Boomerang

Spring Forward at Boomerang

BoomerangHoneyVanillaLatteRegular readers of North Bank Now might be interested to know what our number one most-read-and-shared Facebook post is. It’s not about an event, class, activity, or restaurant. It’s about Boomerang, the new coffee shop and home décor store on Vancouver’s Main Street. Boomerang has quickly become downtown’s new destination for daytime hanging out, a place to meet friends and colleagues, or grab a quick and delicious coffee drink on the way to work. And the coffee part might draw you in, but the shopping part will entice you to stay: thousands of items, big and small, from furniture to jewelry. For kids, there’s a treehouse (yep…a TREEHOUSE! Right inside the store!) and there’s also a used book section with comfy chairs where you can sip a latte and feast on words.

The cool thing is, all proceeds go to local charities and nonprofits right in our community, so every dollar you spend on something yummy and fun is actually a dollar that you’re investing to make the North Bank an even better place. Like Divine Consign (another home furnishings store in downtown), Boomerang is run and staffed by volunteers who are committed to making this “giving back” model work.

And by gum, is it working! Boomerang has a whole load of new inventory ready to bring onto the showroom floor, but they’ve got to make space by selling what’s there. This is where YOU get the bonus, because Boomerang is staying open late on Wednesday, April 8, from 5 to 8 p.m., offering shoppers 25% to 75% off regularly low prices. And when you make a purchase of $15 or more, you’ll get a free espresso drink! (Such a deal!)

To find out more about Boomerang—or if you’ve got items you’d like to donate—check out the website at www.boomerangvancouver.com or “like” them on Facebook.

Spring Sale at Boomerang

Boomerang is the new coffee shop and home décor store on Vancouver’s Main Street. Boomerang has quickly become downtown’s new destination for daytime hanging out, a place to meet friends and colleagues, or grab a quick and delicious coffee drink on the way to work. And the coffee part might draw you in, but the shopping part will entice you to stay: thousands of items, big and small, from furniture to jewelry. For kids, there’s a treehouse (yep…a TREEHOUSE! Right inside the store!) and there’s also a used book section with comfy chairs where you can sip a latte and feast on words.

All proceeds go to local charities and nonprofits right in our community, so every dollar you spend on something yummy and fun is actually a dollar that you’re investing to make the North Bank an even better place. Boomerang has a whole load of new inventory ready to bring onto the showroom floor, but they’ve got to make space by selling what’s there. This is where YOU get the bonus, because Boomerang is staying open late on Wednesday, April 8, from 5 to 8 p.m., offering shoppers 25% to 75% off regularly low prices. And when you make a purchase of $15 or more, you’ll get a free espresso drink! To find out more about Boomerang—or if you’ve got items you’d like to donate—check out the website at www.boomerangvancouver.com or “like” them on Facebook.

Flash Love at Boomerang

Boomerang—downtown Vancouver’s trendy new hang-out, a combination coffee shop and home décor store, complete with a used book section and a treehouse for the kids—is hosting a free event from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, to promote the Vancouver-based nonprofit organization Flash Love. Boomerang is offering a $1 discount on all specialty drinks, as well as live music and 20% to 40% off already bargain-priced items where the proceeds will benefit Flash Love, which organizes community service projects around Clark County. To find out more about Flash Love, visit flashlove.org.

If you’re looking for furniture or a one-of-a-kind decorative item or gift, you can shop here with enthusiasm, because Boomerang’s proceeds go straight to local nonprofits and charities. (In fact, Boomerang is staffed by volunteers who are committed to this “giving back” model.) And parents of little ones, take note: Boomerang hosts a weekly Kids’ Story and Craft Time at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays all summer long.

To find out more about Boomerang—or if you’ve got items you’d like to donate—check out the website at www.boomerangvancouver.com or “like” them on Facebook.

