Meet local teen artist Molly Riggs during Ballard Night In on Thursday March 25 6pm - 7pm:
Molly Riggs (any pronouns) is a youth artist with a focus on digital arts and content creation, video production and editing in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood. Their love for art started with a sketchbook and pencil, and has morphed into more computer based content spanning from digital sketch and animation work using Krita and Ibis Paint X, digital video making and publishing using Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro. They dabble in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator from time to time as well. When Molly isn't feverishly sketching away using their Wacom tablet, they are spending time with friends on line, hosting their SMP server for Minecraft, and recording and posting videos on their YouTube channel.
Stop by Ballard Night In 3/25/21 6pm - 7pm
(Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83324180473?pwd=Tkg2UlFKR0Y2TElLb3BQOXdjSjBYdz09) to meet artist Sam Jungwoo Choi.
Sam visits the parks in Ballard to listen to the water while turning his feelings into art.
Sam Jungwoo (he/him) is a queer & trans, first generation Korean boy, and he is the living dream of his immigrant parents. He first turned to art as a way to navigate difficulties with managing his mental health without a proper access to a therapist. He has formed a newfound connection to art as a method of storytelling.
Find Sam on Instagram at @sam.doodles
Stop by Ballard Night In online at the Zoom link:
3/25/2021 6pm - 7pm
to learn about what's happening with David Smith at Blowing Sands Glass Studio.
David Smith is the owner/operator of Blowing Sands Glass. He was introduced to the art of glass blowing in 1978 while studying for a degree in Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. His final two years were spent in the Materials Artifacts Laboratory where he did analysis on man's earliest evidence of ceramic processing, the pigment used in cave paintings, and worked on the project tracing the transfer of porcelain technology from China down the silk road to Europe. His thesis subject was soft-paste porcelain produced in France during the 18th Century. After graduation, in 1983, he returned to Seattle and started working full-time as a glass blower.
In 1987, he bought a one-way ticket to China and then traveled across Asia and the Soviet Union, and spent the next 5 years living and working with artists in Finland, Germany, France and Ireland. He returned to Seattle in 1992 and established his own studio/hot-shop in Ballard. His art glass has been collected and appreciated around the world, and his glass castings are installed in the Atlanta Federal Building as well as public and private buildings in the northwest. His work is an extension of his technical background in glass science and his love of the traditions and history of glass blowing throughout the world.
Ballard Night Out is presented by Push/Pull - supporting arts and cultural events in Ballard's 98107 & 98117 zip codes.