GalleryW presents Art White Elephant gift swap & theft with musical guests Murkwerks, DJ Wes Ray and guests. Please RSVP to attend this unique event!
SATURDAY DECEMBER 17, 2022
7:00pm Doors (8:00pm Swap)
Bring a small piece of art or creative gift (valued under $100 or even cheaper if you please) to anonymously exchange with others. The format is to check in with your "elephant" and assign it an anonymous number before the swap/theft at 8pm. Numbers will be drawn and with each revealed gift, the next person can elect to steal the gift that was revealed before them, allowing the victim a chance to draw another number and gift to try again.
We'll provide light snacks and libations will flow with the music and vibes of the night.
Also, wear a hat to impress! There will be prizes for the best ones throughout the night!
Entertainment by Murkwerks, DJ Wes Ray, and guests.
This is an RSVP event, since special participation gifts will also be given out to all attendees.
For questions reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or via (360) 265-2374.
Connected brings together the work of three Pacific Northwest artists and one artist from Iran focused on interpreting and conversing about our shared experiences.
Sherry Ying Ruden's mixed-media rice paper collages combine kindred shapes and instinctive compositions to stage what feels like overhead views or extreme magnifications of worlds familiar to us all. Sherry extends her creation of other worlds into her digital Typical Baskerville series, where she introduces us to a trove of contorted characters from a fictitious past that is comically relatable to our lives today.
If the Salish Sea needed a champion for its cause, James M. Lilly is the artist up for the challenge. Bringing awareness to the range of creatures that we cohabitate with in the northwest, James puts them front and center of his work. Mapped coordinates embedded in the work reveal the site of inspiration for each piece; a delightful level of detail that connects us to our environment.
Sometimes it is easier to talk about human nature using examples from other animals, similar to how
Don Wesley connects our world with that of birds. His work shuttles between objective adoration of birds to subjective staging and casting of them in his metaphorical subplots of the human condition. The artist has this constant desire to connect the avian world to our own. Don's recent work focuses on human fantasy and desire and how it consumes us.
Neda Tavallaee is classically trained at printmaking and painting and works from her home studio in Iran. Her work portrays a diverse range of women's topics and history. The subjects in her recent mixed media collages seem to be using their own reflections in the mirror as confidants and co-conspirators. The rich layers of her work camouflage a deeper message to us all. In a world where everything is watched, Neda gives you the feeling nothing is what it seems.
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