First Thursdays – Art & Wine Downtown!

June 2, 2016 | by Erin Sirianni

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Mark your calendars on the first Thursday of every month for a downtown Mercer Island Art Walk!

This art and wine tasting event was launched last month by Suzanne Zahr, who just opened her SZ Gallery, a studio and retail space downtown, in collaboration with The Islander, located next door.  Zahr and The Islander are joined for a second event – TONIGHT (Thursday, June 2nd) – by Clarke & Clarke Art + Artifacts.  

We hope it’s only a matter of time before more Mercer Island downtown businesses join in for this fantastic community gathering event.  (And we hear another gallery is opening soon downtown – stay tuned!)

Mercer Island Art Walk – Time and location details:

Clarke & Clarke Art + Artifacts – Art, Antiques, Bubbles & Bonbons
7605 SE 27th St Suite 105
Art & Wine Tasting Event – 5 to 8 pm

Join us for a glass of bubbly and a bonbon as we open our doors for tonight’s Art Walk along with Suzanne Zahr and The Islander.

Plus enjoy the works of Northwest mid-century painters, potters, and glass artists as well as a carefully curated selection of antique and vintage-art pieces from Asia, the Himalayas, Indonesia, New Guinea, the Philippines, Africa, India, North and South America.
Clarke & Clarke Art + Artifacts website >>

Suzanne Zahr / SZ Gallery
2441 76th Ave SE, Suite 160
Art & Wine Tasting Event – 4:30 – 7:30 pm
Join us this First Thursday, June 2nd, for our monthly Art & Wine Tasting event, hosted at the SZ Gallery on Mercer Island. The Islander will be pouring wine tastings paired with a cheese plate & seasonal bites. Bottles & cases will be made available at Wine Club prices.

Paintings & Prints, by Scott Simmonds, Mercer Island Artist
“We live in a time of paradox when computer and television screen acuity is paramount and yet reality is seldom seen, it is scanned. My painting is an attempt to slow the eye, allowing a personal impression to be formed, a thought beyond thinking to take place that is less ephemeral than electronic media.”

Angela, Clawson Creek – Pinot Noir (Oregon)
Distinct aromas of plum, cola nuts, and bing cherries on a back drop of wet cedar. Flavors of stewed cherry, plum skin, nutmeg and forest floor with a hint of white and black pepper. This Pinot has an exceptional finish with a soft sexy mouth-feel.

Gran Moraine – Pinot Noir (Oregon)
Scents of huckleberry, european plum and lavender dance in your nose with a subtle touch of black pepper and pipe tobacco. A rich velvety mouth-feel with balanced acidity provides the perfect setting for flavors of marion berry, cranberry, french roasted coffee and black truffle.

Gran Moraine – Chardonnay (Oregon)
In addition to a lovely floral bouquet this wine is rife with white peach, navel orange, and lemon curd. The palate enjoys a crisp lemon mineral mouth-feel with flavors of Nashi pear, honeydew melon, and Golden Delicious apple. A summer day in a glass!!!
Suzanne Zahr website >>
Image courtesy Suzanne Zahr