‘Backcountry’ art sought for Port Angeles Fine Arts Center show

PORT ANGELES — A walk among the towering trees beside the Hoh River inspired this summer’s show at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center.

Those trees epitomize the “backcountry,” Jake Seniuk believes.

And they, along with poet Gary Snyder’s book The Back Country, gave him the title of the art exhibition that will open July 10 at the center at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Now, Seniuk is putting out the call to artists to contribute to “The Back Country.”

He’s seeking “art that speaks to the physical wilderness at our backyard, as well as to more metaphoric and symbolic ‘backcountries’ of the mind and spirit.”

The deadline for submissions to the show is Monday, May 23, though Seniuk welcomes calls and emails much sooner.

“Art of all media will be considered, bounded only by your imagination of what the backcountry might be,” he noted.

‘Renewed awareness’

“The impending removal of the Elwha River dams brings to the foreground a renewed awareness of the Olympic backcountry that will again be open to returning salmon runs,” he said.

“Trees, peaks and fast water will certainly play a major role in the art that finds its way into the show.

“But what of other backcountries?” he said. “Where are the wildlands of the psyche and the intellect?”

Seniuk and the fine arts center can be reached at 360-457-3532 or pafac@olypen.org.

More in Life

A GROWING CONCERN: For autumn, don’t procrastinate — propagate

CAN YOU BELIEVE it? October begins tomorrow! We will all see a… Continue reading

Jamal Rahman will present Reflections on “Conference of the Birds” at 11 a.m. Sunday. Rahman will be the guest speaker at Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship speaker set

Jamal Rahman will present Reflections on “Conference of the… Continue reading

Unity speaker scheduled for Port Townsend

The Rev. Tom Drake will speak at 11 a.m.… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: The name of the Book, not the name of the Church

“WHAT ARE YOU? Mormon?” This was a question I was asked almost… Continue reading

The Richard Russell Group will perform from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday
Richard Russell Group to perform at Spiritual Enrichment Center

The Richard Russell Group will perform from 3:30 p.m.… Continue reading

Blessing of the Animals slated Sunday

The Rev. Laura Murray will lead the Blessing of… Continue reading

VHOCC sets orientations in October

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County will host online and in-person volunteer orientations… Continue reading

Saturday’s Harvest of Hope to feature ‘Dueling Pianos’

Goal is to raise $150K a for OMC cancer center

Tax-Aide volunteers sought across Peninsula

The American Association of Retired Persons is seeking Tax-Aide volunteers for the… Continue reading

Most Read