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Northwind Arts Center: Artist Showcase - Van Gogh's Yellow
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Northwind Arts Center presents The 6th ANNUAL ARTIST SHOWCASE

August 1 – September 1, 2019

Northwind Arts Center, (a 501(c)(3) non profit organization), the peninsula's visual, literary and performance art hub, presents

Van Gogh's Yellow, in the Artist Showcase in August.

Northwind Arts Center, the heart of the arts on the Olympic Peninsula, will open a new show, Van Gogh's Yellow, in the Artist Showcase in August. Three painters and 1 jeweler who often have bright, sunny yellows in their works were chosen for the show and given free rein to create work in that theme.

Port Townsend painter, Meg Kaczyk, says her work expresses the 'splendid reality of living.' "Energy that runs deeply through us is presented in line, color, texture and pattern – fluid experiences standing as frames of life." She works with the paint to drip, flow and add dimension with layers of pattern and line. "My subject matter presents transient reality captured with a quick and keen eye, but above all with love and affection."

David Willis relocated to the Pacific Northwest from South Florida five years ago, and was immediately inspired by the rich, colorful palette of the area. David is constantly aware of his surroundings, seeing 'art' almost everywhere he looks. His intent is to fill the page with emotional expressions such as joy, serenity, playfulness or freedom. His mediums are as varied as his subjects as he responds to each inspiration.

Working in a non-objective style creates an element of excitement and surprise for Wanda Mawhinney. Her love of color and texture allows her to create bold compositions. She chooses colors, then intuitively allows the painting to evolve, building layers and letting them create their own energy. Wanda uses oil and cold wax on board and as she works scraping and scratching through many layers, "various landscapes seem to emerge, revealing what lies beneath," she says.

For most of her career. Susan Grant painted large, colorful, abstract canvases as well as hand-painted art-to-wear. But in recent years she has fallen in love with making glass jewelry. Now her one-of-a-kind, multi-layered, fused glass pendants are bold statement pieces that translate the energy of her paintings into wearable works of art that fit in the palm of your hand.

The exhibition runs from August 1st through September 1st.

Opening Reception and Art Walk Saturday, August 3rd, 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, info@northwindarts.org
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