Flash Love at Boomerang

Boomerang—downtown Vancouver’s trendy new hang-out, a combination coffee shop and home décor store, complete with a used book section and a treehouse for the kids—is hosting a free event from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, to promote the Vancouver-based nonprofit organization Flash Love. Boomerang is offering a $1 discount on all specialty drinks, as well as live music and 20% to 40% off already bargain-priced items where the proceeds will benefit Flash Love, which organizes community service projects around Clark County. To find out more about Flash Love, visit flashlove.org.

If you’re looking for furniture or a one-of-a-kind decorative item or gift, you can shop here with enthusiasm, because Boomerang’s proceeds go straight to local nonprofits and charities. (In fact, Boomerang is staffed by volunteers who are committed to this “giving back” model.) And parents of little ones, take note: Boomerang hosts a weekly Kids’ Story and Craft Time at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays all summer long.

To find out more about Boomerang—or if you’ve got items you’d like to donate—check out the website at www.boomerangvancouver.com or “like” them on Facebook.

Music that Matters at Boomerang

Boomerang, the incredibly popular resale home furnishings boutique plus coffee shop, is hosting a “Christmas to Remember” holiday concert from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11. The Kate White Band will be playing their soothing, acoustic blend of folk, Celtic, bluegrass and country with a touch of Renaissance. The concert is a benefit for the local nonprofit ministry Music that Matters, sending the Kate White Band into prisons, shelters, youth detention facilities, addiction recovery homes and schools.

The event is free and open to all ages. Boomerang will donate 10% of all coffee sales during the event to Music that Matters…so go drink lots of coffee! While you’re there, you can browse through the astonishing array of high-quality secondhand home goods, furniture, and decorative accessories, plus jewelry and a marvelous selection of books. Bring your little ones, too, because they will enjoy playing in Boomerang’s full-scale treehouse, located in the back of the shop. Boomerang is located at 808 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. One hundred percent of Boomerang’s sales go straight back to charity projects in the community—even the staff are volunteers! To learn more, visit www.boomerangvancouver.com.

Where’s Santa?

Santa and Mrs. Claus are taking a break from the pre-Christmas frenzy to visit the North Bank because, as everyone knows, North Bank kids are the nicest. The pair will be at Shorty’s Garden and Home on 1006 Mill Plain Blvd. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19. Kids and families can get their photographs taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus for a $10 donation per family or a donation of canned food for Share, a local nonprofit organization that serves the hungry and the homeless. Shorty’s will give the cash donations to the Mahoney Family Foundation and other local charities.

If you’re not able to see Santa on Saturday, you can drop into Boomerang, 808 Main St. in downtown Vancouver, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18. Santa Claus is making himself available for free family pictures, and you can also enjoy complimentary sweet treats and live music. The coffee shop will be open if you need some extra caffeination and of course you’ll want to browse around the home décor section of the shop and see what wonderful new treasures have arrived. All proceeds from Boomerang are donated to local charities and nonprofit organizations. To learn more, visit www.boomerangvancouver.com.

…and because Santa has the mind-blowing ability to be in many places at once, he’ll also be making an appearance on the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad’s Steam Train Winter Spectacular runs, departing from Yacolt Station twice daily on Saturday, Dec. 19, and Sunday, Dec. 20. Click here for more details and for information on how to buy tickets. Miraculously, he’ll ALSO be at Dave’s Killer Magic Shop in downtown Vancouver at about 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 20, right after the free Curtis Carlyle juggling show at Compass Church.

Christmas to Remember Free Concert at Boomerang

Boomerang, the incredibly popular resale home furnishings boutique plus coffee shop, is hosting a “Christmas to Remember” holiday concert from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11. The Kate White Band will be playing their soothing, acoustic blend of folk, Celtic, bluegrass and country with a touch of Renaissance. The concert is a benefit for the local nonprofit ministry Music that Matters, sending the Kate White Band into prisons, shelters, youth detention facilities, addiction recovery homes and schools.

