Thursday, November 12, 2015

The labor of love... from the community, for the community.

The Netshed show is now open from Thurs, Nov 12, 2015 10:00am through Sun, Jan 17, 2016 5:00pm at the Harbor History Museum in Gig Harbor. This show has 70 works from local artists (5 of them are mine) in all mediums including, paint, pencil, pens pastel, printmaking, photography.. to name a few. The concept was Anne Knapp (co-facilitator of the Peninsula arts league plein air group in summer 2014) and my idea. We wanted to incorporate the historical Netsheds of Gig Harbor (one of the greatest concentrations of existing structures in one area) with the modern reflections of local artists interpreting these building from today's perspective. Anne and I decided to create many plein air events through our summer long plein air program. She also created a Netshed cruise to allow access for photographic access for those who hoped to work in studio on this project. (See previous posts for more info on the events) Our goal was to bring past into present by representing the Netsheds from both view points. This is a show created from the community for the community. We hope that you will come enjoy this collection of lovingly created artworks by talented artists of our highly respected Netsheds... a huge piece of Gig Harbor's heritage.