flying Apron Bakery (3510 Fremont Ave N) will show ship’s hulls captured by Wyn Bielaska. Frame Up Studios (3515 Fremont Ave N) has high dynamic range photography by Taylor McAtee. Fremont Brewing Company (3409 Woodland Park Ave N) will feature (in addition to their hand-crafted beers) Todd Smith’s reassembled photos. Of course, the photographers of Creativity Loves Company (619 N 35th St, Suite 110 – in the alley behind PCC) will offer a view of some of their personal works, alongside their homemade cake du jour and the photo booth.
509 Winery and Tasting Room (1300 N. Northlake Way) will offer free wine tastings along with the paintings, on canvas using acrylic, of traditional Indian and Middle Eastern henna designs in a permanent medium, all by Antoinette. Mixed-media paintings by Cheryl Richey will be on display at Fremont Jewelry Design (3510 Fremont Place N) alongside their beautiful jewelry creations. Caffe Vita (4301 Fremont Avenue N) will show the works of Erik Andrew. Live painting, along with live music, will be produced at one of the newest Art Walk venues, Infinite One Wellness (3519 Fremont Place N, Suite B) along with work on display by Fedora el Morrro, Amber Rothrock and Brendon Wenberg.
At Art F/X (420 N. 35th), one of Fremont’s most established art galleries, will show new works by one of the owners, Doug Stacey. Stacey often converts one-time junk into art, and his ‘Classical Glass’ show features cast-off glass transformed into new works. Locate the gallery behind the tree with the chairs hanging amidst its branches.
While out on the Art Walk, also check out the Fremont Place Book Company (621 N 35th St) Kids’ Art display, by local artists. The truly emerging artists showing there could be part of future Fremont First Friday Art Walks. Think, someday you could say you saw them when…all at the August Art Walk!
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