“Restructured” Fine Art and Craft Exhibition

Featuring over thirty artworks, Restructured showcases five Pacific Northwest artists who use a variety of collage techniques and/or imagery in their process and finished work. Through a dedicated use of recycled material, traditional paper-cutting, reassembling experimentation, or contemporary digitally-influenced design processes, there is much to explore in our latest exhibition. Restructured features two new artists …

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Painting Demonstration with Jon Bradham

Local oil painter, Jon Bradham, will be coming by Childhood’s End Gallery to do a painting demonstration in our gallery space on Saturday, July 29th, starting at 11am. Jon is an accomplished observational painter and avid outdoor explorer, working in all many of subjects around the globe. Stop in to witness how his painting process …

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“This Old World” Artist Talk

Join Childhood’s End Gallery in celebrating our latest exhibition, This Old World, with an Artist Talk on Saturday, May 20th at 2PM in our gallery room. The five artists; Susan Aurand, Sally Christian, Sally Cloninger, Marilyn Frasca, and Gail Ramsey Wharton, will be discussing ideas, inspiration, thoughts, processes, and whatever else may come up. Seating …

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“Material Matters” Fine Art & Craft Exhibition

Material Matters is a collection of bold new work in a diverse array of materials. Five local artists present their work in cut feathers (Chris Maynard), batik (Lisa Kattenbraker), ceramic sculpture (Garrison Coverdale), watercolor (Julie Creighton), and carved blocks (Sara Gettys). Come by during our open hours to explore the collection. Join us for an …

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Bloom at Childhood's End Gallery

REVIEW: Bloom at Childhood’s End Gallery

As summer creeps in and as we begin to see hope for an end to the COVID pandemic, Childhood’s End Gallery celebrates rejuvenation with an exhibition called “Bloom.” It features flowers, flowers and more flowers by local artists, plus paintings, etchings, sculptures and a cascading curtain of living flowers by Olympia artist Kathy Gore Fuss.

REVIEW: Childhood’s End 50th-Anniversary Exhibition, Part 2

By Alec Clayton For half a century, Childhood’s End Gallery has been Olympia’s paramount art gallery. Bill and Richenda Richardson opened the gallery and gift shop in 1971. Since then, they’ve introduced many of the region’s best painters, sculptors and craftspersons to our town. Today, they continue to display works, not only by outstanding local …

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“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 drawings at Childhood’s End Gallery. This exhibition is the result of a lifetime, so far, of making, studying and teaching art. Her drawing style …

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Marilyn Frasca

Marilyn Frasca: Poet, Painter, Mystic

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Marilyn Frasca is one of the South Sound’s most beloved artists, as evidenced by the crowds that flocked to her solo show at Childhood’s End Gallery in 2013. It was a rare honor for the artist, in that the gallery almost never does one-person shows. That show featured 71 …

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