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Ballard HS Art Show “Spilled Ink” @ Ballard Library!

The Ballard High School Art Show, “Spilled Ink,” is on display at the Ballard Library until next Saturday, May 10th.

Spilled Ink: Ballard High School Music and Art Night

Saturday, May 3, 2014, 6 – 9 p.m.

Live music! Art! Literature! You are invited to Ballard for an after-hours music and art night.

For the past seven years, the Ballard Branch has hosted the Ballard High School Art Show. This year, the branch’s Teen Advisers have transformed it into a show for INK Magazine, Ballard High School’s annual art and literary journal.

Enjoy art, literature and a night of live music including: Golden Years, No Not Really, Yellow Peril, the Ballard Ukelele Club and Ghetto Blaster.

Here is a not quite definitive list of Ballard High Students whose work has contributed to this show, please encourage them to come see their work:

Visual Artists: Amedeo Alberio, Emily Alexander, Isabelle Bennett, Moira Boszko, Annabelle Bowman Mohn, Sophie Chace, Spencer Chandler, Nigel Gardiner, Jessica Gislason, Ellen Heile, Kendra Johnson, Delaney Kirchmeier,  Catie, Knauerhase, Alicia Ledgerwood, Chelsea Leingang, Naomi Moore, Mallery Perry, Lauren Peterson, Cami Pierson, Leo Rauf, Chloe Soejime, Stella Sohl, Tashi Tsering, Hannah Tyler, Alan Will and two anonymous artists.

Musicians: Ballard Ukulele Club members, Sean Adair, Noah Forslund, Ian Gwin, Jack Taylor, and some surprise guests.

Writers: Emily Alexander, Eliot Bailey, Sanuye Ford, Catie Knauerhase, Taylr Scott.

Ballard Library Teen Advisors:  Greta Rainbow, Cami Pierson, Zoe Mitchell,  Maddy Hallett, Vegas Storm, Maddy Brown, Ailsa Hendry, Forrest Hsu, Maya Franklin, Gianna Barbadillo,  Tony Cooper, Tyler Robbins-Lindford.

Brought to you by Ink Magazine, Jeff Calderwood, Advisor & Cami Pierson, Editor & Ballard Library Teen Advisors.

For more information contact Lynn Miller, Teen Services Librarian, Ballard Library.


Out and About: Miró at SAM


Woman, Bird and Star (Homage to Picasso), Image via Seattle Art Museum.

Miró: The Experience of Seeing is the potpourri of Seattle Art Museum’s recent special exhibitions. Featuring work from the last two decades (1963-1981) of Surrealist and abstract expressionist Joan Miró’s career, the SAM borrows 61 classically bold paintings and bronze-cast sculptures from the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid.

The first painting viewers glimpse— both in the museum and on advertising— is a distinctly un-three-dimensional, primary colored form: “Woman, Bird, and Star (Homage to Picasso),” 1966. The minimal lines, distinct shapes, and unblended colors are naturally evocative of Pablo Picasso and Alexander Calder, among other 20th century extreme modernists, who Miró admired and was oft inspired by.

The Catalan Spanish artist’s paintings wander through the sweeping concepts of space, the subconscious, and movement. Miró believed that painting should ignite the imagination; his canvases (or pieces of cardboard) certainly don’t reveal a clear meaning in one look. “Poem to the Glory of Sparkles,” 1969, shows the “erratic course of firecrackers” and outer space, though they could be scattered, colorful prescription pills united by a black line of movement (a thematic constant of Miró’s). Continue reading

Ballard Branch Features Student Art​

Remy Robin yellow peril urbanBe inspired by new work!

Charcoal, ink, acrylic, graphite pencil, digital and film photography: a few of the mediums used by Ballard High School students currently on display at their local library.  The only guideline for the artists is to exhibit their best work, whether it is a pencil sketch or saturated digital photograph. 

The Ballard Branch is featuring this wide array of composition from late April to May 18, with a reception on Saturday, May 11.  In conjunction with the Ballard Art Walk, the library is open to the public from 6pm – 9pm for its seventh annual celebration of the ambitious teen artists.

The library is also screening Ballard students’ award winning short films, playing pre-recorded songs from the high school’s music department and, of course, showing off the visual art.

Greta, Ballard Teen Blogger

Ballard HS Student Art Show

Ballard Art Show

Enjoy fresh, original art from the Sixth Annual Ballard High School Student Art Show! Teens have created art with a wide range of materials, displayed by paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics and printmaking.

Come by during the Artist’s Reception at the Ballard Branch on Saturday, May 12 at 6 p.m. — you can soak in the creativity of up-and-coming art, leave a note to share your thoughts with the artists and even meet the artists themselves!

The art show will be on display until Saturday, May 19 at the Ballard Branch.

To learn more you can Ask a Librarian or call the Ballard Branch @ 206-684-4089.