Capitol Cider is a Public House on Capitol Hill in Seattle, WA, featuring hard cider, beer, wine, mead, classic cocktails and local spirits. It has two- levels: a lower level and the main floor. The main floor is a small dining room for about 50, where Aristides Atelier master copy work will be displayed. Upstairs, a 7 seat bar upstairs, facing the brick back bar(original wall on the building) and 15+ foot ceilings. The lower level has an 8 seat bar, fireplace, game room with shuffleboards, and a giant mural painted by Aristides Atelier graduate, Tenold Sundberg, featuring his interpretation of a work by Anton Otto Fischer.
Aristides Atelier students thoughtfully chose their master copy work, then researched their subject(s). We are pleased to share the writing of third year student, Savvy Dani, here:
Both my Cider Mastercopies are by Sir Thomas Lawrence. British portait paintings of the 18th century seemed to be a good match for the time period that Capitol Cider is focused on. Also let's not forget, Britain probably drinks more hard cider than us!
I really like Sir Lawrence because of his prodigious talent as a painter. He was very successful in bringing out the unique character of the people he painted. In the case of my two portraits, Eliza Farren looks so free-spirited and vivacious while Sir Graham Moore looks so grand, yet immensely likable. And I love his painting technique of well-rendered heads with loose brushwork for clothes and backgrounds. And his emotional response to fabric and gold buttons and such - an artist after my own heart!