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Handforth Gallery 
2014 Exhibitions


Sketch by Chandler O'LearyDrawn the Road Again:
Sketches by Chandler O'Leary
September 11 - October 25, 2014
Reception: Thursday, October 16 from 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Drawn the Road Again is Chandler O' Leary's illustrated travel blog. The exhibit chronicles her travels through her sketchbook drawings, and has inspired a whole series of travel illustrations. http://chandleroleary.com/drawntheroad/

About the artist
"I am an illustrator, letterer(erer) and entrepreneur living and working in Tacoma, Washington. I graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and I have run my in-house imprint, Anagram Press, since 2004. I was born 50 miles west of Wall Drug, grew up on Cape Cod, spent a year in Rome, and have crept more or less westward ever since. Now I've settled in a historic Craftsman house just a few blocks from the shores of Puget Sound, where I get to hear gulls again-my favorite sound in the world. I spend my days drawing pictures, my winters doing weird seasonal-foodie things like storing squash in the attic, and every free moment criss-crossing the continent on winding back roads."

"In addition to doing illustration and lettering work for clients, I spend a lot of my time on personal side projects. Besides the products I create under my Anagram Press brand, I am also one half of the creative team behind the Dead Feminists poster series."


Reflections - The Evolution of Works in Paper by Marvin Oliver
November 4 through December 31, 2014River Spirit
Handforth Gallery @ the Main Library

Marvin Oliver (Quinault/Isleta Pueblo) is one of the Northwest Coast's foremost contemporary sculptors and printmakers, who has made strides in the art world for the development and recognition of Native American Contemporary Fine Art. The artist draws upon the Northwest Coast half of his heritage for artistic inspiration, combining northern formline design with southern Coast Salish imagery. His prints, masks, helmets and wood panels fuse ancient forms with contemporary aesthetics.

Oliver's career spans over 40 years, and he has worked in a variety of media including cedar, bronze, steel and glass. The latest period of his work has been characterized by mixed-media pieces such as his blown glass ‘Salish Basket' and ‘Spirit Board' series with etched photographs and bronze ravens. He has also become renowned for the grand size of his sculptures such as the 26 foot long suspended steel and glass piece ‘Mystical Journey' at the Seattle Children's hospital. Oliver's monumental public works have been installed throughout the state of Washington and the United States, Canada, Japan and Italy.

Oliver is Professor of American Indian Studies and Art at the University of Washington, and serves as Adjunct Curator of Contemporary Native American Art at the Burke Museum. He also holds a part-time post at the University of Alaska Ketchikan

 

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