SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Art Association next week will host its annual holiday potluck at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.
Doors open at the church parish hall, located at 525 N. Fifth Ave., at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.
The meeting is free and open to the public.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite dish to share and a personal place setting. OPAA will provide ham and beverages.
The program will be presented by Clark Mundy, a self-taught copper sculptor.
“I create hand-hammered copper sculpture — specializing in northwest sea life — and I plan to bring my stump and tools to demonstrate for you the steps in creating my signature copper salmon,” Mundy said.
“I will share with you how I got started — the tools and methods that I have developed in the 15 years that I have been working in this medium, and what I have in mind for future projects. This will be a casual presentation with hands-on experience and plenty of time for questions.”
Mundy’s work has been shown at Northwest art festivals, and his public installations are easily found in and around Port Angeles.
They include the triumphant upstream journey of 21 salmon on The Landing mall’s spiral staircase, a 10-foot copper fountain in the great hall of the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center and a collaborative mixed-media piece in the Clallam County Courthouse.
Mundy’s 20-foot-long copper and stainless-steel sculptural sign featuring a giant Pacific octopus, Dungeness crab and Elwha Chinooks, lives above the entrance to the Feiro Marine Life Center on the Port Angeles City Pier, while inside stands a floor-to-ceiling story pole and bench created by Mundy called “Kindred Spirits.”
Mundy also has work displayed in and around buildings of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, the Makah Tribe, the Suquamish Tribe and the Muckleshoot Tribe.
Olympic Peninsula Art Association, formerly known as Sequim Arts, is a nonprofit organization that was established in 1969.
Sequim Arts was organized by Mary Bartlett, Aina Hubbard, Joy McCarter, Ardean Robinson and Leah Wright.
Their aim was to provide a forum where artists could encourage each other and act cooperatively to further their artistic goals, according to Sequimarts.org.
Throughout the years, Sequim Arts has taken on various new projects such as the Student’s Art Exhibit in March, a Juried Art Show &Sale during the Irrigation Festival each May, the art exhibit at the Clallam County Fair in August and an annual Member’s Art Exhibit in October.
Sequim Arts offers informative programs, demonstrations and workshops that are open to both members and non-members. A monthly newsletter is published online.
The name of the organization was changed in January.
For more information, visit www.sequimarts. com.
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