Sight & Sound

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A Quiet Passion at the Kiggins

Just can’t get enough Emily Dickinson? Well, hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all! (Hint: if that doesn’t make any sense to you, then perhaps this movie isn’t your cup of tea. Just hang in there—I’m sure another X-Men movie will be along soon.) Fortunately for you Dickinsonians, there is an absolutely masterful new movie out about our favorite American poetess, and it’s being given an extended run at the Kiggins Theatre this weekend, May 26-28.

In “A Quiet Passion,” Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson as she personifies the wit, intellectual independence, and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death. Acclaimed British director Terence Davies (House of Mirth, The Deep Blue Sea) exquisitely evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close-knit family along with the manners, mores, and spiritual convictions of her time that she struggled with and transcended in her poetry.

Showtimes are:

  • Friday, May 26, at 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 27, at 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 28, at 4:30 p.m.

General admission is $9. The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main Street in downtown Vancouver. To learn more about upcoming movies and events at this landmark historic theater, or to purchase tickets online, visit www.kigginstheatre.net.

ROAR: Fierce Female Storytelling

ROAR is a bi-monthly storytelling event that showcases seasoned storytellers, improvisers, writers, slam poets, and surprise guests, with female empowerment and courage as the underlying theme. This Thursday, May 25, at 7:30 p.m., ROAR will bring five powerful women to the stage to share inspiring, honest, and raw stories from their lives. This first event will mark the start of a collaboration between the landmark Kiggins Theatre and Erika Worth, a writer, actress, poet, performance artist, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and storyteller.

ROAR’s inaugural show features women  from their 20s to 60s representing different ethnic backgrounds and sexual identities. The speakers—Ellen Urbani, Leann Ruth Johnson, Summer Neville, Carol Horwath Fischbach, and Vinson—will present stories centered around the theme “Mother.” Advance tickets are $15, available online at http://www.kigginstheatre.net/events/roar/. Tickets purchased at the door are $20. ROAR will donate 10% of the show’s tickets sales and concessions to the National Women’s Coalition Against Violence and Exploitation (NWCAVE), an organization which works to inform, educate, and prevent violence and exploitation against women and children.

ROAR will also introduce “Girls Roar Too” in July, a workshop and show providing a platform for girl’s voices from ages 12-17, while encouraging unity, courage, and self-esteem. For more information about the show, or to see more upcoming events at the Kiggins, visit the Kiggins’s Events page at http://www.kigginstheatre.net/events/. To learn more about ROAR and the women who’ll be performing, visit ROAR’S Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RoarVoices/. The Kiggins is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver.

VSO Chamber Series: City Girl

See the classic silent film “City Girl” with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, while reclining in cushy seats at the beautifully restored Kiggins Theatre. This performance is the second to the last in the VSO’s 2016-2017 Chamber Music Series and features a live ensemble of soloists conducted by composer John Paul. There will be one more concert in the Chamber Series on June 18 featuring cellist Ko Iwasaki.

The May 21 concert at the Kiggins brings F.W. Murnau’s 1930 silent movie (some of which was shot in Oregon) to the big screen with an original score conducted by the composer himself and featuring four members of the VSO. Paul will lead violinist Tatiana Kolchanova, violist Angelika Furtwangler, cellist Dieter Ratzlaf, and clarinetist Igor Shakhman in this performance, which artfully combines sight and sound. There will be a question-and-answer session with the conductor following the movie.

Tickets are $25 per person, or $10 for students with ID, available online here. Refreshments from the Kiggins will be available before and during the performance. The entire VSO will perform two more concerts this spring, on June 3 and 4, at the Skyview Concert Hall. The orchestra is currently offering discounts on tickets for its upcoming 39th season; to learn more, visit www.vancouversymphony.org or call 360-735-7278. The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1101 Main Street in downtown Vancouver.

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

If you missed “Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary” at the Kiggins Theatre, don’t fret—it’s playing at the Liberty Theatre in downtown Camas at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, and again at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 21. This film celebrates the groundbreaking music of jazz legend John Coltrane.

