It's First Thursday Arts Walk time again and this month I'm involved with the shenanigans over at the Comedy Underground! If you plan on being out and about tomorrow evening for the Arting this spot will definetly be worth stopping by. Some of the most hilarious crafters I know are going to be there showcasing their smile-inducing goods. And come on - we could all use a good laugh these days
The Comedy Underground and Urban Craft Uprising joined forces last month to bring you the first ever Art of Comedy show during the First Thursday Art Walk. The Art of Comedy features artwork that is either humorous in nature, or made by stand up comedians.
Last month, our hilarious featured artists were joined by the funniest indie crafters this side of Tukwila. This month we’re back with featured artist, Kelly Lyles, who is sure to make you giggle with her pun based animal paintings. The indie crafters are back as well – and one of them has embroidered some not so nice things on pillows especially for you.
The exhibit will be followed at 9 PM by an evening of stand-up comedy, with headliner SEAN KENT ("Last Comic Standing").
A nomadic childhood made my sense of "home" into a concept rather than a place. I create art that continually builds and restructures these concepts.
Landscapes real and imaged tucked within a child-like house shape revel in a love of pattern and line and color that I had first picked up as a child in Turkey.
Freely creating a huge canvas of color-play, only to tear it into strips to sew with was hugely liberating. I had returned to creating purely for the joy of making something beautiful, but never forgetting a heavy dose of yearning towards the apex of an unknown destination.
My work has been shown in Seattle galleries and internationally in Ireland, Finland and Monaco. I've been an awardee of the Vermont Studio Center Artist Fellowship and a printmaking residency in Co. Donegal, Ireland.
As well as being a working painter, I also consult as a curator for real estate development in the Seattle area, and serve on the Board of Directors of Seattle's Center on Contemporary Art.