Vine Artwalk featuring Elif Akcali and Happy Hour featuring Uptown Swing

Join us for happy hour and enjoy a complementary cheese plate with your purchase of a bottle of wine or a couple of beers. We’re also thrilled to feature art by Elif Akcali and live music by Uptown Swing from 7 – 9 pm. Elif’s artist statement follows:

Elif Akcali’s current art focuses on mostly paper to develop 2D and 3D pieces as well as site-specific installations that are contemporary and abstract. Much of her work is deeply rooted in the rich history and the dualities of the cultural environment of her native Turkey. Her early education in piano and formal training in industrial and systems engineering influence the geometric shapes, hidden structures, and repeating patterns in her work.

Akcali’s interest is in abstract work that be constructed following an analytical approach departing from an emotional intimate space. The resulting imagery is simple but intriguing, inviting the viewers to see her inner world observing, reflecting upon, interpreting, and responding to the world around her.

Her most recent community art project is entitled “The Inventory Project” part of which will be shown at Vine during the art walk.

Uptown Swing performs upbeat vintage swing music played with style. Patsy Murray (guitar & vocals), Jeff Shapiro (clarinet), Connie Caldwell (percussion), Denise Burnsed (bass).

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