Where to Go This First Thursday: July 2014
Exhibitions open and galleries stay open late. So many choices...
Lisa Harris Gallery
The kids may be out of school, but the job never really stops for art teachers. Lisa Harris collects the works of ten educators—Emily Wood, Gary Nisbet, John Lysak, Karen Kosoglad, Kent Lovelace, Mitchell Albala, Terry Furchgott, Lois Silver, and Thomas Wood—to display their painting and printmaking works during the otherwise slow summer months. As a bonus, the artists will actually show off their teaching skills with demos on painting, collage, etching, and more on Saturday afternoons during the exhibit's run. Opening reception at 6.
John Buck: Kinetic Sculptures, Prints, and Carved Wood Panels
Greg Kucera Gallery
The wooden works of John Buck are anything but subtle. The towering multitiered carvings seem like visions from fever dreams: bodies jutting with symbol-strewn gadgets instead of heads, stairs with horse- and skyscraper-adorned pillars, and more. They’re surreal ideas crashing headfirst into natural materials. Opening reception at 6.
Will Robinson: Resonance
It’s a hands-on experience when Bremerton native Will Robinson creates his signature stone sculptures, and he’s fine with anyone else taking the same approach. He encourages viewers to touch his twisting and jutting, geometrically abstract sculptures—some of which tower nearly seven feet high—to experience their tactile sensations. Opening reception at 6.
The Art of Gaman
Bellevue Arts Museum
Creativity shines even in the darkest situations. The Art of Gaman details the arts and crafts created in Japanese American internment camps from 1942 to 1946. Even with scant supplies (scrap-wood carvings play a prominent role), these imprisoned citizens were able to create delicate works that belied their harsh living predicament. Curator talk at 7.