Paul Shapiro’s panoramic photographs, including “Cliffs Fishing,” will be on display Thursday until Nov. 26, at Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water St., for a new exhibit, “Environmental Variations.” (Paul Shapiro)

‘Environmental Variations’ opens at Northwind Arts Center

PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwind Arts Center’s exhibit “Environmental Variations” features ceramic and wood sculptures by Krista Lutz, contemporary landscapes by Jeff Olson and panoramic photographs by Paul Shapiro.

The exhibit opens at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at 701 Water St. and will be on display until Nov. 26.

Lutz works with clay using molds derived from custom models to produce the building blocks of her sculptures. Her current work takes inspiration from geological forms. She challenges herself to look beyond the surface of these forms and to transform them through association with an “unfamiliar yet instinctively recognizable” context, according to a press release.

Olson’s central theme lies within the primacy of the brushstroke. The structure of his paintings borrows from the natural occurrences of depositing and erosion: a shared history of stacking, digging, piling and scuffing. He repeats these processes in his paintings. Each individual brushstroke shares a common history of layering, stacking, rubbing, smearing and spreading, organizers said.

Shapiro creates stitched panoramas using multiple images to frame a 180-degree view as far as the eye can see. He explores both the natural world and urban environments, capturing the shared connection between people and the breadth and depth of landscapes. He strives to capture the awe-inspiring and often solo experience of being alone in the midst of something much larger, according to the release.

For more information, contact the Northwind Arts Center at 360-379-1806 or email [email protected]

Krista Lutz’s ceramic and wood sculptures, including “Buen Camino,” will be on display Thursday until Nov. 26, at Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water St., for a new exhibit, “Environmental Variations.” (Krista Lutz)

More in Entertainment

Garden Show Gala offers variety this weekend

Speakers, Master Gardeners, vendors and art will be featured at… Continue reading

Northwinds Homeschool Band to perform

The Northwinds Homeschool Jazz and Concert bands will present… Continue reading

Two-day scholarship auction to benefit Forks graduates

The Quillayute Valley Scholarship Auction will sell more than 1,000… Continue reading

Rock and Gem Show to sparkle at Vern Burton Center

The Rock, Gem & Jewelry Show will host 21… Continue reading

OTA musical revue opens tonight

Olympic Theatre Arts is bringing together live theater and live… Continue reading

Get Smart About Art offers information on Saturday

Would you like to know more about that interesting… Continue reading

Film about Yo-Yo Ma to be screened at Rose Theatre as school benefit

An encore screening of the Grammy-nominated film “The Music… Continue reading

Peninsula Men’s Gospel Singers offer Spring Concert

The Peninsula Men’s Gospel Singers’ 15th annual Spring Concert,… Continue reading

Most Read