WEEKEND: Sail away with Port Townsend Gallery Walk on Saturday night

By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — Early morning light, bagpipes and the book Turn Here Sweet Corn are all part of this Saturday night’s Port Townsend Gallery Walk, a free event from 5:30 p.m. till about 8 p.m.

Here’s a cross-section of shows to see and artists to meet.

■ Port Hadlock artist Andrea K. Lawson’s mural-size painting, “Monarch Migration II,” plus her new painting series, “Edge of Day,” awaits at Max Grover’s Gallery, 630 Water St. With “Monarch,” she aims to give the viewer the sensation of being inside a flock of butterflies fluttering through a blue sky.

In “Edge,” Lawson depicts the changing light of the Pacific Northwest sky and Puget Sound, showing her love of morning and evening sunlight.

■ Nancy Fredrick’s show “Roots” and “Sailing Spirit” by photographer Mitchel Osborne can be found at the Port Townsend Gallery, 715 Water St. Osborne is displaying his sun-splashed photos of boats such as the Lady Washington and the diminutive Sea-weed.

Fredrick, a painter and bagpiper, will play her pipes at the gallery at 5:30 p.m. to celebrate the opening of her show, which reflects her roots in Santa Cruz, Calif.

■ “Earth Matters,” an art show coinciding with Turn Here Sweet Corn, the Port Townsend Community Read selection, is on display through March at the Northwind Arts Center, 2409 Jefferson St.

A reception with refreshments and participating artists from across the region is set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday. In addition, show juror Michael Paul Miller will give a free talk at the Northwind center at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 9.

■ PT Shorts, the literary reading hosted by Key City Public Theatre, this Saturday has local farmers offering selections from Turn Here Sweet Corn, Atina Diffley’s true tale of organic farming.

The hour-long reading will start at 7:30 p.m. at the Pope Marine Building, 603 Water St. For more about Turn Here Sweet Corn and related Community Read activities this month, see www.PTPublic

■ “Spring Fling: Art as Fashion” is the March show at Gallery 9, 1012 Water St. Cindy Elstrom’s recycled-silk scarves, Marie Delaney’s berets, Laurie Dokken’s dragonfly jacket, Nancy Rody’s kiln-formed glass jewelry and Chuck Stern’s bow tie and pith helmet — both made of wood — are highlights.

Visitors are invited to don favorite pieces of wearable art for Saturday evening’s reception with the artists.

Last modified: February 27. 2014 6:17PM
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