Untitled, 2021, Restored stained glass, 30 x 56 inches
Unfortunately, not much is known about the origin of the stained glass panel besides the fact that it was once a part of a bigger window in a church from Europe. The lead was worn, oxidized and very fragile, which, together with the style of the painting, suggested the age of the panel being about 120-150 years old. Quite a few pieces were missing. Because it was the top part of a bigger picture, there was no decorative border on the bottom of the panel. Some of the glass was clearly replaced before and the style of painting is noticeably different.
At the recent restoration, the decision was not to change those pieces, but only to replace the broken/missing glass. Two new rows of border were added to the bottom to make the panel appear finished. All the lead was replaced, and reinforcement was added. The restoration was done by Cathy Strauss with a great deal of assistance from Julia Banker and her wonderful staff at Covenant Art Glass in Everett, WA.
Mount Rainier, Bonnie Lake, April 28, 2023, Photograph printed on satin canvas, 16 X 20 inches
Kubota Garden, Seattle, June 3, 2021, Photograph printed on satin canvas, 16 X 20 inches
Wood Duck, Bellevue Botanical Garden Bellevue, March 29, 2022, Photograph printed on satin canvas, 16 X 20 inches
Soos Creek Botanical Garden, Auburn, May 19, 2022, Photograph printed on satin canvas, 16 X 20 inches
Reflection Bridge, Kubota Garden, Seattle, June 3, 2021, Photograph printed on satin canvas, 30 X 20 inches
Bill Mobley has been married to his wonderful wife, Inez, for forty-two fantastic years! They raised three sons who are all married, and they have five grandchildren. They all live in Renton within a one-mile radius!
Bill played organized baseball from Little League through High School. He also played and managed in adult baseball recreational leagues in Anchorage and Seattle. As their sons started playing baseball, he enjoyed coaching or helping with their teams over the course of 18 years. Bill is retired from the civil engineering field. A lot of his time was spent developing custom AutoCAD applications to help standardize and increase productivity for offices in Alaska and Washington. His interests include photography, astronomy, tinkering in the garage, and Seattle sports teams - Mariners, Seahawks, and Kraken.
Lenny Larsen: Eggplant, 2018, Watercolor on paper, wet-on-wet, 14 x 12 inches
Jo Nowicki, Radish, 2018, Watercolor on paper, wet-on-wet, 10 ¾ x 15 ½ inches
Virginia Ingersoll, Fish, 2018, Watercolor on paper, wet-on-wet, 10 ¾ x 15 ½ inches
These paintings were created by artists in the Elderwise adult day program, which provides arts and social engagement for people living with memory loss. Featuring healthy foods, some of these images appeared within the Art of Alzheimer’s “Food for Thought” recipe book in 2018.
As one of the original Memory Hub collaborators, Elderwise has made their home at the Memory Hub since February 2022. Learn more about Elderwise and view additional paintings at www.elderwise.org.
Susan Marie Brown
In Utah, while driving from Washington to Texas, 2018, Mixed media (photography and historical scanned images, colored and collaged via Adobe photoshop), 16 x 20 inches
Man flying, with Bellingham sunset, 2020, Mixed media (photography and historical scanned images, colored and collaged via Adobe photoshop), 16 x 20 inches
Under the Moon, Mixed media (photography and historical scanned images, colored and collaged via Adobe photoshop), 16 x 20 inches
Wild & Creative Wonders 1, 2, 3 and 4, 2017, Mixed media (photography and historical scanned images, colored and collaged via Adobe photoshop), 16 x 19 inches
This set of pieces, Wild & Creative Wonders, was commissioned as part of the Art Interruptions 2017 public art project with the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture in partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation. Imagining the works as “creative comedy dramas,” Brown created a series of theatrical historic collage characters which were installed along the Delridge Neighborhood Greenway in West Seattle. The stationary character puppets depict musicians, dancers and singers with human bodies and faces adapted from antique illustrations of animals and mythical creatures, dressed in culturally diverse historic costumes. Varying in size between 12 - 18 inches, these multi-color collage figures were created using illustrations found in antique publications and are superimposed on photographs of scenery in the Delridge neighborhood.