|7/12/19 Town Hall Seattle|
Historically, it begins the day after the 4th of July. Following days of gray drizzle, it arrived lazily yesterday a week late. With shades and sunhats on, USk Seattle welcomed summer with a sketch outing on First Hill.
When I first scouted the meetup location a month or so ago, Town Hall Seattle, undergoing renovation, caught my eye. Built in 1916 by The Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist, the Roman Revival building has been an event venue since 1998. As my first sketch of the outing, the building was a bit intimidating, so my intention was to make a value study as a small thumbnail. Fairly quickly, though, I changed my attitude to “what the heck,” and I went for a full-page sketch instead. It was a popular spot: Kate, Alice and Tim all did their variations of the same view.
Next I went to the meetup location at a tiny pocket park (defined as such by a few colorful tables, chairs and planters in the street) at Ninth and University, where the Pike Place Market opens a pop-up farmers market on summertime Fridays. With St. James Cathedral in the distance, the small, quiet market gave nearby Virginia Mason medical clinic employees a sunny respite.
|7/12/19 Pocket park and pop-up market at 9th and University|
|Kate, Tim and Alice sketching Town Hall|