Dana Roberts at Taste Restaurant, SAM

Dana Roberts at Taste Restaurant, Seattle Art Musuem

Dana Roberts at Taste Restaurant, Seattle Art Musuem

Another View

Another View

Have tried to get to Taste Restaurant at SAM for the last month, as one of my favorite artists/people Dana Roberts is the featured artist.

It was Sunday, and I arrived at 4.03Pm and yep they close at 4pm… The staff was great and let me wonder around taking photos…

The gallery has worked with Dana, on and off for 29 years. Love the way the adventures of her dress paintings continue to evolve both as objects and emotional subjects. The gallery has some great work,  and seeing a few of these paintings was like visiting an old adored friend.  Link to http://www.waterworksgallery.com/artists/17-dana-roberts?html=&medium=Painting.

This restaurant, Taste Restaurant is wonderful, great location downtown on First Ave and their have an artistic Happy Hour… Good food and ART what could be better.

Well perhaps next time in Seattle.

Ahh  It's Moth Girl

Ahh It’s Moth Girl

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Michael Dickter in his studio

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A while ago I visited the studio oh painter,  Michael Dickter in the Studio C building in Ballard.  Great big airy old building, big beams and old floors.

I was stopping in to see Michael and the new work he is creating for his upcoming show at the gallery.

I think the graphic but the painterly qualities in his work are very unique to Michael.

His imagery is very transitory.. The intentional drips help to create the illusion of space and could even
be thought of as time signatures as in music.

I always look forward to seeing what new creatures will walk, fly or frolic in his mixed media paintings. I do see a moose!

The show opens Saturday, June 14.. should be fabulous.

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Jaime, the dogs and Proseco

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Danielle Dean Palmer And Nichole DeMent at WaterWorks Gallery

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With the sunny weather, the gallery opened the newest show of work by Danielle Dean Palmer And Nichole DeMent
And a good time was had by all ….
And some amazing artwork hanging on the gallery walls . Stop by to see

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HAPPY 4TH OF JULY FRIDAY HARBOR

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The parade was awesome with all sorts of people and cause sharing the sidewalk and the streets.

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The sun us shining,  people are having fun in town with an old fashioned parade, and then a barbecue at the Historical Museum grounds. And the the fireworks later tonight. Enjoy the day with family and friends. .

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The newest face at the Seattle Sculpture Park

wpid-20140622_174052.jpgRecently I was in Seattle with out of town friends, and it was a beautiful day. We walked down to the Seattle Art Museum’s Sculpture Park.  The sky was so blue, a light breeze in the air and with old friends as company, it was a wonderful break from the hubbub of the downtown scene.

If you have never been to the Olympic Sculpture Park, I would suggest that this summer, make it a point to visit. Here you can see works by  Alexander Calder, Richard Serra, Louise Bourgeois and Tony Smith, major sculptors with large and vibrant works against the back drop of the city’s waterfront stretching across to the Olympic mountains.

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The newest piece by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa entitled  Echo (2011), is a very dramatic 46-foot tall white figurative sculpture. Echo was given to the Seattle Art Museum from the collection of Barney A. Ebsworth.

“Echo was modeled on the 9-year old daughter of a restaurant owner near the artist’s studio in Barcelona. With computer modeling, Plensa elongates and abstracts the girl’s features. The sculpture references Echo, the mountain nymph from Greek mythology. As told in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Echo offended the goddess Hera by keeping her engaged in conversation, and preventing her from spying on one of Zeus’s amours. To punish Echo, Hera deprived the nymph of speech, except for the ability to repeat the last words of another. Plensa created this monumental head of Echo, listening with her eyes closed or in a state of meditation. The artist envisions Echo to look out over Puget Sound in the direction of Mount Olympus.

“Many times we talk and talk,” Plensa said in an interview for theNew York Times about Echo in 2011, “but we are not sure if we are talking with our own words or repeating just messages that are in the air. My intention is to offer something so beautiful that people have an immediate reaction, so that they think, ‘What’s happening?’ And then maybe they can listen a little bit to themselves.”

Later walking around on Capital Hill on our way to dinner, I saw this shot and well I couldn’t help myself :-) Happy Sunny days

Hmm so what does this piece say?

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