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Friday Art Walk Tonight

March 6th, 2015 by master

The Fremont First Friday Art Walk is from 6-9pm this evening. This will be new director Andrew Miller’s second full-fledged Art Walk since taking over. Check out the Fremoncentrist’s interview with Andrew Miller about his vision for the Art Walk.

Enjoy the sun and all the art Fremont has to offer, inside & outside!

This lovely lady has found a new home along N 36th Street. The Fremont Art Walk is tonight with plenty of public art to see in between stops. Happy First Friday!

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March Fremont First Friday Art Walk This Friday

February 29th, 2012 by master

It’s that time again. Friday, March 1st is the first Friday on the month and so the Fremont First Friday Art Walk will go down between 6-9 pm.

Some of the displays and presentations include:

Artist: Shannon Kringen
I work with my camera improvisationally. I’m always on the lookout for light and shape that inspires me. I feel like a dancer when I shoot photos. I move in a graceful motion looking into my camera frame until the shapes look right and I click. This series is called Nights and visual haikuâ. I fell in love with various shapes and textures while out wandering the city.
Location: Pel’Meni Dumpling Tzar
3516 Fremont Pl N
ALLEYWAY ENTRANCE
BONUS: $1 off dumplings when you mention the phrase “Make Art, not war”.

Artist: Various Artists from Under the Needle Tattoo (Matt Lentz, Jeff Houston, Joel Kennedy, Levi Polzin, Ego, Megon Shore, Josh Sharpe, Khalil Linane, Chris Adams)
Under the Needle is a tattoo shop located in Downtown Seattle, where a group of artists from varying backgrounds work together to bring a high level of professionalism and wide range of artistic perspective to their clientele. This collection of watercolor pieces from each artist reflects the depth and versatility that they are able to bring to a common medium, just as they do in tattooing.
Location: High Dive
513 N 36th St
$3 Micro Drafts and $4 Wines by 14 Hands Winery

Get info on more artists, venues and festivities here.

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February Fremont First Friday Artwalk Tonight

February 3rd, 2012 by master

It’s that time again. Friday, February 3rd is the first Friday on the month and so the Fremont First Friday Art Walk will go down between 6-9 pm.

Some of the displays and presentations include:

Pel’Meni Dumpling Tzar is celebrating it’s one-year anniversary and they’re hosting a (belated) “Thank You Melanie” party for Melanie Masson, who was the previous director of the Fremont Walk. Swing by between 6pm-7:30 pm to say hi. (3516 Fremont Pl N)

Nate Watters captures the dynamic colors, machinery and ingredients in Theo’s chocolate factory as well as the artisan confections handmade by Theo chocolatiers. (Theo Chocolate, 3400 Phinney Avenue).

Michael Angelo Caci digital technology and chemistry to manipulate photographic and scanned material. The result is an astounding, and visually captivating body of work. (Frame Up Studios, 3515 Fremont Ave. N)

Get info on more artists, venues and festivities here.

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November Fremont First Friday Artwalk Tonight

November 4th, 2011 by master

It’s that time again. Friday, November 4th is the first Friday on the month and so the Fremont First Friday Art Walk will go down between 6-9 pm.

Some of the displays and presentations include:

Venue: 704 Gallery
704 N. 34th St., Seattle WA 98103
Artist: Tina Anderson, Paintings
Anderson’s paintings juxtapose traditional themes with contemporary issues; women’s rights, sexual orientation and the environment, painted in an arresting realistic style.  In addition to the Nov. 4th art walk, this exhibit is open during Fremont Sunday market and by appointment.
1300 N Northlake Way
Britt Rynearson designs bold, original textiles and clothing in both wall hanging and wearable forms.  Her rich background as a textile artist, modern aesthetic, and training in the Japanese art of Arashi shibori has garnered her work considerable attention; Rynearson has had work exhibited at the Smithsonian and the Philadelphia Museum,  has been featured regularly in national art and craft publications, and her designs are carried by boutiques nationwide.  Influential training came from: a fine art degree from Scripps College, courses at Fuji Studios in Florence, Italy, a live/work experience in a Balinese village to study ikat and silk weaving.  She has taught fine art and surface design courses since 2002, and currently serves part time on the faculty of Gage Academy of Art and Cornish College of Design, among others.
1051 N. 35th St.
Dan has been making images for over 30 years, exploring a range of subjects from nature to architecture, abstract to surreal. In that time he has had the good fortune to see some of them in publications such as American Photo and Nature’s Best and has garnered awards in both the U.S. and Europe.
Check out the full schedule and list of venues & artists here.

