Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley, continues with their July & August show "A Painter’s Summer in the Northwest" with featured artists Pete Jordan, Susan Ogilvie and Ginny O’Neill. They will be open for the Langley Art Walk and artists’ reception August 3 from 5-7 PM. The gallery is also hanging new work by Buffy Cribbs, Bruce Morrow, Yuka Zuver and Rich Frishman as well as showing some new figurative sculptures by Jeff Day for the August Opening. Shown at the right: Sunset at Deer Lagoon.
The work of Port Townsend ceramist Anne Hirondelle is on view through August 31 at the Max Grover Gallery, 630 Water Street in Port Townsend Her pieces are in myriad private and public collections including the White House Collection in the Clinton Library, The Museum of Arts and Design, New York, the Los Angeles County Art Museum and the Tacoma Art Museum. Her work is also currently included in the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s Inaugural exhibit, "First Light.” Hirondelle was the recipient of an NEA fellowship for the visual arts in 1988. In 2004 she was a finalist for the Seattle Art Museum’s Betty Bowen Award. In 2009 her accomplishments where recognized by the Northwest Arts Community with the Yvonne Twining Humber Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Simon Mace Gallery, 236 Taylor in Port Townsend, welcomes NW sculptor, David Eisenhour, for the month of August with a reception for the artist from 5:30-8pm during the Port Townsend Gallery Walk. Eisenhour’s sculptures emerge into bronze, elevating the microscopic pteropod, while echoing the universal spiral. Each pteropod in the series exhibits progressive signs of degradation. An evolutionary tale is spun, an omen of portent for Planet Earth. This series is informed by David’s study of ocean acidification and the effects on the flora and fauna. An exciting aspect of David’s work for this show is his use of microscopes to bring the invisible world of plankton to light in his sculptures. Nina Bednarsek, a NRC Postdoctoral Fellow at NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Seattle, provided him with images of pteropods, micro-scopic marine snails also known as sea butterflies. Pteropods are a staple food for pink salmon here in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.
Gallery Cygnus, 109 Commercial in LaConner, opens their new show "Nick Fennel: Wetscapes and Jeffrey Hanks: Vessels" in a reception from 5-8pm. The artists will be present for a festive reception coinciding with La Conner’s monthly art walk.
Local Color, 1606 Pike Place, opens a group show from 6-8pm. Featured artists are Cheryl Waale, Helene Fine, Paul Butterfield and Dave Alton.
On view through August 31 at the Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Avenue in Edson, is new work by artists Lindsay Kohles and Jasmine Valandani in a focused, main room exhibition. The opening reception is from 5-8pm. Shown: Lindsay Kohles, North Pacific Potato Bug.