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WEAVE FEST EVENT: FACEOFF III THE RECKONING

September 24 @ 7pm
Naked City Brewing: 8564 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle (Greenwood)

Live art like you’ve never seen it before… artists meet face to face in a battle of the brushes. Seattle artists Braden Duncan, Face Off Champion vs. the upstart Joseph Brooks are headlining the battle to see if the title will be retained or handed over in this round. Artists battle it out in 15 minute rounds painting their hearts out in front of a live auction audience. At the end of each round, audience members bid on the pieces. Whichever piece gets the highest bid, is the winner of that round. Come out and snag a piece of history!

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WEAVE FEST EVENT: Ego & Jenny Dayton at Bherd Studios Gallery

September 12 – October 31
Art Opening: September 12 @6pm
Bherd Studios Gallery: 312 N 85th St, Suite 101, Seattle (Greenwood)

Featuring two solo shows from Seattle artists Ego & Jenny Dayton.

Ego’s work has a flair for slightly dark, whimsical creepiness, influenced by the macabre sides of tattoo culture, street art, and underground fine art.

Dayton creates both paintings and 3-d miniature scenes for this exhibition. Her work is message intense, compassion and respect for animals is the gospel she preaches but she does it quietly. The message is always there, but you have to unfold the layers of the work to see it clearly.  Jenny uses images, Cyrillic text and other graphic elements to guide the invested viewer toward an important truth.

 

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WEAVE Fest Event: Fremont Abbey | The Round on Tues, Sept 9

9/9 – The Round (112) – Benjamin Verdoes (Iska Dhaaf, Mt St Helens Vietnam Band), Robin Bacior(Portland), Nate Quiroga (Mad Rad, Iska Dhaaf), slam poet Elaina Ellis, plus live painters from Bherd Studios GalleryJohn Osgood: http://johnosgood.com/   and Curtis Ashby (aka Cash):http://curtisashbyart.com/ $ 8 / $10

Collaborative evening of acoustic music & arts.

@ Fremont Abbey Arts Center, Seattle
4272 Fremont Ave N, Seattle

 

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WEAVE RELEASE PARTY & ARTS FEST KICK-OFF at Vermillion

Thursday, September 4th, 7:00pm at 

Celebrate the release of the 2nd edition of WEAVE magazine and the kick-off to WEAVE Arts Fest. Mix and mingle with the featured artists and venues and pick up your copy of the publication fresh off the press. Articles written by Sarra Scherb and feature Electric Coffin Studio (Duffy, Justin Kane Elder & Stephan Hoffman), Wolfram Productions (Siolo Thompson) and Artist Residency interview with Chris Sheridan, Bombsheller (Pablos Holman) and art reviews of Eva Funderburgh & Ryan Molenkamp’s recent exhibits.

RSVP Here!

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INNER BEAUTY at Bherd Studios Gallery

Jul 11 – Aug 29 at Bherd Studios Gallery

Chris Sheridan and Aaron Jasinski explore the idea of inner beauty from dramatically different angles while carrying the same message: true beauty consists of more than just the typical trappings of our society.

Chris Sheridan is known for his rich oil paintings that place modern figures in sumptuous environments, making use of the language of flowers, mythic symbols, and folklore to draw us into narratives that seem as familiar and dangerous as Black Forest fairytales.

For Inner Beauty, however, Sheridan has stripped away the symbolic details and the clothing, preferring to focus on the beauty of the figure in its purest form. Fascinated with William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s painting The Birth of Venus, Sheridan is working on a series of larger-than-life nudes, all of whom will adopt the pose from Bouguereau’s image. Ranging across ethnicity, gender and body types with his choice of models—and without any trappings to clue the viewer in to their social status, religious views, or political ideals—Sheridan tries to explore “just what beauty is.” Inner Beauty presents early sketches, studies, and smaller scale paintings from this series. “Beyond trying to capture the image of a beautiful woman, this painting seems to speak to some core truth about beauty itself. I’ve tried to decipher whether it’s his mastery of the human form, the application of paint, the choice of the model, or even the pose.”

Aaron Jasinski’s surrealist and pop culture paintings are filled with characters who seem to step effortlessly from that children’s book you only half-remember, from the video game you once played at a friend’s house, the sci-fi dream you sort-of recall. Rendered in shades of candy colors and beloved toys, Jasinski’s works wrap his favorite pop culture in cloaks of honor, and elevate his own original characters to instant canon.

For Inner Beauty Jasinski turns his eye to the interior, looking beneath the skin and under the book’s cover to discover where beauty truly lies. “We build up images of ourselves or our beliefs about what is beautiful: to fit in, to stand out, to reject or embrace. Sometimes we build up so many layers that we may lose sense of whether our own true centers constitute a marshmallowy filling or a hard jawbreaker.” Works in this show will explore the idea of beauty as a multilayered concept, peering through the images we show the world based on time and circumstance, and prying through the guises we adopt.

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