For April, Gallery 9 is pleased to announce our newest member artist, Jim Conway. Conway is a native of El Paso Valley in Texas, and has returned to the NW after an absence of 40 years, having never forgotten the beauty of the green woods and abundant water.
Conway brings a new 3D art form to the gallery mix, presenting wood objects turned on a lathe. His diverse collection includes bowls, platters, goblets, bottle stoppers and one-of-a-kind pens. Conway says, “I have always had an appreciation for the inherent beauty of wood, and I choose my raw material to show off that beauty. I let the wood take center stage and show itself off to the beholder.”
Also, featured for April, painter Marcy Gordon will be showing new watercolors with a focus on botanical illustration. Gordon discovered her passion for this style while studying at the University of Washington, and is currently offering a class at Port Townsend School of Arts entitled “Botanical Illustration in Watercolor”.
April also heralds Gallery 9’s 13th birthday, an impressive number of years for a small artist-run endeavor! In celebration, we are delighted to share cake and wine with Gallery Walk guests.
Join Jim Conway and Marcy Gordon in discussing their work during Gallery Walk, Saturday, April 1, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at Gallery 9, 1012 Water Street, in Port Townsend. See gallery-9.com or call 379-8881 for more information.