Featured Artist: Danny Mansmith dannymansmith.com/
Venue: Monster Art, Clothing & Gifts / 5000 20th Ave NW
Event: February 16th 6pm - 9pm www.facebook.com/events/436897953367154/
Dates: Showing February 16th - March 13th
Our featured artist: Danny Mansmith will be showing his intricately stitched work and providing a demonstration of his process.
Sublime Stitching is providing iron-on embroidery patterns and we'll help our guests get started stitching with a basic hand embroidery lesson.
The first 25 people to arrive will receive a gift bag full of goodies.
Snacks and drinks will be provided.
A Few Words From Danny Mansmith
I grew up an only child in the suburbs of Chicago and was very close to my mom and my grandma.
My grandma was a tough polish lady with a big heart who was also an artist, but would never have said that. She nurtured me with love and exposed me to art, giving me the ability to see possibilities in things around us. As I grew up I always said, "I'm going to be an artist", so I tried art school for a year but realized that wasn't for me. I became inspired to sew and memories of my grandma sewing my clothes growing up, filled my head. I moved to Chicago in the 90's and began to teach myself how to use the sewing machine.
I have never felt a part of the group and so the idea of making my own clothes became very important to me; discovering my own ways of sewing, finishing seams and not being taught how to do it the "right way" seemed right to me. Over the years, aside from my hand made clothing I have taught myself how to draw with the sewing machine, construct dolls and figures out of found objects, covering them in stitches and have been finding joy in creating installations that combine all of those things that make me happy.
I now live in Burien Washington under a few big pine trees, I wish the same for everybody to find that one thing that makes life worth living.
*The artist will be in attendance at the opening & the venue has specials during the event.
Who We Are:
The Ballard Art Walk works to enrich the quality of life for residents of all ages by promoting the arts in Ballard. We coordinate a monthly event, the Third Thursday Ballard Art Walk, most venues are open 6pm - 9pm. Check our home page for the most current listings.