Art Walk

Where to Go This First Thursday: July 2016

Punch Gallery goes down swinging (and crashing), Lisa Harris Gallery shows all it has to offer, and Davidson highlights turn of the century Japanese woodblock prints.

By Seth Sommerfeld July 6, 2016

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Punch Gallery takes on final destructive ride with Hit and Run.

Hit and Run
Punch Gallery

If Punch Gallery is going out, it’s going out crashing and burning. After 10 years in business, Hit and Run marks the last show at Punch Gallery. For this final installment, the founders of Punch got in touch with their rural roots. The crew bought a 1986 Pontiac Firebird and soup it up to compete in last weekend’s 42nd Annual Goldendale Jaycees Car and Truck Demolition Derby. Head to Punch to find out the end results and see the chronicling of this destructive automotive project become art. Opening reception from 5–8.

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Hiroshi Yoshida, Mt. Rainier, 1925, color woodblock, 16 x 21.375 in.

Japanese Woodblock Prints
Davidson Galleries

Beginning in 1868, Japan’s Meiji period shifted the country away from being a feudal society and opened it up to a modern worldview. But many cultural traditions still remained vital during this time of transition (which lasted through the early 20th century), including the art of color woodblock prints. Davidson Gallery’s Japanese Woodblock Prints showcases exquisite works of era that span from classic prints of traditional Japanese castles and Noh performers to Hiroshi Yoshida more modernized images of Mount Rainer, the Taji Mahal, and Niagara Falls that signal an end to the centuries-old Japanese isolationism. Opening reception from 6–8.

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A sampling of the works in 31 for 32: Summer Salon.

31 for 32: Summer Salon
Lisa Harris Gallery

It’s rare for galleries to show off all of what they have to offer, but with 31 for 32: Summer Salon, Lisa Harris Gallery celebrates its 32nd year in Pike Place Market by showing off pieces from all 31 of the gallery’s artists. The broad reach of the exhibit includes Northwest painting, sculpture, printmaking, and photography and showcases how much diverse imagery a single gallery can bring to the community. Opening reception from 6–8.


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Sculture by Scott Fife.

Scott Fife: Esto Perpetua
Platform Gallery

Everything’s going digital these days. Platform Gallery only further proves that point. At the conclusion of Scott Fife’s sculpture exhibit Esto Perpetua, the 12-year-old gallery will cease brick-and-mortar existence and transition into an online-only entity. Make one final visit before Platform becomes another idea in the cloud. First Thursday reception from 6–8.

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