Art Studio Open House, Magnuson Park, Sunday 1/19

poster 4 art thingI just moved into an art studio in Magnuson Park that’s been twenty years in the making! It’s such an honor to be a part of this new community. I’m looking forward to building my career in this space.

There will be an open house this Sunday from 2pm – 5pm.  I’m on the ground floor. I believe that at least half of the studio artists will be participating. It’s a great opportunity to see this wonderful space the city has provided for artists, and to see some local work!

Use the gatehouse entrance to Magnuson Park at NE 74th Street.  Turn left on 63rd Ave NE. The studios are in the first building on the right.

Hope to see you there!

Visit Shoreline, WA’s Outdoor Art Pianos!

Heather Carr Alice in Wonderland Piano Flood of TearsIn case you missed my previous post, my Alice in Wonderland piano is on display this month at the Richmond Beach Library in Shoreline, WA.  And it’s outside, so you can actually play it!  😛  There are 11 pianos on display along streets and in the parks of Shoreline, WA.  A list of the locations is now available.  You can download a map and read more about the pianos here.

The pianos will be on display for all of August.  Hope you can stop by and check them out!

It’s Back! Alice in Wonderland Piano @ The Richmond Beach Library in Shoreline, WA

Heather Carr Alice in Wonderland piano mad hatter u mad tea party

Looking mad as a hatter…

Piano Time in Shoreline, WA is back!  While I didn’t have time to commit to painting a new piano this year, I’m proud to say that my Alice in Wonderland piano is out of hiding and has found the perfect home.  For all of August, Wonderland will be on display at the Richmond Beach Library in Shoreline.  I can’t think of a more appropriate home than a library!  Best of all, it’s art you can touch.  Visitors are welcome to come and play the piano. Unlike my cat, this toothy-grinned beast won’t bite…

Here is a link to all my Alice themed work, including progress photos from painting the piano: https://heatherunderground.com/category/alice-in-wonderland/

The Richmond Beach Library is located at 19601 21st Ave N.W., Shoreline, 98177

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Come to Seattle’s Wedgwood Art Festival this weekend!

Spray paint on fingers bright colors fingerprintsHi Y’all!  I’ve been so incredibly busy since I returned from Portland, trying to get ready for the Wedgwood Art Festival.  Those are my fingers from Thursday afternoon.  See, very busy!  😛

Now I’m loopy because I still have so much to do before 10 am…. If you live in Seattle, please come by and say hi.  My booth is in the back of the space, along 36th Ave.  There’ll be lots of good art, good food, and good music!  I’ll have lots of prints for sale, as well as some original paintings.

Here’s some of the details:

July 13 & 14, 10 am – 5 pm, on the Hunter Farms Tree Lot at the corner of 35th Ave. NE and NE 80th St.

More info here: http://www.wedgwoodfestival.com/

I… Have… A… Solo Show at the Wedgwood Ale House in Seattle – March 2013!

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I’ve taken over the Wedgwood Ale House in Seattle!  Stop by and have a peek.  I’ve got big, wild works in the bar, and smaller, happy, colorful pieces in the family dining room. All work is for sale, minus one, which already sold…. So come in, have a beer, and buy a painting!  I’ll look that ^^^ happy! 😉

The show will be up, I believe, until the 6th of April, 2013

Wedgwood Ale House, 8515 35th Ave NE  Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 527-2676

The Gallery at Town Center Show – thru Nov. 17th

Heather Carr Susan Aurand I have a show going on now through Nov. 17th, in Lake Forest Park, WA, at The Gallery at Town Center.  Also featured is Susan Aurand, a mixed media assemblage artist.  If you are in the greater Seattle area, please come and check us out!  It’s quite a colorful show. 🙂

Heather Carr Susan Aurand

Alice in Wonderland pieces by me, and an assemblage piece by Susan Aurand

Heather Carr paintings for sale

Heather Carr paintings for sale art show

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Piano Time – Alice in Wonderland – Piano Street Art Finished!

Heather Carr Alice in Wonderland street art piano mad hatter painting

I finished the Alice In Wonderland piano for Shoreline, WA’s Piano Time street art project on July 30th.  I did the project in under 2 weeks.  There are things I would have liked to add that I simply did not have time to incorporate.  And I ran into some trouble when I began to apply the varnish.  Despite priming, I still saw the piano stain seep through in a few spots.  UGH.  That was aggravating!  But overall, I’m thrilled with it.

Heather Carr piano painting wonderland street art

Heather Carr Alice in Wonderland tea party piano street art painting

I’m in awe of how much I accomplished in such a short time, especially because I’m really happy with the finished piece.  It took summer camps and grandparents in babysitting overdrive, for me to have enough time to work.  It makes a difference when I can work for several hours uninterrupted, and really get into the process.

below are images from the sides of the piano:

Heather Carr Alice in Wonderland street art piano Shoreline painting

Heather Carr Alice in Wonderland street art piano Shoreline painting

SInce the project ended, my children have both been home more or less full-time, and I’ve had a million ideas swirling in my head, but nothing has made it to a canvas.  It is killing me a bit… I may lose my head!  Believe me, I’m counting down the days until school starts!

the tea party and the piano closed (I had a design for the closed lid, but ran out of time – bummer!)  oh, and thank you to the Graphics Fairy for the vintage chair backs!:

Heather Carr Alice in Wonderland street art piano Shoreline painting tea party

more details from the piano – drawer knob mushrooms, flamingo croquet piano bench legs, Play Me music stand, Cheshire eye:

Heather Carr Alice in Wonderland street art piano Shoreline painting play me

I decorated all of the piano legs with bottles and hearts, (10 sides total):

Heather Carr Alice in Wonderland street art piano Shoreline painting drink me

smile!

Heather Carr Alice in Wonderland street art piano Shoreline painting

Every time I’ve stopped by Central Market, I’ve witnessed impromptu concerts.  I’ve loved hearing feedback from employees and passers-by.  This project’s been so much fun! Here’s a little snippet of a performance by Beinuo Gong, who was returning to China soon after her concert.  Thank you, Beinuo!  (P.S. sorry about the squeaking grocery carts! lol…)

If you’d like to see other posts I did on this process, check these out:

Alice in Wonderland Street Piano Progress 1

Alice in Wonderland Street Piano Progress 2

Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter Doodles

Alice in Wonderland Brainstorming Doodles