The event is free and open to all ages. Boomerang will donate 10% of all coffee sales during the event to Music that Matters…so go drink lots of coffee! While you’re there, you can browse through the astonishing array of high-quality secondhand home goods, furniture, and decorative accessories, plus jewelry and a marvelous selection of books. Bring your little ones, too, because they will enjoy playing in Boomerang’s full-scale treehouse, located in the back of the shop. Boomerang is located at 808 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. One hundred percent of Boomerang’s sales go straight back to charity projects in the community—even the staff are volunteers! To learn more, visit www.boomerangvancouver.com.

Free Photos with Santa at Boomerang

Drop into Boomerang, 808 Main St. in downtown Vancouver, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18. Santa Claus is making himself available for free family pictures, and you can also enjoy complimentary sweet treats and live music. The coffee shop will be open if you need some extra caffeination and of course you’ll want to browse around the home décor section of the shop and see what wonderful new treasures have arrived. All proceeds from Boomerang are donated to local charities and nonprofit organizations. To learn more, visit www.boomerangvancouver.com.

Paint & Wine at Boomerang

Boomerang coffee and consignment shop is hosting a Paint & Wine event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 8. Attendees will get professional painting instruction with all creative supplies included: canvas, paint and of course WINE for $40 per person. When you buy your ticket in advance, Boomerang will give you a gift card for a free drink. Dessert is also available for purchase. While you’re painting and sipping, you’ll also enjoy live music with Kate White from 7 to 9 p.m.

This painting party is offered in partnership with Jennifer Smith from Visual Lifesavers Art, a website, Etsy store, and mobile painting party that will help you create colorful “art for the soul.” Smith also sells her original paintings and custom-made jewelry online. If you’re not able to attend this Paint & Wine event, don’t worry; Boomerang offers these creatively inspiring evenings throughout the year.

Boomerang is located in downtown Vancouver at 808 Main Street. Before or after the painting party, you’ll want to browse the array of consignment home goods, peruse the extensive used book library, or even climb up in the treehouse, which might seem like a good idea after a couple glasses of wine. At any rate, you’ll have a very good time! And you’ll have an even better time knowing that 100% of the proceeds from purchases at Boomerang go straight back into the community through local charity projects. For more information, visit www.boomerangvancouver.com.

Paint & Wine at Boomerang

Boomerang coffee and consignment shop is hosting a Paint & Wine event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 8. Attendees will get professional painting instruction with all creative supplies included: canvas, paint and of course WINE for $40 per person. When you buy your ticket in advance, Boomerang will give you a gift card for a free drink. Dessert is also available for purchase. While you’re painting and sipping, you’ll also enjoy live music with Kate White from 7 to 9 p.m.

This painting party is offered in partnership with Jennifer Smith from Visual Lifesavers Art, a website, Etsy store, and mobile painting party that will help you create colorful “art for the soul.” Smith also sells her original paintings and custom-made jewelry online. If you’re not able to attend this Paint & Wine event, don’t worry; Boomerang offers these creatively inspiring evenings throughout the year.

Boomerang is located in downtown Vancouver at 808 Main Street. Before or after the painting party, you’ll want to browse the array of consignment home goods, peruse the extensive used book library, or even climb up in the treehouse, which might seem like a good idea after a couple glasses of wine. At any rate, you’ll have a very good time! And you’ll have an even better time knowing that 100% of the proceeds from purchases at Boomerang go straight back into the community through local charity projects. For more information, visit www.boomerangvancouver.com.

American Idol Daniel Seavey at Boomerang

Every Friday night, Boomerang coffee house and consignment shop stays open late, offering live music, sales and drink specials. The special guest on Friday, April 15, is American Idol Season XIV competitor Daniel Seavey.

Seavey, who’s a Vancouver area native, will be giving a free, family-friendly performance from 7 to 9 p.m. At the age of 11, Seavey began playing music for large crowds during Portland’s First Thursdays art events. At 15, the self-trained musician and singer auditioned for American Idol and was the youngest ever to make it into The Top 10, coming in ninth place overall. As if that weren’t enough, Seavey is also an award-winning cellist and an altogether versatile musician, playing over 20 different instruments. After American Idol, Harry Connick, Jr., invited Seavy to join him on the Pacific Northwest leg of his summer tour. Seavey is currently working on original music recording with two record labels.

