Visual Arts

Tom Hyde - Photographs from the Industrial Forest

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Don't Forget This Song: Making of the Carter Family Graphic Novel

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Artist David Lasky will present a multimedia slideshow documenting the creation of the graphic novel, “The Carter Family: Don't Forget This Song,” by Frank M. Young and Lasky, about the classic American folk group. Lasky will also discuss historical graphic novels and the depiction of music in comics. Join him at the Olympia Timberland Library on Friday, March 1 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
In The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song, and Lasky tell the story of the Carter Family—the first superstar group of country music—who made hundreds of recordings and sold millions of records between 1927 and 1944. The novel is both a unique biography, and an account that reveals the family’s rise to success, their struggles along the way, and their impact on contemporary music. It is also a story of success and failure, poverty and wealth, racism and tolerance, creativity and business, and the enduring power of music and love.
The book shares the same goal as country music: to tell stories, and to capture them honestly. Illustrated with exacting detail and written in the Southern dialect of the time, the book is uniquely American. It includes a music CD of 11 rare Carter Family radio recordings.

Evergreen Artists' Lecture Series - The Stranger's Jen Graves

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

From today's inbox:

Jen Graves: Wednesday January, 16, 11:30-1:00, Lecture Hall 1

Jen Graves

Jen GravesThe Stranger’s visual arts writer—writes about things you mostly, but not strictly, approach with your eyeballs. Her writing has been in Art in America, The Believer, and ArtNews, and the Warhol Foundation has given her some money to get lost in land art. She also digs teaching, especially at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. Jen has lived and written about art in the Pacific Northwest for 11 years.

Longhouse Holiday Native Art Fair

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 11:00am - Sat, 12/08/2012 - 5:00pm

The Longhouse at The Evergreen State College will be hosting the annual Longhouse Holiday Native Art Fair Friday December 7 and Saturday December 8, 2012. The fair starts at 11:00 AM on Friday and runs until 6 PM and begins again on Saturday at 10:00 AM and runs until 5 PM.

This year’s fair features Native art work in carving, weaving, print making, painting, jewelry, textiles, clothing, and more.The fair features some of the most renown artists of the region including carver, David Boxley (Tsimshian) who has work in museums and collections across the world as well as award winning artists from the Sante Fe Indian market, the Heard and the Eiteljorg markets like Peter Boome (Upper Skagit), Terrance Guardipee (Blackfeet), Linley Logan (Seneca) and Nelson Garcia (Santo Domingo Pueblo). The show includes some of the regions foremost Salish artists like Fran James and her son Bill James (Lummi), Malynn Foster (Squaxin Island), the Hazel Pete Institute of Chehalis Basketry, Joe Seymour (Squaxin Island) and many more.

The market is truly a collector’s market but also has fantastic works from artists representing the Southwest region, Makah, Yakama, and the Puget Sound region that is affordable and one of a kind.

At two each afternoon, music by Ojibwe flutist Darren Thompson will be featured. Darren is from the Lac du Flambeau Lake Superior Band of Ojibwe. Visitors can purchase Indian tacos and frybread provided by the Evergreen Native Student Alliance.


Portrait Drawing Class!

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

With Ava Arvest

Models will join us, bring a friend if you want to draw your friends face, or if they have an affinity for being drawn! We'll discuss what makes a drawing photo-realistic, Contrast, Negative spaces, contours, guesture drawings, and details. This is a 3 hour class because most drawing classes are in 3 hour blocks, this is to really give enough time to gather the linear information and shading. Come if you're advanced you and you just want to join us, come if you're a beginner and you want to try your hand. Most supplies will be provided, Email to confirm your interest and see if you need to bring anything.

All ages welcome!

Nov. 13 & 27 3 - 6pm @ Olyphant
Olyphant Art supply 117 Washington St.

It's Free!!!

Heather Taylor's Art Featured at Splash Gallery of Olympia NOvember 16-30

Fri, 11/16/2012 (All day) - Fri, 11/30/2012 (All day)

Local artist, Heather Taylor, will be featured at Splash Gallery of Olympia from November 16 through November 30. Heather is a watercolor and acrylic painter who also creates hanging ceramic pieces. Splash Gallery is located at 501 Columbia St. NW, Suite C, in between the Dockside Bistro and Bud Bay Cafe at Percival Landing. Gallery hours are Weds/Thurs 11AM to 6PM; Fri/Sat 11AM to 7PM and Sundays 11AM to 5 PM. The gallery stays open until 8PM the first Friday of each month as well.

Marina Kuran Art Featured at Splash Gallery of Olympia November 2 - 15

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 12:00am - Thu, 11/15/2012 - 1:00am

Local artist, Marina Kuran, will be featured at Splash Gallery of Olympia from November 2 through November 15. Marina is a mixed media painter who also hand paints both 2D and 3D glass. Splash Gallery is located at 501 Columbia St. NW, Suite C, in between the Dockside Bistro and Bud Bay Cafe at Percival Landing. Gallery hours are Weds/Thurs 11AM to 6PM; Fri/Sat 11AM to 7PM and Sundays 11AM to 5 PM. The gallery stays open until 8PM the first Friday of each month as well.

POSSCA Art Show and Sale

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 10:00am - Sun, 11/11/2012 - 4:00pm
POSSCA and the Friends of the Olympia Library team up for their annual art sale. Come meet local artists and find wonderful jewelry, glass, paintings, ceramics, photography, pottery and more. All proceeds go to the Olympia Library and art scholarships. Admission is $1. Location: The Olympia Armory, 515 Eastside, between 5th and Legion.

Nikki McClure - Evergreen Artist Lecture Series

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

From today's inbox:

Nikki McClure
Evergreen Artist Lecture Series
Wednesday October 17
11:30-1:00, Lecture Hall 1

Nikki McClure of Olympia, Washington is known for her painstakingly intricate and beautiful paper cuts. Armed with an X-acto knife, she cuts out her images from a single sheet of paper and creates a bold language that translates the complex poetry of motherhood, nature, and activism into a simple and endearing picture.

R.T. Leverich: Stone Works

Sat, 10/06/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

From today's inbox:

R.T. Leverich: Stone Works
October 5-17, 2012
Reception: Saturday, October 6, 7-9pm

Bob Leverich, Evergreen faculty member and friend of Evergreen Gallery, exhibits in Olympia at Susan Christian Project Space, 114 Capitol Way.
Hours: Mon-Sat 12-7pm
"The image of stone being fluid, breathing...the sense of arrested movement... dwellings separate, but grounded and connected...
time captured in the swirls and patterns of stone"
-- Cyril Reade, Director of the Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, Curator

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