Category: Visual Arts

REVIEW: Susan Christian’s Long Journey

VISUAL ARTS REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Susan Christian’s paintings at Stable Studios are the real deal. They are painting as painting is meant to be: simple,...

Olympia Beer advertisement: "Always Welcome"

“It’s the Art” of Olympia Beer Advertising

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS “It’s the water” is the slogan that put Olympia on the map — even though Olympia Beer was brewed in Tumwater. Now the Olympia...

“Intimacy Happens,” mixed media by Marilyn Frasca, photo courtesy of the artist

REVIEW: Marilyn Frasca at Childhood’s End

VISUAL ARTS REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Marilyn Frasca is a marvel. If there was ever such a thing as a must-see show, it’s Frasca’s show of some 56...

"Go-Stay," painting by Susan Christian

Susan Christian at Stable Studios

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Stable Studios is tucked away in an easy-to-overlook building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Cherry Street in downtown Olympia. The...

Tom Rieger, left, and Amos Callender, right. Photo courtesy Thomas Architecture Studios.

Sand Carving at Thomas Architecture Studios

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS For the two days of Arts Walk and approximately a week thereafter, Thomas Architecture Studios will present sand carvings by Amos Callender...

Mariella Luz

Mariella Luz at Fall Arts Walk 2017

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS In any community you’ll find people like Mariella Luz, who not only participate in the arts but actively support them. She does so...

"Fly Away," painting by Lonnie L. Spikes Jr.

OLY ARTS Cover Artist Lonnie Spikes

by Ned Hayes for OLY ARTS Lonnie L. Spikes Jr. is the artist whose piece “Fly Away” graces the cover of the Fall Arts Walk edition of OLY ARTS. “Fly Away” was...

"Street Love," mixed media by Evan Clayton Horback

Mixed Media From Evan Clayton Horback

by Adam McKinney for OLY ARTS Evan Clayton Horback is the cover artist for this year’s Fall Arts Walk program, with a piece called “Street Love.” Horback grew up...

Sock Monkeys for Social Justice

Sock Monkeys for Social Justice at Arts Walk

by Jonah Barrett for OLY ARTS A barrel of sock monkeys will take the POWER center by storm this Arts Walk. Each sock monkey, created by members of Parents Organizing for...

"Fly Away," painting by Lonnie L. Spikes Jr.

Cover Artist Lonnie Spikes

by Ned Hayes for OLY ARTS Lonnie L. Spikes Jr. is the artist whose piece “Fly Away” graces the cover of this edition of OLY ARTS. “Fly Away” was created by...