Last night I attended the Annual Open House event at the Equinox Studios located in the south
Seattle industrial area known as Georgetown . Even the torrential rains did not keep art enthusiasts away and the place was packed. The studios here are filled with some very talented folks in a wide range of creative disciplines. One of my favorite aspects of the evening was the poetry readings. The first took place on an improvised platform appropriately called the Fork Lift Stage.
|Poet, Greg Bem, climbs high on the Fork Lift Stage.|
|Poetry was blasted throughout the warehouse setting and a small crowd gathered to listen.|
|Painter, Melinda Hannigan, in her Equinox studio.|
|Artist, Gail Howard, discusses her work with artist Maxine Mattson.|
|Love this! My score of the evening...a new hand-forged chainmail cuff!|
Meanwhile...back in my studio...slow but steady progress is being made as I paint my way up the path to my next solo show opening in February 2011. Still working on an exhibition title but today I settled on “Remote Regions”.
|Two 30"x 30" encaustic panels work together or on their own.|
|Works in progress in the studio.|
A majority of the work is unfolding as abstracted landscapes but I will have a few experimental pieces in this show as well.
|Experimenting with ethereal drips and layers.|
|Still a long way to go on this one but I am intrigued by the vertical format and what's happening below the surface.|