Category: Alec Clayton

Carol Hannum: Worlds Apart

ART REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Carol Hannum is an underappreciated local treasure. Her art has been shown in museums and galleries and is in private and public...

Red at Olympia Little Theatre

By Alec Clayton The angst, artistic sensibility and intelligence of the great abstract-expressionist painter Mark Rothko will be on display — raw nerve ends and all...

Visual Arts Review – Bright Scenes of Sea and Land at Childhood’s End

Visual Art Review by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Photo: “Poised” pastel by Barbara Noonan, courtesy Childhood’s End Gallery Barbara Noonan’s work at Childhood’s...

Upcoming Events at Orca Books

By Alec Clayton September promises to be a stellar month for events at Olympia’s Orca Books. Richard Robbins will read from his book Body Turn to Rain: New &...

Upcoming Events at Browsers Bookshop

By Alec Clayton Browsers Bookshop has a full schedule of art exhibits, book readings and book-club discussions in its newly remodeled event area upstairs. The art...

Theater Review: Ruthless! The Stage Mother of all Musicals

THEATER REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS The subtitle “the stage mother of all musicals” only begins to hint at what this campy musical is all about. It is a...

Legally Blonde at Broadway Olympia Productions

THEATER REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Musical theater has returned to Olympia with the staging of Legally Blonde by the capital city’s new theater company...

A Hodgepodge of Art at Art House Designs

ART REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Olympia’s Art House Designs is not your typical art gallery. They seldom have regularly scheduled shows. Rather, it is more...

Christopher Mathie—Essences of the Seashore

VISUAL ART REVIEW By Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Christopher Mathie is a frequent exhibiting artist at Childhood’s End. It’s been long enough since I’ve seen his...

Theater Review: Animal Fire Theatre’s The Winter’s Tale

THEATER REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Animal Fire Theatre’s The Winter’s Tale is the way Shakespeare in the Park should be done. The outdoor setting is a...