A new art exhibition that links history and art across Eastern Clallam County debuts this winter at the MAC.
"History & Art Connects" features original artwork from the MAC Collection that depict local historical scenes and were created by artists active in the local arts scene largely from the 1960s-1980s.
Join us for an opening reception from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 at the MAC Exhibit Center, 175 W. Cedar St. in Sequim, during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim (December color theme: GOLD). This exhibit will also be highlighted in a reception from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 (February art walk color theme: RED).
The 21 artists featured include Judy Priest, Esther Webster, Dorcas Taylor, Joy McCarter, Evelyn "Johnny" Whatton, Lynne Proudfoot, Gertrude Nelson, Margaret Bode, Hellen Boyd, Dick Chapman, Dolores Daniels, Olga Erickson, Ruth Foster, Virginia Neubart, Ada Newby, Delores Pommarane, Audrey Stevens, Russell Taylor, Helen B. Vogt Williams and Robert Yeroshek.
Among the local landmarks depicted in the artwork are the old Carlsborg Post Office (shown above), Clallam Co-op grain elevator, Sequim train depot, Gierin cooling tower, Dungeness Schoolhouse, New Dungeness Lighthouse, and several area barns and pioneer homesteads.
Our thanks to full-service photography and imaging company Clear Image in Sequim for donating framing services and custom frames for several of the featured paintings, Colors of Sequim for its loan of an easel, and Judy Priest for her invaluable assistance in curating this exhibit.
"History & Art Connects" remains on display through February 2014.
[Artwork image (top): Carlsborg Store & Post Office painting by Delores Pommarane. Jeanne Stevenson Collection, Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley.]
[Artwork image (bottom): McInnes Farm painting by Dorcas Taylor. On loan from Judy McInnes Tozzer.]