Work by Ann Arscott is on view at Gallery 9.

Work by Ann Arscott is on view at Gallery 9.

Saturday Art Walk set for Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND — A special exhibit is planned during this Saturday’s Art Walk in Port Townsend.

Autonomy Art Show, a fundraiser for reproductive rights for Girls, Women and People, is sponsored by Gayle Brauner and Sharle Osborne with funds raised going to Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and Northern Idaho.

In addition to the art show, a program will include entertainment, poetry readings, speakers and refreshments at Brigid’s Loft above Bazaar Girls Yarn Store, 280 Quincy St., Port Townsend, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The cost of attending is free.

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At least three other galleries will be open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Saturday Art Walk in Port Townsend.

Northwind Art

Two Northwind Art Center exhibits in separate galleries will be open until 8 p.m.: “Shadows and Light” at the Jeanette Best Gallery at 701 Water St. and “Psychedelic Summer” at Grover Gallery, 236 Taylor St.

“Shadows and Light” is by the Showcase Artists, a juried group that displays artwork year-round after they were invited to interpret the theme any way they choose.

The show will be on view through June 25. The gallery’s usual hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays.

“Psychedelic Summer” is an exuberant daydream by two Port Townsend artists, Virginia Ashby and Herman James.

The two were invited to create the two-person show by Port Townsend painter Max Grover; he and his late wife Sherry Grover are the namesakes of the gallery.

The exhibition continues through July 30. Usual gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays.

More information about this show and Northwind Art’s other exhibitions and art classes can be found at

Gallery 9

Gallery 9, home of the North Olympic Artist Cooperative, features work by Ann Arscott and Roberto Costas Ribiero this month.

The gallery, at 1012 Water St., is open every day but Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Arscott started drawing and painting at a young age, entering her first art competition when she was 5. To buy paint to work with, she returned old soda bottles for money.

Her love of art has been with her as she traveled around the world.

Oils, pastels, water colors, ink and pencil are her mediums used on canvas, silk and various papers.

She has traveled around the world to 125 different countries.

“I take thousands of photographs on my journeys,” she said. “These are the jumping off places for my art.”

There is a strong Asian influence to her style and subject matter that was shaped by her time at the China Institute in New York.

Her Sumi-E painting is based on an ancient art form that translates to “black ink painting.”

It has gained popularity in Japan, as the paintings strive to express the essence of forms rather than their realistic appearance.

Costas Ribiero has been making jewelry for 28 years, having learned the basics of silversmithing from a friend in Brazil, where he was born and raised.

With this instruction, he developed his own style and techniques and still learns primarily by experimentation and crafts each clasp, hoop, post and bezel individually.

He will be showing a stunning selection of earrings, rings, pendants, bracelets and necklaces.

Port Townsend Gallery

The June exhibitors at the Port Townsend Gallery are Anne Schneider and Loran Scruggs.

The artists will be present during Saturday’s art walk from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

The Port Townsend Gallery, at 715 Water St., is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily as well as by appointment.

Schneider displays her whimsical impressions of the four seasons using acrylics and collage papers on her canvases of “Spring Vacation” and “Summer Break,” as well as “Winter Sky,” “Fall Frolic” and “Spring Blooms.”

For this exhibit she started with the titles and worked with a seasonal palette of colors.

Schneider shares her knowledge of Mixed Media painting with students at Northwind Art School classes at Fort Worden during the year.

Scruggs has worked with recycled materials, tin cans and bottle caps attached to plywood, for many years, creating three- and two-dimensional works.

She is often referred to as the whistle lady, due to her ACME style whistles that she creates with bottle caps.

Some of the themes that have appeared in her art over the years have been anatomical hearts, bees, insects, birds, fish, chickens, breakfast and coffee.

Also featured this month will be some works in a new material, ocean plastic, sourced from the state’s beaches.

The piece titled “World of Plastic” is an 8-inch ocean float covered with the map of the world using small colored pieces of plastic.

It turns on a spindle reminding one of the Tibetan prayer wheels.

Loran Scruggs work at Port Townsend Gallery is with recycled materials, tin cans and bottle caps attached to plywood.

Loran Scruggs work at Port Townsend Gallery is with recycled materials, tin cans and bottle caps attached to plywood.

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