Every second Thursday, rain or shine, the streets of Capitol Hill are filled with tipsy art lovers checking out galleries and special events for Capitol Hill Art Walk. On our Capitol Hill Art Walk calendar, you'll find a bunch of great options for the March edition, but, below, we've compiled our critics' picks—the shows you shouldn't miss. Follow the links for more details and images, check out our complete visual art calendar for even more events, including the shows still on view from the Pioneer Square Art Walk.
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Blake Blanco: Conditions of life, soundness in death
Blake Blanco, whose paintings of Andy Warhol impressed Stranger critic Jasmyne Keimig last month, will show serene portraits of the living and the dead.
Steve Gilbert Studio
Casey Morse: Maths
Math and art intersect elegantly in Morse's studies of brightly colored shapes and lines. DJ Big Ugly will provide the tunes.
If your artistic preferences run to a blend of precision and fancy applied to natural subjects and still lifes, you should check out the clay, oil, and etching work of Eve Alyson, a lifelong artist, illustrator, and nature lover. They're pretty and offbeat without being overly cutesy or forced.
UW art grad Hong will reveal her painted portraits of hiphop artists, who stand out against lush, textile-like backgrounds.
Lola Gil: Thirsty
The "anthropocene"-focused art gallery invites Lola Gil to show beautiful figurative surrealism, featuring sad midcentury women in Dorothea Tanning-like interiors, impossible still lives, and riffs on Dalí and other famous dead artists.
Roq La Rue
The gallery presents another group show full of eclectic, colorful, quirky work by locals—this one is devoted to the onset of long-awaited spring. Expect magic critters and natural exuberance by Angelita Martinez, Rich Stevens, Rhodora Jacob, Genevieve St. Charles-Monet, Val Niemeyer, and many others.
True Love Art Gallery
Priscilla M. Dobler: Baño
Interdisciplinary Mexican American artist Priscilla M. Dobler, who often explores domestic spaces and women's work, will show pieces as part of the series Nosotrus: Mexican-American reflections of identity.
Mexican Consulate in Seattle
Quinlyn Johnson: Clutter
Johnson's show CLUTTER immortalizes and pays tribute to this stuff, this clutter, that can take over our personal spaces. Johnson will be creating sculptural works out of wood and concrete that replicate all this junk we can't seem to let go of. I mean, you keep all those scraps of paper around for a reason. And, yeah, you NEED to keep twenty different pens because they all write different! And maybe this calculator from high school will come in handy with all the math I do, as an arts writer—you never know! JASMYNE KEIMIG
Regeneración | Rebirth
Over the course of three shows, and in partnership with the yəhaw̓ Pacific Northwest Native artistic movement, the gallery hosts Indigenous Latinx artists adapting the themes of "regeneration, rebirth, and renewal."
Scream for Queer Art!
This pop-up gallery run by Kate Berwanger (of Swerve Zine Library and Surreal Storytelling with Strange Women) will return to showcase an array of art and hand-crafted wares by queer artists and makers from the Seattle area. Shop comics, chapbooks, charms, stationery, pins, and more and enjoy complimentary refreshments.
Veronica Mortellaro: New and Recent Work
Indifference and beauty can be a terrifying combination. I think, as a society, beautiful things are allowed to exist in two ways: with arrogance or with complete innocence. Beauty any other way falls into the uncanny valley—recognizable, but a bit off. Veronica Mortellaro’s stony, beautiful figures are frightening in that their beauty is something accepted and not to be dwelled any further on. The medium they are portrayed in, watercolor, makes them feel so fragile, so permeable, that you halfway hope they’ll manage to soak into you. JASMYNE KEIMIG