This charcoal drawing of a rhinoceros by Lance Snider will be on display at Studio Bob this weekend during Second Saturday Art Walk.

This charcoal drawing of a rhinoceros by Lance Snider will be on display at Studio Bob this weekend during Second Saturday Art Walk.

Fiber, charcoal, watercolors on exhibit during Second Saturday

PORT ANGELES — The work of fiber artist Leslie Hoex will be featured at the Landing Artists Studio from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday during Second Saturday Art Walk.

The public is invited and light refreshments will be served at the gallery at The Landing mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave.

Hoex is Landing Artists Studio’s featured artist for August and joined the group last month.

She moved to the Olympic Peninsula a few years ago from California and, according to a news release, said she has never regretted the move.

On arrival on the Peninsula, Hoex was introduced to fiber spinning.

After a few lessons at a local yarn shop, she broadened her skills and horizons by joining the North Olympic Spinning and Weave Guild.

She creates traditional and textured yarns, embellished with beads, mohair locks, fabric flowers and feathers from her own roosters.

In the exhibit, Hoex has hats, gloves and balled yarn on display.

The Landing Artists Studio has six full-time and five part-time artists who create art on-site. The gallery invites the public to welcome to watch, ask questions and interact with the artists.

Other venues on this month’s Second Saturday Art Walk are:

• Studio Bob at 118½ E Front St. will feature “Charcoal Colored Glasses,” the drawings of Lance Snider, during Art Walk from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

For those unable to attend Saturday’s opening, Studio Bob will be open Sunday between noon and 3 p.m.

There will be a no-host bar serving beer and wine in The Loom during the opening.

Snider has been obsessed with art for as long as he can remember, organizers said.

He grew up in Bellingham, split the next 15 years between Northern California and Utah, and was thrilled to move back to the Pacific Northwest with his wife a year ago, they said.

When he was a child, his art was heavily influenced by the Where’s Waldo and Incredible Cross Sections books, and he’d create giant scenes full of tiny characters.

Although his reading tastes have matured a little, he’s still making art filled with little people, who have taken on a vaguely mysterious vibe.

Although Snider dabbles in pretty much every medium, charcoal is his favorite, with pen and watercolor a close second.

• Harbor Art at 114 N. Laurel St. will feature the work of watercolor artist Shirley Mercer from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday during Art Walk.

Mercer is a mostly self-taught artist who paints local Northwest sights in watercolor, organizers said.

Her artistic history includes ownership and curator duties at the LARC Gallery in Sequim, watercolor instructor, and community events.

Her gallery representation currently includes Women Painters of Washington Gallery in Seattle, Port Townsend Gallery in Port Townsend and Harbor Art in Port Angeles.

Mercer also exhibits in juried and group shows, as well as numerous solo shows. She is currently working on the series “A Story to Tell” and a new series of peaceful landscapes.

Mercer teaches watercolor at her studio and at Port Townsend School of the Arts and is on the teaching schedule for 2019 at Cole Gallery in Edmonds and Winslow Art Center on Bainbridge Island.

 One of a Kind Gallery, 115 E. Railroad Ave., Suite 105, will offer demonstrations and snacks during the Second Saturday Art Walk from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The artists of the month are Richard Workman and Scott Erickson.

The fiber work of artist Leslie Hoex will be featured at Landing Artists Studio on Saturday during Art Walk.

The fiber work of artist Leslie Hoex will be featured at Landing Artists Studio on Saturday during Art Walk.

The fiber work of artist Leslie Hoex will be featured at Landing Artists Studio on Saturday during Art Walk.

The fiber work of artist Leslie Hoex will be featured at Landing Artists Studio on Saturday during Art Walk.

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