First Friday Art Walk – August 2, 2019 – Featured Business: Danger and artist, Martha Makosky
Winslow Way and surrounding area, Downtown Bainbridge Island
First Friday of every month, 6-8 PM
Produced by Bainbridge Island Downtown Association
Sponsored by the City of Bainbridge Island
Once a month, Bainbridge Island Downtown Association and the City of Bainbridge Island present the First Friday Art Walk.
Spend an evening experiencing all that downtown Bainbridge has to offer, enjoy visiting participating galleries and businesses, have a glass of wine or other refreshments at various venues, and whet your appetite with small plates offered by participating restaurants. The walk begins on Winslow Way (near the ferry terminal) from 6pm to 8pm.
This month’s featured business is Danger and artist, Martha Makosky
Danger is located in the heart of downtown Bainbridge Island on Winslow Way—having visited the store myself, I can attest that its name is quite apropos as you’ll want to buy everything you see. At Danger you’ll find an unusual variety of locally made jewelry, furniture, home furnishings, cards, purses and body products. Their personal attention to their patrons is unsurpassed and they’re always available to answer questions and assist in choosing the perfect gift or decorative items for your home. Local jewelry artist Sara Baetz, and home and garden decorative arts team of Myorian Studio, Kelly Asadorian and Dave Myers, are often on hand to answer questions about their work and what inspires their creations.
“Stop by. Put a little Danger in your life!”
Danger is proud to exhibit the work of local Bainbridge Island artist, Martha Makosky. Like many artists, Martha has been creating since childhood, today she focuses on her printmaking. She’s taken classes in etching, collograph, Chine collé, transfer printing, and lithography after originally learning monotype with Wendy Orville—all of which she uses to enhance her work. Martha has volunteered with BARN’s Print Studio (Bainbridge Artist Resource Network) since 2017, and enjoys the opportunities for creativity and community that the facility offers.
“Making art feels like a transcription of human imposition on universal patterns in an attempt to remove obstacles between them–ultimately, to cause less harm and to feel less alone.”
Martha’s exhibit at Danger will display work from two disciplines: etching and painterly monotype. The two series both explore responses to objects as their surroundings and their substance changes, as well as the way our perceptions are susceptible to influence. The subject of the etchings is an old mining cart, imbued with industrial grace and durability. The painterly monotypes depict a winter squash, with connotations of growing food, cooking, and eating together. Martha was raised abroad, upon returning to the United States as a teenager, she experienced a sense of cultural dislocation. As an adult she began to examine manifestations of alienation, divisiveness, belonging, and community in her life—her art is a reflection of that curious and introspective exploration.
Martha’s work will also be shown at the Contemporary Northwest Print Invitational 2019 in August at Davidson Galleries & Seattle Print Arts in Seattle, for more information, click here.
Danger is located at 285 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 11am to 5:30pm.
The Bainbridge Island Downtown Association is excited to introduce BLIS, a new participant in the First Friday Art Walk. BLIS (Bainbridge Living Island Style) is a new housing development, located across from the ferry terminal at 747 Hanami Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 (206) 866-0810, offering comfortable community living and amenities in the heart of downtown Bainbridge Island. BLIS will be hosting a reception during First Friday Art Walk, including featured artist, Anita Lehmann. Anita is an artist and architectural illustrator, and has created many pieces for BLIS; her work will be displayed throughout the BLIS Community during the Art Walk. BLIS will also have local band Odd Kids Club performing, as well as offering wine and food.
*Artwork poster provided by Bainbridge Island Downtown Association
*Additional images provided by Danger, BLIS, and Martha Makosky