October Artist-Matthew Barnes

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Everett Artwalk | Opening Thursday Oct 19th 6PM

Matthew Barnes recently moved to Seattle from Ontario Canada where he grew up.  He describes the Seattle area as, “Cottage like, with many trees and mountains.”  Working in the IT industry is what brought him to Washington however, the easy access to hiking and scenery just might keep him here for awhile.  “This year my goal is to hike all the trails around the Mountain Loop Highway.  I find myself revisiting favorite hikes I like.”

When he isn’t working as a software programmer or hiking with his dachshund, Matt will spend time rally racing.  Many of his action shots are of the races.  For the Everett Artwalk he has selected a handful of nature photographs.  Island foxes and stoic wolves are among the animals on display through November.  All prints on display are available for previewing MondayFriday 9am to 5pm at Solie Funeral Home lobby.

Additional guest artists include: Debbie McCoy, Meghan McSwain and Karen Heistand



In your service,
Holly Mattie

Funeral Director


June 14th Art Walk

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The Art Walk that we had on June 15, 2017 was a great success!  We had the pleasure of having a live painting demonstration in front of the building done by Bill Ball “Fireball”.
The weather cooperated and he shared his unique techniques in creating abstract art. Some of his paintings hanging are a part a new series of endangered species, in which he is donating part of the proceeds to https://m.facebook.com/AfricanWildlifeFoundation

Artist Bio for Bill Ball~Fireball

With no formal training in art, I only discovered that I was an artist when I found myself at Burning Man, a week long art and music festival in the Nevada desert. Artists were constructing and painting walls and sharing spaces. I was given a wall. I was tentative at first but threw myself into painting. “Psychedelic Cross” was the result, a large, vibrant, multicolored work… but a temporary one. I slept for a few hours and awoke to find it had been painted over. With this loss I began to revisit the recent loss of my entire family. Could I heal myself with my creativity? I picked up a one-inch brush and for hours threw paint with pain and anger, using color to process it and heal. I finished painting, stepped back and turned to see what I had created. I smiled, laughed, and cried all at once realizing I had unlocked a hidden artist. I came home and converted my living room into my new art studio. Read more about the event at Live In Everett;  http://www.liveineverett.com/blog//everett-art-walk-a-stroll-with-fireball-bill



Bill Ball “Fireball” will be performing live art again at the July Art Walk.

We are also excited to have Meghan McSwain join us again in July in the downstairs chapel, sharing her beautiful black light art. (Please insert her contact page) Patrons were also treated to a couple of relaxing and rejuvenating Qigong demonstration by Suzanna McCarthy. Thank you Suzanna! We hope you will join us again for future Art Walks. Suzannamccarthy.com

We hope to see you at the next Art Walk from 6pm-10 pm on July 21, 2017.

Corianne Jensen
Art Curator

NOTE: Artists interested in having their work showcased at Solie Funeral Home please send photos or videos to Holly at Holly@SolieFunerals.com or 425-252-5159.


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A Personal and Thoughtful Gesture

When we get a handwritten thank you letter, we’re excited to open it. The art of the postage stamp, the feel of the paper, the personal handwriting: There is simply nothing as personal as a handwritten note. In a stack of bills and flyers, it’s a treasure in a sealed packet, full of promise and potential. It is a visceral reminder of why we do what we do at Solie Funeral Home and Crematory.