Showcase Artist of the Month, at the Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water Street, in Port Townsend, WA will feature sculptures by Artist Trust recipient Leah Gerrard.
Wednesday evening June 21st, from 7-8:30pm, Leah Gerrard will talk about her work, "Sculptures in Wire"
Leah Gerrard is a professional artist working with metal to create both large and small sculptures. She has been doing metal work for over 15 years. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts with a focus on metals. she works primarily with wire and found objects to create intricate sculptures that let light through to create both strong pieces and strong shadows.
"I will be talking about my process and how it has evolved over the years and how it came to be my main medium. I will also do a small demo of how to make a small basket and demo of my method of knitting with copper."
Artist Trust Recipient
Winning an Artist Trust Fellowship was an amazing validation at a time when I really needed encouragement to move forward with my art career. Because my process straddles the worlds of fine art, craft, and textile it can be hard to know where I fit in. Having an accolade like a fellowship is wonderful addition to a resume and helps navigate the sometimes-treacherous waters of the art world.
The fellowship and the subsequent support the organization has provided me has helped me gain confidence in my creative voice and I am very grateful to Artist Trust.
The show runs from June 1st through June 25th.
Opening Reception and Art Walk Saturday, June 3rd, from 5:30-8pm
Exhibit hours are Thursday - Monday, 11:30am-5:30pm, Tuesday - Wednesday, Noon-5pm