Artstock is back! Follow the amber lights around Friday Harbor during the evenings of October 4th and 5th to find Artstock locations as part of an autumn afterglow. Galleries include Jamie Ellsworth Gallery, Arctic Raven Gallery, Island Studios, Waterworks Gallery and new favorite, Ogle Fine Art Studio. Music, food, festivities and art will be the driving forces around town. The art gallery scene will be lit up along with local eateries as part of the larger event, Savor the San Juans, which lasts for the entire month of October.
Waterworks will feature a talk in the afternoon, 1pm to 3pm by inspired aquatint artist, Stephen McMillan, He is renewed and invigorated by being in and moving through landscape. It is this sense of renewal that he seeks to share with others through his beautiful rich works on paper. Join him at the gallery for an evening reception from 4:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m.
Gallery 9 has a special Artstock opening for their featured exhibition by Gerry Newcomb, simply entitled “Island Glass.” Owner, Nina LeBaron will be on hand both days to share her felt making techniques. There will be a reception for Gerry Newcomb during the afterglow from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Island Studios shows hundreds of artists on a continuing basis. Local painter, Andria Rhine, will be on hand during the day from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Terry Ogle is a much-loved islander with a passion for carving wood and painting watercolors, now showing in his new gallery. Jamie Ellsworth invites the viewer to first look at the simplicity of her work, then beyond, opening a door to the imagination. Her studio will be open both days for all to meet with this treasured island artist.