Boomerang  is located at 808 Main St. in downtwon Vancouver. All proceeds from Boomerang’s coffee and home décor sales go right back into the community through investment in local nonprofits. To learn more, visit www.boomerangvancouver.com.

American Idol Daniel Seavey at Boomerang

Every Friday night, Boomerang coffee house and consignment shop stays open late, offering live music, sales and drink specials. The special guest on Friday, April 15, is American Idol Season XIV competitor Daniel Seavey.

Seavey, who’s a Vancouver area native, will be giving a free, family-friendly performance from 7 to 9 p.m. At the age of 11, Seavey began playing music for large crowds during Portland’s First Thursdays art events. At 15, the self-trained musician and singer auditioned for American Idol and was the youngest ever to make it into The Top 10, coming in ninth place overall. As if that weren’t enough, Seavey is also an award-winning cellist and an altogether versatile musician, playing over 20 different instruments. After American Idol, Harry Connick, Jr., invited Seavy to join him on the Pacific Northwest leg of his summer tour. Seavey is currently working on original music recording with two record labels.

Boomerang  is located at 808 Main St. in downtwon Vancouver. All proceeds from Boomerang’s coffee and home décor sales go right back into the community through investment in local nonprofits. To learn more, visit www.boomerangvancouver.com.

Encaustic Art + Tom Relth at Boomerang

Boomerang—a.k.a. Vancouver’s living room—will host a very special art exhibit at its downtown Vancouver location on First Friday, Aug. 5, featuring works by IEA-PDX (that is, the Portland chapter of International Encaustic Artists). Drop by any time from 5 to 9 p.m. to enjoy the artwork of Robyn Andersen, Paul Bogardus, Kathleen C. Cosgrove, Dianne Jean Erickson, Chantel Greene, Manuela Kalestiantz, and Karen Story—all beautiful to see, and all for sale! Boomerang will exhibit these arresting encaustic paintings throughout its main floor.

And now, a word about encaustic, to help you better appreciate this ancient art form: encaustic—which dates back to the first century A.D.—is a wax-based paint composed of beeswax, tree resin and pigment which is kept molten on a heated palette. It is applied to a prepared surface and then each layer is fused in order to bond the wax to the previous layer. Encaustic comes from the Greek word enkaiein, meaning “to heat” or “burn in.”

But wait, there’s more! While you’re there, check out Boomerang’s “Fine Arts Basement,” where you can see new artworks by Tom Relth, the incredibly popular Vancouver artist. Relth will exhibit recent works in both wet and dry media pigments in his basement studio. Paintings and drawings range from small, intimate eight-by-eight-inch paintings to massive, five-panel works four feet high and 13 feet in length. Relth is also the curator of the IEA-PDX exhibit on Boomerang’s main floor.

Both exhibits will continue through the end of the August. Visitors to Boomerang will not only enjoy fine art, they’ll also be treated to live music and complimentary light refreshments. Boomerang also offers great coffee and espresso drinks, yummy pastries, and a huge selection of gently used secondhand furnishings and home goods, as well as jewelry and books. To learn more, visit www.boomerangvancouver.com.

Editor’s note: we stopped by Boomerang earlier this week to check out the art, and it’s truly worth making the trip into town for; the textures, layers, and colors are rich and wonderful to see up close. Also try the excellent honey cinnamon vanilla latte!

Encaustic Art + Tom Relth at Boomerang

Boomerang—a.k.a. Vancouver’s living room—will host a very special art exhibit at its downtown Vancouver location on First Friday, Aug. 5, featuring works by IEA-PDX (that is, the Portland chapter of International Encaustic Artists). Drop by any time from 5 to 9 p.m. to enjoy the artwork of Robyn Andersen, Paul Bogardus, Kathleen C. Cosgrove, Dianne Jean Erickson, Chantel Greene, Manuela Kalestiantz, and Karen Story—all beautiful to see, and all for sale! Boomerang will exhibit these arresting encaustic paintings throughout its main floor.

