First Friday art and wine event is April 5

The reception will also celebrate the third anniversary of the SZ Gallery.

  • Thursday, April 4, 2019 7:59am
  • Life

Mercer Island’s First Friday art and wine event in April will feature a special anniversary.

Suzanne Zahr’s SZ Galley is celebrating its third year in business with an event on April 5, featuring a new art exhibit along with signature wines from Northwest Cellars and seasonal bites by Caruccio’s.

The SZ Gallery will present a display of talented photographers selected during PICHA’s annual call to artists. This year’s theme is AfroFuturism — a movement in literature, music and art featuring futuristic or science fiction themes, which incorporate elements of black history and culture. The drive behind the project comes from one of PICHA’s core brand values, empowering African photographers and proving that local creatives produce work worthy of global attention.

Other galleries are also participating in First Friday. The Mercer Island Visual Arts League will have a reception for its “Treasures in Miniature” show at 5 p.m. on April 5.

Clarke and Clarke Art and Artifacts will have two art walk openings: one from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. on April 5 and the other from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. on April 6. There will be an opportunity to meet the artist, Agnes Lee, at both openings. Lee uses mixed materials, techniques, color and Chinese calligraphy to create colorations, soft pastels and black and white paintings.

Work by Noble Golden also will be displayed. She began as a weaver and now concentrates on paper weaving and compositions, as well as bowls that are “Spirit Vessels.” The show ends April 27.

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