Free Opening Reception for “Reverb: Katie Kurkjy”

The work of one of my favorite Seattle visual artists will be on view at Urban Light Studios starting this Friday.

Katie Kurkjy’s show “Reverb” will be on display at Urban Light Studios. The opening reception is Friday, January 8 from 6–10 pm (with live music from 7–9 pm). RSVP for the free Opening Reception for this show, here.

Combining her interest in design and love of music, Katie Kurkjy creates one-of-a-kind sculptural assemblages using discarded instruments. Some of my favorite are her works with cymbals, where the golden instruments look like they’ve been thrown into the wall.

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“Taking an instrument that has been broken, discarded,
or smashed, and transforming it is the driving force behind
what I do. This challenges the brain’s perception of the object while at the same time breathing new life into something that has been cast aside.”

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View more works on the artist’s website.

The opening reception will feature live music by Wonder and Kelsey Sprague. The January 8th event will also be the closing reception for prolific Seattle artist Ryan Henry Ward. I love this anecdote Katie wrote about a recent interaction between Henry and a fan.

Artwork: “The Crash” “Dangerous Attraction” and “Double Vision” by Katie Kurkjy. Photos via

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