Chasing Trane is the definitive documentary film about an outside-the-box thinker with extraordinary talent whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world. This smart, passionate, thought-provoking and uplifting documentary is for anyone who appreciates the power of music to entertain, inspire and transform. Written and directed by critically-acclaimed documentary filmmaker John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs. John Lennon and Who Is Harry Nilsson…?), the film is produced with the full participation of the Coltrane family and the support of the record labels that collectively own the Coltrane catalog. Scheinfeld brings his strong story-telling skills to the creation of a rich, textured and compelling narrative that takes the audience to unexpected places.

The film will play in the Liberty’s Granada Studio. Tickets are $8 for all seats. Theater-style refreshments are available in the lobby, as are craft beers and fine wines. For more information about upcoming films at this restored landmark historical theater, visit www.camasliberty.com.

Alex Ashley, Kara Hess at the Old Liberty

Alex Ashley is a Pacific Northwest local who’s what’ known in musician circles as a “triple threat”: he’s that powerhouse combination of singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. He’s described by the Cascade Radio Group as “bringing fresh eyes and old soul to the gritty realities of life and love lost” through his songwriting and musical talents. Sultry vocals paired with tight, sharp guitar playing create a show that evokes an emotional musical experience. Ashley will be accompanied by a full band, and opened by Kara Hesse, a Boston Berklee School of Music-trained vocalist who offers soulful vocals.

Ashley and Hess will perform on stage on Saturday, May 20, at the Old Liberty Theater at 115 N. Main Ave. in Ridgefield. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. but the doors will open at 6:45 p.m. so that you can find a good seat and get some refreshments from Seasons Café in the lobby: coffee, tea, and pastries, as well as beer and wine. Tickets are $15 per person and are available by calling 360-887-7260. All ages are welcome. For more information about upcoming events and concerts at the Old Liberty, visit www.oldlibertytheater.com.

The Music Man

Based on Meredith Willson’s six-time Tony-Award-winning musical comedy, The Music Man Jr. features some of musical theater’s most iconic songs and a story filled with wit, warmth and good old-fashioned romance. The Music Man Jr. is family entertainment at its best—a bold, brassy show that will have the whole town atwitter (so to speak). In case you’ve somehow never seen the classic 1962 film, or the TV movie starring Matthew Broderick, here’s a brief plot summary:

Master showman Harold Hill is in town and he’s got seventy-six trombones in tow. Can upright, uptight Marian, the town librarian, resist his powerful allure? The story follows this fast-talking traveling salesman as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize. The catch? He doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, whose belief in Harold’s power just might help him succeed in the end, in spite of himself.

Journey Theater Arts Group is performing The Music Man, Jr., at the Washburn Performing Arts Center (1201 39th St. in Washougal) at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 19, Saturday, May 20, Friday, May 26, and Saturday, May 27, with 2 p.m. matinee performances on Sunday, May 21, Saturday, May 27, and Sunday, May 28. Tickets are $14 for adults or $10 for seniors and kids ages 2-18. Groups of ten or more are $9 each, and there’s a special Family Day performance at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, when all tickets are $10. Sales at the door are $4 more. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit www.journeytheater.org.

 

3 Grands Concert at the Kiggins

The sixth annual 3 Grands Concert features magnificent music from three grand pianos onstage at once. It will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, at the Kiggins Theatre. Tickets are $35 per person—available online at Brown Paper Tickets—and include one drink voucher for beer, wine, or a soft drink. Snacks and pizza by the slice are also available for purchase.

The concert will feature award-winning blind pianists Mac Potts, Nick Baker, and Brent Gjerve, as well as vocalist Darcy Schmitt and a few special guests. The event will also offer a small live auction and raffle with fun and unique items. Proceeds from this event will benefit programs at the Pacific Foundation for Blind Children, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works closely with the Washington State School for the Blind to assist in meeting the needs of students throughout the state of Washington who are blind or visually impaired, increasing their opportunities for success and independence.

