January 2012 ArtWalk Venues

Annie's Art and Frame
2212 NW Market Street

Showing the work of Sarah Takahashi, a nationally exhibited Seattle painter. Her minimalist and highly textured paintings feature people and animals against a severely limited background for a slightly eerie but graceful effect. The artist will be present.

Blowing Sands Glass Studio
5805 14th Avenue NW

They are honored to host work by renowned recycled metal artist Dan Klennert, who has brought some of his large pieces up from his Elbe, WA studio. Visit with Ruffus the Rooster, the spider, the seahorse, a Fatboy motorcycle and all 8 plus feet of Buckeye, a horse made largely of horseshoes, and more. Klennert's work has been featured in the documentary feature America’s Heart and Soul and is beloved by 14th Avenue pedestrians each year about this time. Truly fun pieces to warm your spirits this January!

SHAKTI Vinyasa Yoga
2238 NW Market Street

Gay Seydlitz was raised in Chicago where her father worked from home as a freelance graphic designer. Surrounded by his drawings, art was a part of every day life. After graduating from the American Academy of Art, she worked as a graphic designer and art director in Chicago, and then in Seattle from 1989 to the present. A few years ago, she decided to try fine art painting and at this mature stage, she feels able to truly express herself on canvas. Seydlitz currently works as an expressionist painter in acrylic mixed media, starting with paint to add abstract texture and color to the canvas. After letting the canvas sit for a while under observation, she allows the image to reveal itself. At times the result is purely abstract and other times the most simple forms and pleasures in life come through. This process has been very freeing and has shown her a new way of expressing herself creatively. Seydlitz has found the best thing she can do as an artist is to get out of the way and the let art come forth. She hopes this is just the beginning of a long awaited calling and looks forward to the surprise of seeing what lies ahead in her artwork.

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