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“Art in Olympia Storefronts” Places New Artwork in Vacant Windows Downtown Olympia - Meet the Artists November 21!

Meet the Artists Event on Thursday – November 21, 5:00-6:00 p.m. - 116 Fifth Avenue SE, Olympia

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The work of local artists is now on view in storefront windows in the heart of downtown Olympia. On view November 12 through January 2020, the art installations feature work by four Olympia-area artists:

In the windows of The Goldberg Building at Fourth Avenue and Capitol Way:

·  Lite Generations, by Lu Hanna. Explains the artist, “This design addresses the perspective of near and far with the colorful mid-century modern geometric shapes seen at a distance, while a closer perspective reveals images and illusions using color theory.”

·  Sady Sparks, Olympia Poet Laureate. Says Sparks, “I believe in poetry – its power to stop someone in their tracks as they smile at rhythm or memory or symbol.”

·  Here Today and Hopefully Tomorrow, by Lily Hahoe. The artist says the work highlights “Olympia’s nature and architecture, along with traditional printmaking, as three art forms worth appreciating and preserving.”

·  Landscape Fragments, by Olga Mikolaivna, who works with photography and text. She says her “focus is on memory, home, (dis)place, language, inheritance/loss and the disruptive.”

   Florabunda, by Randi Parkhurst and Kathy Gore Fuss, fills the windows at 425 Franklin St. SE, the modernist building for the Capital Savings & Loan Building.

These artwork installations are part of “Art in Olympia Storefronts,” a project of the Olympia Artspace Alliance.

The public is invited to meet the artists at an informal reception on Third Thursday this month, November 21, 5-6 pm in New Caldonia Building at 116 Fifth Avenue SE, in downtown Olympia.

Olympia Artspace Alliance is a local nonprofit organization established in 2011 to preserve, develop and advocate for space for artists.

The project is supported by the Olympia Downtown Alliance, the City of Olympia, and the Washington State Arts Commission/ArtsWA.

Artist statements and more information about this project and the Olympia Artspace Alliance is available at Olympiaartspace.org.

 

CONTACT for Questions/Comments:

Michelle Pope, Olympia Artspace Alliance –michelle.olywa@gmail.com

Todd Cutts, Olympia Downtown Alliance – tcutts@DowntownOlympia.org – 360-357-8948

 

Downtown's Belleza Ropa, Naot Shoes and Kathleen's Closet Partner to Help the Unemployed

Each season, Belleza Ropa holds a few trunk shows with one of their premier vendors, Naot shoes. "Naot shoes are high quality, fashionable, versatile and made in Israel," said Jeannine Kempees, owner of Belleza Ropa, located in downtown Olympia.

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Each season, Belleza Ropa holds a few trunk shows with one of their premier vendors, Naot shoes. "Naot shoes are high quality, fashionable, versatile and made in Israel," said Jeannine Kempees, owner of Belleza Ropa, located in downtown Olympia.

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