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Here is a montage of images from our mini North West tour that happened in honor of our 3rd anniversary party held in Seattle at the Bombsheller Gallery. More Here
On this beautiful sunny Seattle afternoon, participating artists… 179, Merlot, Meme, Dime, Deity, Ksra, Erin Ashford and Jenn Ponci all came together and painted a mural at Mudbay finishing within 3 hours followed by a celebration dinner and drinks.Some of the girls hadn’t seen each other for over a year! The next day the girls took Meme to a skater-built skatepark under a bridge in an industrial area of the city.
The next activity filled day had us meeting with female street-artist No Bonzo</em> from Portland, OR. Enjoying a walk in the beautiful nature of the Pacific Northwest, we followed a daisy lined trail to a hidden wall where we painted.
In the morning it was all about preparing for our 3rd Anniversary art show later that evening. Our nails were done by MaryJane Cha at TopCoat. We also had our hair styled and make-up done.
After a crazy night of festivities we opened our crusty eyes still wearing last nights makeup and our hair glued in the same position it was slept on. We began the journey to Canada, hoping nothing would stop us from getting into Vancouver. It worked! Our friends from the North, SONE, ENSOE, THEME, took us to paint. But really we cracked clam jokes, laughing for hours, inspired by the use of clam juice in the Bloody Mary’s.
Day 2: In Canada found us painting under a bridge, without much opportunity for good photos, but you get the idea.
On the World Wide GO SKATE DAY, Sone took us girls to paint and skate at his local skate park. It was a beautiful place surrounded by bright green trees. We had a great time painting and headed home.
Meme split ways with the girls, continuing her road trip south. In Oregon she skated 5 parks, meeting with other Few and Far members along the way.
It was a great trip. Stay tuned for updates on our many upcoming projects.
Female street artist/skateboard collective called Few and Far; a Few talented and dedicated painters spread Far across the country. Their west coast members planned to road trip north this summer with Seattle as the one of their destinations, so of course something big had to happen here. That’s where Bombsheller came in. We agreed to host a show for them and call it Hi-Technique: Beyond the Glass Wall, a play on our obsession with hi-tech and their ambitions to go beyond the glass walls of the gallery art world, beyond the glass wall of the male dominated graffiti community, and beyond the glass wall of the retail fashion industry.
On Wednesday june 18th, while the girls painted a mural on Mud Bay’s wall with the help of local artists John Osgood and Jonathan Wakuda, Bomb Sheller opened our doors to the Uptown Art Walk to showcase their work on our walls. This was good fun, but it was merely a preview for the grander invitation-only event set to take place Friday June 20th.
There was a DJ, bomb themed booze, a juice mixologist, and seventy pounds of food. The Few and Far members showing art that night – Dime, Deity, Meme, Merlot, and 179 — showed up with their nails painted to match their leggings. MADlines rocked an a cappella performance and didn’t miss a beat when Meme joined the stage to battle with her own rhymes! When the DJ’s set was up, we put on salsa tracks and danced. Everyone stayed an hour past the official end time.
Sad you missed the show? Check out more photos in the Facebook album here. Not enough? Then why don’t you recreate it in your own home! Some works by Deity, Agana, 179, Meme, Dime, Glow, Ursula X. Young and Merlot are still for sale in the online gallery. Just click through those links. But hurry, they won’t be up forever.
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WHEN: 5pm – 7:30pm | Wednesday, June 18th
FREE! ALL AGES! BRING YOUR PETS!
Come joins us!!
1. Mural Event @ 522 Queen Anne Ave. N.
(the new MudBay location!)
2. Gallery @ 424 Queen Anne Ave. N. (visit bombshellartlabs.com for more info!)
- LIVE MURAL, Piece of the Sky (http://bit.ly/SQJwLR) during the Uptown Artwalk by local graffiti artists: Few and Far, Jonathan Wakuda Fischer (wakudastudio.com) & John Osgood (johnosgood.com)
- Youth/teen art activities by The Vera Project
- Skateboard clinic & demo by Skate Like a Girl
- GALLERY SHOW, Hi-Technique: Beyond the Glass Wall by Few and Far Women
- Donate to the mural, show or gallery by visiting www.bombshelleratlabs.com
- Check out our awesome sponsors! http://bit.ly/SQJwLR