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Wanda Garrity — The Artist as the Architect

The Artist as the Architect

Making a Statement with Shape, Form and Balance

It may be tough to put a finger on why one of Wanda Garrity’s pottery pieces calls to you. It’s the sort of beauty that just “feels right.” But listen to the Wauna artist explain it, and it becomes clear that her work … read more

Kountry Korners Krazy Kreatures Art
Art in Public Places

Kountry Korners Krazy Kreatures

You can’t get to Kingston without passing the trolls! Folks from around the area aren’t certain about the history, but it is believed Mickey Whitbeck, who once owned the Kountry Korners store, recruited a carver from Forks. Whitbeck set him up next to … read more

Spirit House Design

Art with a Spirit

Gig Harbor artist's unique 'dwellings' create synergy between...

The first thing that jumps at you when you see Susie “Sooz” Mansueto’s tiny wood dwellings is the whimsy — bright, lovely designs that instantly put a smile on your face. But pause to study them, and you realize there’s something much deeper … read more

Darrol and Judy Gover — Living and Loving Art Fully
Darrol and Judy Gover

Living and Loving Art Fully

Entering the home of Darrol and Judy Gover, one is struck immediately with the sense that this is where creativity lives, energy thrives, and not a moment of time is to be lost. Darrol, at 82, has a dozen projects going at once. … read more

Artist Larry Ahvakana
Artist Larry "Ulaaq" Ahvakana

Expressing Native Tradition Through Contemporary Art

While many artists excel in a variety of mediums, it’s rare to meet a master who is equally talented as a woodcarver, jewelry maker, painter, glassblower, printmaker and sculptor. For Larry “Ulaaq” Ahvakana, that’s not even a complete list. Known nationally for his … read more

Jeff Yeager Yard Art

One Man’s Junk — An Artisan’s Treasure

When Jeff Yeager goes to a garage sale, he heads straight to the pile of unsightly junk — old toolboxes, rusty equipment, obsolete metal parts and the like. To the untrained eye, it all looks like a heap of unusable thingamabobs. But Yeager … read more

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"Cattle Scene" by Donna Trent, one of the artists featured at this year's tour.

Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour Features 26 Artists

The Greater Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour celebrates its 23rd season by consolidating studios so that visitors can see more artists’ work with fewer stops and less driving. Twenty-six artists, including five who are new to the tour, will participate at 15 locations. … read more

Artist John Jewell — Portraits in Two and Three Dimensions

When John Jewell retired from a career of more than 30 years in education, he knew he “wanted to do art.” He’d been gradually taking art classes — starting out as something to do with his daughter. He knew he had found a … read more

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