Tuesday, October 15, 2013

R.I.P. Willie Jones

The world has lost a beautiful, soulful, prolific artist today. It is with heavy hearts that we learned of Willie James Jones' passing today. Willie filled our studio with Isley Brothers dance parties, harmonic loops, hot rod drawings, and a sparking fedora that just wouldn't quit.
We were thrilled that Willie had a solo show at (106) Gallery in 2011, featuring hundreds of his carefully executed hot rod drawings. And in late 2011 we were over the moon to travel with him to London, where he has work in the permanent collection at The Museum of Everything.

Our hearts will forever be 'fightin the power, you know, you know, you know' in honor of Willie. Memorial service info to come in the next few days. See you on the flip-side, Jonesie. Much love.

Sarah Scott

Thursday, October 10, 2013

ArtPrize comes to Heartside...

and Heartside comes to ArtPrize. Four of our artists obtained venues this year:
Tony at Degage ~
 Jerrilynn at West Coast Coffee ~
and Scott & LeGran at Bethlehem Lutheran church.
In addition to these official entries, the art studio was open several weekends, and artists & musicians also took advantage of the ArtPrize crowds to display their talents.
Yarn bombing has taken place throughout the downtown area and also recently & mysteriously in front of the Ministry, complete with a photo bomb by Alison :-)

The city is getting back to normal - the crowds and the food trucks are gone. But the artistry and beauty of the Heartside studio & Heartside neighbors remain as an ever-constant.