Show: Sew So Show, Group
Venue: The Vestibule / 6312 32nd Ave NW Unit A
Event: February 15th 6pm - 9pm
Showing through February 18th
Sculpture, fiber, thread and multimedia work by PNW artists
Opening Reception: Saturday February 3rd 6-8 pm
Ballard Night Out: Thursday February 15th 6-8 pm
New works in thread, fiber, wood, repurposed material by twelve PNW artists. Quilts, samplers and sculptures fill a nontraditional gallery.
Artists include: Gabrielle Abbott, Julie Alexander, Erik Andor, Andrea Beck, Melina Bishop, Carrie Cooper, Season Evans, Makena Gadient, EJ Landsman, Amanda Triplett, Libby Wadsworth, Suze Woolf
The Vestibule is open only in conjunction with monthly shows. Gallery hours Thursday-Saturday 6-9 pm for February 1-18th. Appointments welcome.
The Vestibule is a unique gallery space which supports emerging artists through funds from short-term AirBnB rental. Artists show work commission free.
Artist: Ilysia Van Deren - Pleasure Escape
Venue: The Vestibule / 6312 32nd Ave NW
Event: October 19th 6pm - 9pm
Showing October 19th - October 29th
An installation of fabric, texture, and pleasure by multidisciplinary artist Ilysia Van Deren. With Ballard Night Out. Through October 29th.
The Vestibule is a unique alternative gallery space which supports emerging artists through funds from short-term AirBnB rental. Emerging artists receive small stipends to produce and hang work, commission free.
The gallery is open only in conjunction with monthly shows. We will be open October 19th-21 6-9 pm and October 26-29 6-9pm
Featured Artist: Danny Mansmith dannymansmith.com/
Venue: Monster Art, Clothing & Gifts / 5000 20th Ave NW
Event: February 16th 6pm - 9pm www.facebook.com/events/436897953367154/
Dates: Showing February 16th - March 13th
Our featured artist: Danny Mansmith will be showing his intricately stitched work and providing a demonstration of his process.
Sublime Stitching is providing iron-on embroidery patterns and we'll help our guests get started stitching with a basic hand embroidery lesson.
The first 25 people to arrive will receive a gift bag full of goodies.
Snacks and drinks will be provided.
A Few Words From Danny Mansmith
I grew up an only child in the suburbs of Chicago and was very close to my mom and my grandma.
My grandma was a tough polish lady with a big heart who was also an artist, but would never have said that. She nurtured me with love and exposed me to art, giving me the ability to see possibilities in things around us. As I grew up I always said, "I'm going to be an artist", so I tried art school for a year but realized that wasn't for me. I became inspired to sew and memories of my grandma sewing my clothes growing up, filled my head. I moved to Chicago in the 90's and began to teach myself how to use the sewing machine.
I have never felt a part of the group and so the idea of making my own clothes became very important to me; discovering my own ways of sewing, finishing seams and not being taught how to do it the "right way" seemed right to me. Over the years, aside from my hand made clothing I have taught myself how to draw with the sewing machine, construct dolls and figures out of found objects, covering them in stitches and have been finding joy in creating installations that combine all of those things that make me happy.
I now live in Burien Washington under a few big pine trees, I wish the same for everybody to find that one thing that makes life worth living.
*The artist will be in attendance at the opening & the venue has specials during the event.
Ballard Night Out is presented by Greater Ballard Arts - supporting arts and cultural events in Ballard's 98107 & 98117 zip codes.