A photo by Melanie Masson, one of the 'Passages' show at 509 Wines in June
Melanie Masson returns to the Fremont First Friday (FFF) Art Walk on June 1st, from 6p – 9p, this time showing her striking photography at the 509 Wines Tasting Room. The return of the former FFF organizer as an artist is only one of the incredibly fabulous happenings at the first summertime Art Walk.
For June, current FFF organizer Mollie Bryan offers two new venues -
- Recycled Cycles, now located in Fremont, has the paintings of Jim Phalen. Phalen describes his works as “a physical manifestation of the act of seeing – a manifestation capable of deep emotion.”
- At Fremont Spine & Wellness, view the life-size figurative sculptures of Laurie Fronek, made from metal wire and found objects.
Painting by Ellen Hastings, on-display in June 2012 at Pel'Meni Dumpling Tzar
This month experience live art made in the shadow of the Lenin statue, at Red Triangle, as Dave Ryan and Angie Whitney create right on the sidewalks. In addition, Balloon Biker Jami Krause will entertain with balloon sculptures for the kids (and kids-at-heart.) Consider a comparison visit – stop by at the start and at the end of your Art Walk stroll.
In special acknowledgement of Fremont Month, which is also called ‘June,’ Frame-Up Studios has assembled a special Fremont Fair poster retrospective. The shop will also have posters for sale (framed and unframed) to benefit Solid Ground.
Of course, as always, visit the many eclectic Fremont Art Walk venues to see the new shows including -
- At High Dive, enjoy drink specials while experiencing the paintings of Ryan Doran – works that fuse the grittiness of the street with a traditional graffiti stencil style.
- Portage Bay Goods has pieces by illustrator and collagist Kate Endle, who has works published in a variety of children’s books, greeting cards, stickers and in murals.
A piece, entitled 'Collecting People,' by Laurie Fronek on display in June 2012 at Fremont Spine & Wellness
- At Pel’Meni Dumpling Tzar, artist Ellen Hastings will show her bold and colorful tree-inspired collages. As an FFF bonus, say the phrase ‘Make Art, Not War,’ when ordering dumplings and get $1 off.
- Fremont’s bicyclist clothing boutique, Hub And Bespoke, will be showing the newest encaustic pieces of Emily Alice Peck.
Yet, don’t miss the triumphant return of the landscape photography of Melanie Masson at 509 Wines. The show, themed ‘Passages,’ shows the American landscape, and how every glacier, wheel, and footfall that carve the lines shown bear a purpose, the sheer repetition branding a deeper promise of worth into the soil. Stop by to experience her photos, and welcome her back to Fremont as one of our many celebrated artists.
Don’t forget to check out the art also on display at the Brown Paper Tickets offices (above LTD Bar + Grill,) Fremont Jewelry Design, evo Timesinfinity Art Gallery, and Art F/X Gallery.
Check the Fremont First Friday Art Walk website before you go for the latest in what to see and do. Where ever you go, and whatever you see, enjoy an art stroll through Fremont on the first Friday in June!