Two solo art exhibits, Alisara Martin and Kris Pedrin open the week with two large group shows – A Taste of Waterworks and Vashon’s Clay Community.
Alisara Marti“ReLume” (mixed media)
“Relume” is a single four foot handmade book that uses hand printed lithographs, screen prints, and etchings. This is special piece uses many of the techniques that originally drew Alisara to printmaking. It is a story about children, safety, and protection and the very large format recreates the relationship of object and body that we have when we are young. Like books we have as children, this piece is meant to be read and to collect the scuffs and scars that come with age.
Kris Pedrin “Western Landscapes-My personal Observations” (photography)
Kris Pedrin enjoys passing on to the viewing the feelings that he experiences to make him to stop, set up his camera and press the shutter button. His choice of the moment would depend upon the subject and with the intent to convey to the viewer what he felt at the time of taking the photograph.
Vashon Clay Community group show
The 20 clay artists, from Masters level to newer potters, bring a wealth of experience to the craft and have produced a wide variety of functional and sculptural works for this group show. The artists all start out with a 25 lb. bag of clay and take it in different directions. Porcelain, earthenware, stoneware are wheel thrown, hand built and cast into mugs, berry bowls, and pots for plants, lantern houses, figurative sculpture. Vashon’s clay artists are influenced by traditional forms from classical American and English pottery, ancient pieces from Chinese Han to the Cycladic Islands, Buddhist Temples, desert oases and mountains of the Pacific Northwest. Artists exhibiting are Abraham McBride, April Dalinis, Barbara Wells, Christine Beck, David Blad, Eric Nelsen, Gale Lurie, Jane Neubauer, Jon Eric Schafer,Karen Fevold, Lin Holley, Lisa deFaccio, Liz Lewis, Marla Smith, Mary Hosick, Mary Lynn Buss, Mary L. Robinson ,Mary Rose O’Reilley, Roxanne Thayer, Sonja Bergstroem.
Waterworks group show “A Taste of Waterworks”
Waterworks Studio is a collective of over 25 artists who come together once a year at Darsie and Christine Beck’s studio for the VIVA Art Studio Tour. Waterworks will fill the VCA gift shop with the art and crafts of 15 of their artists working in every imaginable. On offer are paintings and notecards by Darsie Beck, Jeff Good and Ken Fulton joined by woodworkers John Moore, Steve Silva and Dale Randles, ceramics by Chris Beck and Lin Holley, and altars, spirit dolls and jewelry created by Ginny Ciszek, Kate Rutherford and Jeaneen Bauer. Iconic island photographs by Kim Farrell and Ray Pfortner juxtaposed with stone collectibles from Zoe Cheroke and shimmering wearable art from the hands of May Shemeta.
Runs July 26 to August 4
Gallery Hours (starting July 1) Tues – Fri 12-5pm, Sat & Sun 12-4pm (closed Monday)