Join the artists at ROOST for their Pop-Up Studios this Saturday, May 14th from 11am to 4pm
ROOST is located in the historic Lynwood Center/Pleasant Beach neighborhood and is the home to the Flying Goat Art Studios at ROOST: Patricia Orellana (fine art) and Theresa Killgore’s Peaceful Spring Designs (contemporary jewelry and unique art, as well as artwork by other area artists).
Orellana Studio and Peaceful Spring Designs will be open and hosting artists Erica Nordean and Dawn McNamara
Patricia Orellana is a classically trained artist and graphic artist. Her work is unique in that she varies between abstract and representational. That uniqueness is amplified in the mediums she uses to create her art. In addition to her paintings, she also produces fine art prints and digital paintings. Like many artists in our area, she’s constantly awed and inspired by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Typically, she works off of photographs she’s taken locally and on vacations, as well as items found in her home, and the occasional photograph taken by a friend.
Theresa Killgore’s designs manifest in her imagination, from there she reverse-engineers them into both “serious” and “fun” one-of-a-kind pieces. Having always loved polished rocks, she decided to incorporate them into jewelry, as well as found objects she picks up on her travels, or just in her backyard. Her pieces have included a lava bead found in Reykjavik, embroidery from a shop in Lucerne, a Murano glass bead she picked up in Venice, a piece of bark she found in her backyard, a small toy she found at a shop in the Netherlands – everything and anything can be made into jewelry as long as the size and weight works. For her more serious pieces, she uses sterling silver, 14k gold and semi-precious stones. In addition to her jewelry collections, she creates painted silk textiles. Theresa’s work is now shown in the Palm Springs Art Museum and Architectural Museum stores.
Native Pacific Northwesterner Erica Nordean spent her youth around horses, but it was her love of art that inspired a lifelong career. During her school years, Erica exercised racehorses at Long Acres, in Renton, Washington, and worked with horses throughout the state at other locations such as Yakima Meadows and Emerald Downs, where she was an exercise rider for various stables. However, she realized that art was her true passion and embarked upon an artistic career in her late twenties. Today, she is an internationally known painter “recognized for her stunning depictions of horses and horse racing, as well as haunting landscapes and vibrant still life.” Her paintings have been shown at Kirkland’s Gambados Gallery, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Santa Anita, Hollywood Park, Bay Meadows and galleries spanning from Seattle to Sarasota Springs, New York.
Dawn McNamara is a Bainbridge Island ceramics artist, who creates colorful, fun and eclectic pieces, as she states on her website, “I love the whimsy in life and my joy in creating comes from bringing a smile to the viewer’s face.” Her ceramics line includes whimsical elephants, teapots, vases, mugs, plates, platters and much more. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and shops in Vancouver, B.C., Cortona, Italy, Athens, Georgia, Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, and Mission Viejo in California. She is also an active participant in the twice-yearly Bainbridge Island Studio Tours.
Location: 4565 Flying Goat Ave NE Unit B100 and 4566 Flying Goat Ave NE Units C100 and C140
Refreshments will be served.
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