What: Mini Fez and Party Decor Crafting Party
Venue: Ballard Odd Fellows / 1706 NW Market St
Event: August 15th 6pm - 9pm
Join us on Thursday August 15th to
make Mini Fez' & Party Decorations for
the first Seattle Odd Ball & Fez Fest
MATERIALS provided for basic Mini Fez & Party Decorations
BRING snacks to share, additional materials you might like to add (gold thread, fancy yarn, fuzzy felt, etc.)
THE PARTY: The Tzar of the Noble Order of Muscovites, is hosting the Seattle Odd Ball & Fez Fest on Saturday September 14th, 7pm - 11pm at Ballard Odd Fellows Lodge. (We'll post event details here when they go live.)
Artist: J Gordon
Venue: Ballyhoo Curiosity Shop / 5445 Ballard Ave NW
Event: August 15th 6pm - 8pm
Stop in for the works of J Gordon at Ballyhoo Curiosity Shop.
Show: Specswizard & Keef Cross (Dayblack - Atlanta, GA)
Venue: Push/Pull / 5484 Shilshole Ave NW
Event: August 15th 6pm - 9pm
Showing thru: September 18th
Push/Pull is proud to present the work of local artist Michael Hall (aka Specswizard) and Keef Cross (Georgia).
Showing through September 18th.
Michael D Hall aka Specswizard has been writing and producing hip hop music since 1979--but comics are his first love. He started creating characters and stories when he was just seven years old and he is still at it today. Specs has become a staple in the Seattle hip hop community, and has started to also show his visual art around town, most notably at Steve Gilbert's Studio. He is currently focusing on character designs and pen and ink work for a new comic called the Gibson Comic Anthology that will be published and distributed throughout Seattle and hopefully beyond this summer.
Push/Pull is celebrating the culmination of his long awaited book with a show this August along with another notable comic artist and tattooer Keef Cross.
When I make art, it's truly an escape. An escape from stereotypes and expectations put on "black art" and it's creators. It seems like most people are comfortable seeing black people portrayed walking to church, playing a jazz horn, braiding hair on the porch and things of that nature. There isn't anything wrong with that, but that's not all we are, and that's not all we do. Similar to black cinema and radio, audiences have gotten used to and even anticipate these redundant one sided offerings of black life.
Growing up being influenced by Ralph Bakshi, Vaugn Bode', Wendy Pini, and Robert Crumb to name a few, really shaped my visual aesthetic, and tone of my paintings, but even more so, my approach to creating my comic book, "DayBlack". I found that those underground comics of the 70's always had one foot in sexual raunchiness and drugs, and another foot in social commentary, a combination that fascinated me as a kid. Who knew that in those adult comics I hid from my mother, I would find my individual voice and style.
I'm all about pushing progressive images and ideas about my people to the forefront whenever I get the chance. TV, radio, and film won't do it, but I feel like art is the last medium that has been corrupted the least, and with the help of other like minded artists who aren't afraid to challenge these notions of what black art is and can be , we can help change the way the world sees us, and the way we see ourselves, one gallery, screen, and book at a time.
Artist: Jimmy Gersen jgersen.artspan.com/home
Venue: Populuxe Brewing / 826 NW 49th St
Event: August 15th 6pm - 9pm www.facebook.com/events/473775446741768/
Showing: Month of August
Populuxe Brewing is excited to welcome Jimmy Gersen as Augusts featured artist. Jimmy made his home in Seattle, Wa. where he graduated from the University of Washington School of Art. He began displaying his work in small restaurants, and galleries throughout the area. He was mainly working with charcoal and pastels producing painting like drawings. Somewhere along the line he decided to literally, dip his hands into some paint and see what he could do. Soon, painting became his new love. In 2000 he started to perform paintings live, with bands, for private parties, art walks, to name a few. Lucky for us he will be painting live right in the tasting room for Ballard Night Out. This is an event not to be missed!
Populuxe offers specials for Ballard Night Out visitors.
Show: "Drawings and Paintings" by Stearns and "Color of Life" by Zola
Venue: BallardWorks / 2856 NW Market St
Event: August 15th 6pm - 9pm One Night Only!
"Drawings and Paintings" (third floor) and "Color of Life" (second floor) EXHIBITS' OPENINGS! Thursday, August 15th, 2019 6 PM – 9 PM
BallardWorks is delighted to host the Solo Exhibits of Zola Khan and Christopher Stearns organized by Phil Stoiber.
ARTIST BIO: Zola Khan (ZolaKhan.com) "Color of Life"
Farrukh, known professionally as Zola, is from Karachi, Pakistan. He trained and worked under the prominent Pakistani artist Gulgee and has supported himself as an independent artist for over a decade.
Farrukh works in oils and acrylics; painting still lifes, landscapes, an abstract horse series, and other abstract works. His work is rhythmic and lively and utilizes expressive brush and knife work, and occasionally pointillism.
He has had two solo exhibitions, one in Pakistan and one in Georgia (the country, not the state). Since receiving asylum status in June 2018, Farrukh has been living in Seattle.
ARTIST STATEMENT: Christopher Stearns Exhibit "Drawings + Paintings"
This collection of works on paper represents my attempts to relate impressions from nature to language and architectural forms. Developed over the past 15 years, these works combine drawing, painting, and collage, with a dedication to a kind of lyricism and playfulness that I find liberating.
Making these abstract compositions involves sequences of choices, using color, line, shape, and an intuitive sense of space. As I stretch to discover new visual combinations, the process of allowing the piece to tell me what to do next results in a layered formation of meaning.
I am so proud to be part of Seattle’s rich and exciting creative community.
Our next event, August 15th, will be here before you know it! Send your events in now to make sure we can help you. If you're a new venue, let us know by the 5th by submitting an event or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you're a regular venue, make sure to submit your event by the 12th so we have time to post it and schedule it into the social media posts. See you in 13 days!
Ballard Night Out is presented by Push/Pull - supporting arts and cultural events in Ballard's 98107 & 98117 zip codes.