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Vashon will fill with art for Friday's Gallery Cruise
Lori Gustafson will exhibit her photographs in the show "Flora” at Blooms & Things.
Café Luna will show photographs by Seattle resident Jeff Abel, who specializes in landscape and nighttime photography. His work has been featured in galleries and local venues and has been shared by Northwest news sites, including King 5, Kiro 7, The Seattle Times and The Seattle P.I.
Hastings-Cone Gallery/Snapdragon will show oil paintings by nationally recognized island artist Olivia Pendergast.
Island Quilter will present quilts by Joe Cunningham, who lives and works in San Francisco. Cunningham began making quilts professionally in 1979. His quilts are in permanent museum collections as well as numerous private collections. His 11 books on quilts include the 2010 “Men and the Art of Quiltmaking.” Cunningham gives talks about quilts and teaches workshops nationwide.
At Raven’s Nest, Sue and Israel Shotridge will show a collection of their sterling silver bracelets, pendants, necklaces and earrings accented with a variety of traditional materials, including paua and abalone shell, antique trade beads and semi-precious stones. Tlingit designs feature the Killerwhale, Raven, Eagle, Salmon and the Lovebirds of raven and eagle. The couple will be on hand to answer questions about commissioning work and their custom-designed Shotridge iPhone cases.
Island artists Donna Romero and Bonnie Wilkins will exhibit their work of oil paintings on canvas and monotype collage at Romero’s house, located two doors north of the Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union, at 17506 100th Ave. SW.
SAW will open with a show called “Artful Handbags Handmade from Found Materials” from ReGenr8, which was founded 10 years ago by Roxy Hathaway and Nancy Scott-Wienker. The new bags in vibrant summer colors and patterns are an example of how the artists resource old materials to give new life to outdated goods.
The Hardware Store Restaurant will exhibit two group shows by student photographers. The first is from Vashon Allied Arts 12th annual Shoot to Show workshop with Ray Pfortner. Nine participants chose trees as their theme. The second comes from Photography Exploratory Week at McMurray with art instructor Katie Lewandowski and mentor Pfortner. Nine students captured impressions of the LeMay Car Museum, Chihuly Glass and Garden, Point Defiance Zoo and Vashon’s Old Chaser Farm.
The Harbor School class of 2014’s “Self-Portraits in Pastel” will be on display at Two Wall Gallery. The graduating students created the drawings under the guidance of island artist Jeffrey Zheutlin. Creating self-portraits with Zheutlin’s instruction before graduation has been an annual tradition at Harbor School.
VALISE will exhibit work by Matthew Olds and Jiji Saunders. Both artists explore ideas of beauty found in things typically considered unsightly. Olds’ work originates from a burnt-out house he came across while exploring Tacoma. Saunders’ work comes from years of considering the power lines above her mailbox. Olds, a former islander, will show a large-scale painting, video, drawing and interactive piece. Saunders has created a series of 35 encaustic paintings of radiant skies gridded by power lines.
Vashon Allied Arts Gallery will show work by longtime resident Nancy Sipple, a skilled metal-smith, needlepoint artist, seamstress and woodworker. She will show an intricately beaded jewelry box, a five-piece jewelry set, handmade woman’s evening jacket, embroideries and a crewel wool hanging. The show also includes work by Ilse Reimnitz, a painter, printmaker and teaching artist who has called Vashon home for over 30 years. She creates watercolors and monotypes inspired by the natural beauty found in her garden.
Vashon Bookshop will feature work by island potter and parcour trainer Abraham McBride, who first exhibited his work at the bookstore when he was 14.
Vashon Intuitive Arts will exhibit a series of greeting cards and works by multiple artists.
Vashon Tea Shop will show oil paintings by island artist Hartmut Reinmitz.