Photography, weaving, painting on display during Port Townsend Gallery Walk
November 1, 2019
PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Gallery will be among venues taking part in Port Townsend Gallery Walk from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.
The gallery, at 715 Water St., will host its featured artists, for the month of November, Rebekah Cadorette, Ann Norton and Beverly McNeil.
Nature photographer McNeil has had a life full of exposures, having lived in Colorado, Alaska, Oregon and the Olympic Peninsula the past 16 years.
She retired from the medical profession as community health practitioner in a remote Alaska village and as a physician assistant in Oregon and Washington.
McNeil is also a local Audubon chapter member and trip leader. She travels annually to Costa Rica for four weeks of nature photography immersion striving to record the beautiful uniqueness of her subjects. She will show a mix of birds, beach scenes and flora during the month.
Norton and Cadorette have over 70 years of spinning, dyeing and weaving experience between them.
Norton is featuring versatile garments made from specialty handspun and hand-dyed yarns. Her wraps are suitable for evening wear or curling up at home with a book.
Cadorette specializes in the folk art of temari. In Japan, where temari evolved from children’s toys to art, they are highly valued and cherished gifts, symbolizing deep friendship and loyalty.
For more gallery information, call 360-379-8110.
Also during Saturday’s Gallery Walk:
• Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water St., will host its 6th annual Artist Showcase.
The center will open a new show, Northwest Impressions II, in the Artist Showcase in November with the work of Diane Walker, Louis Hurlbut, Linda Wentz and Robert Basta.
Walker, a painter, finds creative challenges to be about reconciling opposites: finding the common ground beneath obvious differences and unearthing the potential for unity that lies hidden in diversity, she said.
Her paintings are neither fully representational nor completely abstract.
After a career of working nine to five, Hurlbut retired and started thinking about what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. An early desire to make art re-emerged.
He concluded he wanted to capture his joy of spending time outdoors in his art. When the cold weather forces him into the studio he takes his plein air sketches and turns them into studio paintings.
Retired and living in Sequim, Wentz saw a “glorious” watercolor painting of sweet peas that inspired her to study with the artist, attending classes at a community college and workshops.
She said that starting at age 70 gave her a head start on Grandma Moses, who was 78 when she began painting.
Wentz often uses transparent colors layered in washes, and leans toward realism.
While working in New Zealand, Basta, a sculptor, was invited to an introductory sculpture class using oamaru stone. He didn’t think his interest would extend beyond this weekend class. Over the next few years he completed one or two sculptures a year, and ended up shipping oamaru stone to his home in Washington.
• Fort Worden, 200 Battery Way, will have the work of Sequoyah Rodriguez and David Bellecci at Reveille for a reception from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Rodriguez will host a reception the same day from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Taps in Building 300.
Rodriguez’ modernist landscapes and figures are on display at Taps at the Guardhouse. Bellecci’s contemporary acrylics are on display at Reveille at the Commons. Exhibits are available for viewing seven days a week, during regular business hours, now through December.
For more information on location and hours of operation, visit fortworden.org/eat-drink.