Artists: Sarah Elizabeth Terry and KT Hancock
Venue: Populuxe Brewing / 826 NW 49th St
Event: December 19th 6pm - 9pm
Showing: Through December 2019
This month we are pleased to welcome TWO new artists, Sarah Elizabeth Terry and KT Hancock. They have teamed up for the month of December to create an exceptional experience of neon lights, metal and glass.
Sarah Elizabeth Terry grew up in Irvine, Kentucky a small town ankle-deep in Appalachia. Now working and living in Seattle, Washington as a designer and fabricator at City Lights Sign Company in Ballard. She graduated with a BFA in sculpture and metal fabrication at the University of Cincinnati’s DAAP program. Discovery of neon and glassmaking found at Pilchuck Glass School has since developed into a professional career in the Pacific Northwest
KT Hancock is glass and metal artist based out of Seattle, Washington. Hancock has shown nationally and internationally. Hancock has completed a number of residencies and has demonstrated at various establishments including the Tacoma Museum of Glass and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Bornholm, Denmark.
Show: Golem, A Family History
Artist: Julia Wald
Venue: Push/Pull / 5484 Shilshole Ave NW
Event: December 19th 6pm - 9pm
Showing: Through January 14th
Join us for the opening of Golem: A Family History by Julia Wald. Julia has been illustrating her family's history and will be sharing this very personal show with us at Push/Pull. Opening December 19th for Ballard Night Out 6pm - 9pm. Showing through January 14th.
I am a jew. My family’s history has been tied to this word and their immigration patterns and destinies shaped by it. My grandpa left Germany in 1936 because he was a jew. My Eastern European family fled Russia during the revolution for the same reason. I am an American citizen because my family was lucky enough to escape their respective countries just in time.
The Golem is a Jewish anthropomorphic creature that can be a monster, a savior, a hero to the Jewish people, or a villain. The creature is created from the earth—stones, mud, and clay. The conjuring of a Golem can mean hope or despair. My family’s collective history can be summed up pretty nicely as a combination of hope and despair, monsters and saviors.
Julia Wald is an artist and illustrator based in Seattle Washington. She often uses india ink pens in her work, exploring line, pattern, and texture. Her subject matter ranges from cityscapes, index card monsters, and comics. She was just awarded a 2019 Artist Trust GAP Grant to continue working on this project—The Golem: A Family History and plans on using the funds to turn the comics about her family into a book.
Artist: Kara Taylor (instagram @loomandgloom)
Venue: The Junk Drawer / 1713 NW Market St
Event: December 19th 6pm - 9pm
Showing: December 14th - January 10th
Stop in the one of Ballard's newest unique spaces to see modern pop culture inspired and classically detailed hand embroidery.
Display artist: D Lisa West
Live Art: Valerie Niemeyer & Jennifer Ellis
Live Music: Ben Mish
Venue: Verity Credit Union / 5711 24th Ave NW
Event: December 19th 6pm - 8pm
On Thursday, December 19th, our Ballard branch will participate in Ballard Night Out. D. Lisa West will have artwork on display and both Jennifer Ellis and Valerie Niemeyer will create live art in the branch. Plus, live music by Ben Mish!
Featured artist D. Lisa West
D. Lisa West is our selected display artist for Ballard Night Out. Her images range from quick sketches to detailed oil paintings and she enjoys experimenting with a variety of media. Inspirations for D. Lisa include life, people and family photographs.
Featured artist Jennifer Ellis
Jennifer Ellis is one of our live artists for Ballard Night Out. She will set up in the branch and create art during the event. She is a Korean-American cartoonist and educator from Ohio.
Featured artist Valerie Niemeyer
Valerie Niemeyer is our other live artist for Ballard Night Out. She will set up in the branch and create live art during the event. She is a Seattle-based artist and freelance illustrator. Originally from southern Washington, she attended UW and earned a B.A. in Painting and Drawing.
Featured musician Ben Mish
Ben Mish will add some musical flavor to Ballard Night Out. Ben is a Seattle-based writer and musician. He is a prolific songwriter and has written 1,500 songs. Ben is also the lead singer of local band Left Hand Smoke.
Win something this Ballard Night Out! Some of our venues have donated great prizes to reward you for participating in a fun scavenger hunt for our event in December 19th. Here's the clues, or download the file below:
See this * next to a clue? Tag #ballardnightout on Instagram and tag the venue location to enter your answer. We’ll select winners and notify them by December 26th. The Ballard Odd Fellows is giving away two tickets to their Winter Solstice Celebration & Odd Feast on December 21st – we’ll announce that winner at the end of the night on Thursday!
Venue # Clue
1 * Every December, I help Ballard celebrate the holidays with sparkles and light.
7 * My 5 eyes are better to see you with.
9 * It’s in the name…and it’s inexpensive.
10 * Find the hearts in the Odd Fellows symbols on the building.
15 * My magic horn is really a tooth and here at Clover Toys, I rock.
20 * A popular way to drink your deluxe frosty beverage under the glow of neon.
24 Find the golden triangles around the studio – each is a piece of art you win or you can turn in for a discount on other art.
We hope you have fun exploring some of the Ballard Night Out venues. Follow us on Instagram @ballardnightout to see who the winners are!
Show: 'Log' Group Show
Venue: BallardWorks / 2856 NW Market St (entrance on 32nd)
Event: November 21st 6pm - 9pm
Encore Event: December 19th 6pm - 9pm
"Log" noun (1), often attributive (loosely interpreted)
: a usually bulky piece or length of a cut or fallen tree, especially: a length of a tree trunk ready for sawing and over six feet (1.8 meters) long
: an apparatus for measuring the rate of a ship’s motion through the water that consists of a block fastened to a line and run out of a reel
a : the record of the rate of a ship’s speed or of her daily progress, also : the full nautical record of a ship’s voyage; b : the full record of a flight by an aircraft
: a record of performance, events, or day-to-day activities.
: the act or result of abbreviating
The work of these artists have come together to consider the interpretive variations of a log. Aailya Gupta, Barbara Robertson, Chris Critesda, Ethan Bickle, Fiona McGuigan, Genevieve Gaudreau, Gillian Theobald, Gretchen Van Dyke, Ilana Zwechi, Juliet Shen, Linda Davidson, Tim Cross, Philippe Hyojung Kim, Robert Hardgrave, Robin Green, Sheila Coppola,
Ballard Night Out is presented by Push/Pull - supporting arts and cultural events in Ballard's 98107 & 98117 zip codes.