Category: Alec Clayton

David Scherer-Water

Local, Satirical Author David Scherer-Water

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS There are unique and quirky aspects of Olympia that are hard to put into words for even the best of authors, yet writer and social...

High Sierra Jazz Band

High Sierra Jazz Band at Lacey in Tune

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Three Rivers, California at the entrance to the Sequoia National Park is a long way from New Orleans, but it’s home to The High Sierra...

Metamorphosis, assemblage sculpture by Barbara De Pirro

Barbara De Pirro’s Metamorphosis

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Three floors of the Department of Ecology building in Lacey are now aglow with chrysalis forms assembled from hundreds of plastic bottles....

Emergence: Practice and Process

Emergence: Practice and Process

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS The entire art gallery at The Evergreen State College is filled with artwork in many media in such a way that ceiling, floor and walls...

Fishnapped! cast

REVIEW: Fishnapped! at OFT

THEATER REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS What a wonderful play! Fishnapped! at Olympia Family Theater is a wildly rocking, sweet, touching musical, ostensibly for...

REVIEW: Harlequin’s Present Laughter

THEATER REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Nöel Coward’s 1940s-period romance Present Laughter is as funny today as it was when Coward himself played the...

"Phoebe 1," oil on wood panel by Peter Scherrer

REVIEW: Jean Nagai and Peter Scherrer

VISUAL ARTS REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Salon Refu ends its brief but amazing history as the only gallery in South Puget Sound to rival major galleries in major...

Susan Christian

Susan Christian: Painter and Gallerist

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS One might think, if one pored through painter and gallery owner Susan Christian’s biography, that she’s the kind of creative being...

Charging, archival digital print by Joe Hedges

REVIEW: Joe Hedges at SPSCC

VISUAL ARTS REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS If Joe Hedges is trying to convey a message, I don’t get it. But as purely aesthetic objects and images, they’re...

Amy Shephard, photo by Heather Schofner Photography

Center Salon at The Washington Center

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Billed as being “much like Parisian salons of old,” Center Salon at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts will fill the intimate...