Category: Visual Arts

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...

book art by Shereen LaPlantz

LaPlantz Book Art Given to UPS Library

by Rosemary Ponnekanti for OLY ARTS When it comes to book art, Shereen LaPlantz didn’t just write the textbook, she also made the books inside the textbook: handmade,...

Weekend Preview: May 19, 2017

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, there’s an amazing lineup of musical performances and theater around town for you to...

Danger Room

2017 Olympia Comics Festival

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Once a year, comic book creators, readers and enthusiasts around the Puget Sound converge on downtown Olympia to immerse themselves in...

Casey Bruce and Frank Hussey of Danger Room

Casey Bruce and Frank Hussey: Heroes of Danger Room

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Occasionally, we all stumble across real places that make us feel like we’re in a fictional world, places where we can do or be...

Madison Lion, photo by Xandrabeast

Madison Elementary School Adopts a Lion

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Although this year’s Procession of the Species has come and gone, the festivities continue to have a resounding impact on at Madison...

Ballet Northwest's The Sleeping Beauty, photo by Jerome Tso

Weekend Preview: May 11, 2017

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, there’s no shortage of theatrical performances, classic dance and musicals to keep you...

"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...