In November the Port Townsend Gallery features Rebekah Cadorette, Ann Norton & Beverly McNeil
Beverly McNeil, nature photographer, has had a life full of nature exposure, having lived in Colorado, Alaska, Oregon, and the Olympic Peninsula the past 16 years. Beverly retired from the medical profession as Community Health Practitioner in a remote Alaska village; Physician Assistant, Primary Care in Oregon and Washington. She now spends as many hours as possible in wild places to experience calm and connection, while sneaking up on birds, bears, elk "Oh my!"
McNeil is also a local Audubon chapter member and trip leader. Beverly travels annually to Costa Rica for four weeks of nature photography immersion striving to record the beautiful uniqueness of her subjects. She will be showing a mix of birds, beach scenes, and flora during the month. Observe how she brings out textures and colors of her subjects with her matting and framing choices. A selection of her images are archival prints from her past 35mm film photography. You will discover in McNeil's photographs everything from bugs to bears. What you view is what she saw through the lens. She thoroughly enjoys telling viewers of stories that go along with her subjects. Beverly encourages others enjoying nature photography to practice patience and disturb their subjects as little as possible.
Ann Norton and Rebekah Cadorette have over seventy years of spinning,dyeing, and weaving experience between them. Norton is featuring versatile garments made from specialty handspun and hand-dyed yarns. Warm and striking, her luxurious wraps are suitable for evening wear or curling up at home with a book. She will also feature a collection of elegant and timeless scarves in sophisticated blends of texture, pattern, and color that delight the hand as well as the eye.
Rebekah Cadorette specializes in the folk art of temari. In Japan, where temari evolved from child's toys to art, they are highly valued and cherished gifts, symbolizing deep friendship and loyalty. The brilliant colors and threads are meant to reflect a brilliant (and happy) life for the recipient. Cadorette enjoys the challenge of melding color, geometry, and intricate pattern to create heirloom ornaments. Having already been awarded Levels 1and 2, she is currently working toward certification at Level 3 proficiency by the Japanese Temari Association.
The Port Townsend Gallery at 715 Water Street is open from 10 to 5 Sunday through Thursday, and Friday and Saturday 10 am to 6 pm. Please join the artists for the Gallery Walk from 5:30 to 8 pm on Saturday, November 2nd . For more Gallery information, phone (360) 379-8110 www.porttownsendgallery.com.