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Fremont First Friday Art Walk Looking For New Leader

October 11th, 2011 by master

For nearly two years, Melanie Masson has been the volunteer organizer of the Fremont First Friday Art Walk. In late September, however, she announced that she’s decided to give up her role as leader of the Walk, and has began the search for a successor.

Maybe it’s you?

Fremocentrist has a great rundown of everything Masson has accomplished, the history of FFFAW and what potential successors would have to do to cast their name in the hat.

If you have an interest – or want more details on what it would take to lead the Fremont First Friday Art Walk – contact Masson by e-mail at fremontfirstfriday@gmail.com

Find out more about FFFAW and their many events, vendors and artists here.

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October Fremont First Friday Artwalk This Friday

October 6th, 2011 by master

It’s that time again. Friday, October 7th is the first Friday on the month and so the Fremont First Friday Art Walk will go down between 6-9 pm.

Some of the displays and presentations include:

Venue: Johnston Architects PLLC
Address: 100 NE Northlake Way, Ste. 200
Artist: Craig van den Bosch, Paintings
Playing off of the philosopher Walter Benjamin’s “dialectical image”, my work addresses the dynamics of biology vs. technology and asks whether there will be a harmony between the two as the gap closes. Technology is changing the way in which we interpret these age-old perceptions of reality and weaves a new fabric. How will we interact within this new fabric?

Venue: Brown Paper Tickets
Address: 309 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103, above LTD Bar & Grill
Artist: Caroline Planque, Photography
¨Casa Marianella is a shelter for undocumented immigrants, mostly from Latin America, in Austin, Texas. The center provides English classes as well as access to medical and legal services. Its sister shelter, Posada Esperanza, provides similar services to homeless families, including education for mothers and children, and family case management. Their goal is to help familes and individuals transition towards more stable and secure lives. Caroline Planque, who holds a masters in Photojournalism from theUniversity of Texas at Austin, documented the daily lives of individuals at Casa Marianella and Posada Esperanza over the course of several years.

Venue: ArtFX Gallery
Address: 420 N. 35th St.
Artist: Ann Maki, Textile Sculptures
“Recently, I have turned my hands away from fabric and machine stitch to freeform hand-knitting to create three-dimensional abstract fiber works. Inspired by large shapes in nature, such as mountain sides and mima mounds, they are studies of serenity and strength. The softness of the knit structures belies the ruggedness of the hard solids of rocky mountainsides and packed earth of the mounds. Other pieces are brighter and whimsical, using the media to lighten the emotion.” – Maki

Check out the full schedule and list of venues & artists here.

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September Fremont First Friday Artwalk This Friday

August 30th, 2011 by master

It’s that time again. The Fremont First Friday Artwalk is here once more and takes place this Friday, September 2nd.

Along with the usual artist showcases and events, there’s one special event worth taking note of. the Academy of Awesome Mobile Tour is making its Seattle stop in the parking lot at 35th & Phinney (also home to Fremont Outdoor Movies) from 6-9pm,

The Academy of Awesome Mobile Tour debuted on June 25, 2011 with a kick off party in Los Angeles, Calif. The giant blue Winnebago, covered in the signature Paul Frank monkey face logo (known to fans as “Julius”), has made its way East across the Southern portion of the United States and will be coming back through the Northern Route.

Tour stops will showcase a retrospective exhibit displaying limited edition co-branded products dating back over a decade. Other activities include a Creation Station where aspiring designers of all ages can submit art for the chance to create an exclusive Paul Frank t-shirt sold at Paulfrank.com, a battle of the bands, silk screening, ping-pong, a “puppy prom” inspired fashion show and so much more. The Winnebago will feature a product showroom and lounge showcasing Paul Frank’s latest collection. The newly equipped Winnebago also features interactive stations for social media and music all driven by custom designed furniture incorporating the ipad.

For more information on the Paul Frank Academy of Awesome Mobile Tour 2011 visit www.academyofawesometour.com.

Check out the full list of artists, venues and events here and enjoy the artwalk!

