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 Tales in Abstract at Browsers Book Shop is this artist’s first solo exhibition in Olympia. When I visited, there were half a dozen small works on a couch waiting to be hung. In the staircase ascending to the upstairs gallery …

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New Film Project: Loss of Mt. Rainier

By MELISSA AVRIL HARRIS   Loss of Mt. Rainer is the latest production from the Olympia Film Collective, a non-profit organization of talented local filmmakers aiming to produce features and shorts that reflect the beauty and vibrancy of the Pacific Northwest. The short film borrows from Edgar Allan Poe’s macabre short story entitled Loss of …

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Lacey in Tune – Olson Brothers Country Rock

By TOM SIMPSON Hometown brothers Luke and Isaac Olson will kick off the summer for Lacey in Tune with an early evening set that reverberates with country-pop songwriting prowess. Originally from Olympia, the duo won the Battle of the Bands at Capital Lake Fair in 2013 and also won a national songwriting contest for their …

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An Interview With Shawn Colvin

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS The name Shawn Colvin is familiar to anyone who owned a radio in the summer of 1997, when her song “Sunny Came Home” was a top-10 smash that earned Grammy wins for best record and song. She’d already won “Best Contemporary Folk Album” six years prior for her debut …

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Elizabeth Lord Presents HOMESICK

By BILLY THOMAS for OLY ARTS As summer begins, master storyteller Elizabeth Lord invites you to join her on a journey into Camp Galilee, a (fictious) Christian summer camp on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Lord’s new one-woman show will be on stage at Olympia Family Theater in mid-June, and brings her audience with her …

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Anna Schlecht

An Olympia resident for 45 years, Schlecht has a day job in local government and on the weekends can be found coordinating a volunteer paint crew and supporting public art & murals.

Aigner Loren Wilson

Aigner Loren Wilson is a PNW writer originally from the Jersey Shore whose love of speculative fiction propels her through her everyday life. Her poetry, fiction, and nonfiction has appeared in OLY ARTS, Terraform, Nightlight, and more. She is an associate editor and copy editor for the award-winning magazine Strange Horizons and horror podcast Nightlight, …

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Jerica Pender

20 years ago, Jerica marched into the publisher’s office of a small press and begged for a spot at a desk. She said she’d work for free, just to be around words and their wordsmiths. Jerica was shocked when the publisher was willing to pay – as trading words for money had been a dream …

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Cody Taylor

Cody Taylor serves as OLY ARTS’ business operations manager. He is from Tumwater, and currently lives in Olympia. On top of managing day-to-day financials for OLY ARTS, he has spent the last 21 years with Prime Locations and the Housing Authority of Thurston County. In his role at the housing authority, he helps fulfill its …

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Molly Walsh

Molly Walsh is a writer and photographer, freelancing for Thurston Talk and the Shelton-Mason County Journal in addition to OLY ARTS. Her reporting assignments take her throughout the South Sound and she loves finding new people to meet and new stories to tell. You can always find Molly with a camera in hand and in …

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