PORT TOWNSEND — Green art, fiber art and nature art are among the offerings on the Port Townsend Gallery Walk on Saturday.
The monthly Gallery Walk will be from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
For October, Gallery 9 presents “Make America Green Again” with paintings by Marie Delaney and ceramics by Brian and Wendy Fuller.
The artists will discuss their art from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the gallery at 1012 Water S.
“Through their work, these featured artists bring attention to our ability to bring positive impact through the choices we make in our lives every day,” said Meg Kaczyk in a news release about the show that opens on Saturday and will be on exhibit throughout the month.
“These artists, along with Gallery 9, believe each of us can make a difference in the well-being of the world,” Kaczyk said.
For Gallery Walk, Gallery 9 has discontinued use of plastic ware, she said.
The gallery uses reusable glassware for its reception beverages, and instead of plastic bottled juice, it offers guests a punch that uses only glass-bottled ingredients.
“In this small way, Gallery 9 promotes earth-friendly practices that support the community, and the world,” Kaczyk said.
Delaney works in acrylics and oils, and calls her style “flow energy art.” She explores the space between the natural world and the spirit world, Kaczyk said.
Delaney’s recent work is concerned with the current political and environmental state of the world, inviting conversation and participation by viewers, she added, with compelling themes that point to this moment right now, and how we can have a positive impact on the environment and climate.
The Fullers create pottery that makes environmental change possible in everyday life.
For the month of October they are highlighting stoneware travel mugs.
Said Wendy: “Studies show that one individual consuming one cup of coffee or tea per day in a disposable coffee cup can create up to 23 pounds of waste a year. We love the idea that someone using one of our travel mugs can make an impact on this important issue.”
Gallery 9 is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day. For more information, see gallery-9.com or call 360-379-8881.
Also offering special events during Gallery Walk are:
• Port Townsend Gallery, 715 Water St., which will present the nature photography of Beverly McNeil and the fiber arts of Ann Norton and Rebekah Cadorette.
The artists will be at the gallery from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.
McNeil photographs subjects from butterflies to bears, working to keep her images as natural as possible. She said her secret to getting good shots is getting out there, being patient and having good luck, said Mitchel Osborne of the gallery.
Norton and Cadorette have more than 70 years of spinning, dyeing and weaving experience between them.
Norton is featuring wraps and scarves made from specialty handspun and hand-dyed yarns.
Cadorette focuses on the folk art of temari.
“In Japan, where temari evolved from child’s toy to art, they are highly valued and cherished gifts, symbolizing friendship and loyalty,” Osborne said. “The brilliant colors and threads are meant to reflect a brilliant [and happy] life for the recipient.”
Having already been awarded Levels 1 and 2, she now is working toward certification at Level 3 proficiency by the Japanese Temari Association.
The Port Townsend Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
For more information, call 360- 379-8110 or see www.porttownsendgallery.com.
• Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water St., will host opening receptions for Leslie Schnick, the featured artist of the month, and for a juried exhibit, Perspectives on Landscape, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Juror Kathryn Townsend will provide an Art Talk — The Artist: Freedom and Fear — at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Both displays opened Thursday and will be on exhibit through Oct. 28.
The Showcase Artist of the Month presents work that are “usually sculptural and most are meant to be seen from all sides,” said Jinx Bryant of the gallery.
The Artist Showcase 2018, now in its fifth year, features the work of 36 artists from across the Northwest. It provides a professional exhibit space in which artworks are presented in a curated show changed monthly.
Schnick, a Port Townsend artist, has been many things over his 74 years: Peace Corps volunteer, mountain climber, Army enlistee, industrial and exhibit designer, graphic designer and photographer, college adjunct faculty member, boat designer and builder, fisherman, volunteer firefighter and member of an Alaskan mountain rescue group, farmer, board member of the Wooden Boat Foundation and the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, sailor and motorcycle/sidecar enthusiast.
In his artwork, he uses what materials and found objects, whether from nature or industry, he has on hand.
For more information, see www.leslieschnick.com.
The juried exhibit will focus on landscapes.
Juror Kathryn Townsend has chosen work representing all forms of media, Bryant said.
Townsend majored in art history and has painted for 33 years. She has traveled with other artists from Yunnan Province in China to the inner Gorge of the Grand Canyon. From her studio window, she paints the changing tides of Zangle Cove.
Exhibit hours are from 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday through Monday.
For more information visit www.northwindarts.org.
• Port Townsend School of the Arts, 236 Taylor St., will present a themed installation by Fiber Habit with many of the school’s artist-teachers talking about their work and the classes they offer from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.
Fiber Habit is a group of established fiber artists who proposed a challenge to each other: let’s create a fiber forest.
Participating artists are Pat Herkal, Jean-Marie Tarascio, Barbara Ramsey and Cathie Wier. Ramsey is on faculty at the school, which is in Fort Worden.
The fiber forest installation will include leaves pieced, embroidered and beaded using a variety of cotton fabrics, all created by Herkal. Hanging forest flowers by Tarascio are made from kozo/banana and mango leaf papers. Ramsey created recumbent logs and vertical tree panels, pieced and embellished with traditional quilting techniques. Weaving and crochet methods are presented in Wier’s work, including twisted tree, fiddle heads and mushrooms as elements in the scene.
Additional art school faculty art on exhibit this month will also express the Flora, Fiber, Fauna theme.
Regular gallery hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday or by appointment.
For more information, see ptschoolofthearts.org.