Gallery owners Irina Milton and Steve Brown have combined their collections of who they believe are some of the top artists in the country and are showing the crème de la crème of their work in one show.
The show, “The Milton — Brown Art Collection” will showcase such artists as Dan Gerhartz, Sherri McGraw, Harley Brown, Bob Phinney, Emile Wegelin, Mohamed Eunus and Ned Mueller.
The show runs through Aug. 30 at Irina’s Gallery, 2804 Grand Ave., Everett.
Quilting squared: Two textile exhibits — one that showcases variety and the other hand-made wearable art — are opening in Skagit County.
This double-header opens Wednesday and runs through July 13 at La Conner Quilt &Textile Museum, 703 S. Second St., La Conner. Admission is $5; members and children under 12 are free.
The two exhibits are:
“Creative Clothing: One Woman’s Journey” is an exhibit of wearables designed by Anita Luvera Mayer, who is inspired by ethnic patterns but makes contemporary clothing based on simple shapes. Mayer said in press materials that she strives to make her clothing something magical and unique, though worn every day. A reception for Mayer is planned from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.
“Spice of Life” is presented by the Association of Pacific Northwest Quilters and the show’s theme focuses on variety being the spice of life. The exhibit highlights the fabric creations of 50 association members. The works are limited only by size with the maximum piece being 24 by 36 inches. A reception for the artists is planned from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 24.
Eye candy: Artist Tami A. Walker invites her audience to enjoy some eye candy when they visit her new exhibit of work through May at Meyer’s Café, 1700 W. Marine View Drive, Everett.
Walker paints fine oil portraits and surrealist pieces and what she calls “mind-provoking paintings,” while also producing recycled art.
Divine art: Painter Angel Abreu is back after a five year hiatus and showing his new work at Divine restaurant in Maple Leaf, work that explores the balance between line and color.
Abreu’s paintings are on display through June 30 at the restaurant, 7919 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle.
As a youth, Abreu worked with Tim Rollins and Kids of Survival, an artist’s collaborative based in the South Bronx in New York City. Rollins and K.O.S. have exhibited their paintings and prints, which are based on literary works, at galleries throughout the United States and Europe. Their work is also in permanent collections at numerous museums including The Museum of Modern Art, The Art Institute of Chicago and the Seattle Art Museum, according to press materials.
“Love to take photographs”: Photographer Victor Loverro loves to focus on black and white images when he shoots.
“In the absence of color, the black and white photographer focuses on the essence of the subject. A large format negative creates a crispness and clarity that is not possible in other forms of photography,” Loverro said in a prepared statement.
Loverro’s photos will be on display through May at Islanders Restaurant, 848 N Sunrise Blvd., Camano Island.
Loverro’s portfolio includes many landscapes and different-themed series such as trains, firefighters and rural architecture.