Arts Walk: Chris Maynard

Arts Walk Pick 2018

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS

Chris Maynard’s unique and unforgettable feather art has often been seen at Childhood’s End Gallery in Olympia, and his work has been shown and resides in private collections worldwide, most recently at the Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale in Denver.

Using delicate instruments — such as tiny eye surgery scissors, forceps, and magnifying glasses — Maynard carves feathers into intricate art. Typically, a Maynard piece might be a single feather or group of feathers into which he has carved images of birds. Often the tiny, cut-out birds are mounted on the wall as a murmur flying around the larger feather. Some of the birds are almost microscopic in size, and his pieces — which he calls shadowboxes, even though they’re not always in boxes — consist of birds presented as both positive and negative shapes.

It has been two years since he has shown his work at the Olympia Arts Walk. He will show 20 new pieces at Capitol Florist on Capital Way, and he said most of them have never been shown publicly.

WHAT: Arts Walk Artist Chris Maynard

WHEN:
Spring Arts Walk
5 – 10 p.m. Friday, April 27
Noon – 8 p.m. Saturday, April 28

HOW MUCH:
Free

WHERE:
Capitol Florist
515 Capitol Way S, Olympia

LEARN MORE: OLY ARTS ARTS WALK Section




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