Arnis Sarmas a beloved friend and an important piece of Benham’s history passed away last week. His bright blue eyes and loving spirit will be sorely missed, he could fix anything!
Can despair be joyful at the same time? On August 15, 2013 Stunningly Strange Gallery will explore this concept by hosting a solo show titled Joyful Despair featuring original artwork by the talented artist Kendra Binney.
“Painting is my way of processing the world around me. I’m often struck by the importance of fleeting moments, the perpetuity of their impermanence, and my inability to understand any of it,” says Binney. “The world can be often despairing, and fiercely cruel, and then I see something that makes it all completely endearing regardless.”
Primarily focused on characters and animals, Binney’s work consists of pastel washes and coatings of resin. The color palettes and collages transport the viewer to a gentle state of nostalgia and unrest at the same time.
Binney grew up in a small mountain town where most of her time was spent with the creatures and critters of the outdoors. She now spends most of her days in her studio in Portland, OR where she dreams and paints.
Stunningly Strange Gallery is located at 407 Main Street Edmonds WA. Store hours are 10am-6pm, Tuesday through Saturday, and 1-5pm on Sundays. Stop on in and see explore creative and playful art.
It is not every day the circus comes to town, but it will be setting up its tent in Stunningly Strange Gallery in time for the Edmonds Art Walk. Owner and artist Kaitlin Phillips Goodey will be unveiling her new circus inspired installment of her own on-going show called The Family Strange. The opening reception will be May 16, 2013 from 5-8pm.
The whimsical and playful characters Phillips Goodey creates fit comfortably with the circus culture. “I love all the unique and bizarre characters that put their stories on display for others to see,” says Phillips Goodey regarding her circus inspiration. “They could be ashamed or shy, but they own who they are and that is very inspiring.”
Phillips Goodey recently earned her Master of Fine Arts from Washington State University and was previously trained in photography at the Art Institute of Seattle where she earned her Bachelor in Fine Art.
Phillips Goodey has shown in the Washington State University Museum of Art, CUB Gallery, Gallery II, Reidenbach Gallery, Art Not Terminal, Twilight Artist Collective, Gallery III, Tasty Delectable Collectables and internationally at Dollirium Art Doll Emporium along with showing her work at Seattle art fairs and the Fremont market.
Stunningly Strange Gallery is located at 407 Main Street Edmonds WA. Store hours are 10am-6pm, Tuesday through Saturday, and 1-5pm on Sundays. Stop on by and see creative and playful art.
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Imps and Monsters are taking over Stunningly Strange Gallery in downtown Edmonds! Justin Hillgrove, the man behind the brand Imps and Monsters, will be in-house for a live painting demonstration during the Edmonds Third Thursday Art Walk from 5-8pm on April 18, 2013.
“We are very excited to have Justin in the gallery,” says Kaitlin Phillips Goodey, owner of Stunningly Strange Gallery. “His characters are so endearing, playful and colorful that we have a strong desire, almost obligation to share it with everyone!”
From parodies and tributes to monsters and robots, Hillgrove brings us a whole new world of loveable characters. He will be working on a piece in the gallery to give the public a glimpse into how these characters are technically created and get a chance to ask him about his inspirations. It’s not often you get a chance to see such ingenuity at work!
Mostly self-taught, Hillgrove worked in the design industry before dedicating his time to Imps and Monsters. He grew up in Snohomish and currently lives in Washington with his wife and children, creating imaginative characters in his art studio.
Hillgrove has been seen at Tasty Gallery, the Bellevue Festival of Arts, Edmonds Art Festival, Folklife Festival and various other festivals and galleries around the nation.
Stunningly Strange Gallery is located at 407 Main Street Edmonds, WA. Store hours are 10am-6pm, Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5pm Sundays. www.stunninglystrange.com
Strange New Family Moves Into Edmonds Gallery
A new family has just moved into Stunningly Strange Gallery in downtown Edmonds. The family, known as The Family Strange, is a new body of work by local artist and Stunningly Strange Gallery owner, Kaitlin Phillips Goodey. Phillips Goodey will be introducing the first
installment of this ongoing project to the public in January with an opening reception held on January 17, 2013 for the Edmonds Third Thursday Art Walk.
Phillips Goodey’s inspiration for this new body of work stems from unusual vintage trick photography and cultures with strong and unique characteristics such as gypsies and carnival people.
“The strong character cultures tend to have certain stereotypes about them that seem to be unexplainable,” notes Phillips
Goodey. “It is interesting how some people are deemed peculiar due to their unique personality traits,” said Phillips Goodey. “I thought it would be intriguing to create a family where every member has fictitious
and exaggerated characteristics that would be unexplainable, but through a paired story makes it almost seem understandable.”
Phillips Goodey is a recent Master of Fine Arts graduate from Washington State University, where she used photography and figurative clay sculptures to explore the stage between youthful imagination and losing ones innocence. She was educated in photography at the Art Institute of Seattle where she earned her Bachelor in Fine Art.
Phillips Goodey has shown in the Washington State University Museum of Art, CUB Gallery, Gallery II, Reidenbach Gallery, Art Not Terminal, Twilight Artist Collective, Gallery III, Tasty Delectable
Collectables and internationally at Dollirium Art Doll Emporium along with showing her work at Seattle art fairs and the Stunningly Strange Gallery
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