Category: Visual Arts

Felt Decoded by Janice Arnold, photo courtesy of San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design

Felt Decoded by Janice Arnold

by Nora Kovacs for OLY ARTS Felt Decoded, the latest exhibition by Olympia-based textile artist Janice Arnold, has been over two years in the making. From working on...

“Simple Machine,” sculpture by Alair Wells, photo by Gabi Clayton

REVIEW: Faculty Art Show at The Evergreen State College

VISUAL ARTS REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Based on previous experience, I expected anything but traditional at in an exhibition of work by faculty and staff at The...

Postcard art by Jacci Butler

REVIEW: Wild Thing at South Puget Sound Community College

VISUAL ARTS REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS There are something like 360 art works by approximately 120 artists in the annual postcard show at South Puget Sound...

Papillon Marketplace

Handcrafted Haitian Goods at Papillon Marketplace

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS When Olympia shoppers step from winter cold into the warmth of downtown’s new Papillon Marketplace, they’re met with colorful,...

"Song of Aloha," letterpress by Chandler O'Leary

Author Reading and Letterpress Artist

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Local letterpress artists and authors Chandler O’Leary and Jessica Spring have taken an active role in keeping feminism strong in...

Paintings by Bill Collins

Bill Collins Paintings at Allsorts Gallery

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Here’s a match made in heaven: Bill Collins and Allsorts Gallery. Olympia native Bill Collins has been painting pictures for 38 years....

Kathy Gore-Fuss, Gabi Clayton, and Susan Christian at Salon Refu

Story Time at Salon Refu

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Olympia’s ever-surprising art gallery Salon Refu is instituting story time for the holiday season. Local poets, writers, storytellers and,...

"Tracing Genetic Inheritance," exhibit by Geraldine Ondrizek

Geraldine Ondrizek Visual Art Exhibit

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Geraldine Ondrizek, artist and professor of art in Portland, Oregon, works in the crossroad between visual art, architecture and...

Julie Creighton, "A Favorite Place"

Oly Artists to Show in Bicoastal Exhibition

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Two Olympia-area artists have been chosen to show work in the bicoastal exhibitions Coast to Coast West in Seattle and Coast to Coast East...

Christine Malek

Gallery Boom Explodes

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS Gallery Boom, opening Oct. 1 in downtown Olympia, has come a long way. Geographically, it’s moved only four miles from its first home in...