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Archive for May, 2010

Artist-to-artist: Wren Crosley chats with Aaron Cone

Monday, May 10th, 2010

This is the second entry of SPArts’ new monthly artist-to-artist series, where South Park artists reveal a little about themselves and their work in this little corner of Seattle. In this edition, South Park mixed-media artist Wren Crosley chats with her betrothed, Aaron Cone. In addition to planning a wedding, they recently collaborated on the crowd-pleasing River Horse, a 2010 entry in the Georgetown Super 8 Film Festival. Here they discuss Aaron’s art, growing up with artist parents, and a little bit about his philosophy on life.

Aaron answers Wren's probing questions

Wren: Sooo, Aaron. We all know you are this really great, fun guy. I’d like to hear more about you as an artist. What are your earliest artistic memories? What do you think has helped shaped you as an artist?

Aaron: For some reason that makes me think of the refrigerator my dad kept his art supplies in, out in our yard. I suppose it was my mother and father who encouraged me to be artistic as a child. » keep reading »

Win a gorgeous quilt and support the Batwa Pygmies

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Detail of Colleen's quilt featuring Ugandan animals

Colleen Lindsey has been hard at work on a quilt to be raffled off at the Columbia City Gallery on Sunday, May 23rd from 6:30-8:30 pm  to benefit the Volunteer Artists Program (VAP). The event will raise funds to send artists to Uganda to work with the Batwa Pygmies to find a way to sustain themselves. Seattle Times columnist Jerry Large recently wrote a nice profile of Marsha Conn and her work with the Batwa.

The event is free and the raffle tickets for a chance at Colleen’s amazing quilt are only $5!

More from Colleen after the jump. » keep reading »