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“DROP BY DROP” at BHERD STUDIOS GALLERY

Opening Reception: November 14th 6:00pm – 9:30pm
Bherd Studios Gallery
312 N 85th Street, Suite 101, Seattle, Washington 98103
Closing Celebration: Fri, Dec 12th from 6-9:30pm

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Join Bherd Studios Gallery for an Epic Group Show entitled “Drop by Drop” featuring a bevy of PNW urban and contemporary artists who have exhibited with us over the years. While the show is unthemed, the artists invited are the inspiration and include: Michelle Anderst, Curtis Ashby, Debbie Bianchi, Zach Bohnenkamp, Greg Boudreau, Jenn Brisson, Jenny Dayton, Nichole DeMent, Braden Duncan, Miguel Edwards, Ego, Marty Gordon, Jeremy Gregory, Troy Gua, Aaron Jasinki, Lucien Knuteson, Larkin, Ryan Molenkamp, Ninjagrl, Chris Olson, Kate Protage, Sensei 23, Chris Sheridan, Megon Shore, Solace, Kellie Talbot, Siolo Thompson, Dan Voelker, Joe Vollan and Brian White.

We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over. – Ray Bradbury

Image by: Ryan Molenkamp

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WEAVE Magazine Inaugural Edition

If you’ve been following this blog for any time at all, you will likely have already figured out that the mission of WEAVE is to promote and grow the vibrant Seattle urban and contemporary art scene. Through this blog and our Facebook page, we serve as a year-round resource for upcoming arts events and exhibits in neighborhoods all over Seattle. We are also the organizers of WEAVE Fest, an annual festival in Seattle that includes exhibitions, events, forums and temporary installations. And now, we are a twice-yearly publication!

WEAVE Magazine Issue 1, Front Cover Image: New Players, Old Stories #4 by Kate Protage
WEAVE Magazine Issue 1, Front Cover Image: New Players, Old Stories #4 by Kate Protage

Introducing WEAVE Magazine, an arts publication highlighting and supporting the best of the Seattle urban and contemporary arts community!

Official WEAVE Magazine release party. Photography by Kari Champoux
Official WEAVE Magazine release party. Photography by Kari Champoux

The inaugural Spring/Summer 2014 issue, which recently launched officially at a party in Seattle, features interviews by Sarra Scherb with Seattle artists Adream de Valdivia, Robert Hardgrave, Kate Protage, Miguel Edwards, and Daniel Voelker.

 

From left to right: Interference by Robert Hardgrave, Mariposa by Miguel Edwards, Convincing them you're a ghost by Daniel Voelker
From left to right: Interference by Robert Hardgrave, Mariposa by Miguel Edwards, Convincing them you’re a ghost by Daniel Voelker

The theme of this first issue, “Monochromes,” was inspired by the beauty that can be found all around us, even in the prevalent grays of Seattle winter. The works featured in this issue all reflect this theme and we are proud to spotlight Seattle artists whom we admire both professionally and personally. Our hope is that WEAVE Magazine will introduce you to new amazing artists and give you some deeper insight into artists you may already know.

Check out this fabulous issue right here on this site by clicking the “WEAVE Magazine” tab above and make sure to purchase a copy for yourself of the limited print edition while it is still available!

GRADUATING TO GARDEN DESIGNER – One exhibitors journey from broom pusher to garden creator

Seattle based sculptor and photographer, Miguel Edwards first became involved with the Northwest Flower and Garden show in the late 90’s. At that time he worked behind the scenes at the show pushing a broom, carrying plywood, and working at a variety of general labor jobs wherever he was needed. Over the years Edwards became more involved with the show often taking on the role of general trouble shooter, forklift driver, interiors manager, heavy equipment manager etc.

In 2009 Miguel began to see a shift in his fine art efforts. Though historically his primary discipline was photography, sculpture became the new focus of his artistic process. Because of this artistic shift he began to see the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in a new way and he became more aware of the possibilities that the show offered for him to showcase his sculptural work.

Over the last four years Miguel has worked with various garden exhibitors. At the 2013 Flower and Garden Show, Miguel Edwards worked with Dr. Decks, their successful collaboration, Alien On Vacation – Xenomorph Meets Earth’s Most Lethal Plant Colony, received the South Sound Magazine Editor’s Choice Award, the only editor’s choice award given in 2013 (Edward’s sculpture for the display, Advena Vasculum, was a collaboration with Ryan Blythe). In past years he has also collaborated with In Past Years Miguel has collaborated with noted garden creators including Karen Stefonick, and Redwood Builders LLC. Other Members of the Award winning Team include Rex Saathoff, Chris Hoover, Kevin Russell, Jerome Brown,  Calvin Russell  Greg Barthels and Tracy L Korenski.

This year Miguel Edwards is returning from a successful showing of his sculptural work at the Archangel Gallery in Palm Springs and he is ready to participate in the 2014 Flower and Garden Show. He returns, this time as a garden creator with the Dr. Decks team which has been selected as one of the 2014 display gardens. The Dr. Decks team is presenting:  A Conduction of Vigorous Immersion – Seattle’s Best Artists Enhance Your Flow. This garden includes integration of the first ever permitted of fire and water feature at the show (or ever in the convention center), Monument scale solar kinetic sculptures and hand-blown glass pieces , neon and deck automations, including a retractable powered Seahawks table that stows directly into the deck as well as the worlds first ever ADA speced wheelchair ramp that switches from ramp to stairs and back  at the push of a button. Many firsts with this team.