Welcome to my blog! My world of flying bunnies, illustration and contemporary fine art

Welcome to my blog! My world of flying bunnies,  illustration and contemporary fine art
Exploring Fine Art and Illustration while bunnies romp and fly

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Turning Point Opening at Corridor Gallery in Seattle!

This was such a great time to get together with fellow Edge graduate friends from  all over the state.
Here are some shots of the opening, gallery and artwork.

Me, Andrea in front of my painting, Rite of Spring: Firelight Dance.
It was a bit dark on that wall but I heard they are putting a new light bulb in so hopefully it is now glowing with firelight!

 Colleen Sargen  kissing her sculpture

 Andrea K. Lawson, Pamela Mills, Colleen Sargen and
 Andrea K. Lawson with Firelight Dance and a snippet of  Colleens kinetic sculpture

 Pamela Mill's diamond shape painting of trees
 Colleen peeking through her turning point
Corridor from Washington Street.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Turning Point Exhibit opens this Thursday, September 5, 2013!

Turning Point  opens at the Corridor Gallery,

 Seattle Washington  through September 30, 2013

This month Artist Trust Edge 2007 Graduates will exhibit their work at the Tashiro Kaplan Building in Seattle, WA. 

Gallery hours are Wednesday  thru Saturday  10:30-5:00 PM

You are invited to the Opening  Reception  September 5th 5-9 PM.

  Artists participating in the show are Amy Armitage, Ellen Borison, Donna-Lee Elke, Karen Hackenberg, Trish Harding, Nicolette Harrington, Linda R. Hughes, Lydia Kunnap,             Andrea Lawson, Nico Lund, Pamela Mills, Cheri O’Brien, Joyce Prigot, Colleen Sargen, Mark Skullerud, Denise Snyder and Martha Worthley.
On view: Andrea K. Lawson Rite of Spring: Firelight Dance, oil on canvas,   30 x 40"
The theme, Turning Point, refers to renewal or a transition in the artist's work. Alternately it refers to a turning point in nature or  a political or social event,  cultural or social awareness. 

About the Edge Corridor artists and what Turning Point means to them: 

Andrea Lawson www.andreaklawson.com : Inspired by music, dance and nature, my paintings are produced through a voluptuous layering of paint and vital gesture. My work is intensely process-oriented, born of my ongoing engagement with the emotion, mystery and magic of applying paint to canvas.I love oil on canvas because it is sensuous and provides deep color. I also work with drawing materials and intaglio printmaking and pastels. My Rite of  Spring series is inspired by the ballet Rite of Spring which  involves themes of life, death, rebirth and spring. Rite of Spring: Firelight Dance also conveys a feeling of primitive people or dancers around a fire which was a turning point in our human history and feels to me like a point of gathering together. The painting itself is somewhat of a new approach as I use the   elements of gesture in a very   direct method similar to  drawing.  I felt that the theme really fit with  my current painting series and I really enjoyed selecting pieces to submit to the show.    

The Artist Trust  Edge program  was inspiring and a great way to connect with other artists.  Artist Trust is  a wonderful resource.  

Joyce Prigot:

Joyce Prigot grew up and lived in the NYC area until she moved to the Pacific Northwest a decade ago. It was a difficult transition for her, trying to create a feeling of home in such a different atmosphere. She figured that if she could understand her environment around her, specifically what the cloud patterns communicated about imminent weather, she'd feel more comfortable. This is a painting from her medium sized oil paintings called her cloud series, which she painted to get a better understanding of the world around her. 

More about the artist can be found on her web site, 



 Joyce Prigot
Cumulus Congestus
oil on canvas
20 x 20 inches
Image courtesy of Larry Mansfield

  Turning Point was curated by MalPina Chan, Dayton Knipher, Katy Krantz, Lisa Pollman

Corridor Gallery is located in the Tashiro Kaplan building,

206 S. Washington Street, Seattle Washington, 98104   Corridor Gallery

Throughout  2013 Tashiro Kaplan's Corridor Gallery at 306 S. Washington St., Seattle, will exclusively showcase Artist Trust EDGE graduates.  This gallery is in the heart of the arts district in Seattle. 

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 Artist Trust is a not-for-profit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage individual artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State.