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Posted on: September 27, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Found Objects...Found Art Exhibit to Open at the Sequim Civic Center

Please join the City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) for the opening of the “Found Objects…Found Art” exhibit and artist reception on Friday, October 6, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar Street.

The CAAC reviewed 31 pieces of work from 16 artists before selecting 26 pieces to be included in the show. The artists represented are Curposney Gdane, Danielle Tanner, Tammy Hall, Krystal Walter, Sue Eller, Ed Crumley and Christian Speidel, Eileen Geiser, Ron Reynolds, Robert Bowling, Kevin Willson, Gloria Knapp, Mary Marsh, Gary Bullock, Judith Heim, and Sandy Placek. The exhibit will be on display until December 30, 2017.

Art Talk on the Art Walk: The opening event will include demonstrations from local presenters talking about recycling, repurposing, and upcycling:

5:15 p.m. –Gavin Wuttken: “The 8 Million Pound Art Project that Fights Waste and Climate Change.” Gavin is the President of Around Again, a local nonprofit focused on reducing waste. Learn why recycling is especially important in Clallam County and how to utilize recycled materials for functional and artistic uses. 22 artists who use recycled materials sell their artwork, commission free, at Around Again. Three of the artists will be in the lobby with displays of their work using recycled and reused materials.

6:00 p.m. – Tim & Toy Bullion: “Transformation: From Junk to Steampunk Art.” Tim and Toy are the owners and artists at Tim and Toys – This and That. Learn about the history of steampunk and how Tim creates maritime-flavored steampunk art primarily from recycled materials. Meet Toy in the lobby to see a display of their steampunk art.

6:45 p.m. – Mary Beth Beuke: “Exotic Sea Glass – History, Identification, Art.” An extreme sea glasser, silversmith, author, and speaker, Mary Beth Beuke is the owner and artist at West Coast Sea Glass. Mary Beth has traversed the globe collecting, studying, and speaking about sea glass for decades. As president of the North American Sea Glass Association, she focused her energies on sea glass education and shoreline ecology. Her elaborate worldwide collection has been featured on The Travel Channel, HGTV, National Geographic, and Smithsonian. She is the author of the Amazon best seller, The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass.” Mary Beth will bring a colorful exhibit of the world’s rarest pieces of sea glass and share her adventures in finding the pieces. She’ll offer ideas of what can be done with a sea glass collection, and if time allows, help to identify pieces that are brought by attendees. Mary Beth will have an exhibit of her work in the lobby and will be available to identify pieces of sea glass prior to her presentation.

Nicole Brown, owner, designer, and seamstress at Out on a Whim will have an exhibit in the Civic Center lobby of her one-of-a-kind clothing made from recycled materials. All products are made in Sequim.

For more information, please contact City Clerk Karen Kuznek-Reese at (360) 681-3428 or
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