Juliet Shen is a typographer by training—she's designed fonts for the Tulalip Tribe and others. The influence of typography is striking in this print, which feels part-written, part-painted.
Meet the local project that inspired Shen: an informal summer artist residency on the Duwamish River.
The residency was started in 2012 by artists Fiona McGuigan and Sue Danielson. The Duwamish is too environmentally, socially, and historically fascinating to sit there unreflected by the artists living in its midst, they thought.
This new residency picks up on that legacy around representing Seattle's much-abused but eternally surviving body of water. This summer, 11 studio artists worked on the shores of the river for 8 days. The results are on display at North Seattle Community College. The show closes after Friday, but they're open late, until 8 pm, tonight and tomorrow.
Check out Shen's work here, and watch for details about the next appearance (October 29) of Beth Cullom's stealth pop-up galleryhere. And click on the photo below for the story "Open Air Dealer."
Beth Cullom holds up Robert Hardgrave's work while consulting the checklist of titles and prices at her recent appearance at the Olympic Sculpture Park pavilion, where you see more art on the walls behind her. She just showed up. She didn't ask anyone's permission. She'll be doing it again at a downtown bar next week.