Arte E Vino At Caffe Torino September 2016

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Caffe Torino Seattle says
For the months of September and October 2016, we're showcasing two very talented artists: Vanessa Harvey and Claire Showalter.

Vanessa was self taught throughout her childhood in Montana. She began her study of art when she attended St. Lawrence University. It was there that she honed her skills in dry medium and began painting. After that, she explored illustration at Wimbledon College of Art in London. Vanessa continued to illustrate while receiving her masters in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN. "Memories of Water" marks Vanessa's return to painting and adventure into landscape painting.

In Vanessa's words:
As a swimmer and a rower, I find myself drawn to water. My favorite memories are of water. Calm water, rough water, ponds, creeks, oceans, water at night, water at day break. This is a tribute to my love and fascination with water.

On the opposite side, Claire Showalter is presenting her "Landscape & Particle Studies"

Claire has found watercolor to be a medium of both careful control and unpredictability, a contradiction considered in these “landscape” and “particle” studies. Through the Particle studies, she has explored these elements in varying degrees by establishing controlled boundaries in composition, then allowing the more arbitrary movement of water to inform where and how colors blend within these confines. She has built upon the understanding these studies have given her in the landscape series, using the water as a tool to evoke the movement and fogginess unique to remembered landscapes. When not dabbling in dots and landscapes, Claire works down the street from the cafe as an architectural designer.

In Claire's words:

In these investigations, color and movement leave but an impression, remaining vague through the looseness of the material. These smaller, iterative studies of individual movements and ideas are part of a longer series of work as a richer, more dimensioned narrative of pieced together moments continues to be explored and developed.

Beverages at happy hour prices will be available during the show!
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