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Posted on: December 20, 2018

Go Figure Art Exhibit to Open at the Sequim Civic Center

The Flowered Dress Priscilla Patterson for web

Please join the City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) for the opening of the “Go Figure” exhibit and artist reception on Friday, January 4, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar Street.

The CAAC reviewed 46 pieces of work before selecting 34 pieces from 21 artists to be included in the show.  The artists represented are Ron Reynolds, Priscilla Patterson, Randy Radock, Marilynn Evans, Stacey Marin-Lopez, Gary Bullock, Gail McLain, Mark Kennedy, Ross Brown, Sharman Owings, June Echternkamp, Eileen Gieser, Mary Marsh, Mary Franchini, Lynne Armstrong, Pamela Dick, Curposney Gdane, Jeannine Chappell, Susan Martin Spar, David Johannessohn, and Steve Jones.  The exhibit will be on display until March 31, 2019.

Art Talk on the Art Walk:  The opening event will include demonstrations from local award- winning artist presenters talking about how to draw and paint figures, how to create digital artwork, and how a criminal sketch artist works:

5:15 p.m. – Susan Spar: “Bringing Your Vision to Life; An Introduction to Finding Your Inner Artist” Spar is a classical artist and teacher.  In her presentation, she will illustrate the steps she takes in drawing and painting a figure and will be sharing some of her students’ work to show how they take their idea and begin to create it.  This will be done via showing a visual progression of how they are taught to place a figure into an imaginary environment.

6:15 p.m. – Pamela Dick: “Digital Artistry:  Using Your Computer to Create Fine Art.”

Dick is a digital artist specializing in fractals.  According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “the term fractal was coined in 1975 to describe shapes that seem to exist at both the small-scale and large-scale levels in the same natural objects.  Fractals can be seen in snowflakes, in which the microscopic crystals that make up a flake look much like the flake itself.”  Dick will explain the steps she takes to create her own unique shapes and imagination expanding images, with examples, explanations, and interpretations of her work.

7:00 p.m. – Priscilla Patterson: “How to Catch A Criminal: Starting with a Sketch.” Patterson is a police sketch artist certified in Composite Drawing for Law Enforcement.  She will share her passion for the journey to become a Certified Composite Artist and her work as a police sketch artist.

In the Lobby

Susan Spar – working with a live model on site, Susan will demonstrate the technique she uses to start a drawing and will have illustrations of previous work available for viewing. 

Pamela Dick- will show some of the steps to creating fractal art including what happens when the mathematical formula is changed and how to add colors, 3-D effects, and finishing.

Pricilla Patterson–will do some on-site sketching while she shares her award-winning paintings, books, and CDs. 

For more information, please contact City Clerk Karen Kuznek-Reese at (360) 681-3428 or kkuznek@sequimwa.gov.


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