PORT TOWNSEND — Artists and new exhibits will be featured at the Port Townsend Gallery Walk on Saturday.
The art walk is the first Saturday of each month from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., largely in the downtown area on or near Water Street. Most galleries will have featured artists on hand and many offer complimentary appetizers and beverages.
Also, admission will be free to the Jefferson Museum of Art & History, at 540 Water St., during its opening celebration for two new exhibits — Juxtapositions and Exquisite Jewels — from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Kristin Myers will perform music.
Juxtapositions is a retrospective featuring large-scale pencil and graphite drawings made in the late 1990s by Rachel Feferman (1955-2010), who lived in Port Townsend.
Feferman began the series intending to make 100, but she finished only 42 before she died at the age of 55.
Feferman’s drawings juxtapose themes of domesticity, Jewish life, reminders of the Holocaust and family.
Exquisite Jewels: The Art of Matt DiPietro, on view at the Women’s Jail Gallery, features painted figures by local artist miniaturist DiPietro.
Admission is generally $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and free for youth and members. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.
Among the galleries open late for the art walk on Saturday will be the Port Townsend Gallery, which is highlighting the work of Ann Norton, Rebekah Cadorette and Susan Hazard.
The gallery, at 715 Water St., is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and by appointment.
The artists will be available at the gallery during the walk.
Hazard’s Floribunda painting series is inspired by gardens and flowers. She applies vibrant colors as strokes, marks, swaths and carved surfaces with palette knives and brushes.
The paintings are designed to reflect the energy of the garden, she said, adding that her motto is “the more color, the more life.”
After her art education in Santa Barbara and San Francisco, and travels to Great Britain and a sojourn in the west of Ireland, she moved to Port Townsend in 2005 and has been involved with the Port Townsend Gallery and other art venues in this area since 2006.
Her influences are the French and American Impressionists, Gustav Klimt and Charles Rennie Makintosh.
Ann Norton and Rebekah Cadorette have more than 70 years of spinning, dyeing and weaving experience between them.
Norton is featuring garments made from handspun and hand-dyed yarns. Her wraps are suitable for evening wear or curling up at home with a book, organizers said.
She also will feature a collection of scarves in a variety of blends of texture, pattern and color.
Cadorette specializes in the folk art of Temari. In Japan, where they evolved from child’s toy to art, Temari are gifts that symbolize deep friendship and loyalty. The brilliant colors and threads are meant to reflect a brilliant and happy life for the recipient, organizers said.
Cadorette already has been awarded Levels 1 and 2 by the Japanese Temari Association and is working toward certification at Level 3 proficiency.
For more about the Port Townsend Gallery, phone 360-379-8110 or see www.porttownsendgallery.com.