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In Our Gallery: Amy Stone

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Join us this Thursday, January 10th for the first West Seattle Art Walk of 2019.

Abstract artist Amy Stone will be at the Tasting Room to introduce her work to all you local oenophiles, so be sure to stop by and say hello.

In Amy’s own words:

"I have been painting and drawing my entire life. I have a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Colorado and a Masters in Art Education from Hofstra University, but it wasn’t until my family and I relocated from New York to Seattle that I began to create art daily. 

I am drawn to the idea of balance and imperfection and how that translates to the paper or canvas. Without knowing this was my goal, someone recently told me that my work reminds them of the Japanese term Wabi-Sabi.

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Wabi-sabi represents Japanese aesthetics and a Japanese world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”. We are forever growing, changing, learning, transitioning and it is difficult to find a balance of wife, mom, artist, friend, daughter, niece, cousin, aunt, and me.  This idea is translated to my work as I strive to create a balance of color, texture, movement, and energy.

One can say that an artist’s work is never done, and mine is certainly never perfect, but we should all seek to find beauty in life’s imperfections.”

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Take the opportunity to browse Amy’s work while enjoying some Viscon Cellars wines this Thursday. If you miss it this weekend she’ll be up through the end of March.