Archive for November, 2015

Clementines Hosts Underground Holiday Market

November 13, 2015  |  Friday Feature, PI  |  4 comments

by Courtney Crockett

During my many visits and conversations with Clementines proprietor Linda Walsh, I find myself asking what are her future plans for the downstairs space? And now I know, it’s a fabulous Underground Holiday Market!

Photograph Courtesy of Clementines

Photograph Courtesy of Clementines

Open until January, the Underground Holiday Market offers a warm and inviting environment to pick up holiday gifts and finds from local textile maker, The Oula Company and home decor by local artisans, Kri Kri Studio. The goods include banquet napkins, tablecloths, table runners, ceramics and more.

The women’s wear and accessories offered upstairs in the primary retail space of Clementines is nothing short of finely curated, an often over-used descriptor in today’s precious times but here it is so fitting. Clementines strikes me as well sculpted by the eagle eye of an artist.

clementines interior

Photography by Courtney Crockett

Clementines Shoe

Specializing in great shoes, Ms Walsh believes in some measure that the life we lead is inspired by the shoes wear and walk in.

After operating successfully in West Seattle for 8 years, Clementines opened its doors to Pioneer Square in October 2014, recently surpassing the one year mark in the neighborhood.

 

November First Thursday Art Walk

November 5, 2015  |  Art, Event, First Thursday, PI  |  No Comments

by Courtney Crockett

Fall is such a festive occasion in Pioneer Square; the dark of evening sets in early, the crisp air nips and grounded, rusting leaves are brittle beneath your feet. The holiday lights are up along First Ave S and in Occidental Park, and there are more interesting openings and events than one can count. On this 5 November First Thursday Art Walk, included below are only a few that caught my attention.

 

Piranha Shop

Project Girl Crush Image Courtesy of The Piranha Shop

The Piranha Shop –  1022 First Ave S

Technically this old artist warehouse may not be located in Pioneer Square but situated parallel to Century Link Field, it’s close enough. What is now The Piranha Shop is a fantastic mixed use space offering up entirely eclectic events from the global exhibition of Boxes of Death to a Seattle Seahawks tailgate event to the Sundries record release party.

This November’s Art Walk offers the inaugural issue of Crushed Magazine, the next development of Project Girl Crush. Created by local women, Jen Utley and Genevieve Pierson, their interviews focus on the importance of revealing a woman’s whole story.

 

 

Alessandra Maria's Di Minores

Alessandra Maria’s Di Minores Courtesy of Roq la Rue Gallery

Roq la Rue – 532 1st Ave S

Roq La Rue is an internationally known contemporary gallery that played an integral role in the Pop Surrealism art movement and more recently expanding to a broader vision of contemporary art. Nearly every event and opening is a happening and promises art goers nearly as interesting and adventurous as the art on the walls, nearly. During the preceding First Thursday, a guest was accompanied by their pet turkey.

November’s main gallery features Zachari Logan, Grotesques and Alessandra Maria, Di Minores, a body of work that comments on the subject of feminine identity. The loft gallery spotlights Joe Rudko, Broken Images.

 

#Paper

#Paper Image Courtesy of Treason Gallery

 

Treason Gallery – 319 3rd Ave S

A grand welcome to Treason Gallery, brand new to the neighborhood and featuring its first group print exhibition, #PAPER. The show highlights the individuality and uniqueness of each artist while also celebrating prints on paper. Single limited edition print runs are available through November. Stop in and say hello!