Opening August 9thwe have paintings, wood working, raku pottery and Gift Shop filled with jewelry, altars, ceremony tools and icons and a collection of Jizos.
Alena Sinacola’s goal as an artist is to communicate ideas that resonate with others on a deeply human level. For her show “Threshold” she works with acrylic, ink and charcoal and for her nothing does this as beautifully as the human figure. Her work is fundamentally entwined with story and currently is incorporating her experiences as a woman and a mother into her work. She interested in how the artist who becomes a mother can embrace and sustain both as a mother and artist, and how society can support and respect mothers as whole, complex human beings.
Gale Lurie is both an accomplished potter and teacher. She brings to her Raku show at VCA creative forms that are beautiful, useful and affordable. She has an eclectic style and she loves to try new techniques, glazes and firings. Currently she is particularly interested in creating Raku pieces and also teaches workshops in this technique. Come see her recent collection all of which are truly one of a kind.
Lyle E Harris Fine Wood Working show includes breadboards, salad bowls and a collection of vases. Lyle enjoys a lifelong fascination with wood working being constantly in awe of the variety in color, density, grain pattern, sound, and texture. Come see his collection which he creates from his Vashon workshop “sanctuary” where his hours there are a “creative meditation far removed from the frantic pace of modern living.”
The Gift Shop will be filled with Jeaneen Bauer’s “The Sacred Sphere: Inner Consciousness and the Art of Ceremony”, a collection of fiber art, jewelry, altars and photos exploring ceremonial practices, tools and icons and Eric Nelsen’s collection of Jizos – statues of the Japanese ‘protector of travelers. The hope for this show is to open your heart, expand your consciousness and find a spiritual presence that resonates in your life. This will allow you to align yourself with your intention and engage your energy with prayers, hopes, and dreams.