And now, a word about encaustic, to help you better appreciate this ancient art form: encaustic—which dates back to the first century A.D.—is a wax-based paint composed of beeswax, tree resin and pigment which is kept molten on a heated palette. It is applied to a prepared surface and then each layer is fused in order to bond the wax to the previous layer. Encaustic comes from the Greek word enkaiein, meaning “to heat” or “burn in.”

But wait, there’s more! While you’re there, check out Boomerang’s “Fine Arts Basement,” where you can see new artworks by Tom Relth, the incredibly popular Vancouver artist. Relth will exhibit recent works in both wet and dry media pigments in his basement studio. Paintings and drawings range from small, intimate eight-by-eight-inch paintings to massive, five-panel works four feet high and 13 feet in length. Relth is also the curator of the IEA-PDX exhibit on Boomerang’s main floor.

Both exhibits will continue through the end of the August. Visitors to Boomerang will not only enjoy fine art, they’ll also be treated to live music and complimentary light refreshments. Boomerang also offers great coffee and espresso drinks, yummy pastries, and a huge selection of gently used secondhand furnishings and home goods, as well as jewelry and books. To learn more, visit www.boomerangvancouver.com.

Chalk the Walks

The Joy Team is painting the town red—and blue, and green, and pink, and purple, and violet, and indigo, and yellow—during Chalk the Walks 2016, happening all day long on Tuesday, Aug. 16. Get out there with your jumbo box of sidewalk chalk and decorate your neighborhood with beautiful pictures and positive messages…doodle up some rainbows, hearts, unicorns, trees, flowers, kitty-cats and happy faces or whatever tickles your fancy.

To celebrate the day, Vancouver’s Luxe Realty will be handing out chalk in front of Boomerang and Main Event Sports Grill from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. “Luxe Cares”—the community outreach part of Luxe Realty—supports The Joy Team as they spread worldwide joy, optimism and inspiration through their Chalk the Walks event.

Chalk the Walks is an annual global event spearheaded locally by The Joy Team, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to build community by spreading joy, optimism and inspiration. To learn more or to find out how to join The Joy Team, visit thejoyteam.org or check them out on Facebook.

Chalk the Walks 2016

The Joy Team is painting the town red—and blue, and green, and pink, and purple, and violet, and indigo, and yellow—during Chalk the Walks 2016, happening all day long on Tuesday, Aug. 16. Get out there with your jumbo box of sidewalk chalk and decorate your neighborhood with beautiful pictures and positive messages…doodle up some rainbows, hearts, unicorns, trees, flowers, kitty-cats and happy faces or whatever tickles your fancy.

To celebrate the day, Vancouver’s Luxe Realty will be handing out chalk in front of Boomerang and Main Event Sports Grill from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. “Luxe Cares”—the community outreach part of Luxe Realty—supports The Joy Team as they spread worldwide joy, optimism and inspiration through their Chalk the Walks event.

Chalk the Walks is an annual global event spearheaded locally by The Joy Team, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to build community by spreading joy, optimism and inspiration. To learn more or to find out how to join The Joy Team, visit thejoyteam.org or check them out on Facebook.

Art by Wyckoff, Van Dyke at Boomerang

Boomerang—the popular downtown Vancouver coffee shop and showcase for gently used home furnishings and décor—will exhibit the estate works of architect and artist John Dean Wyckoff. Wyckoff, a principal at LSW Architects who passed away in 2012, was nationally recognized as a designer of educational facilities. After he retired, he returned to his first passion—art. Beginning First Friday, Sept. 2, visitors to Boomerang can see a dozen of his works on the main floor, as well as over 20 newly discovered works in various states of near-completion. There will be an opening night reception on Sept. 2 from 5 to 9 p.m. with live music and light refreshments. Giclée prints of Wyckoff’s works will be available to purchase via special order during the evening and throughout the month. Proceeds from the sale of prints will support Boomerang’s free community children’s programs in its “Treehouse.” To learn more, visit http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/john-wyckoff.html.

