Last night, the ArtsNow gallery presented a lively evening of jazz music and photography as a part of the third Thursday ArtWalk in downtown Edmonds. This event was hosted at the Edmonds Conference Center and sponsored by Arts, Culture, and Civic Engagement at Edmonds Community College.
On display, the orginal photographs and frames created by Jacob Smithers. His stunning images featured a colorful subdued conflict between nature and man-made structures. These, almost abstract, close up images exposed incredible detail: small plants defiantly growing on the side of a fence, fiery orange fungi invading a wooden post, or the advancing rust blanketing an iron pipe. The colors are striking and the viewer ends up cheering nature on. The frames are repurposed window frames, mirrors, and various modified structures that are weathered and softened.
Smithers, Jacob; Phinney Fence
As guests sipped their tea, gloried in the air conditioning, and prerused the art, The Jazz Pearls, led by Edmonds Community College alumnus, Ashley Webster, cooled the evening heat even further with their improvised Jazz stylings, as well as standards like "What a Wonderful World" and "When You Wish Upon a Star".
This was an nice low-key way to say goodbye to the summer sun and enjoy the evening air.
Smither, Jacob; Shutter Slats
The photographs will be on display in the ArtsNow gallery until Sept. 7. ArtWalk is a FREE monthly event. If you would like to recieve an email for the next ArtWalk presentation, email ArtsNow/uLearn or call 425-640-1243. The Edmonds Conference Center is located on the corner of 4th and Bell in downtown Edmonds.