Tom Anderson

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS

Tom Anderson is a contemporary mixed-media artist. He’s the artist who created Olympia’s Park of the Seven Oars by the roundabout on Harrison. His large paintings fill the walls in the emergency room at Providence St. Peter Hospital, and his work is in more than 1,600 public and private collections. He cofounded the Mansion Glass studio in Olympia and attended Pilchuck Glass School as a teaching assistant from 1986 to 1989. He’s known for abstract paintings on metal sheets using a variety of materials.

During Arts Walk, Anderson will be included in a group show at Childhood’s End to celebrate that gallery’s 45th anniversary.

What: Tom Anderson paintings

Where: Childhood’s End Gallery,
222 Fourth Ave. W, Olympia

When: 5-10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7 and noon – 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8
(exhibition to continue throughout October)

How much: free admission, artwork for sale

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