Urban Hands Show

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Roughly 6 months ago, I left the Kolab Gallery in Greenwood (on good terms, mind you), and have since been showing my work at places like The Skylark, Ola Salon, and most recently, Urban Hands. I have worked closely with Urban Hands after the Greenwood Explosion. They are the ones who put me in contact with the property owners to paint a mural on the old G&O building. They were nice enough to have me show a collection of all new work at their location for Greenwood art walk in May. Below is a few photos of the new pieces that were featured at this show. Enjoy :)

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“Galactic Static” Acrylic, gold leaf and holographic tape on chipboard

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“Naturale Eius Debent” Collaged medical illustrations, ink and antique upholstery pins on wood panel.

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“Spikes No.1” Acrylic, spray paint, ink, holographic tape and holographic vinyl on wood.

 

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“Spikes No.2”  Acrylic, spray paint, ink, holographic tape and holographic vinyl on wood.

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On The Record Show at KEXP

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Hello All!

It has been a while since I have updated, so here is a quick run through of an upcoming show I will have a piece in.

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The show is called “On The Record”, a group show painted exclusively on vinyl records or record covers! This show is curated by The Drawnk, which is a drink a draw night every Wednesday here in Seattle. It’s comprised of some of the most talented local artists and I am beyond elated to be included in this show.

The show opens on June 10th at KEXP in Seattle. The show will be up for a month and all pieces will be for sale. Come on down to check it out! You wont regret it!

My piece is called “Pink Noise 3 Ways”

It is painted on an audio equalizer record consisting of only pink noise. Here’s a sneak peek at my piece

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For more info, check out the Facebook Event Page 

Hope to see you all there!

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Abstract Exploration Solo Exhibition

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My current show at the Skylark Cafe in West Seattle will be coming to an end, but not before I throw a fun little closing reception on the 31st from 6-9pm!

The Skylark is a fun bar/eatery that is Seattles premier music venue! Not only do they have awesome musical perfomances but they feature local artists on their walls! I will be featuring all of my current pieces with an emphasis on geometric paintings. I have been working on this series for over a year now, and have made a variety of different pieces implementing different mediums and artistic techniques. Most of the pieces featured in this show have not been posted on this website, so you’ll be in for a surprise!

Not to mention, starting at 9pm is Baby Ketten Karaoke night at The Skylark! With a selection of awesome songs to sing, and many tasty brews to choose from behind the bar, it is sure to be a good time for all.

Did I mention that The Skylark allows children until 9pm? So bring the whole family and enjoy some local art along with some of the best beer in town!

I hope to see you there!

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MRSHMR Goes To Iceland!

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Hey Everybody!

I have put together an Indiegogo campaign to help raise money for my upcoming trip to Iceland! I will be spending the entire month of June travelling the country and creating a body of work inspired by the scenery and people of Iceland! I am so excited to spend a month there, learning more about the Icelandic culture and getting to see some of the most beautiful sights known to mankind!

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(photo by Trey Ratcliff)

This trip is especially important to me because I have wanted to spend time in Iceland since I was 17. I used to just stare at a map of Iceland and imagine the adventures I could go on. I had my route plotted out 8 years ago. not only have I been planning this for many years, but I have always felt a strong connection to this country. Iceland is a country filled with people who want to preserve its natural beauty. Filled with people who are kind, and giving. People who recognize that the place they live, this hauntingly beautiful place, is something to be treasured.

Being an American, living in a large city, you cant help but feel disconnected from nature. Being surrounded by concrete, cement and asphalt can drive one crazy. Spending 8+ hours a day underneath fluorescent lighting starts to have an effect on you, and not in a positive way. Americans are so set in their ways of living, consuming and wasting that it would be a huge breath of fresh air to be able to escape to a land of untouched natural beauty, and be able to spend 100% of my time connecting with that nature, and giving back. Even if it is just in artistic form.

With this trip, I would like to pay tribute to the people of Iceland, who love their country and respect the land they live on. To me, there is nothing greater in life than giving back to the places and people you love.

Iceland, even though we haven’t met yet, I already love you.

With a little help from others, I will be able to show Iceland just how much of an impact they have.

Please consider contributing to my campaign. Even the smallest amount will make a huge difference!

If you cannot contribute financially, I will happily accept material donations such as camping supplies or art supplies.

Even if you cant contribute monetarily or materially, you can always share my campaign on your social media and help spread the word about my project! Everything helps!

Thank you!

Melissa

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February Art Walk

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KOLAB is back for another Art Walk on February 12th from 6-10pm

This month we have a new artist joining us by the name of Megan Noel Smith!

Come by Urban Light Studios to take a peek at her work alongside the rest of us on the Second Friday of February!

Urban Light Studios

KoLab Gallery

8537 Greenwood Ave N

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Mystic Ocean Series

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The finished version of the largest piece of the series, lit from behind with tealights

The finished version of the largest piece of the series, lit from behind with tealights

all the pieces in progress

all the pieces in progress

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Close up of one of the smaller pieces, before I sanded the wood off.

some of the smaller pieces hanging at Art Walk. Featured is a collaboration I did with Mayhem Here

some of the smaller pieces hanging at Art Walk. Featured is a collaboration I did with Mayhem Here

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January Art Walk

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On January 8th, I will be showing my current work along side of some amazing artists. We all share a gallery in Urban Light Studio’s Greenwood Collective. Artists include Curtis AshbyMallory MilkeJoshua BouletRobert Bellm and myself.

Each one of these artists brings something different to the gallery, giving our visitors a wide variety of artwork to look at.

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Curtis paints very delicate, realistic images of birds in front of beautifully abstract backgrounds. He also has a clothing line for all you PNW loving people at Paper Diamond Clothing. His designs, while whimsical and simple, show PNW pride in the most bad ass way possible.

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Mallory uses a combination of zentangle design and small aspects of realistic painting to create awesome animal designs that she can put on pretty much anything from coloring books to fabric pencil (or whatever knick-knacks you like to carry around) pouches. Her latest pieces feature these animal designs mounted on wood panels cut into the same shape as her designs.

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Joshua Boulet is one of the most gifted cartoonists that I have ever met. Having moved to Seattle from Texas, Joshua quickly became a staple in the Seattle Art World by pairing up with Seattle Weekly as a reoccurring cover artist. If you live in Seattle, chances are you have seen this guys work without even knowing it. He has also illustrated covers for the Northwest Leaf, Oregon Leaf and has had his cartoons featured in publications such as Dark Horse Comics.

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Robert Bellm’s paintings are typically bird-centric with a illustrated feel, giving each piece the feeling of being in a world of its own. Robert offers most of his paintings as prints on wood and paper, making these beautiful pieces of art affordable for everyone.

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As for me, I paint abstract watercolor paintings with linear or geometric aspects. Currently hanging will be a couple geometric pieces, along with an older selection of large abstract paintings from my “Elements” series.

Come on by Urban Light Studios to see our gallery, along with 5 other galleries filled with more amazing artists!

Greenwood Art Walk is every 2nd Friday from 6pm-10pm

8537 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA

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