December 10 ArtWalk Venues
Ballard Great Harvest Bread Co.
2218 NW Market Street
Featuring photography by Dan Fenstermacher, a Seattleite who recently returned from a year of teaching in China. While living in China, Dan traveled extensively throughout China, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. His show focuses on the people and places he visited during his year abroad. Stop by to meet the artist and enjoy some tasty Great Harvest treats!
2215 NW Market Street
After extensive design training, Pittsburgh native J. Craig Thorpe moved to Seattle where he started his own architectural illustration business. While his ink and water color renderings have interpreted design concepts for countless NW clients, Thorpe is known nationally for his oils of contemporary railroad themes. Amtrak used his painting of the Olympia, WA station on its 1993 national corporate calendar, opening the door to dozens of railroad commissions for noted clients such as Union Tank Car Co., General Electric and the White Pass & Yukon Route in Alaska. Recent Amtrak commissions include the Centennial paintings for Washington, DC Union Station and Glacier National Park. For the last 16 years, Thorpe has produced yearly calendar art for Alaska Marine Lines, the maritime company shipping barges of containers to Alaska. He also specializes in iconic NW scenes. Thorpe is primarily a landscape painter and even his industrial commissions set the subjects in their unique settings. Says the artist, " The haste, cynicism and expediency of our age has blurred an ability to see beauty. These images help people refocus." He combines a technical accuracy with a painterly style evoking an emotional response from the viewer: "That painting makes me want to be right there!"