WEEKEND: Art of autumn strolls along Port Townsend Gallery Walk
By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News
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Here’s a sampling of participants.
■ Gallery Nine, 1012 Water St., hosts “Wilderness,” a show featuring large-scale photography by Jim Fagiolo and baidarkas, traditional Chugach kayaks made by Mitch Poling.
For more on “Wilderness,” phone 360-379-8881 or visit www.gallery‐9.com.
■ At the Port Townsend Gallery, 715 Water St., a dozen pairs of artists have made collaborative works.
Basket maker Sylvia White and ceramist Diane Gale, for example, wove recycled materials into a ceramic fish; leather worker Dan Groussman and photographer Stephen Cunliffe put together a hand-stitched frame and a photograph titled “Bullseye.”
Other collaborators include collage makers Carol Stabile and Janice Gruber and painters JoAnne Heron and Kathy Francis, who traded watercolors and oil paints while on a camping trip.
For more on the show, phone 360-379-8110 or see www.porttownsendgallery.com.
■ Port Townsend oil painter Jeane Myers and Lisa Kaser of Portland, Ore., are filling the Simon Mace Gallery, 236 Taylor St., with their creations through October. Myers builds her paintings up layer upon layer — sometimes as many as 20 – then scrapes and sketches through them to make shapes and patterns.
Kaser, meantime, mixes fiber textiles and found objects such as dried avocado and orange skins, oak galls, oyster and egg shells.
All of these come together in creatures, held together with wax and salvaged street-sweeper tines.
■ The Northwind Arts Center, 2409 Jefferson St., hosts a Patti Settle retrospective show this month. Titled “Going Home,” the exhibition celebrates Settle’s life.
A Kansas girl, Settle studied art in her home state and in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
She raised a family, was managing editor of Seattle Woman magazine and then retired to Port Ludlow in 2004. Her art career blossomed, and her body of work grew into an exhibition at the Birger Sandzen Art Museum in Lindsborg, Kan., in 2012.
Settle was not able to see it, though. Six months after receiving a lung cancer diagnosis, she died at home, at age 73, in the middle of her show’s run. Her husband and sons drove to Kansas to bring the paintings back home.
The public is invited to see Settle’s retrospective at Northwind through Oct. 28; its opening event will be during the Gallery Walk from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Her husband Gary Settle will give a free talk at the arts center at
1 p.m. Sunday.
■ The Max Grover Gallery, behind Sideshow Variety at 820 Water St., is showing new paintings by Jesse Watson of Port Townsend. These range from images of surfing in the Pacific Northwest to musicians’ portraits to visions from the artist’s dreams.
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