WEEKEND: Art, dancing to shimmy in Port Townsend on Saturday

By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News

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PORT TOWNSEND — Bellydancing, “The Egyptian Portal” and other flights of fancy beckon in downtown Port Townsend this Saturday night in the monthly Gallery Walk, a showcase of local and regional artistry. Here's a sampling of the venues to hold free receptions from 5:30 p.m. till 8 p.m. Saturday.

■ “Night Visitor,” a display by painter-printmaker Linda Okazaki, awaits at the Max Grover Gallery, 630 Water St. Also at Max Grover: “The Egyptian Portal,” novelist Rikki Ducornet's illustrated essay about Okazaki's art.

■ Port Townsend poet and photographer Jason Starr Squire and Seattle painter Braden Duncan are showing their art at the Red Raven Gallery, 922 Water St.

■ Concert violinist and visual artist Lenore Vardi is displaying her musically themed paintings at William's Gallery, 914 Water St. To preview Vardi's work, visit www.Vardi

■ Gallery 9, an artists' cooperative that began eight years ago in what used to be a car-repair shop at 1012 Water St., presents an all-member show Saturday night. The art awaits along with photos and memorabilia chronicling Gallery 9's history. To find out more, see www.Gallery-9.com.

■ Nancy Fredrick, former artist-in-residence at the Montana Artist Refuge in Basin, Mont., is this month's featured painter at the Port Townsend Gallery, 715 Water St. Saturday evening's reception promises light refreshments and conversation with Fredrick, who will display both watercolor and charcoal works in her first show here.

■ Maestrale, the imports store at 821 Water St., is spotlighting bellydancers Kalara and Amalia this Saturday evening. The dancers will perform on the half-hour from 6 p.m. till 7:30 p.m.

Last modified: January 03. 2013 6:32PM
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