By Joe Smillie
Peninsula Daily News
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This month’s Second Weekend Art Walk offers photographs from Asia, cabled art inspired by Africa and floral and religious paintings by an 89-year-old Port Angeleno born in Spain and freed from a Nazi prison camp.
Jerry White’s photographs collected during annual trips to Asia will be featured at Studio Bob.
White began taking photographs in Asia in 1984 using Nikon cameras and Kodachrome film. He sold that equipment in India in 1985 to fund a clothing and textile import business.
Images in this exhibit are from White’s resumed annual trips to Asia over the past five years, when he used digital camera equipment.
Surface design artist Sue Nylander will show her Asian- and African-inspired garments and quilts at the Cabled Fiber Studio.
Fascinated with art history, especially Asian and African cultures, Nylander has made a lifetime commitment to studying and sharing numerous techniques through her artwork of garments and quilts, fashion and trunk shows and teachings, according to a news release.
Master artist, teacher and traveler Dorothea Morgan was born in Spain, and she survived two years in a German prison camp during World War II before moving to America in a propeller plane.
Dorothea has been a Peninsula artist since 1976, after years of successful teaching and showing around the world.
■ White’s photographic exhibit of the people and culture of Asia at Studio Bob, 118½ E. Front St., opens with an artist reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.
■ Nylander will show her work at the Cabled Fiber Studio, 106 N. Laurel St., during the Second Weekend Art Walk on Saturday.
The show is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free.
■ Morgan will show art inspired by her incredible 89-year life with a show at Karon’s Frame Center, 625 E. Front St.
A reception is tonight from 6 to 8.
■ Band of Thieves and Good Machine will provide an eclectic mix of gypsy-Celtic chanteys with a
steampunk cabaret during the Second Friday Art Rock, the painting/music mashup party, at 8 tonight at Bar N9ne, 229 W. First St.
Artist Merryn Welch’s collective Band of Thieves, featuring “The Mad Fiddler” Robert Downing and guitarist Preston Hughes, will play from
8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Port Townsend folk-grass trio Good Machine follows with a set of old-timey harmonies powered by its “satanic cat” from 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
The event includes a $3 cover, which is split between the artist and musician.
■ The Harbor Art Collective at 110 E. Railroad Ave. features Sequim block print artist Randy Radock
Radock will open his exhibit with a reception 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Studio Bob’s Bob Stokes will cook up gourmet burgers and serve cold beer and soda as a fundraiser for the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center on the Harbor Art patio from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
■ Jewelry designer Dee Walsh is the highlighted artist for this month at The Landing Artists Studio in Suite 103 at The Landing mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave.
Walsh is a talented jewelry designer known for using unusual stones in creative ways.
She will be on hand from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and Saturday to demonstrate beading and wire-wrap techniques.
The studio, home to five other artists, is open 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.