Opportunities

Call for Art: Disabled Artists

It isn’t often that disabled artists are recognized, but here is our chance! Take this opportunity to show how our creativity, necessitated by our disability, inspires creativity in our art pieces.

The Fortitude: Working Artists with Disability show will be in May, at the Slip Gallery but the deadline for submission is 12/31/22. Here you can get information about submitting your art to the show.

The show will run for a month and will have Disability Artist talks throughout. You may direct sale your artwork to interested buyer, the gallery won’t directly sell your work when you aren’t at the show. They will pass on information about your web site to contact you for the sale.

Mixed Media

Falling Leaves and Inchies

Whereas many people think of fall as time to discard and rake away liken fallen leaves, I am choosing this time to collect from the leaf pile. The leaves I am shedding are procrastination and self critique. In exchange, I am reconfirming my promise to make a mark daily with an art friend and to make creating art more accessible to me. I decided to start small.

Inchie Challenge Leaves

I wanted to start small so this was kismet. I make my art more consistently when I am involved in challenge. Then into my inbox, the “Inchie Challenge” arrived. The challenge is to slowly and mindfully draw/paint the day’s prompt on a small square of paper only 2″ x 2″!

The first day of Mindful Art Studio Inchie Challenge prompt was leaves. At first my brain stumbled. What could I do different about leaves? I looked at different examples on the Mindful Art Studio web site and discovered that some of the images that often intrigued me was when there was a pile of something. Ta Da I will draw a pile of leaves!

Want to get into a mindful state? Draw a pile of leaves. I started drawing very small, but detailed leaves on the bottom of the square. When I was deciding which leaf to draw, I wasn’t thinking of my overflowing inbox nor the dishes in the sink. My mind was completely focused on which type of leaf to draw, where to put the leaf and in what orientation. I enjoyed it so much that I had to do another one, and another one, etc.

When I started, I didn’t think I could come up with one representation of a leaf and I came up with four! It got me thinking of falling leaves and how many things that falling leaves can be a metaphor for. I thought it would be an intriguing prompt for the blog and presented it to the Ambassadors. I am looking forward to the writings, sounds and sights that this prompt evokes for you.

*Interested in the “Inchie Challenge”?
It is currently running from 9/6-9/16. You can start anytime during the challenge. If you didn’t get to join by 9/16, check out Mindful Art Studio’s weekly FREE slow drawing class.

Community · Opportunities

Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

Cymbeline wood grain back ground with a black rabbit & yellow ochre beams surrounding it. A turquoise badge with Coming up Next in  yellow writing
Cymbeline presented by ShoreArts

A modern, queer-forward view of Shakespeare’s folktale of forbidden love, mistaken identities, banishment, and reconciliation.

Intrigue. Deception. Compassion. Follow Imogen on a magical journey filled with unbelievable characters. With their lover banished and family torn apart, Imogen sets out on an adventure to reclaim their love and reconcile the family. Forbidden love, mistaken identities, banishment, and a magic potion— Shakespeare combines multiple styles in this endlessly inventive fairy tale.

Twisted Tales. Cymbeline is not your average Shakespeare comedy as the story quickly twists to the dark side. A wicked stepmother, a spoiled prince, and a wayward villain match wits and wile with clever Imogen, but even the best of folks hit low points. What happens after “happily-ever-after” can look a whole lot different than what you dreamed.

Love Quest. Director Makaela Milburn and artist Meme García have crafted a modern, queer-forward folktale of scrappy resolve, identity exploration, and big-hearted forgiveness. A wondrous small company of players brings this story to life with music and a joyful pastiche of styles to illuminate this rarely performed romance.

Seattle Shakespeare Company

Shorelake Arts presents Cymbeline, performed by Seattle Shakespeare Company as part of their Concert in the Park Series.

Wednesday
July 13 | 6.30pm
FREE
Richmond Beach Community Park
2201 NW 197th St, Shoreline, WA 98177

What is summer without Shakespeare? Pack up a picnic dinner, a picnic blanket, and/or low-back chairs to enjoy a comedy with a dark side. Bus Route 348 will get you there from the Northgate Light rail station.