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Northwind Arts Center: 6th Annual Artist Showcase
Thursday, June 27, 2019

Northwind Arts Center, the peninsula's visual, literary and performance art hub, presents

Around the Peninsula, in the Artist Showcase in June.

Northwind Arts Center will open a new show, Around the Peninsula, in the Artist Showcase in June. Three 2-D artists and one 3-D artist will be featured.

Watercolor and chalk pastel are the mediums of choice for Michelle Soderstrom due to their versatility and intense hues. "Though I will always paint horses, my heart has been captured by the stunning designs of our northwest region's Salish Canoes," states Michelle. Her vision is to increase the visibility of the canoe journey aesthetically and as a cultural narrative of our native population. As an art teacher & artist of Delaware heritage Michelle says, "Being an art teacher helps me to breathe. Painting satisfies my soul."

Elizabeth Reutlinger mostly uses palette knives to apply oil paint to the canvas, allowing her to keep the colors clean and the lines more relaxed and interesting. Her paintings explore different styles, from more realistic portraits and still lifes to somewhat abstracted landscapes. She uses the paint to create interesting textures, and also explores the relationships of colors. She paints in the "alla prima" style; each painting completed in one day while the paint is wet, mixing colors on the canvas.

As a nature photographer Debra Wuts focuses on the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. She is fascinated by light, colors and abstract details. Her interests in backpacking and kayaking have brought her to serene settings where she shoots in RAW format to capture all of the elements of a scene. Later she recreates it on the computer as she remembers it. "Often the art is in taking it a step further, to enhance a mood or focus on the heart of the subject," according to Debra.

Christine Knapp is best known for her realistic bronze creations of both animal and human subjects. All her bronzes are created by utilization of the age-old lost wax casting process. Christine travels all over the world to obtain firsthand knowledge through observation and her own photography. Of special interest to her is the wildlife of the Rocky Mountain ecosystems of the United States and Canada. She is also known for her expressive creations of children and canine portraits.

The exhibition runs from May 30th through June 30th.

Opening Reception and Art Walk Saturday, June 1st, from 5:30-8 p.m.

Exhibit hours are Wednesday through Monday, 11:30 – 5:30 p.m. Closed Tuesdays.

Location Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water St, Port Townsend, WA, 98368
Contact 360-379-1086,
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