26 – Kim Simonelli

Metal Sculpture and Acrylic/Mixed Media Painting

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Studio:

Blue Ridge Studio
453 Blue Ridge Road
Port Townsend, WA 98368
206-595-4157
blueridgestudio@mindspring.com
kimsimonelli.com

Demonstration:

Visitors will be able to see my metal shop and are welcome to discuss the tools, materials, and methods I use in creating sculptures. There will be works in progress in the shop and a separate gallery space will be set up with a display of finished sculptures and paintings. Some older works will be available at a reduced price for the Studio Tour. The studio is attached to our home and visitors are welcome to walk through our gardens and see some of the outdoor sculptures.

Directions:

Take Highway 20 out of Port Townsend. Turn right at the light at the “Welcome to Port Townsend” sign, and take an immediate left onto Discovery Road. Go approximately 3 miles to the Discovery Bay Golf Course and take a right onto Cape George Road, then take a right at Blue Sky Drive. Take the next right onto Discovery Ridge Road and another right onto Blue Ridge Road. The studio is near the end of the street. It is a narrow road so park on the east shoulder only.

Artist Statement:

My sculpture works are abstract, non-objective assemblies that incorporate simple geometrical elements combined to express a sense of energy and motion. My paintings are also mostly abstract explorations of shape, texture, motion, and color. I create each sculpture by cutting, bending, and welding mild steel. Most of my sculptures are finished with a dark patina to emphasize the shape, texture, and motion within the piece. Inspiration comes from almost anything – patterns in nature, machinery, everyday objects, or from a visual memory.

Studio is open by appointment during the remainder of the year.