Since September 2008 I have been the volunteer coordinator for the Art Wall at The Blue Star Cafe and Pub. Each month features a different local artist and usually an opening or closing night artist reception. The remaining walls and rooms of the restaurant are covered with the many "olde time" black and white photographs that are part of the owner's permanent collection. These feature scenes of early Seattle and the surrounding area, including the customer favorite of the bar scene with a count down to the start of Prohibition.
The featured artist for this month is Kristian Rickard. Her vibrant colors and bold, over-sized acrylic/mixed media pieces are a great contrast to the black and white photos on the other three walls of the back room. The smaller pieces add a wonderful balance to create an aesthetically pleasing scene that you won't want to miss! Please come in sometime during the month and check out her work. The artist reception is a great time to come so you can meet the artist, mingle with other art appreciators, and enjoy drink and appetizer specials! Check out Kristian's website for more details about her art.
Sunday, Feb. 15th, 7:00-9:00 pm
Blue Star Cafe & Pub
4512 Stone Way N Seattle, WA 98103
The Blue Star is also a part of the Wallingford Art Walk, which is on the first Wednesday of every month, from May through October. Also look for "theme" months where we will feature the works of several different artists that fit into a selected theme!
Please check in with The Grapevine every month to learn about the latest featured artist. You can also sign up for my email newsletter, so you won't miss a thing!
If you would like to be a featured artist at the Blue Star, please send me an email, including some samples of your work. We encourage customers and friends of the Blue Star, and those in or near the Wallingford area to apply, as we like to keep this as a community event.