This month in art: Walk June 3

Posted 5/31/17

Nancy Rody & Linda Lundell

Gallery 9, 1012 Water St.

Gallery 9 presents new works by glass artist Nancy Rody and painter Linda Lundell. 

Rody’s collection is inspired by sea glass and …

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This month in art: Walk June 3

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Nancy Rody & Linda Lundell

Gallery 9, 1012 Water St.

Gallery 9 presents new works by glass artist Nancy Rody and painter Linda Lundell. 

Rody’s collection is inspired by sea glass and the magic of years of weathering, both physical and chemical, that happens through exposure to water, waves and sand, the artist stated. Her new pieces are created with found glass from Port Townsend and Hawaiian beaches, and are combined with tiny seashells and silver findings. 

Lundell exhibits new paintings that exude simplicity and serenity, including paintings of water lilies in a lush wetland environment that reflects sky. In addition to being a long-standing two-dimensional artist at Gallery 9, Lundell also creates 3-D art in the form of cloisonné fine art jewelry.

6 Jewelers

Port Townsend Gallery

715 Water St.

Port Townsend Gallery features six jewelers during the month of June. Stephanie Oliveira has been working with jewelry for more than 30 years, and works in silver and gold. 

Addy Thornton has been fabricating with silver for two decades.  Andrea Guarino-Slemmons, who was awarded the 2015 Excellence in Jewelry Artistry Award from Bead&Button magazine, enjoys walking the local beaches and collecting stones, glass and shells for her jewelry. Caroline Littlefield creates pendants and bracelets with fine silver feathers set with semi-precious gemstones.  Shirley Moss, aka “The Chainmaker,” specializes in handmade chains in gold and sterling silver.  Suzy Louise is a metal artist who is presenting jewelry created from fossils, such as agatized dinosaur bone, petrified wood and fossilized sand dollars, as well as colorful stones.

'The Printed Word' & ‘Pat and Peter Simpson'

Jefferson Museum of Art & History, 540 Water St.

This is the last chance to see “The Printed Word in Port Townsend: Literary Presses of the 1970s and ’80s” at the Jefferson Museum of Art & History. In the newly created Women’s Jail Cell Gallery, the exhibit features examples of the seven literary presses that once operated in Port Townsend – one press for every 850 residents.  

Author Jenny Westdal is to be on hand to sign copies of the exhibit’s companion book, which gives a detailed history of Port Townsend’s presses. 

Also on exhibit at the museum is “Pat and Peter Simpson: Collectors and Patrons,” which features art collected in the 1970s and 1980s paired with recent works by the same artists.

'Alchemy of the Abstract VIII' & 'Sculptures in Wire'

Northwind Arts Center

701 Water St.

Northwind Arts Center presents “Alchemy of the Abstract VIII,” a biannual juried exhibit of abstract and nonrepresentational art. The artists’ works explore the uses of unconventional materials, ever pushing the boundaries of what we’re accustomed to thinking of as art. An art talk by the show’s juror, Jonathan Wood, is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 4. Northwind also is exhibiting "Sculptures in Wire" by Showcase Artist of the Month Leah Gerrard. Gerrard works primarily with wire and found objects to create intricate sculptures that let light through to create both strong pieces and strong shadows. Gerrard is to talk about her work from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on June 21 at Northwind.

David Conklin 

Taps at the Guardhouse

Fort Worden

Photographer David Conklin presents images of migrant students taken during Centrum’s Voices from the Field Arts Academy in 2016. The program was initiated by the Washington state superintendent of public instruction and Centrum to serve students in Washington state’s migrant education programs. 

Recognizing that these students often receive little arts education due to extra time spent on literacy and math tutoring, Voices from the Field is a week of arts immersion for middle school students from five of Washington’s schools with a high concentration of migrant students. On June 18, the students return to Centrum for six days to participate in visual art, theater, music, creative writing and dance taught by professional artists from around the region.

(Compiled by Leader staff writer Katie Kowalski.)

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