White Center Artwalk Feb. 18

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February Art Walk!!
Today from 12-6pm MUTANT BICYCLE BUILDING at The Forge!! Bring in scraps of bicycles and build yourself a new one! Hosted by the awesome Matt Tilton! Details can be found HERE.

3.14 (9602 16th Ave SW): Jenna Colby- Paintings- Jenna has a knack for making her paintings seep inside of you for a closer look. It always feels a bit like precious moments meets the dark side or sweet, sweet love meets reality. Swing by to see one of my all time favorite Seattle artists. She never fails to blow your mind.

Big Al Brewing (9832 14th Avenue SW): Joseph Brooks
http://www.flickr.com/photos/josephbrooks/sets/72157625352781214/- This work is bright, brilliant and full of movement. Joey’s use of color and his manipulation of watercolor is amazing. He knows how to create a strong line in his work with the way he maneuvers color and bold, black lines. Come in and have a Chilly Willy Ale while you sort through his goods.

Café Rozella (9434 Delridge Way SW): Chris Cain – Come check out new work at Café Rozella’s. Enjoy a delicious coffee beverage while you’re here!

Company (9608 16th SW): Christopher Olson- http://christopherjolson.carbonmade.com/about - "Experimenting in many different mediums and techniques over the years has led him to create several large bodies of work varying in style and subject matter. The core to his approach to creating has always been constant. Starting from a simple concept, drawing or doodle, he sets out to create a narrative that explores the light and dark sides of imaginary worlds. Liking to a mystery, his characters occupy landscapes that are both familiar and unknown where the viewer must explore to gather further meaning."

Dubsea (9910 8th Ave SW): James Bassett-http://www.jamescbassett.com/sculpture.html- “With my sculpture I seek to create an emotional state (not simply a momentary response, but a true lasting state) in the viewer. I do not necessarily aim to create any specific emotion, merely some response, some communication with the viewer. Art happens at the boundary of chaos, and therefore will always manifest some sort of inner tension, and my interest lies in exploring this state.”

Dzul Tattoo (9622-B 16th Ave SW): Katie & Alex- Black & White Photography. Drop in for funky grooves and an eye-full of new body ink. Updated B&W photos of the newest generation of ink, dripping with permanence. This shop has spirit and enough eye-candy to chew on for days.

Full Tilt Ice Cream (9629 16th Ave SW): Larry “The Front Desk Guy” Seward- He’s all over White Center this month!! Check him out at 3.14 as well! While you are in here you should eat some ice cream, throw some skee ball and have a Big Al Ube Porter- made especially---for you.

Herbal Legends-Medical Marijuana Dispensary (9619 16th Ave SW): Carlos Aguilar & Dave Ryan- http://carlosgaguilar.com/works/- Urban Paintings. Love.His.Art. Carlos does detailed, whimsical paintings; fun characters in random settings. His work is amusing and playful but not slapped together. This guy has a tight reign on the quality of application. Multiple layers of texture for a 3-d feeling full of funhouses. Pop in for some music, a snack and some raw, unadulterated talent; this kids got gusto. Dave Ryan has some seriously awesome stenciling work that is applied directly (not indirectly) to some old vinyl. Love that.

Proletariat Pizza – (9622-A 16th Ave SW)- Greg McCorkle-Photography-Greg McCorkle was very active documenting Occupy Movements in Seattle and Olympia in 2011. He will be sharing 13 images from his travels at Proletariat Pizza. He is quoted in the West Seattle Herald saying,
““As a child of the 60’s I remember the anti-war movement and (the Occupy Movement) began to remind me of how that began and how it grew into a full-on movement where it wasn’t just disenfranchised kids … it was families, the middle-aged, the elderly,” he said. “Everyone is affected by this economic meltdown that we are in the middle of and they are getting angry and they want some change.”

Salvadorean Bakery (1719 SW Roxbury): Ann Kendall- Landscape Photography- bright colored floral pictures. So close you can smell ‘em.

THE FORGE: TILTON, BACADAN & MCCALLISTER (9052 Delridge Way)- Matthew Tilton –Forge, Eric Balaban-Fabrication. Also- they are looking forward to another exciting year.

Southgate Roller Rink (9646 17th Ave SW): SCULPTURES de ROLLER SKATES. Come on by to see Southgate Roller Rinks newest edition of sculptures- MADE ENTIRELY FROM OLD ROLLER SKATES. We have high hopes for this folks. Local artists have taken their smattering of old roller skates and turned them into works of art. Come on down to be a part of the newest installation in White Center. Fun would be an understatement.

Zippy’s Giant Burgers (9614 14th Ave SW): Erik Hoogan- Loud muralist seeks wall space—ohp! He found it…right here at my favorite burger joint. Eat. Delicious. Foods.