‘Ghost Stories’ painter to discuss work today in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — These “Ghost Stories,” with their white mists and deep-blue water, are mysterious. So Erik Sandgren, their painter, will shed some light on the subject in two talks today.

Sandgren’s “Stories” art exhibition includes 36 paintings, prints and drawings at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., on display through Saturday.

Sandgren’s first discussion of “Ghost Stories” will begin at 12:35 p.m. in the Little Theater at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Part of the college’s Studium Generale series, the lecture is free to the public.

Second lecture at 7:30 p.m.

The artist will then return to the fine arts center for a second, free talk at 7:30 p.m.

The artist’s recurrent subject is “a swirl of earth, water and sky,” said Jake Seniuk, the center’s executive director.

“Mythic figures loom and fade,” he said, so in paintings of places such as Neah Bay and the Haida Gwaii islands of Canada, the viewer sees past and present melt together.

Sandgren grew up in Corvallis, Ore., the son of Nelson Sandgren, a noted painter and art professor at Oregon State University.

Sandgren earned art degrees on the East Coast at Yale and Cornell, then returned, salmonlike, to his native Northwest. He moved to Aberdeen in 1989, to teach art at Grays Harbor College.

To learn more about the center and its activities, visit www.PAFAC.org or phone 360-457-3532.

________

Features Editor Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360-417-3550 or at diane.urbani@peninsuladailynews.com.

More in Life

A GROWING CONCERN: Cutting the American lawn down to size

IT’S TIME TO free ourselves from the grueling and extremely harmful task… Continue reading

The Rev. Glenn Jones
Unity in Olympics program scheduled

The Rev. Glenn Jones will present “Celebrating the Papa… Continue reading

Unitarian speaker scheduled

Vivian Mulligan will present “Unitarian Universalists — Who Are… Continue reading

The Rev. Pam Douglas-Smith.
Unity in Port Townsend planning for Sunday services

The Rev. Pam Douglas-Smith will present “Divine Father Embodied”… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Honoring parents a complicated command

FATHER’S DAY IS this Sunday. It will be the first Father’s Day… Continue reading

Daria Hunt of Beaver designed this year’s Summer Reading Challenge T-shirt. Participants can read for 30 days to earn a free shirt.
North Olympic Library System’s summer reading program begins Friday

The North Olympic Library System will begin its Summer… Continue reading

For her “Oceans” music video, Jennifer Thomas, her husband Will and son Preston set up a grand piano and light display at Bullman Beach in Sekiu. (Jennifer Thomas)
‘Oceans’ provides escape for Sequim composer

New album produced with orchestra at Abbey Road Studios

Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News
Spectators watch as a parade of boats passes by at the start of the Pride event at Pope Marine Park in Port Townsend on Saturday.
Proud parade in Port Townsend

Spectators watch as a parade of boats passes by at the start… Continue reading

Submitted photo

Photo: Bottom left to right, Coach Natalie Blankenship, Paige Reed, Libby  Swanberg, Joanna Seelye, Katelynn Middleton-Sharpe, Kennady Gilbertson, Coach Katie Newton. Top left to right, Taylor Lewis, Lily Meyer, Asha Swanberg, Sydney Hutton, Coach Ady Crosby and Coach Misty Gilbertson.
HORSEPLAY: WAHSET state finals

SEQUIM’S SMALL YET mighty equestrian team gave a dazzling display of finesse,… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Don’t let insects bug you

DO INSECTS IN your yard and garden give you the creepy crawlies?… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Salty language can leave bad taste in mouth

A MEMORABLE SCENE in the iconic movie, “A Christmas Story,” is with… Continue reading

The Rev. Cindy Akana
Program scheduled for OUUF on Sunday

The Rev. Cindy Akana will present “The Freedom of… Continue reading