We’re so excited for the kick-off event tomorrow. We’ve got so many great artists it’s hard for us to single any out, but the photography of Mikeal Beland is an exhibit you don’t want to miss. His subjects span a diverse range of fine art, commercial, documentary, architecture, portrait and conceptual photography. Exploring issues of environmental destruction and climate change, patriarchy, class and identity, institutions and discrimination, circular history and politics, finance, immigration, disability, social justice, and the absurdities of millennial narcissism, his photography has been featured in publications, galleries, and auctions in Europe, New York, and Seattle.
From his bio:
In 2012 he was selected for World Photographers for World Aid in Copenhagen, Denmark and GLAAD’s Art Auction
at the Metropolitan Pavilion in NYC. After documenting Wildfires and drought conditions in Yellowstone Country, a
handmade retrospective installation was featured in Seattle (2013) at the B&O in Capitol Hill, the OK Gallery in Pioneer
Square, Haven in Ballard, Avanti Art & Design in Greenwood, Cutz Meridian in Wallingford, and Essentia in Belltown.
Unspeakable debuts in 2013.
Be sure to stop by Cutz Meridian at 4515 Meridian Ave N to check out his work. A portion of the sales for this exhibition will benefit the Urban Bee Comapny, a local Settle producer of sustainable honey bee goods and services. Supporting health and biodiversity, the donations will help sponsor a hive in a community garden (at Yesler Terrace,) their educational program for youth (at Rainier Beach,) or to sponsor a beekeeper in Nicaragua (Amigos Apicultores program.)
See you tomorrow from 6:00pm – 9:00pm at the Wallingford Art Walk! Join us for live music at the Wallingford Center Plaza.