“Well Read” Exhibition – April 6th – 8th 2017
Well Read is a new body of work by Justin Hillgrove consisting of over 20 original acrylic paintings and more than 15 framed drawings, all themed around reading and books. Each piece of art is accompanied by a short story, description or poem. “I wanted an exhibition that would allow viewers to stop at each piece and become immersed in the story and details for a time before moving on to the next. A show that was a complete experience…”
Joining Justin will be Author/Illustrator John Skewes, celebrating the tenth anniversary of his best-selling children’s book series “Larry Gets Lost” with a show of artwork from the series. John will be signing Tenth Anniversary Editions of “Larry Gets Lost in Seattle” and “Seattle ABC” during the art walk.
Want to see the show, but can’t make it in person?
The show preview will be posted on Justin’s blog Thursday at 7:00pm, an hour after the physical show opens. If there is an original you are interested in purchasing during the opening (4/6/17 6-10pm PST), you may call 206-799-3863 to see if it is still available and make the purchase over the phone (shipping extra). Originals still available after the show will either be sent to galleries or may be purchased on ImpsAndMonsters.com.
Just will also likely be posting show images (and maybe video) via social media during the exhibition, so follow him here:
I will be giving away a bookmark (while supplies last) to those attending the opening. Additional bookmarks may be purchased at the show or online.
If I purchase an original, can I take it with me right away?
No – The original paintings and drawings will stay hanging until the show ends on Saturday night so that they may be seen and enjoyed by all who attend. Purchased originals may be picked up at the Piranha Shop at 7pm on Saturday(4/8), and those remaining will be shipped or otherwise delivered to their new owners starting on the following Monday.
Will prints be available?
Yes – Both open edition and giclée prints will be available for purchase during the show. They will also be available online once the show opens.
When and where is the exhibition?
First Thursday, April 6th, 2017 6p – 10p PST
Thursday, Apr 6th, 6p – 10p
Fri, Apr 7th, 11a – 8p
Sat, Apr 8th, 11a – 7p
The Pirahna Shop – 1022 1st Ave. South Seattle, WA 98134
Who is Justin Hillgrove?
Justin is a Pacific Northwest artist, well-known for his paintings of monsters, robots, pop art and parody. He also creates board games, comics and toys. He has been showing his work in shows and galleries since 2005.
Who is John Skewes?
John is a former Disney artist and illustrator of more than 20 children’s books. He is the author and illustrator of the award-winning Larry Gets Lost picture book series.