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Bemis ARTS Spring 2018 Art Show

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On April 28 I had the pleasure of attending the Bemis ARTS Spring Art Show. The show featured over 50 local Seattle artists. It was held at the Bemis Building in downtown SoDo. The historic building is home to many artists and their studios on the upper floors as well as workspaces and a recording studio on the lower floors.

One of the residents, who has been a friend of mine for the past few years, opens her studio apartment twice a year for the show. It’s very much the apartment of my dreams.

I’ve spent many vulnerable moments in her open space, from crying on her old wooden floor to modeling her clothes behind Spider’s camera (a previous resident at Bemis). Gazing at her art hanging all around her place never fails to inspire me. She pursues her photography career in her own studio. Many other kinds of artists who live in the Bemis Building, including painters, glass artists, filmmakers, sculptors, fashion designers and architects, can say the same.

The old Bemis Bag Co. building was bought two decades ago with the intent of creating a space for an independent artist community to flourish. Every fall and spring you can attend the open art show and adventure into the lives of these creatives. Below are a few of my favorite installations and performers.

Bemis ARTS Spring 2018 Art Show
Art by Daniel James.
Bemis ARTS Spring 2018 Art Show
Art by Daniel Marin.

 

 

 

Bemis ARTS Spring 2018 Art Show
WIZDUMB (@WIZDUMB206) Live at the Bemis Sessionz spinning records and rapping.
Bemis ARTS Spring 2018 Art Show
Champion Sounds DJ (Wes Engelbach – @wesone3) with Tapes-One2 (@TapesOne2) on the microphone.
Bemis ARTS Spring 2018 Art Show
Champion Sounds DJ (Wes Engelbach – @wesone3) with Christopherlee on the microphone.

 

 

 

Bemis ARTS Spring 2018 Art Show
Circus Werks with Cirque Macabre fan dancer in studio 414.
Bemis ARTS Spring 2018 Art Show
Circus Werks with Cirque Macabre aerialist performer in studio 414.
Bemis ARTS Spring 2018 Art Show
David Walters creating in his studio 316.
Bemis ARTS Spring 2018 Art Show
Art by Leleita Mckill (Old Army Jacket Photography).
Bemis ARTS Spring 2018 Art Show
Art by Leleita Mckill (Old Army Jacket Photography).

 

 

 

 

 

Bemis ARTS Spring 2018 Art Show
Art by Andrea Alonge.

 

Bemis ARTS Spring 2018 Art Show
Art by Mary P. Traverse.
Bemis ARTS Spring 2018 Art Show
Art by Mary P. Traverse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bemis ARTS Spring 2018 Art Show
Art by Kait Rhoads.
Bemis ARTS Spring 2018 Art Show
Art by Kait Rhoads.
Bemis ARTS Spring 2018 Art Show
Art by Marika Pentikainen.
Bemis ARTS Spring 2018 Art Show
Art by Marika Pentikainen.

 

 

 

Bemis ARTS Spring 2018 Art Show
Art by Kate Harkins.
Bemis ARTS Spring 2018 Art Show
Glass art by Eddie Magliaro.

 

 

Bemis ARTS Spring 2018 Art Show
Art by Amy Stone.

 

Bemis ARTS Spring 2018 Art Show

 

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Sepia Katsoolis
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