Art galleries, bars, restaurants, shops, performance spaces — more than 80 downtown venues will be aswarm with excitement as artists young and old, amateur and professional, bring downtown Olympia to vibrant life for two evenings in early October. It’s been happening twice a year since 1990, when the first-annual spring and fall Arts Walks kicked off. In addition to visual art, there will be street performances, a busking zone and food trucks.
by Alec Clayton The latest artexhibition at Browsers Bookshop is DIALOGIC: Works on Paper by Evan Horback and Cecily Schmidt. Accordintg to the Oxford English Dictionary, “dialogic” means “relating to or in the form of dialogue.” That discribes this show in many ways. There are dialogues between the two artists and between […]
Artist Becky Knold has released a series of paintings that, intentionally or not, were inspired by or reacted to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Five experienced artists have been asked to mentor younger artists and exhibit their own work alongside works by the artists they’ve mentored. The resulting exhibition, Black Love, is currently on display at SPSCC’s Leonor R. Fuller Gallery.
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 End Gallery was announced like too many other landscape displays — pretty, predictable and unimaginative. But when one visits the gallery in person, the work communicates […]
By Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Christopher Gerber, an aesthetic engineer with Artists With Ecology, sees the dilapidated old Olympia Brewery building in Tumwater as an eyesore and a blight on a beautiful area, and he wants to do something about it. His proposal is to beautify the abandoned brewery […]
VISUAL ART REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Childhood’s End Gallery’s latest show is clearly different from their usual group show. Oaxaca to Washington is an exhibition of more than 30 prints by Mexican artists from the state of Oaxaca. Local artist Mimi Williams became friends with Mexican artist […]
by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Internationally renowned artist Christian Moeller is a professor of art at UCLA in Los Angeles. This German artist’s large media installations are of architectural scale and are kinetic in nature. Moeller’s site-specific works have been exhibited worldwide, including installations in Tokyo, London, Singapore, Silicon […]
by Jonah Barrett for OLY ARTS The work of two visual artists will collide in a single show at Arts Walk this weekend. Local multimedia virtuosos Katherine Smith and Jess Tanguay create works of art that function as polar opposites in subject matter, but harmonious in style. This dual show will […]
Arts Walk Pick 2018 by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS The Evergreen Arts Walk Tour describes China Star as “a conceptually-minded process artist working across disciplines in 2D, 3D, installation and performance.” In Arts Walk this spring, she will show abstract, mixed-media paintings from a series called “MORTALITY: The Loss […]