This month in art: Walk July 1

Posted 6/27/17

Art walk takes place on Saturday, July 1 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Many of the featured artists are to be on hand at the galleries to talk about their work.

Stephanie Johnson & Diane Gale

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This month in art: Walk July 1

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Art walk takes place on Saturday, July 1 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Many of the featured artists are to be on hand at the galleries to talk about their work.

Stephanie Johnson & Diane Gale

Port Townsend Gallery

715 Water St.

Stephanie Johnson’s career began at the age of 12, when she entered her first gallery, Artisans on Taylor in Port Townsend. She’s a a graduate of the Aristides Atelier at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle. With this exhibition, it is her goal to bring the glow and detail of the “Dutch Golden Age” into a contemporary environment.

Diane Gale has studied ceramics extensively in the U.S. and Japan, and will be showing both functional and sculptural work from both electric and wood fired kilns. She also is showing her “Winter Trees” line of ceramics and is introducing a new technique of screen-printed and patterned bowls and mugs.

'Crazy Happy'

Northwind Arts Center

701 Water St.

Northwind Arts Center presents “Crazy Happy,” featuring painted scrolls by Rikki Ducornet and sculpture by Margie McDonald.

Dreamed up by McDonald and Ducornet, Crazy Happy is all about “chasing after a golden age of the mind and giving free reign to the spontaneous production of a multitude of things.”

Both artists are inspired by things that are abandoned, found in junk yards and on the beach – as well as diatoms and jellyfish, seedlings and meteors, rusted motors, the eyes of dragon flies, and the mountains of the moon. An artists talk for “Crazy Happy” is at 1 p.m. on July 2.

Northwind also presents paintings by Port Townsend resident Linda Tilley. Inspiration for her jazz series was a recent trip to New Orleans, a city that lives and breathes music. In contrast, her calmer series of boats and reflections represents the lazy, laid back rhythm of boating after the work and fun has subsided.

Art Attack

The Cotton Building

607 Water St.

“Art Attack” takes over the Cotton Building on Saturday and Sunday, July 1 and 2. This art show highlights various local artists not found on the gallery scene, and includes fine art, photography, fiber art, jewelry, pottery, and fused glass. Featured artist is Walter Massey of Massey Copper, whose salmon backsplash was the centerpiece of the artist’s retreat home on the Secret Garden Tour this year. Some of the artists will be demonstrating their craft at the event.

Nancy Cherry Eifert

Gallery 9

1012 Water St.

The temperate Hoh Rainforest in Olympic National Park is the focus of Nancy Cherry Eifert’s show in Gallery 9 for July.

“I’m always rewarded with the pristine and incredible scenery,” said the photographer and painter, noting that the rainforest is not an easy place to photograph. “The camera simply cannot process the contrasts of deep shade and bright sunbeams streaming through the canopy.”

Her husband, Larry Eifert, is currently working on more than 350 square feet of murals for the Hoh Rainforest Visitor Center and the many field trips and site visits to the park have helped fuel Nancy’s July show.

'A Cabinet of Curiosities'

The Jefferson Museum of Art & History

540 Water St.

“A Cabinet of Curiosities” is opening at the Jefferson Museum of Art and History in July in the Women’s Jail Cell Gallery. The show features items from the Jefferson County Historical Society Collections Building.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to get so many different, obscure things in the collection out and on display. Some of these items are very interesting but have never been seen,” said Becky Schurmann, collections manager and exhibits designer.

“Last time I did an exhibit count there were 157 objects and we’re still adding.” 

Admission to the museum is free during Art Walk. The show “Pat and Peter Simpson: Collectors and Patrons” continues to be on exhibit in the Ferguson Gallery upstairs.

Sakura Onuma Davis

Pippa's Real Tea

636 Water St.

Japanese batik artist Sakura Onuma Davis presents her work at Pippa's Real Tea through the end of August.

Davis works with wax and dye to create her work, which is influenced by subject matter that speaks to her, including memories from her childhood. “It may be the shape of a child trudging along a road, or it may be the different colors in a shadow cast by a flower,” she said.

(Compiled by Leader staff writer Katie Kowalski.)

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