OLY ARTS Editor Alec Clayton is an artist and writer. In addition to being the editor of and writing for OLY ARTS, he has written art and theater reviews and other feature articles for the Weekly Volcano, The News Tribune, Art Access, The Olympian, and Thurston Talk. His published novels include “Teacher,” “Tupelo,” the three books of the “Freedom Trilogy”: “The Backside of Nowhere,” “Return to Freedom” and “Visual Liberties;” plus “Until the Dawn,” “Imprudent Zeal,” “The Wives of Marty Winters” and “Reunion at the Wetside;” and two books of art criticism: “As If Art Matters” and “What the Heck is a Frame-Pedestal Aesthetic?” All are available via Mud Flat Press. Alec grew up in Tupelo and Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and has been living in the Pacific Northwest since 1988 where he is active in many progressive organizations such as PFLAG (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays). Clayton’s paintings have been shown in galleries in Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, Oregon, Korea, and many galleries in Western Washington.

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