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A Sculpture Northwest event Friday, November 15. Open to the public from 4 to 7 pm at First Command Financial Planning and Banking, 32895 State Route 20 in Oak Harbor.
It’s the official “ribbon cutting” by the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the opening of the branch (Chris Churchill, Principal and District Advisor). First Command provides financial planning and banking for armed forces and military families. Guest of honor is retired US Air Force Colonel Barry Bridger who was shot down in Vietnam and spent 6 years as a POW in the Hanoi Hilton and whose roommate there was John McCain.
Whidbey Island Sculpture Northwest members are coordinating this with First Command Financial Planning and Banking. Over 40 paintings and 15 sculptures are on display and for sale. This is a way of introducing the public to some of the military personnel of our community and an opportunity to meet and see the work of Whidbey Island Artists. Sculpture Northwest artists likely to attend are Sue Taves, Jan Hoy, Lloyd Whannell, Lane Tompkins, Dan Freeman, Woody Morris and Richard Nash. Other sculptors represented are Frank Rose and Hank Nelson of Cloudstone Sculpture Park.
Therese Kingsbury, in one of her art endeavors, contacted Chris Churchill because the First Command Building offers a good layout for presenting art and sculpture. Chris thought the idea of “warming up” the space with Whidbey Island art would be beneficial. Sculptor and painter Richard Nash after visiting the space agreed to hang the walls. Therese and Richard are both on the Sculpture Northwest board so the idea was to include membership sculpture throughout the building.
We look forward to this and hope to see you there. The art may be viewed by appointment only after this event. Please contact Richard Nash at 360.929.6864 to arrange a tour.
To view Sculpture Northwest artists’ work click here.