WEEKEND: Harvest of art crops up at Port Townsend Gallery Walk

By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News

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NOTE: “Today” and “tonight” refer to Friday, Aug. 2; “Saturday” and “Sunday” refer to Aug. 3 and 4.

PORT TOWNSEND — Bronze marine life, images high in Yosemite National Park, Victorian-era paintings of Port Townsend: They’re all here for Gallery Walk this Saturday night.

The free tour, which has refreshments and new art at many venues, will be open from 5:30 p.m. till 8 p.m. Saturday.

Here’s a cross-section of what to see.

■ “Dreams and Colors of the Spirit,” with dreamlike images by David Haight and chakra-inspired beaded jewelry by Judith Komishane, is the August show inside Gallery 9 at 1012 Water St. Both of the featured artists will be on hand during Gallery Walk.

■ Yosemite National Park’s Olmstead Point, Burney Falls and other California vistas are part of Carol Heath Stabile’s new show at the Port Townsend Gallery, 715 Water St.

Also on display inside the gallery are flame- and lamp-worked glass marbles, vessels and beads by newcomers Beau and Shani Barrett.

■ Meanwhile, out in the Port Townsend Gallery garden, mosaics, ceramics and repurposed glass art await visitors. Melinda Bryden, Carmelle Minor Callow, Dennis McDaniel and Adrienne Robineau are among the art-makers planning to join Saturday evening’s reception.

■ Steam-punk ice cream art by “Nhoj Yesdnil” awaits at Elevated Ice Cream, 631 Water St., through August. The artist, also a bicycle designer, is working on several children’s books; his website is http://funnyfarmart.com.

■ Seventy-six works of art, chosen from 336 entries, are on display in “Expressions Northwest,” the annual Art Port Townsend show at the Northwind Arts Center, 2409 Jefferson St. just off Sims Way.

■ “Undercurrents” is the new show by multimedia artist Jeannie McMacken at Pippa’s Real Tea, 636 Water St. Silks, bamboo-rayon and other fibers, dyed, monoprinted and otherwise transformed, along with wearable art inspired by tea and botanical drinks, fill the place.

■ The new “Maritime Art: 1880-2013” show, with paintings by Port Townsend’s Victorian-era artists as well as contemporary painters including Kim Kopp, Linda Okazaki, Karen Hackenberg and Max Grover, has arrived at the Jefferson Museum of Art & History.

During Gallery Walk Saturday, admission is free to the museum inside City Hall at 540 Water St.

■ “Dissolution-Disillusion” is the title of David Eisenhour’s new show at the Simon Mace Gallery, 236 Taylor St. In it are bronze sculptures of pteropods — microscopic sea life writ large — plus jellyfish hanging from the ceiling. They undulate against a backdrop of tidal creatures, all in this commentary of humans’ and fossil fuels’ effects on the Earth.

The show’s opening reception is Saturday evening; it will stay on display through Sept. 2.

Last modified: August 01. 2013 6:27PM
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