The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main Street in Vancouver. Doors will open at 6 p.m. so that you can find your seat and enjoy some refreshments before the concert begins, although food and drinks are also welcome in the auditorium during the performance.

Clark College Student Art Exhibit

Clark College invites the community to join them in celebrating art created by Clark College students on Tuesday, May 16, during its Art Student Annual Exhibit. The event will begin at 2.p.m. with the unveiling of the 2017 Phoenix in the Penguin Union Building (PUB) room 161. Phoenix is Clark College’s student-run, award-winning art and literary journal, and a collaborative project between the English and Art Departments. Students may submit original creative works such as fiction, poetry, video, music, and visual art.

The unveiling will be followed by the Art Student Annual Exhibit from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Archer Gallery. Submissions include paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, metal arts, computer graphics, videos, and other creative works. All events are free and open to the public. For more information about Phoenix, visit www.clarkphoenix.com. For more information about Archer Gallery, visit www.clark.edu/archergallery. Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way in Vancouver. Driving directions and parking maps are available at www.clark.edu/maps.

Katey Sandy at Camas Gallery

If you missed the Camas Gallery‘s First Friday reception for Katey Sandy on May 5, there’s still plenty of time to see and appreciate her work; she’ll be the gallery’s featured artist through May 31.

Sandy paints intuitively from the internalized inspiration of nature’s shapes, colors and textures.  She loves to experiment letting each composition unfold and change as she works.  She uses a variety of approaches and interacts with what is happening during the process. Her work is very diverse. Her finished works are not realistic renderings, but expressionistic interpretations. She enjoys creating abstractly and developing “Artistic Montage” –overlapping shapes. Her sense of design guides the creation of each painting.  She offers each piece to the viewer, hoping they will find beauty and enjoyment based on their own experiences and interpretations.

Camas Gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. The gallery is located at 408 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. For more information, call 360-817-2415, e-mail art@camasgallery.com, or visit www.camasgallery.com. You can also keep up-to-date with Camas Gallery happenings by following them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/camasgallery.

Above image: detail from one of Katey Sandy’s paintings, on exhibit now at Camas Gallery

Gallery 360 Wants to See Red

Gallery 360 invites local artists to submit entries to “Red,” an open, non-juried, one-month show limited to one piece per artist. The exhibit, which welcomes submissions from both professional and amateur artists, will run from July 5 to July 3. The dominant color or focus must be red, but the subject matter, medium, and style is up to the artist. Applications can be downloaded at www.gallery360.org or picked up at the gallery. The deadline for submission is Friday, June 30, or when 30 entries are received, whichever comes first.

The entry fee is $20 per person/piece of artwork submitted. Entries may be 2D or 3D but must be able to be hung on a wall (no easels or pedestal pieces). Art can be 30” x 40” maximum, including the frame, with a weight limit of 10 lbs. All artwork exhibited in the show must be for sale; the gallery will retain a 35% commission on sold artwork. Finally, artwork that has appeared in previous shows at Gallery 360 is a no-go.

Artists may begin submitting art on Wednesday, June 14. There will be a First Friday Artwalk Reception for all the artists from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 7. Gallery 360 is located inside the historic yellow Slocum House in the southwest corner of Esther Short Park at 605 Esther St. in downtown Vancouver. For more information, call 360-693-7340 or visit www.gallery360.org. Regular gallery hours are Wednesdays through Sundays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is always free.

Secret Garden at The Liberty

Camas Antiques and the Liberty Theater are teaming up to offer a special Mother’s Day event: a one-time showing of the film, “The Secret Garden” at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 14. If you’ve already seen the 1993 version Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic novel, you’ll savor this glorious adaptation for second (or third, or fourth) time. If you have yet to see it, you’re in for a treat. Here’s a recap of the story, just in case:

When haughty, self-centered Mary Lennox (Kate Maberly) is sent to the English countryside after the death of her parents, she slowly learns to appreciate life, both of the human and plant variety. Filled with gorgeous landscapes and a delicious amount of family secrets, this film is the perfect excuse to celebrate mothers and daughters while sipping on tea and nibbling on treats. Just for the day, the theater will be turned into its own little secret garden as you come to adore Dickon (Andrew Knott), roll your eyes at Colin (Heydon Prowse), and live in respectful fear of Mrs. Medlock (the almighty Maggie Smith).

