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George Perrou returns

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George Perrou returns

Fans of mid-century inspired art, prepare to swoon. Portland artist George Perrou's work is reminiscent of backdrops from the Road Runner animated series, if it had been set in the Pacific Northwest. In fact, on one of his previous visits to Click!, George sited his inspiration as coming from "the cartoons of the 60s that were in reruns in the 70s". George is our featured artist for February and March 2018. We asked George for further thoughts on inspiration and process:   How would you describe what you make? I would describe what I make as whimsical, mid-century inspired paintings. What...

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Frances and Stephanie collaborate

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Frances and Stephanie collaborate

Click! co-proprietress Frances Smersh and good friend Stephanie Hargrave have been collaborating to create mixed media pieces: what might start as a line drawing is set in wax to a wood block, where further improvisations produce compositions rich in color and texture. The new work is showing at Click! through October 9, 2017.

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Ampliphone Maker: Fritz Rud

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Ampliphone Maker: Fritz Rud

West Seattle local Fritz Rud pairs salvaged vintage equipment with his own custom woodworking to create sculptural objects for listening to music on your phone. They sound alarmingly good – better than a lot of bluetooth speakers on the market – and look even better. The horns come from a variety of vintage speaker cabinets, gramophones, and other curios. We caught up with Fritz to hear his thoughts on process and inspiration:   How would you describe what you make? Custom passive amplification for hand-held devices.   Can you tell us about your favorite piece in the current collection? Swinger! It just...

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Featured Artist: Rachel Austin

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Featured Artist: Rachel Austin

In May, our floral art theme continues with new paintings by Rachel Austin. Well known at Click for her paintings of birds on maps, Rachel has recently been taking inspiration from the plant world.  Rachel is our featured artist for the month of May, but we are hosting a preview showing Saturday April 22 from 2 – 4pm with an opportunity to meet the artist and chat about her new work. We asked a few questions in advance: How would you describe what you make? For the work I’ll be showing at Click in May, I am painting a series inspired by my...

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Featured Artist: Shelli Markee

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Featured Artist:  Shelli Markee

Nearly every visitor to Click! notices the wire bird sculptures on the walls and is struck by their "3-D line drawing" quality. Shelli Markee is the artist who draws them, and she is our Featured Artist for April! Her newest works shifts from fauna to flora. She'll be at Click for West Seattle Art Walk this Thursday April 13, 6–9pm. How would you describe what you make? I draw with wire. Can you tell us about your favorite piece in the current collection? I really like the large poppies.  Large and open with a little detail that I enjoy. If...

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