The walkabout festivities on Dec. 1 will include the group shows “Winter Gymnastics” at G. Gibson Gallery and “Along the Grain” at Treason Gallery.
Seattle’s First Thursday Art walk, which happens from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, is a great way to see a plethora of new art, mingle with people and grab some nibbles and wine. The free event takes place in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood at participating galleries and store fronts as well as the expansive Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts, which hosts a number of galleries and artist studios. There also are public art installations located throughout the neighborhood.
Some of the new exhibitions:
• Foster/White Gallery features oil paintings by Sarah McRae Morton, whose romantic and energetic works were inspired by William Faulkner’s famous saying, “the past is not dead, it is not even past.” Her imagined portraits, each described as a story, draw from her ancestral heritage and artistic lineage (fosterwhite.com).
• G. Gibson Gallery’s “Winter Gymnastics” is a group show that features a wide variety of work, including black-and-white prints of national parks by Ansel Adams, a post-blizzard street scene by Marion Post Wolcott and an acrylic oil painting of Mount Rainier by Mary Iverson (ggibsongallery.com).
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• Gallery 110 features “Water is Everything,” paintings by Nancy Coleman and Darrel Rhea. Sailors since childhood, the two spent much of their adult life navigating the seas near San Francisco. They married in 2001 and moved to Seattle in 2011 to explore the Pacific Northwest’s waterways. Just as they do as partners in real life, Rhea’s romantic realistic paintings pair well with Coleman’s visionary acrylics (gallery110.com).
• Stonington Gallery, which specializes in First Nations artwork, presents “Into the Woods: Forests of the Northwest Coast,” a show of works by gallery artists and artisans who share a spiritual and cultural connection to the forest (stoningtongallery.com).
• Treason Gallery: “Along the Grain” is a group show of local and international artists using a process of UV printing on plywood that incorporates the natural imperfections of the wood to create one-of-a-kind prints (treasongallery.com).
Parking is free from 5-10 p.m. during First Thursday at these participating spaces: Frye Garage, 117 Third Ave. S.; Butler Garage, 114 James St.; and CenturyLink Field North Lot, 201 King St.