WEEKEND: Clallam artists part of statewide show; exhibition opens Saturday in Bremerton

By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News

BREMERTON — The Collective Visions Gallery's statewide juried show, an annual event opening Saturday at the Bremerton gallery, includes three artists from Clallam County this year.

Lynne Armstrong, Mary Franchini and Terry Grasteit, all members of Sequim's Blue Whole Gallery cooperative, have been accepted into the exhibition, and they've brought with them plenty of variety.

Grasteit's paintings, “GW-Underwater” and “GW-Faultline,” both highlight the artist's concerns about global warming. The first abstract work reflects the predicted rise in sea levels. And “Faultline,” Grasteit said, “deals with population and human responsibility for global warming, and resistance to addressing the problem.”

Then there are Franchini's acrylic, “Viewing in Mid Value,” a splash of vivid orange, teal blue and gold, and Armstrong's “Kalaloch Beach,” a response to the West Coast's windswept rocks and trees. In this acrylic, Armstrong sought what she calls “the unique vibrancy of summer color.”

To be included in the 116 works at Collective Visions Gallery, Armstrong added, “is a great honor . . . I think that says something about the quality of art available to our community.”

Collective Visions' juried show will stay up through March 1, with people's choice voting to start on opening day this Saturday. The gallery, at 331 Pacific Ave. in downtown Bremerton, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

To learn more about the show — and about the concerts and other events scheduled today through Sunday — see www.CollectiveVisions.com or phone 360-377-8327.

Last modified: January 23. 2014 7:27PM
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