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Richard Nash will be showing both abstract sculpture and paintings at Cassera Gallery South in Stanwood, Washington through August 9th. The gallery is located in the new Designs Northwest Architects building.
The show is a retrospective of sorts presenting some of Nash’s MFA paintings that have been in storage since the late 1970’s as well as over 30 current paintings and sculpture.
Nash received his MFA from Washington State University, studied art on scholarship in Japan at Nihon University for I year, was granted a one year sabbatical by the Oak Harbor School District (where he taught art for 30 years) and in conjunction with WSU to study art and architecture in Europe, Russia, and Israel primarily to create art history programs. He also taught Intaglio printmaking for years at Skagit Valley College. He is a Northwest native. www.rjnashart.com
Sculptor Ann Morris has gifted Western Washington University a 14.5-acre retreat on Lummi Island along with her studio and 16 large bronze sculptures. She will continue to use the studio overlooking Rosario Strait, but will allow WWU to host events at the property.
The Western Foundation will maintain the sculptures and use the property for its fine arts curriculum. The property may be used to display student work in an on-site gallery, a concert venue for recitals, or short artist residencies. Western Foundation has created an endowment for the property from private donors who have committed nearly $1 million to preserve the collection and it’s home.
Sculpture Woods is open the first Saturday of each month from 10 am to 5 pm.
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Restoring Joseph Kinnebrew sculptures
For the past several months Sculpture Northwest has been working on restoring a collection of Joseph Kinnebrew sculptures. We have made arrangements for leasing a warehouse at Bellingham Airport thru the Port of Bellingham. Restoration of the first of these, “Meditation” a powder coated steel sculpture has been completed. We are well on our way to completing two more later this summer. The work is being done by Hayley-Ann Law, a recent graduate of Bellingham Technical College along with the assistance of sculptor Shirley Erickson.
“Valley of Our Spirits”
On Mount Vernon’s Riverwalk Park along the Skagit River, a new sculpture to honor the native people was recently installed. “Valley of Our Spirits” is a 23’ steel tower containing rocks from the Skagit River, It is adorned with images of fish and animals in stainless steel and colored glass, with an eagle on top looking toward downtown Mount Vernon. Purchased by the City of Mount Vernon, it’s the work of Sculpture Northwest Associate Member Milo White, glass artist and Sculpture Northwest board member Lin McJunkin, and artist Jay Bowen of the Upper Skagit Tribe.