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August Edition Of Fremont First Friday Artwalk Tonight

August 5th, 2011 by master

It’s that time again. Friday, August 5th is the first Friday on the month and so the Fremont First Friday Art Walk will go down between 6-9 pm. Along with the usual festivities, there’s a few special events going on as well.

One man band Nick Moyer will be bringing his simultaneous accordion, trumpet, and drum playing skills to the Lenin statue from 7pm – 8pm. This talented musician and Columbia University student has been seen entertaining the public from the Ballard Sunday Market to the New York City subways, covering everyone from Sufjan Stevens to Irving Berlin to Yann Tiersen’s “Amelie” soundtrack. Stop by the Lenin statue (at the corner of Fremont Place N and Evanston Ave N) and check out his impressive live performance!

The Fremont Arts Council will also be hosting an art-making booth in the square from 7-8:30pm, teaching art walkers how to make Fabulous Felt Corsages. The clothing theme is in keeping with their upcoming fundraiser: Funky Fabulous Clothes Swap on Sat., Aug. 27th from 1-5pm at the Fremont Doric Lodge.

Check out the full schedule and list of venues & artists here.

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Fremont First Friday Artwalk On July 1st

June 29th, 2011 by master

It’s that time again. Friday, July 1st is the first Friday on the month and so the Fremont First Friday Art Walk will go down between 6-9 pm.

In the spirit of the “Red, White, & Dead” zombie gathering in Fremont the next day, Fremont Arts Council will host a booth starring a make-up special-effects artist teaching the undead-curious how to do easy scars & zombie make up starting at 6:30pm at the Lenin Statue. Pickled Okra string band will also be performing their jig-inducing tunes in Lenin Square from 7:30pm – 9pm.

Some of the other locations and artists on the walk include…

Venue: Fremont Brewing Co.
Address: 3409 Woodland Park Ave N.
Exhibit: Born of Scottish parents, raised in Switzerland, trained by the Dutch at the de Kooning Academie, figurative painter Fiona McGuigan brings a worldly view to her paintings of wrestlers and dancers. Her current work is all about capturing the human figure in motion, finding the moment of impact when bodies collide and exploring the nationalistic overtones found in images of Swiss wrestling.
www.fremontbrewing.com

Venue: Brown Paper Tickets
Address: 309 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103, above LTD Bar & Grill
Exhibit: Employee Show:
New to the neighborhood, Brown Paper Tickets will also be hosting a show focusing on the creative talents of their own Paintings, Photography, Masks, Pen & Ink Drawings
www.brownpapertickets.com

Venue: Fremont Cigar
Address: 3526 Fremont Place N., Ste. D (behind Lenin statue)
Exhibit: Cigar Box instruments date back to the 1840’s, and thanks to artists like John Hughes & Ed McGehee, you can still find them being displayed and sold at tucked-away jewels like Fremont Cigar. And while you’re there, take in the luminous, summer-drenched photography of Josh Hughes – a budding photographer and student at Central Washington University.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fremont-Cigar/186205241401221

For a full list of events, artists and venues, check out the First Friday site. Happy walking!

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‘Bollywood’ Comes To The White Rabbit Tonight

June 3rd, 2011 by master

Tonight is Fremont First Friday Art Walk so I know you’ve got a busy schedule planned already. If you’re in the mood to take in some cinema, however, you’re going to want to make sure you stop by The White Rabbit for the premiere screening of the new documentary, “The Bollywood Project.”

Exploring beyond the glitz and glamour of Bollywood films, this feature documentary exposes the reality of the artists rarely acknowledged in the film industry. These are the workers whose physical labor is required on sets, the creative artists who are responsible for the look of top celebrities, the performers who are thrown in amongst dozens of others in a song-and-dance number. The film uncovers the stories of four characters working behind-the-scenes in Mumbai, India’s ‘city of dreams’. Their stories are of grit and perseverance as they dream big, and they change their identities to become a part of Bollywood, posing a powerful indictment of modern Indian society embodied in the world of Bollywood: a fixation on a dream to be somebody unique.

Com for the documentary, stay for performances from Seattle based Bollywood Dance Instructor Nina Niranjan, performances from Chamma Chamma Dance School and dance music from internationally known DJ Aanshul.

Doors open at 8:30pm and it’s $10 at the door. 21+ only. Check out the trailer and find out more about the film here.

Image: White Rabbit

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