Thursday, October 1, 2009

Rumble in Sodo

Seattle, WA The Bemis Art Committee (BAC) and Ouch My Eye Gallery present a day of open art studios and exhibitions. The Rumble in SODO will take place Saturday, October 17, from 12:00 noon until 10:00PM. Studios will be open in both the Bemis Building at 55 South Atlantic St. and at the 1020 First Avenue Building just a block away. The two buildings will feature more than 50 resident and guest artists. The event is free to the public and is generously supported by Somerset Properties.

The Building Contenders

The Bemis Building is one of the largest artists live/work buildings in Seattle and occupies a unique niche in the city’s vibrant art community. Painters, sculptors, glass artists, photographers, filmmakers, fashion designers and others live and create inside the historic 150,000 square foot factory building. The top two floors of Bemis were converted to artist’s studios in 1995. This is an excellent opportunity to see exciting new work by a variety of well-established and emerging professionals and to meet the artists in their natural creative habitat. In addition to the resident artists, guest artists will be exhibiting on the 3rd and 4th floors.

1020 First and Ouch My Eye Gallery: Activism has fluctuated with the times, including groups like the late Keith Tabellione's Art Star in 2000 and the group that founded in 2003. In 2006 Ouch My Eye moved into the ground floor creating a permanent studio/ art gallery with edgy programming. The 1020's portion of the show will feature 25 open studios and an opening at the Ouch My Eye Gallery.

If you would like to request further information, please e-mail BAC co-chair Jenn Morgan.