Three Spring 2017 exhibits with Jeff Mihalyo

Dancing Cubes
Dancing Cubes animation screen capture 2017

Shoreline City Hall, Shoreline, WA. – May 18th – Augmented Reality Installation.
Black Lab Gallery, Everett, WA. – May 18th- Surreal Paintings
Dendroica Gallery, Seattle WA. – June 8th- Abstract Paintings

Shoreline City Hall
17500 Midvale Ave N. Shoreline, WA 98133-4905. May 18- June 23,
Artist reception Thursday May 18th, 6:30 – 8:30pm.

Beyond the Picture Plane
Curated by Ray C. Freeman III

Shoreline, WA. – Shoreline Public Art presents “Beyond the Picture Plane”, opens on the Third Floor of Shoreline City Hall .
This exhibition combines original artwork by 18 artists with Augmented Reality created by or in collaboration with the artists. The artworks can be seen and explored by viewing the artwork through provided tablets on site.

Feature artists include Kim Rose Adams, Kimi Boylan, Reginald Brooks, Miguel Edwards, David Francis, Ray C. Freeman III, Jeff Mihalyo, Xavier Lopez, Jr., Kelly Lyles, Stephen Rock, Ginny Ruffner, and J. ‘fluffy’ Shagam.

Phoenix Eagle
Phoenix Eagle oil on canvas 2016

Black Lab Gallery
1618 Hewitt Ave. Everett, WA 98201 May 18-July 20th,
Artist reception Thursday May 18 6-10pm

The Paintings of Jeff Mihalyo

Jeff Mihalyo returns to Black Lab Gallery with a an exhibit of paintings in his trademark surrealist style that he first presented at the gallery in 2001.
The exhibit presents original paintings that span 17 years in which the artist examines world and philosophical issues through a multifaceted system of symbolic and narrative compositions.

Floaters graphite on paper 2016

Dendroica Gallery
1718 East Olive Way, Suite A Seattle, WA 98102, USA June 8th- Juy 2nd.
Artist reception Thursday June 8 6-10pm

Abstract paintings by Jeff Mihalyo

Jeff Mihalyo presents his second solo exhibit of abstract works at Dendroica Gallery. He presents variations of his mark-making exploration with color and gesture on canvas and paper. The artworks are the result of a six year practice intended to counterbalance the artists propensity for representationalism.

America’s first embassy in Morocco

Hello fellow Americans, Did you know that Morocco was the first foreign country that recognized the newly-formed USA? This picture is of the second-floor-plaza level of the first embassy and also the first American public property outside the United States. You can go there too, for free. Donated at the time by a grateful Muslim government. I was there in 2008 when I perused the archives for my own amusement while my local guide stayed in the lobby under guard. This building is filled with historic documents and photos of our American past, but its in Africa. Its an amazing place.

America's first embassy Morocco
America’s first embassy Morocco

The defensive wall of Xi’an, China.

Personal-Travel-Photo-Review: the defensive wall of Xi’an, China, 2010. If you ever get the chance to bike the 8.5 mile wall of Xi-an, do it. (That’s me on the bike) Originally constructed in 618 – 907ce, (modified 1368-1644) it is one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world with elegant corner guardhouses. They have an annual festival on its ramparts consisting of colorful cartoon characters. Inside the wall is a mix of modern and ancient neighborhoods, including ancient temples and one of the oldest Muslim quarters in China because it was on the silk and spice roads. Xi-an is also the home of the Terracotta-Warriors. Fascinating place!

Terra-cotta Warriors

The China tourism bureau had just completed the new Disneyland-like attraction outside Xi’an when I arrived to see the terra-cotta warriors in 2010. There are three airplane hanger size enclosures to view the site, as well as a large museum. The site is not fully explored, and there is much to do to preserve what’s left. Most notably, the warriors brightly colored paint fade immediately upon contact with air, so the archeologists only excavate sections at a time while they test new preservation methods. The amazing thing is, that there are many other burial sites like it nearby. Like
Cairo Egypt and the Giza Plateau, it is an area of oversize funeary complexes, and ancient history we in the west barely comprehend.