WEEKEND: Family focus of Sequim's Museum & Arts Center exhibit
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Sherry Nagel's quilt integrating photographs of her mother, the late artist Pat Speer, is part of “Art as a Family Affair,” the new show at Sequim's Museum & Arts Center.

By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News

SEQUIM — More than 50 works of art, from vivid quilts to watercolors depicting exotic places, are being unveiled at the Museum & Arts Center.

Admission is free to the new show, “Art as a Family Affair,” at the MAC at 175 W. Cedar St., as well as to today's opening reception during Sequim's First Friday Art Walk from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In this unprecedented exhibit, fiber artist and art teacher Sherry Nagel shows her creations alongside paintings made by her mother, the late Pat Speer.

While Nagel is well-known for integrating photographs and other elements into her quilts, Speer was a prolific watercolorist in her own right.

'Own enjoyment'

But “Mom was very shy about showing her work. She always said that she painted for her own enjoyment and not for others,” Nagel said of Speer, who died in early 2012.

“We have never shown our work in a featured-artist context. We only have had one or two pieces together in a Sequim Arts show.”

Nearly all of the creations in “Art as a Family Affair” are for sale, as are 60 unframed paintings by Speer and postcards bearing images by Speer and Nagel.

The show will stay on display through February at the MAC, which is open, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with free admission.

To learn more about this and other exhibits at the museum, visit www.macSequim.org or phone 360-683-8110.

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Features Editor Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5062, or at diane.urbani@peninsuladailynews.com.

Last modified: January 03. 2013 5:39PM
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