West Seattle Art Walk: Scenes from April 2013 edition

Story and photos by Katie Meyer
Reporting for West Seattle Blog

Spring sunshine graced Thursday evening’s West Seattle Art Walk – above, at Firefly Café & Creperie (4160 California SW; WSB sponsor), featured artist Kimi J. Hansen-Chadwick (right) and proprietor Charell Estby. One of Hansen-Chadwick’s paintings, below:

Art appreciators at Firefly also enjoyed a sample of Zoka Coffee’s single origin Guatemalan “El Limonar” coffee, brewed with the “pour over” method by Zoka roaster Matreya:

Etsby was excited to take part in the West Seattle Art Walk — and to combine it with hosting a donation drive for WestSide Baby (packaged diapers, car seats). Per Etsby, two car seats were donated today. The bright red bin is ready and waiting in the cafe for the month of April:

Artists Judy Lane of Crooked Feather Girl Studio, and Rafael Caraballo also had their works on display at Firefly:

Meanwhile, more sunshine – and butterfly wings – glowed inside the newly opened West Seattle Office Junction (WSB’s coverage of opening day here). Entrepreneurs Stefan Hansmire and Christine Bartels welcomed visitors:

Featured artist Walter Scheirer (below) used off-tint house paint and salvaged/recycled doors in his work; this series is titled “Abstracts in Insects” with pieces depicting designs and patterns from butterfly wings. (Learn more about Scheirer’s artwork here.)

“Baltimore Checkerspot #2,” painting by Walter Scheirer

The West Seattle Art Walk is held every second Thursday, 6-9 pm, and you can preview venues and artists here.

3 Replies to "West Seattle Art Walk: Scenes from April 2013 edition"

  • Rvesdocs April 12, 2013 (5:33 pm)

    Cool stuff!

  • Silly Goose April 13, 2013 (10:00 am)

    Beautiful Art work I especially love the still life of the fruit and bowl and those butterflies wow!! Thanks for sharing I need to get up there and take a look!

  • Jason April 13, 2013 (8:14 pm)

    I’ve been digging that art inside Firefly recently. As a side-note, the people at Firefly are some of the most friendly around the junction and everything they serve there is amazing.

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