Artist: Stacey Vaeth, Photographer www.staceyvaeth.com/
Venue: Venue / 5408 22nd Ave NW
Event: March 16th 6pm - 9pm, artist will be in attendance
Stacey started this little photography company in Washington, D.C. in 2008, specializing in commercial and family photography, and quickly became named as DC's Favorite Family Photographer. As a fourth-generation photographer from Rochester, NY, capturing the essence of a person, a moment, or a place through photography has been ingrained in her since as long as she can remember. Her childhood summers were spent with her parents driving to and staying in Sequoia National Park (CA) and Rocky Mountain National Park (CO) for months at a time. Stacey's father was a Kodak photographer, and these national park trips were part of their educational series. She would rise early and walk with him as he taught park visitors about light, f-stops, composition and telling a story through their photographs. The seeds were well planted and watered in those summers for both photography and for travel.
In 2013, Stacey began a personal journey of travel and discovery. A 30-day solo cross-country camping trip in the summer of 2013 kicked off several more cross country trips and many more drives through our nations' incredible landscapes, as well as a month long sailing trip through the Inside Passage. Meeting the lady at the country store or the fellow wandering camper, and eventually moving to Seattle to build a bi-coastal photography business have filled her days, months and years.
Stacey and her partner now live on a 42-foot ketch rigged sailboat when in the Pacific Northwest, and travel via boat or car wherever they can to gather mushrooms, fish, blackberries, stories, friends and endless adventures.
The new series of photographs featured at Venue this month were mainly shot in the western United States on Stacey's travels. Each image was taken in a moment of harmony, silence and balance as she breathed in and out the sacred peace of our great lands.
Artist: Cordila Jochim
Venue: Venue / 5408 22nd Ave NW
Event: Feburary 16th 6pm - 9pm
Loving well is an art and a science and local artist Cordila Jochim has created a tool-kit for those who want to love well, heal from heartache, or simply start over. In a fun collision with Valentine's Day and Februarius, the ancient Roman season of healing, purification, and love, Cordila has pulled together a tool-kit for those who want to heal with grace, anchor in self-love, or wash the decks and start over. The kit includes:
- a white leather moleskin journal with a custom botanical pattern perfect for coloring
- a custom designed pencil pouch with metallic colored pencils
- a rose quartz heart
- Persian rose water
- a 52-week flip calendar of quotes Cordila gathered from friends who spoke into her life during this time
- a 52-week blank flip calendar for you to fill with your own favorite quotes
- a custom blended unscented soy candle
- and custom blended bath salts for healing, rejuvenation and calling in love
You can purchase the elements singularly or as a set - only at Venue.
You'll also want to be on hand on February 16th when Cordila is in-house with a special talk about her journey of learning to let go, love well, and not only start over - but thrive. She'll also walk you through the reason behind each element of the Bloom Box kit and share with you special insights from her friends and family captured in the 36 journals she collected during her own year of healing. Come prepared to laugh a little, cry a little, and leave inspired to love well and rise, strong.
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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.