In celebration of the New Year, the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim, presents a group show titled “Back to Basics: Black and White.” Curated by Nancy Lawrence and Karin Anderson, this show reveals the challenge presented when limiting the palette. The bold graphic punch of black and white that stimulates and sharpens the mind is modified by soft tones of grey, which lull one into a reflective meditative mood. This dichotomy asks, what is going on here. On view through January, you can meet the artists January 6 from 5-8pm. January. Shown: Natural Hourglass by Karen Rozbicki.