Tom Anderson

Painter Tom Anderson at Childhood’s End Gallery

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Tom Anderson is a contemporary mixed-media artist. He’s the artist who created Olympia’s Park of the Seven Oars by the roundabout on Harrison. His large paintings fill the walls in the emergency room at Providence St. Peter Hospital, and his work is in more than 1,600 public and private …

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Sally Penley

Calligrapher Sally Penley at Buck’s Fifth Avenue

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Sally Penley is an aptly named calligrapher living in Olympia. In addition to her love of letters and mixed-media painting, she enjoys creating Asian-inspired images with Sumi ink and simple tools such as pieces of board, handmade Sumi brushes and pointed pen nibs on a variety of textures and …

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Pat Tassoni

Sculptor Pat Tassoni at Peacock Village

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Pat Tassoni is locally famous for lamps patterned after the Space Needle and made from recycled materials. On display at Peacock Village will be various Space Needle replicas ranging from one-foot to 12-feet-tall. The 12-foot Space Needle will be exhibited only on Friday evening. Other works by Tassoni can …

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Nikki McClure

Nikki McClure Nurtured by Olympia Art Scene

by Ned Hayes for OLY ARTS Once upon a time, Nikki McClure hung out with Olympia’s own “riot grrrls.” She danced on stage at Nirvana’s early performances and labored alongside K Records founder Calvin Johnson on a light table used for music newsletters. Over time, McClure also became a well-regarded papercut artist and began selling …

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Fall Arts Walk Events 2016

Read the complete Arts Walk Program for more information about events >> Read the OLY ARTS Arts Walk Guide here >> F R I D A Y 5:00 pm               Hammer of Hathor, Live Music – Olympia Food Co-Op 5:00 pm              Lisa Ramsauer, Acoustic …

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"The Weight," sculpture by Grey Brogdon

Sculptor Grey Brogdon at Thomas Architecture Studio

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Grey Brogdon has traveled extensively and lived abroad for more than 11 years. He says he finds joy throughout the creative process, from the discovery of found items to the fabrication, casting, building, renovation, painting, drawing and designing of original works. Brogdon majored in art at Oklahoma State University …

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Martin Lee chalk art at OFT

Chalk Artist Martin Lee at OFT

by Kelli Samson for OLY ARTS Olympia Family Theater (OFT) is hosting high-quality performance art this Arts Walk. Local artist Martin Lee will be in the lobby. Lee came to Olympia as a student at The Evergreen State College. Fast-forward two-plus decades, and he’s OFT’s resident chalk artist. He produces a piece to decorate the …

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Kathy Gore-Fuss

Painter Kathy Gore-Fuss at Salon Refu

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Kathy Gore-Fuss was born in Seattle but spent most of her childhood in the Midwest. She returned to Seattle in 1966, then attended the University of Washington and studied at Pratt Fine Arts Center. In 2004, her husband of 23 years died suddenly of a heart attack. After his …

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"Islands in the Sky," acrylic by Debra Van Tuinen

Painter Debra Van Tuinen at Waterstreet Café

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Debra Van Tuinen will be showing new paintings and some older work at Waterstreet Café for Arts Walk. Her prints combine watercolor monotypes and solar etching plates. She’s been exhibited by Oehme Graphics at the Washington D.C., Boston, New York City and Minneapolis Print Fairs; by Goodwin Fine Art …

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"Wildflower 2," ceramic by Nicole Gugliotti

Ceramist Nicole Gugliotti at Arbutus Folk School

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Nicole Gugliotti completed her MFA from the University of Florida in 2014. She has exhibited in solo exhibitions at the Tim Salen Gallery in St. Petersburg, Florida and The Institute of Ceramic Studies at The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Shigaraki, Japan. Curatorial projects include “Think Warm: Miami Draws …

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