Kristina Hagman: Open Studio at Sidereal Press showing “36 Views of Mt Rainier”

Kristina Hagman with her "36 Views of Mt Rainier" woodblock prints at Sideral Press

Kristina Hagman with her "36 Views of Mt Rainier" woodblock prints at Sideral Press

Yesterday I stopped by an Open Studio reception for Artist Kristina Hagman at Sideral Press in Tukwila.  I have written about Kristina and her Art several times on the DANIEL SMITH Blog and her “36 Views of Mt Rainier“.  I was excited to see her work again, and for the first time, ALL 36 prints were hanging on a single wall.  It is striking to see the prints all together…just awesome like Mt Rainier itself as you look up to see the prints laid out 3 high and 12 across.
Sidereal Press is in a renovated “barn” and is a gorgeous space where owner Sheila Coppola works with artists hand printing the artwork on some amazing presses.  Sheila and Kristina showed me the cool old press (I think I was told it was a newspaper letterpress) that they pulled Kristina’s’ prints from.  They gave me a little demo to show me how it worked, which was fascinating.  Thank you Kristina and Sheila!
Sheila, Kristina and Rick at Sideral Press for an Open Studio Reception for Kristina Hagman

Sheila, Kristina and Rick at Sideral Press for an Open Studio Reception for Kristina Hagman

Kristina is also currently showing some of her work at the Kirkland Arts Center as part of the Seattle Print Arts’ ten-year anniversary celebration.  The show: “TEN: Seattle Print Arts 2010 Anniversary Exhibition  is on now through June 5th.
TEN: Seattle Print Arts 2010 Anniversary Exhibition
Juried by Michael Darling
 May 14 – June 5, 2010 
Kirkland Arts Center
620 Market Street, Kirkland WA 98033
(425) 822-7161

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Art Walk in Seattle’s Pioneer Square for July’s First Thursday

This month’s First Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square in Downtown Seattle was on a gorgeous evening and many people were out enjoying themselves while looking at Art , listening to live music and taking in the general atmosphere.  It’s a great way to spend an evening and perhaps purchase some original art to add to your home.

This time I was going with a friend who wanted to see an Artist customer of hers, Fred Lisaius, (she is the manager of the Daniel Smith Artists’ Materials Store in Bellevue) who was showing at the Linda Hodges Gallery.  It was really cool to meet Fred Lisaius, and see his beautiful paintings in person, of course I checked out his website before hand! We also met up with two others and took our Art Walk around Pioneer Square

Fred Lisaius at Linda Hodges GalleryDeborah Butterfield at Greg Kucera GalleryMy Favorite Deborah Butterfield Sculpture at Greg Kucera GalleryJoy Gonyea-Roberts’ Art Booth “Jewelry by Joy”Ariel Bradys’ StudioKerrie Carbary’s Studio and “The Horse”

We started at Occidental Park to visit the Art Booths, and I bought a beautiful necklace from Joy Gonyea-Robertson (Jewelry by Joy ) and I wore it the rest of the evening!  We also stopped by to talk with Kim McCarthy at her booth (who works at Daniel Smith ) and see her work.  The Art Booths have lots of very affordable art pieces…great place for gifts too!

Some of the Galleries we went to were: Grover/Thurston Gallery (Julie Paschkis’ art was beautiful), and both Davidson Galleries.  At the Davidson Contemporary I was looking forward to seeing an artist, Francesca Sundsten , whose paintings I had enjoyed seeing at a Madrona Broker’s Open House in May, but she was not part of the July group show after all.  A wonderful surprise for me was to discover a favorite artist/sculptor of mine at the Greg Kucera GalleryDeborah Butterfield !  Being in the presence of Deborah’s huge, graceful horses was a wonderful experience.

We also went to see Artist Studios at theTashiro Kaplan Building. Some artists’ there who caught my eye were:  Ariel Brady [ Foo 5 (Japan, 1942) ], Michael Brady, and Kerrie Carbary ( “The Horse” )

It was a fun evening and there was lots of great art out on display.  Seattle has a very vibrant Art Community , and it’s important to support our local artists…how much more wonderful would your home be with some original art?

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