Don’t miss your chance to see JAWS on the big screen, enjoy local exhibit, “Lost At Sea” by J. Conrad Nivens, live music by WestSide Mojo and a silent auction featuring a unicorn. Come dressed in your best Canadian Tuxedo and enjoy the event this Friday at the Admiral Theater….money raised goes towards cosmetic upgrades to the theater. Tickets on sale through Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/400337
Donate your used (or new) art supplies to Mind Unwind’s After School Enrichment Program. We are collecting art supplies from June 17th-September 9th at TWO locations:
Many Moons Trading Company
4461 California Ave SW
2735 California Ave SW
We can get creative with ANY household supplies you have cluttering your closets. Some suggestions: fabric scraps, office supplies, plastic containers or just the most random stuff you don’t want to throw away and you think, “someone can use this”….we can make anything into art. Put us to the test and donate your “stuff” and see what art magic we can make!
June Exhibit Opening Performances Tomorrow: Dance, Meditation, Yoga, QiGong and YOUR Sacred Shadow Self
The Anonymous Spontaneous Dancer reveals herself:
When Karah Pino first asked me to be part of The Sacred Shadow Self I was hesitant to say yes because I am in a “non-performance state”, a state of creative development, and quiet reflection.
My Mother almost passed away three times in the last several months and I had been doing a lot of advanced grieving, introspection and forgiveness work during that time and to be honest, I was a bit overwhelmed by my own shadow self and all I wanted to do was escape into the lighter side of things.
I knew I would ultimately say yes though because Karah is a spiritual sister and when she appears in my life there is always a positive lesson attached.
So yes. I will be there, with my veil on, I will be there, hidden amongst the crowd and yet obvious to the eyes of anyone who is present. I will be a shadow of my self, a ghost of sorts, a fraction of who I am. I am not entirely sure what I will be doing but maybe I will see you through the veil. And maybe you will see me.
Karah Pino in Mindful Meditation and the Anonymous Dancer will end the Opening performances at 8:30pm during Artwalk.
Our first of three movie and art series is less than two weeks away! Artist, J. Conrad Nivens is displaying his exhibit, “Lost At Sea” in the lobby along with live music by WestSide Mojo, Proletariat Wine and a very unique silent auction. Help support the Theater and the arts community in West Seattle. The artist is encouraging everyone to wear their finest denim….and we mean the best Canadian Tuxedo you can find! Follow this link for tickets – ONLY $10. This is a 21 and over event. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/400337
June Exhibit Features two Youth Origami Artists: Cole Durnwirth and Caroline Byrne with an Origami Seascape
We are excited to be presenting two brilliant young artists this June as part of The Sacred Shadow Self!
“The Origami Seascape emphasizes the intention behind The Sacred Shadow Self to encourage viewers to reach deeper into themselves and remember the excitement and impassioned investigation that is inspired by the instigating sparks of our own passions. It seems all to easy to forget that vital force of life in our busy lives.
Remembering and sharing that excitement is what I see as my job an an artist. I feel very lucky and honored to be sharing this time and space with two brilliant young artists also inspired by origami! Bringing together their contributions into the same wall was magical. Enjoy!” – Artist Karah Pino
Cole Durnwirth is a 9 year old origami artist from West Seattle. He started folding at age 5 after he saw the documentary Between the Folds. For this exhibit he has contributed “Albatross II” a life-sized 11 ½ foot long origami Albatross folded from one sheet of paper. A practice sketch is also hanging.
Media: Art paper. Classic Origami Construction from a single sheet
Caroline Byrne lives in Seattle, is 9 years old and is in the 3rd grade. She first became interested in origami in preschool when they made paper hats and fortune tellers. Then in Kindergarten she was inspired by the 1,000 paper cranes project that the 3rd creates each year. That Christmas she asked for origami paper and Santa delivered. Caroline has been experimenting with origami ever since. Her favorite thing about origami is seeing a flat piece of paper turn into a piece of art. Her contribution to this installation are sea anemones. This origami is her own creation and was inspired by origami chrysanthemums. Caroline also loves experimenting with many different types of materials to create unique works of art. She hopes to be an artist when she grows up.
Media: Art paper. Modular Origami Construction with 10, 8 and 6 interlocking sheets.
Karah Pino became interested in origami in the 4th grade when she learned to make boxes at school. That Christmas she and her family did a factory line, making 100’s of boxes out of old Christmas cards. After graduating art school in 1998, she began to teach Origami as part of an after school program and was challenged by the excitement of the kids to learn more to teach them. Her love of origami comes from her enjoyment of mathematics, geometry and engineering expressed in art. Her contribution to the Origami Wall is a free formed Cloud Maker which produces a cloud shape in its shadow.
You are invited to appreciate the Origami Seascape through the entire month of June. Meet the Origami Artists during Artwalk on June 13th from 5-7pm during the Youth Origami Invitational.
Visit Mind Unwind Artist, Karah Pino’s booth
Artigami: Flights of Fantasy at the Seattle Mini Maker’s fair!
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Their Kick Starter Project only runs until JUNE 30th, 2013. Please help raise funds for this wonderfully creative tale about a small, simple bird who learns she poops art.
To help support this project, find it on Kickstarter.com at
I realize that Summer hasn’t even started, but for all you who plan waaay ahead….here is your chance to register early for Fall Quarter. We have new classes and some old….all great curriculum that kids will soak up and be a nice break from their regular rigor of normal school work. Here is the link to see all our great classes:
Save the Date
This summer, look for Admiral’s newest Summer Art Event: Late Night movies at the Admiral Theater. This is a fundraiser to keep ART ALIVE IN ADMIRAL! Help support renovations at the Admiral Theater and Arts Education in our schools. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 7th. Also, Look for a summer long art supply drive in the lobby of the theater. 21+over event.
If you are a business owner or would like to help sponsor this event, please fill out our handy-dandy sponsorship form. https://mindunwind.wufoo.com/forms/z7x3p3/
From the Artist‘s studio
“I looked at many different shapes, these are just a few I chose to consider for this mandala.” – Artist Karah Pino
Exploring Mandala Shapes: