4 Galleries & Sculpture Gardens in one place showcasing Local Artists: Functional and Decorative Ceramics; Hand Fabricated Sterling Silver Jewelry; Oil, Acrylic and Watercolor Paintings; Mixed Media Art; Woodworking; Textile Art; Hand Dyed Silk Scarves; Assemblage Art; Prints and Art Cards; Crazy Birds…and more!
Voted 1st Fri Art Walk: Most Fun Gallery!
Two Blocks from the Downtown Plaza
Meet the Artists ––
Elin Babcock – Assemblage Art & Paintings
Marydee Bombick – Functional Ceramics and Garden Pottery
Liz Ellingson – Hand-fabricated, Sterling and Stone Jewelry
Suzanne Etienne – Acrylic Paintings
Michael Gibson – Post-impressionist oil paintings as well as some Whimsical pieces
Cheryl Kempner – Metal & Ceramic Garden Art, Crazy Clay Birds
Claudia Law – Fabric Textile Art Creations
Bonnie Morgan – Decorative & Functional Ceramics
Lorene Senesac – Raku Sculptures & Portals
Connie Simonsen – Hand-painted Silk Scarves
Shari Southard – Watercolor Paintings inspired from the Natural World
Roxanne Evans Stout – Layered and Textural Collage Mixed Media Paintings
John Weston – Fine Woodwork Furniture & Cutting Boards
September 3rd – Featured Artists
First Friday Reception
The time is a bit in limbo due to the current situation,
but we are anticipating 5:00 to 7:00pm
September 11th- Second Saturday Demonstrations
12:00 to 2:00 – Michael Gibson: Figurative Drawing
Say what? …saggar?
I am delighted to feature my saggar fired vessels this month. The richly varied and fire marked surface is unpredictable, out of my control, and for me speaks to the events of this past year. So, what is a saggar? Traditionally a saggar is made of clay and used to enclose or protect whatever is fired inside. In this case I am doing the opposite, I am filling the saggar (a crumbled piece of foil) with wood chips, corn husks, copper wire, and salt, enclosing the vessel in materials that will influence the surface as the piece is transformed by fire. Each piece records an irreplaceable event emerging from the firing.
I am intrigued with the compulsion to create. One act leads to another.
I have been experimenting with oils on OSB board (oriented strand board). The lamination lends itself to subliminal cubistic effects. I am also working on a larger scale than with a traditional canvas, to incorporate vast landscape effects.