And here’s a bonus: bring your ticket stubs to Camas Antiques after the movie and enter a drawing for chances to win some wonderful prizes—and enjoy some complimentary Mother’s Day sweets. Eager shoppers can also visit the Secret Garden-themed window display during the days leading up to Mother’s Day for an opportunity to win passes to the film. Movie tickets are $6 each and can be purchased here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1880812915523399/.

“Stop Kiss” at Clark College

Clark College Theatre concludes its 2016-2017 season with the poignant drama “Stop Kiss” by Diana Son. The play, directed by Ted Jonathan Gold, revolves around two women, Callie and Sara, whose first kiss prompts a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they could never anticipate. The story is told out of chronological order, with scenes alternating between before and after the assault—creating a focus that’s less on the hate crime itself than on what it’s like to live and love in a society in which intolerance is an unspoken fact.

The cast includes Kennedy Marvin as Callie, Micah Lowery as Sara, Derek J. Sytsma as George, Stevie Riepe as Peter/Detective Cole, and Annika Davila as Mrs. Winsley/Nurse. Show dates are May 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20. All show times are at 7:30 p.m. in the Frost Arts Center’s Decker Theatre on Clark College’s main campus at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way. Tickets are $13 general admission, $9 for students and alumni, or $11 for seniors. Tickets may be purchased at the Clark College Bookstore in Gaiser Hall, online at http://www.clarkbookstore.com/site_theatre.asp, or by calling 360-992-2815.

Blues Roots Guitarist Claude Bourbon at Old Liberty

Claude Bourbon is a widely recognized guitarist who has been known for his ability to combine a wide variation of musical traditions from around the globe. With blues roots, Bourbon—who is based in the United Kingdom and has traveled a long way to perform at the Old Liberty Theater as part of his stateside tour—seamlessly integrates elements of jazz, Spanish, Latin and Gypsy music. He is most well-known for his Medieval and Spanish blues, taking the listener back musically to the ancient roots of contemporary blues music. To hear some samples of his playing, visit www.claudebourbon.org.

Bourbon will give a performance on Saturday, May 13, at the Old Liberty Theater at 115 N. Main Ave. in Ridgefield. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. but the doors will open at 6:45 p.m. so that you can find a good seat and get some refreshments from Seasons Café in the lobby: coffee, tea, and pastries, as well as beer and wine. Advance tickets are $18 per person and are available by calling 360-887-7260. Tickets at the door on the day of the concert are $20. All ages are welcome. For more information about upcoming events and concerts at the Old Liberty, visit www.oldlibertytheater.com.

Swingin’ at the Kiggins

Celebrate the 30s and the wonderful world of swing music at The Kiggins Theatre with live choreographed dancing, a 12-piece jazz orchestra, the close vocal harmonies of The Juleps, and the classic 1938 musical College Swing starring Bob Hope, Martha Raye and George Burns and Gracie Allen. Swingin’ at the Kiggins is expected to be so popular, it’s being presented on two consecutive nights: Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13. This evening of fun, fashion, and high-energy dancing is the result of a partnership between The Kiggins, Most Everything Vintage, and Bru Pomade, which is launching a new product called Dapper Man. The event is, in part, an answer to the question, “Where can I go after I get all dressed up in my fabulous vintage clothes?”

The film will be preceded with live music performed by the Ne Plus Ultra Jass Orchestra and choreographed swing dance by Zef Aiden Wolf and Company. On Friday, there will be pre-show entertainment by The Juleps in The Marquee upstairs lounge. So come dressed in all your vintage finery and enjoy an evening (or two) of music, dance, and fashion. And here’s a bold idea for those who haven’t yet decided on a Mother’s Day gift: if the mom in your life loves to get dressed up and dance, this is a gift is a sweet, sweet deal.

