Local art teachers show their wares at Lisa Harris Gallery's Summer School exhibit.

Details left to right, top to bottom: Karen Kosoglad, Mitchell Albala, Terry Furchgott, Gary Nisbet, Lois Silver, Thomas Wood, John Lysak, Emily Wood, Kent Lovelace.

Summer School
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, Muse, 2014, carved jelutong wood with motor.

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, Bowman Parthian Shot, basalt, 43 x 22 x 9.25 in.

Will Robinson: Resonance
Foster/White Gallery

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Kametaro Matsumoto, Puzzle, paint, wood, lacquer, 7.5 x 6 x 0.5 in.

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.




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