7 Sep 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
The Art of The See: Viewpoints of Nature
Pippa's Real Tea, Water Street, Port Townsend, WA, USA
Reception: 5 Oct 2019
The Art of the See: Viewpoints of Nature opens Saturday, September 7 during Port Townsend’s Art Walk. An artists’ reception featuring presentations, a poetry reading, music and discussion is planned for Saturday, October 5 during Art Walk from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Curated by Jeannie McMacken, the show features her new abstract monoprints along with fresh poetry by Holly J. Hughes, recent mixed media Seed Song collages by Andrea Lawson, landscape photographs by Gina Cox, newly-knotted macramé necklaces by Mary Chapman, contemporary art quilts by Caryl Fallert-Gentry, , mixed-media work by Joyce Wilkerson and new oil paintings by Nancy Lucas Williams.
“I wanted to examine what different creatives saw when they examined nature,” McMacken explained. “Each artist in this show works in a different medium and brings her unique perspective to the theme. We all see something different and we express that moment in our own way, using our own tools. The resulting synergy among the pieces is thought-provoking and dynamic.”
McMacken insisted that the written word be included as part of the show.
“Poetry imparts an additional dimension to the exhibit that works well with the visual statements. Holly J. Hughes’ haiku and verse, some inspired by the show’s work, enhances the art and encourages one to meditate deeper on a thought.”
Andrea's Seed Song painting sales will support upcoming Visions in Motion 2020 Project. Check out: gofundme.com/f/visions-in-motion-2020.
McMacken said a portion of the sale of her work will be donated to a local environmental non-profit.
The exhibit is free and generously supported in part by a grant from the City of Port Townsend Arts Commission and by anonymous art friends.
Pippa’s Real Tea, 636 Water St., is open Wednesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.