The doors open at 6:45 p.m. and the show starts at 7:45 p.m. Presale tickets are $15 or $18 at the door. Purchase tickets online at www.kigginstheatre.net—and then, if you don’t already have that perfect swingin’ outfit, swing on by Most Everything Vintage at 815 Washington St. for a spectacular collection of dresses and menswear from that era. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/408721786178632/, where you’ll also find a list of places in downtown Vancouver to grab a bite and a cocktail before or after the show. To learn more about Bru Pomade, a line of men’s hair and beard products made in Vancouver by Garret and Becca Olmstead of Locksmythe Salon, visit www.brupom.com.

Noir Nights at the Kiggins: Asphalt Jungle

The Kiggins Theatre and Niche Wine Bar & Bistro are teaming up for the next series of Noir Nights films starting on Monday, May 8, with “The Asphalt Jungle.” This film series pairs film noir classics with pre-show wine tastings featuring wines inspired by the films. Niche proprietor Leah Jackson will be on hand to discuss the wines, which will also be available for purchase during the movie, and by the bottle as customers leave.

Tickets to individual films are $10 and include the wine tasting and collectible ticket. If you’d prefer not to see the film, you can enjoy just the wine tasting for $5. If you’d like to attend the whole series, $40 gets you admission to all three films and wine tastings as well as a collectible Noir Nights wine glass. Additional glasses are available for $10.

The pre-show tastings begin at 6:30 p.m. and the film starts at 7:30 p.m. The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. Niche Wine Bar is located in the same building at 1013 Main St. For more details, visit www.kigginstheatre.net. All seats are normally $9, except for Mondays, when all tickets are $6.

Above image: a scene from Asphalt Jungle with Jean Hagen and Sterling Hayden

Jane Arnal’s Stamped Art at Vancouver Art Space

A sampling of Arnal’s stamps

If you haven’t yet had a chance to check out the Vancouver Art Space, Saturday, May 6, is the perfect time to do just that. From 6 to 9 p.m., you can attend an artist’s reception for local artist Jane Arnal, the Art Space’s featured artist for May. Arnal will be exhibiting her work with a show called “With Hand-Carved Stamps…” Arnal has been carving stamps for over 20 years, and this show highlights the ways in which she incorporates her prints, both large and small, into other works of art. The reception is free and open to the public

The Vancouver Art Space offers open studio art classes and fully catered private or corporate painting and crafting classes at its location in the Burton/Landover Sharmel neighborhood of Vancouver. Choose from Wine & Paint Evenings, Paint-Your-Pet Saturdays, and Wednesday Meet-Ups, to name a few fun offerings. Both day and evening classes are available. To learn more about the Vancouver Art Space and see what future classes and events are on the schedule—like the Flower Collage Workshop on May 11—visit vancouverartspace.com.

Above image: detail from an original artwork created with Arnal’s stamps.

Paper Art at Boomerang

Starting Monday, May 1, Boomerang Fine Arts has been exhibiting original artworks based around the use of paper as a medium. “Paper—Made, Formed and Simply Used Up” features the works of both amateur and professional artists working with paper media of all types. “All artworks exhibited are based-on paper or where the paper medium is the key element,” says curator Tom Relth. Boomerang will host the artists and the community for a reception First Friday, May 5, from 5 to 9 p.m. with live music and complimentary light refreshments. The exhibit continues through Friday, May 26. For more information about the exhibit, e-mail Relth at art@generosityreturns.com or visit http://www.boomerangvancouver.com/art/.

Boomerang Generosity Shop & Coffee House is a different type of socially responsible business and nonprofit organization. A staff of volunteers (including the baristas!) operate as an upscale donation and retail center with a unique spin on charitable giving. There’s plenty to see in the store besides top-notch art, from jewelry and home furnishings to smaller décor items and books. Boomerang accepts donations of quality (and tax-deductible) items, then sells the items at reasonable prices in order to raise money for local worthy causes. Since opening in 2015, Boomerang been able to “give back” over $70,000 to the local community. Boomerang is located in downtown Vancouver at 808 Main St. To learn more, visit www.boomerangvancouver.com.

