About the November 1st Wenatchee First Fridays Arts Walk
Wenatchee’s self-guided arts walk happens the first Friday of every month. In November, there are eight opportunities to explore the local arts scene. It’s a strong month for fine art’s paintings and drawings; from non-objective abstracts to detailed colored-pencil drawings (with a few stops in between.) Take a visual trip to the top of Mission Ridge; try on, to your heart’s delight, warm felted hats; remember our community’s men and women who have served our country; get in touch with your inner child…exploring the world of dolls are a few of this month’s offerings by Wenatchee’s Creatives. There’ll be music, food, and beverages along the way. Support Wenatchee’s Arts! Unplug and head out to experience local creativity…up front and personally.
Winter hours are in effect. Starting at 5 PM, closing times vary by venue. Most are open until 8 PM.
Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce
Take a trip to the top of Mission Ridge with Jan Cook Mack. “I learned to ski when I was 50 and when I first got up to the top of Bomber and saw the Columbia spread out below, I couldn’t believe how beautiful the view was. I thought: Well I got here, I bet I could bring a canvas and paints, and paint on site.” Hear the rest of the story about how this snow plowing diva got herself and her canvases off the mountain, and see these Plein Air paintings when you visit with Jan during the opening of her “Snow” Exhibition in the Wenatchee Chamber of Commerce’s new showroom, Nov. 1st.
Mack, a well know Wenatchee painter, is an area favorite and represented in the Bankers Trust, Exxon, IBM, North Central Regional Library Collections.
The Attic Window Quilt Shoppe
The Attic Window Quilt Shoppe is new to the arts walk. Whether or not you are a ‘quilter’, venturing into this amazing world of color, pattern and fiber is a serious blast of eye candy.
Members of Wenatchee’s Art Doll Guild will be displaying their work throughout the shop. As members of the guild, they challenge each other to make dolls using creative materials & inspirational themes. Guild members will be on hand to discuss their work and their organization. Refreshments.
MAC Gallery on the WVC Campus
The MAC Gallery is proud to feature an exhibition of paintings by Cynthia Camlin and Elise Richman, professors of painting at Western Washington University and the University of Puget Sound (respectively). While taking dramatically different approaches, both of their works display a strong sensitivity to the history and material qualities of the medium of painting, along with a conceptual framework that refers to contemporary ecological concerns.
Both artists engage in painterly processes that evoke water, ice, and geological processes. In each artist’s work, the material potential of paint acts as a metaphor for distinct aspects of the material world.
Camlin captures ice’s crystalline structure and the primordial depths of ice shelves. Richman’s frozen landscapes represent and embody the fluid nature of boundaries, reflecting phenomena that operate on visual, physical, environmental, and social levels. The artists will be accompanied at the opening with music by Wenatchee Valley Symphony flutists, Susan Ballinger and Suzanne Carr.
Open until 7 PM.
“Hats, Shelves, & Homebrew: Happy November at Tumbleweed!” Kasey Koski will be showcasing her vintage styled, handmade, wool hats for the coldest weather & bad hair days! And Jesse & Jessica Butcher, owners/creators of Butcher Built & Butcher Beer, will be showcasing their unique shelving and other efforts. Refreshments.
Lemolo Café & Deli
For November, Lemolo’s will host East Wenatchee resident Ayla Haney. She creates using colored pencils and oil. Her imaginative dreamlike images are bright and colorful. Try a selection from our vast menu of hand crafted foods featuring local produce, regional microbrews and Northwest wines.
Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center
In honor of Veterans’ Day the museum is displaying “Wenatchee Men and Women in the Military.” Drawing from the museum’s collection and private collections this exhibit highlights the experiences of area men and women in service to our country. Refreshments.
The museum is also showing four additional installations. “DOLLS: Life Before TV” in the Main Gallery; “FOTOS: The Work of Simmer Studio” in the Gold Gallery; “Not Your Ordinary Doll” in the Lobby Gallery; and “Native Americans & Explorers – A Confluence of Cultures” in the Annex Gallery.
“Still Lifes at Mela” WVC Art Faculty member Vicki DeRooy, exhibits seven intense luminous Prismacolor pencil drawings. Using light, shadow, pattern and color; DeRooy’s seemingly common-place household still-life interiors take on some big themes within these small drawings. Jan Cook Mack continues her still-life studies of pebbles from a Plein Air painting trip to Glacier National Park.
Open until 6 PM for the November 1st arts walk.
Art on the Avenues
Enjoy 83 sculptures, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Their website has information about the artists and their work.
Our blog: http://wenatcheefirstfridaysartswalk.tumblr.com
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Maps and venue information at each venue. To print your own map, go to: http://www.wendowntown.org/
Wenatchee First Fridays Arts Walk
A community grass-roots project.
The purpose: By joining many individual venues into an organized art walk, we believe a collective effort magnifies the community interest and cultural awareness in the arts.
The goal: To move people throughout multiple participating venues; exposing venues to new patrons and patrons to new art…which in turn, provides more opportunities for our artists working in their many different art forms.