Friday, July 7th marks a new tradition on Mercer Island: the First Thursday Art Walk will now be on the First Friday of the month! After a long work week, Friday evenings are the perfect time to relax and unwind, and there’s no better way to relax than to go for an evening stroll and visit Mercer Island’s unique art spots, all within walking distance of each other. It’s perfect for a Friday date night out on the town! Mercer Sources, Clarke + Clarke Art + Artifacts, and SZ Gallery will be participating. First Friday Art Walk begins at 5PM.
For the initial First Friday Art Walk, SZ Gallery will feature State Senator Lisa Wellman’s photography exhibit, DETRITUS.
Lisa’s photography is both stark, striking, and visually captivating – she finds ways to see the beauty in everyday objects and places, focusing on the idea of uncovering what’s hidden in plain sight. DETRITUS is a show that focuses on the concept of disintegration, decay, and destruction, the natural path that all creation takes. In an interview with Lisa, she described her inspiration behind this theme: “But somewhere along that path we stop ‘seeing.’ Whether it’s people, nature itself, or what remains of our interaction with our environment, I find beauty in what is often overlooked.”