Less than a week until the Art at the Moulin Rouge Speigeltent event takes place! If you have been living under a rock (ouch, why would you live there?!) or have not read previous blog posts, Teatro ZinZanni’s Moulin Rouge speigeltent will host an elegant evening with local artists on Wednesday, October 19. Over 25 local artists are waiting to share their wares especially for you. Artists in attendance specialize in jewelry-making, glass works, painting; the list goes on and on!
Cheri O’Brien is a Pacific Northwest native, an artist since the age of five. She creates colorful, narrative paintings of her surroundings, family and several muses such as the circus and her 200 plus ‘Dream Pet’ collection. Her work is in public and private collections throughout Washington State and beyond. For the past 6 years, she has entered the public art realm creating fused painted glass commissions and in 2009 was awarded an $110,000 Community Transit commission for the SWIFT RTA bus route.
Caitlin began making jewelry 9 years ago, and in the past 5 years, and her inspiration has been guided towards hair fascinators and feather earrings. She loves working with natural materials, and feathers allow her the canvas to create lovely pieces that look as though they were picked from the forest floor, but that can be warn in ones hair or ears to dazzle all around! Many of the materials that used are found and re-purposed items. Caitlin uses a lot of antique pins and pieces of jewelry, as well as vintage cloth and lace (in conjunction with high quality feathers and leather). She can be found at the Fremont Sunday Market in Seattle, as well as various other craft events such as Crafty Vixens, Hangover Flea Market and the Century Ball Room Flea Market, all in Capitol Hill.
Cydy began making masks in early 2007, exploring the traditional techniques and materials used by the Italians. She is self taught and is drawn beyond the historic motifs of the Venetian mask makers to themes from Greek and Northern European myth. Her wearable paper mache masks start with a “face” sculpted in terra cotta that is used to create a plaster cast. The cast becomes the form for the paper mache. Cyndy is also casting the faces of friends and family, which creates amazing “portrait” masks.