6408 32nd Ave NW
John Holm fell in love with the sea at a young age while living on the North Shore of Oahu where he enjoyed beach combing and snorkeling. Since then, life has taken him to Santa Cruz, Monterey, Friday Harbor and Madison Avenue. After time as a surfer and art student, to a stint as a Navy pilot and a thirty-five year career in advertising in New York, Holm returned to Seattle. His early coastal memories became the images that were reborn in the form of acrylic paintings and are on display in this show.
2052 NW Market Street
Artist Justin Kane Elder simplifies images by deconstructing them into basic geometric shapes. His goal is to construct a complex design out of simple forms. Each piece focuses on individual colors and how those colors relate to the space they inhabit. Colors are piled together to create a network of corresponding objects. These objects are what make each composition identifiable.
5344 Ballard Avenue Northwest
As a professional photographer for over 20 years, Janet Mesic-Mackie has honed a vision and body of work that is informed by her love of composition and form, and her training as a visual artist. She has been called a horse photographer par excellence and this show, titled Horses, exhibits her ability to capture the essence and vitality in the natural world. As so well put by Juliet Cameron, author of The Artist's Way, "If you love horses, you will love her photographs. Her horses are immediate, personal and lovable. You'll feel you are there, stroking a velvety nose."
5408 22nd Avenue NW
Handbag designer Laarni Mejino's passion for sewing and needlework, as well as her deep appreciation for the visual arts, helped to create her business six years ago. Her company Laarni and Tita, is in part named for her daughter Tita (the only girl out of 5 children) who helps with design, fabric selection and marketing. Handmade in Seattle, Laarni and Tita's products are charming, attractive and functional. See her expanding her collection of handbags, purses, messenger bags, and wristlets, and a debut item - iPad cases.