West Seattle art: Christopher Boffoli brings his images to Alki Elementary, ArtsWest

(Photo courtesy Karen Hinkey)
Longtime WSB contributing photojournalist Christopher Boffoli continues to make an international splash with his acclaimed “big food/little people” art-photography series “Big Appetites.” Just back from a huge art expo in Toronto, Christopher is talking to audiences here at home in West Seattle, too. Today Christopher visited Alki Elementary for “Master Artist” presentations to two groups of students, and says he had a great time: “I guess some of the classes are going to be making their own photographs with tiny figures and food so some of the kids were really excited about it and had great ideas about what to shoot.” He also reports some of the youngest students found some of his images most humorous. Artists volunteering for presentations like this are helping make up for arts-funding shortages at school.

And as of a few days ago, Christopher is displaying work in a West Seattle gallery for the first time, with images including this one:

ArtsWest is showcasing Christopher’s work and that of two other artists in “A Feast for the Eyes: Food in Art,” a group show running through December 15th, with a reception next Thursday, November 8th (West Seattle Art Walk night) and an informal “artists’ talk” on December 13th – both events are 6-7:30 pm.

3 Replies to "West Seattle art: Christopher Boffoli brings his images to Alki Elementary, ArtsWest"

  • I Heart Alki November 3, 2012 (8:22 am)

    Mr. Boffoli’s presentation was so fantastic! He gave the kids so much great information about his work and about scale, proportion, and perspective. He was able to describe these formal art concepts in a way that really helped the kids understand the “work” behind his art. He giggled right along with the kids when he was showing them his slides, and it was just awesome to see the kids appreciating art this way! Thank you so much Mr. Boffoli for all of the hard work you put into getting your presentation ready. You are such a treasure, and i am so happy that my kids know an artist in our community. Thank you for your generosity! And thank you Alki PTA for all that you do to get art into our school!

  • Nitro November 3, 2012 (12:04 pm)

    I enjoyed seeing his work in Eating Well magazine. The picture of two medics carrying a person in a stretcher -on top of a Twinkie (!) – made me laugh. Nice work. I am sure the kids loved it!!!-

  • Machel Spence November 3, 2012 (6:15 pm)

    My friend donna has been doing those scenes with tiny people for years now…perhaps she got her inspiration from Chris…love the concept. I bet the kids got a real kick out of meeting him. Great work, you should take a look at my friend’s work since you have similar styles…

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