July – Erika Bartlett: The Art of Healthy Spaces

Featured Media Highlights: OPB – Erika Bartlett At Angst Gallery: Mixing Nature And Business

Erika Bartlett: The Art of Healthy Spaces July 7 – 29
First Friday Opening Reception: July 7, 5-9pm

Artist Statement: Studies show that art taps in to the same part of the brain as meditation. My work expresses the quality of light and expansion through thoughtful palettes and compositions

Compassion is an important aspect of both meditation and humanity. 5% of every purchase of original fine art will be donated to the coalition for Southwest Elderly and Abuse Prevention.

To learn more about Erika and her art, visit: www.erikabartlett.com orwww.society6.com/ebartlett

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How Did I Goat Here? Paintings by Cynthia Heise

How Did I Goat Here?

Paintings by Cynthia Heise
June 2-24, 2017

First Friday Opening Reception: June 2, 5-9pm

Minnesota-born artist Cynthia Heise came to Washington by way of Iowa, Illinois, North Carolina, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Missouri. In this exhibition she dives into the shallow end of her gene pool with family portraits and speculations on how she arrived at this point in reality. Her art is polychromatic, erratic and not to be taken at face value. She welcomes you to adopt her ancestors and make them your own. When asked why her great-grandfather was painted with a goat’s head, she replied, “Just kidding.”

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May 5-27, 2017

First Friday Opening Reception: May 5, 5-9pm

Spring is a time of renewal which offers an opportunity for hope often missing in our current sociopolitical climate. Join us as we celebrate the spirit of Spring with work by six local artists.

Greg Bee
Erin Dengerink
Sophia Hale
Bryan Helfrich
Leah Jackson
Reid Trevarthen

Already an art major, Greg Bee had a cerebral aneurysm in 2014 which altered his perception as well as his emotional response to making art. Greg focuses on mixed media, with each piece utilizing several media and skills. Major themes include mythology, archetypes, and symbolism. Working as a nanny and a wine steward, Greg carefully puts aside time for friends and video games. Facebook.com/gregbeeart

Erin Dengerink is a transdisciplinary artist who works with the themes of love and loss. Her artwork often incorporates natural material such as flowers, leaves, and rocks.

Sophia Hale is a student at Vancouver School of Arts and Academics who works with clay. This show marks a return to the medium; she has not touched clay for seven years.

Bryan Helfrich is a Type II – minus being, interdimensional microbiome, artist and designer. www.bryanhelfrich.com

Angst Gallery Director Leah Jackson is an arts advocate and bicycle activist. She is one of the founding members of the Mosaic Arts Alliance and owner of both Angst Gallery, in downtown Vancouver, and the adjacent wine and art bar, Niche (1013 Main Street).

Reid Trevarthen uses National Geographic Magazines as a source material for his impressionistic collages of people, and landscapes.reidtrevarthen.com

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