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A Trio of Artists Enlivens the Former Salon Refu

By Alec Clayton The gallery space once known as Salon Refu is now Lucy Gentry’s studio. “For Arts Walk,” Gentry says, “Susan Christian and I, plus a wonderful,...

painting by Susan Christian (detail)

Susan Christian, Post Salon Refu

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Many Olympians know Susan Christian as the former owner of gallery Salon Refu, rather than as a lifelong artist and painter. But truth...

“Facing North,” sculpture with moss and other natural materials by Lucy Gentry Meltzer, overhead natural wood frame by John Corzine, photo by Scot Whitney

REVIEW: Lucy Gentry Meltzer at Salon Refu

VISUAL ARTS REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Lucy Gentry Meltzer’s Biophilia Collection at Salon Refu is a selection of small voodoo dolls and sculptural figures on...

"Shells," sculpture by Lucy Gentry Meltzer

Lucy Gentry Meltzer: Biophilia Collection at Salon Refu

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Artist and costume designer Lucy Gentry Meltzer is the next artist whose works will grace the interior of Salon Refu Galley. Described as...

photo by Dan Barron

REVIEW: Dan Barron at Salon Refu

VISUAL ARTS REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS I was warned ahead of time by Salon Refu owner Susan Christian that Dan Barron’s pop-up exhibition of...

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,...

"And They Call This Home" (oil on linen panel), Kathy Gore-Fuss

REVIEW: Kathy Gore-Fuss at Salon Refu

VISUAL ARTS REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS The exhibition of drawings and paintings by Kathy Gore Fuss at Salon Refu offers proof positive that practice makes...

Kathy Gore-Fuss

Painter Kathy Gore-Fuss at Salon Refu

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Kathy Gore-Fuss was born in Seattle but spent most of her childhood in the Midwest. She returned to Seattle in 1966, then attended the...

From "My Love Hath / Kissed in Fixing," art by Shaw Osha

REVIEW: Shaw Osha’s “My Love Hath / Kissed in Fixing” at Salon Refu

VISUAL ARTS REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Salon Refu owner Susan Christion posted this on Facebook: “I have an art gallery, Salon Refu. This evening we finished...

Lesa Terry

Terry Twins to Play Salon Refu

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS The Terry Twins, Lesa and Mona, will play music for stringed instruments at Salon Refu. The gallery is displaying landscapes by...