Above image: detail from “Purple Passion” by Sharon Dambrosio

The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

Indivisible Greater Vancouver is sponsoring a free screening of the unrated documentary-style film, “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy,” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, at the Old Liberty Theater in downtown Ridgefield.

The feature-length film, directed by (and starring) Greg Palast, bills iteself as “a tale of billionaire and ballot bandits”—so clearly, if you are a fan of alliteration, this is the movie for you. This is, according to one synopsis, a “real-life detective story is told in a film noir style with cartoon animations, secret documents, and hidden cameras, with the goal of exposing the darkest plans of the über-rich to steal America’s democracy.” The review in the Chicago Tribune layers on the praise, saying, “Palast is exactly what a journalist is supposed to be – a truth hound, doggedly independent, undaunted by power. His stories bite. They’re so relevant they threaten to alter history.” Further, Michael Calleri of the Niagara Gazette says The Best Democracy Money Can Buy “has energy and venom and a sometimes surreal examination of the way we elect politicians to office. It will surely engage you, and it may even enrage you, but you will not regret watching it.”

The film has a running time of an hour and 51 minutes. Admission is free. The Old Liberty will open its doors at 6:45 p.m. so you can get a good seat and grab some refreshments (including beer and wine) from Seasons Café in the lobby. The Old Liberty is located at 115 N. Main Ave. in Ridgefield. To find out more about movies and concerts at the Old Liberty, visit www.oldlibertytheater.com.

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Can you simply not get enough of the grown-up Daniel Radcliffe? The young star of Harry Potter, and the older star of the bleakly atmospheric Woman in Black—among other edgier offerings such as Extras, Horns, and A Young Doctor’s Notebook—can be seen in a new production of the classic Tom Stoppard play, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. Costarring Joshua McGuire (About Time, Cinderella, and The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution), Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situational comedy was captured live at The Old Vic theatre in London and has been reformatted for cinema viewing.

Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage. As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.

The Liberty Theatre in downtown Camas will offer two showings of the play at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, and again at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, in its Granada Studio. Running time is a whopping three hours and 20 minutes, so you might want to stop in the lobby and get plenty of popcorn, nachos, and other refreshments, including craft beer and wine. Tickets are $18.50 general admission or $15 for students and seniors.

Above image: Daniel Radcliffe (you know which one he is) and Joshua McGuire

“Petals” at Angst Gallery

Just in time for spring’s slow unfurling, “Petals” will be on display at Angst Gallery from May 5-27, with an opening reception from 5 to 9 p.m. on First Friday, May 5. This season is, both literally and metaphorically, a time of renewal—perhaps even an opportunity for hope, an element that’s often missing in our current, rather dystopian sociopolitical climate. Celebrate the beautiful, colorful blooms that are spring’s hallmark by coming to see work by six local artists. To get you ready for the show, here’s a little background information on each of the artists:

  • Greg Bee had a cerebral aneurysm in 2014—while pursuing an art major—which altered his perception as well as his emotional response to making art. Bee focuses on mixed media, with each piece utilizing several media and skills. Major themes include mythology, archetypes, and symbolism.
  • Erin Dengerink is a transdisciplinary artist who works with the themes of love and loss. Her artwork often incorporates natural material such as flowers, leaves, and rocks.
  • Sophia Hale is a student at Vancouver School of Arts and Academics who works with clay. This show marks a return to the medium; she has not touched clay for seven years.
  • Bryan Helfrich is a Type II – minus being, interdimensional microbiome, artist, and designer. Yep.
  • Leah Jackson is an arts advocate and bicycle activist. She is a founding member of the Mosaic Arts Alliance and owner of both Angst Gallery and its next-door neighbor, Niche Wine Bar.
  • Reid Trevarthen uses National Geographic magazines as a source material for his impressionistic collages of people, and landscapes.

For more information, contact Jackson at Leah.AngstGallery@gmail.com or Christopher Luna at christopherjluna@gmail.com or 360-910-1066. You can also visit Angst Gallery online at angstgallery.com.