Alec Clayton

Alec Clayton is an artist and writer. He writes for OLY ARTS, as well as for the Weekly Volcano, The News Tribune and Thurston Talk (Olympia). Clayton’s published novels include 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 a book of art criticism, As If Art Matters. All are available via Mud Flat Press. He 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).

Contact any member of the OLY ARTS writing staff at editorial@olyarts.com. 

Writing by Alec Clayton

Jacci Lynn Butler’s Holy Trinity at Browsers Book Shop

ART REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Jacci Lynn Butler’s Holy Trinity and Other...

Capital Lakefair Princesses 2018

By ALEC CLAYTON Every year, Capital Lakefair gives the South Sound its own royal court,...

Magical Mystery Midsummer Musical: The Music of Bruce Whitney

By ALEC CLAYTON This summer Harlequin Productions celebrates 30 years of music by Bruce...

Tumwater Brewery Beautification Proposal

By Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Christopher Gerber, an aesthetic engineer with Artists With...

Oaxaca to Washington at Childhood’s End Gallery

VISUAL ART REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Childhood’s End Gallery’s latest show...

Top Actors to Perform The Eagle Tree on Stage at Lakewood Playhouse

By Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS In June, Lakewood Playhouse will host a staged reading of a...

Lauren O’Neill Cohosts Capital City Pride

By ALEC CLAYTON for OLY ARTS Singer, actor and all-around funny lady Lauren O’Neill is...

Elizabeth Lord to Cohost Capital City Pride

By ALEC CLAYTON for OLY ARTS Olympia’s master of storytelling, the one and only...

Headliners for Pride: The Caravan of GLAM

By ALEC CLAYTON for OLY ARTS Headlining on this year’s Capital City Pride entertainment...

Teresa Guajardo Chosen for Pride Day Award

By ALEC CLAYTON for OLY ARTS Olympia counselor and LGBTQ activist Teresa Guajardo has...

Leslie Cushman: 2018 Pride Activist of the year

By Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Leslie Cushman is the 2018 Pride Activist of the year....

Jakes on 4th Is Pride Party Central

By ALEC CLAYTON  Jakes on 4th is, as it has been, “Pride Party Central” in Olympia....

Internationally Acclaimed Artist Beautifies WSECU Parking Garage

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Internationally renowned artist Christian Moeller is a...

Theater Review: Three Days of Rain at Harlequin

THEATER REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Harlequin Productions’ latest offering is...

Arts Walk: China Star

Arts Walk Pick 2018 by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS The Evergreen Arts Walk Tour describes...

Arts Walk: Chris Maynard

Arts Walk Pick 2018 by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Chris Maynard’s unique and...

Arts Walk: Debra Van Tuinen

Arts Walk Pick 2018 by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Debra Van Tuinen’s latest paintings in...

Arts Walk: Daniel G. Bernstein

Arts Walk Pick 2018 by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Daniel G. Bernstein’s photography...

Arts Walk: Diana Fairbanks

Arts Walk Pick 2018 by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Art lovers should have little trouble...

Arts Walk: Mia Schulte

Arts Walk Pick 2018 by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Mia Schulte creates brightly colored...

Olympia Film Collective Seeking New Voices

* Article updated with additional comments from Oly Film Collective * by Alec Clayton for...

Award-Winning Artists at SPSCC Invitational Exhibition

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS An invitational exhibition is something new and exciting for...

Woman’s Club of Olympia Celebrates 135th Anniversary

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS The Woman’s Club of Olympia is holding its 135th...

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Comes to Olympia Family Theater

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS The story of a china doll, a rabbit, is the next offering of...

VISUAL ART REVIEW: Jean Mandeberg at Bar Francis

VISUAL ART REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Bar Francis is a tiny coffee shop on...

THEATER REVIEW: The Art of Racing in the Rain at Harlequin Productions

THEATER REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Harlequin Productions’ “The Art of...

Olympia Little Theatre: Butterflies Are Free

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Next up at Olympia Little Theatre is the comedy with a...

ART REVIEW: World famous photographers shown at Evergreen Andy Warhol, Dorothea Lange, Diane Arbus and more

ART REVIEW: by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS There are two major, world-class photography...

The Glass Menagerie at South Puget Sound Community College

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Tennessee Williams’ classic drama “The Glass...

VISUAL ART REVIEW: CJ Swanson paintings at Batdorf and Bronson

VISUAL ART REVIEW by Alec Clayton FOR OLY ARTS Years ago, CJ Swanson and her husband,...

 




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