In August the Port Townsend Gallery features Mitchel Osborne & Barbara Ewing
Mitchel Osborne is a professional photographer who has been a contributor to international travel guides, travel magazines, books and major editorial publications .The majority of his photography career was in New Orleans before moving to Port Townsend in 2006. He has concentrated on the travel industry extensively photographing locations worldwide. In New Orleans, Osborne specialized in editorial & commercial photography, Mardi Gras and steamboats of the Mississippi River. He has published books, guides and calendars on the South, New Orleans, Steamboats and Mardi Gras. Osborne was also a contract photographer for the Associated Press based in Johannesburg, South Africa, covering breaking news in Southern Africa.
Living in Port Townsend, be began photographing many of the maritime subjects and discovered a new appeal in the beauty, craftsmanship and preservation of the boats in this historical setting. Soon he extended his maritime interest to publish the Wooden Boat Festival calendar featuring his photographs. Osborne's photography continues to document and display the result of the challenge to express his unique vision of the diversity of maritime subjects. The August show features his signature reflection series and boats of the Wooden Boat Festival.
Barbara Ewing has been involved in the ceramic arts since her high school days many years ago. She attended Alfred University in New York, a well known ceramic arts college. She has also attended many workshops over the years and participates in Port Townsend Gallery and local artist events. She has also taught ceramics in Scotland and the US.
Her functional pottery, in the form of vases, wall sconces, platters and bottles, etc. are uniquely patterned using stamp, stencils and found objects. Each piece is slab formed and fired using commercial, low fire stoneware clays and cone 6 glazes. There are similarities in form and design but each piece is entirely "one of a kind"
The Port Townsend Gallery at 715 Water Street is open from 10 to 6 Sunday through Thursday, and Friday and Saturday 10 am to 7 pm. Please join the artists for the Gallery Walk from 5:30 to 8 pm on Saturday, August 3rd. For more Gallery information, phone (360) 379-8110 www.porttownsendgallery.com.