Category: Books and Words

"Strange Fire" by Alec Clayton

Alec Clayton: Artist, Author, Critic

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS When artists stop creating art in one medium, they most likely start in another. Whether the transition is from painting to sculpting,...

Bree Loewen

Bringing the Mountains’ Stories to Life

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Mother, nursing student, mountain climber, author, search-and-rescue leader … the list of job titles for Bree Loewen gets longer...

David Scherer-Water

Local, Satirical Author David Scherer-Water

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS There are unique and quirky aspects of Olympia that are hard to put into words for even the best of authors, yet writer and social...

Weekend Preview: June 9, 2017

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, there’s enough live music in Olympia to keep your toes tapping all night long, not to...

Stephen Holgate

Stephen Holgate: Author, Diplomat and Traveler

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS “And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” Written by...

Weekend Preview: June 2, 2017

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week promises even more folk, bluegrass and fiddling fun than the last as Olympia gears up for...

book art by Shereen LaPlantz

LaPlantz Book Art Given to UPS Library

by Rosemary Ponnekanti for OLY ARTS When it comes to book art, Shereen LaPlantz didn’t just write the textbook, she also made the books inside the textbook: handmade,...

Lennée Reid

The ARTery Performance Art Festival

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS There’s something unique about the Olympia arts community, especially when it comes to cross-genre collaborations. The arts community...

Jim Lynch

Saint Martin’s Summer Creative Writing Institute

by Nora Kovacs for OLY ARTS Saint Martin’s University will open its doors to 15 local fiction writers for the second installment of its Summer Creative Writing...

Kendra Tanacea

Kendra Tanacea Poetry Reading at Browsers

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS For some people, reading and writing are creative outlets that allow them to tap into the extraordinary without being hindered by...