Last Saturday marked a new beginning for a few of the artists once working out of studio spaces in the 619 Western building in Pioneer Square. Just a few blocks from 619 Western, is '57 Biscayne, a new studio space in Pioneer Square that houses thirteen artists. One of those artists is Jane Richlovsky, who is responsible for the birth of the new space by way of her relocation funds received form the Department of Transportation upon eviction from 619 Western due to Seismic retrofitting. The building where '57 Biscayne is located was rennovated in just six weeks, using the existing floor plan of what was previously office space. Finishing touches were being put on the place right up until the grand opening. Artists working in the building include photographers, painters, printmakers - a well-rounded group who all seem to believe in helping the spirit of the 619 live on in a new form.
Jane Richlovsky discusses her paintings in her new studio space at '57 Biscayne
Dara Solliday's new space is large and bright - much different than her studio at 619 Western, which had no windows at all.
'57 Biscayne not only has plenty of studio space but also plenty of wall space in the large hallway for hanging artwork.