Additionally, Ryderwood painter and musician April Van Dyke will exhibit her watercolor and gouache paintings. Van Dyke comes from a background of Native American and ancient textile arts, with a dash of flute performance, literary arts, and living history production and performance (we don’t know what that is, but it sounds awfully interesting). Van Dyke and her husband, Paul, are both accomplished musicians; Paul is a keyboard artist. The couple will perform flute-and-keyboard music during the reception on Sept. 2.

Boomerang will also host an exhibit of original works by collage artist and painter Tom Relth, who serves as Boomerang’s fine art curator. Paintings and drawings range from eight by eight inches to massive five-panel works that are approximately 13 feet by four feet. All are available for sale. For more information, call 360-561-4245 or email art@generosityreturns.com.

Above image: detail from painting by John Wyckoff

First Friday at Boomerang: Art by John Wyckoff, April Van Dyke & Tom Relth

Boomerang—the popular downtown Vancouver coffee shop and showcase for gently used home furnishings and décor—will exhibit the estate works of architect and artist John Dean Wyckoff. Wyckoff, a principal at LSW Architects who passed away in 2012, was nationally recognized as a designer of educational facilities. After he retired, he returned to his first passion—art. Beginning First Friday, Sept. 2, visitors to Boomerang can see a dozen of his works on the main floor, as well as over 20 newly discovered works in various states of near-completion. There will be an opening night reception on Sept. 2 from 5 to 9 p.m. with live music and light refreshments. Giclée prints of Wyckoff’s works will be available to purchase via special order during the evening and throughout the month. Proceeds from the sale of prints will support Boomerang’s free community children’s programs in its “Treehouse.” To learn more, visit http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/john-wyckoff.html.

Additionally, Ryderwood painter and musician April Van Dyke will exhibit her watercolor and gouache paintings. Van Dyke comes from a background of Native American and ancient textile arts, with a dash of flute performance, literary arts, and living history production and performance (we don’t know what that is, but it sounds awfully interesting). Van Dyke and her husband, Paul, are both accomplished musicians; Paul is a keyboard artist. The couple will perform flute-and-keyboard music during the reception on Sept. 2.

Boomerang will also host an exhibit of original works by collage artist and painter Tom Relth, who serves as Boomerang’s fine art curator. Paintings and drawings range from eight by eight inches to massive five-panel works that are approximately 13 feet by four feet. All are available for sale. For more information, call 360-561-4245 or email art@generosityreturns.com.

Local Artists, Watercolor Society at Boomerang

Boomerang—the popular downtown Vancouver coffee shop and showcase for gently used home furnishings and décor—will exhibit the works of Kara Krieger-McGhee, Lynne Bowden and members of the Southwest Washington Watercolor Society. Beginning First Friday, Oct. 7, visitors to Boomerang can see dozens of watercolor works…or purchase one, as all the paintings will be for sale. You can also meet the artists during the opening night reception on Oct. 7 from 5 to 9 p.m. with live music by Firelily from 7 to 9 p.m. and light refreshments including free house coffee. All works will be on display through October.

Battle Ground resident Krieger-McGhee is a realist landscape painter and known for her larger-format canvases and murals. Her newest collection, “Responses” is a radical departure: a series of 365 poignant, personal, postcard-sized works that illuminate the artist’s responses to and commentary on daily devotionals of 19th century writer Oswald Chambers. Additionally, Krieger-McGhee will exhibit a number of her Bird Series: Q is for Quail along with representative plein air works.

Vancouver artist Lynne Bowden will show her “Waxing Poetic” mixed media encaustic paintings. Encaustic is an ancient technique of combining layers of molten beeswax, tree resin and color pigment, Bowden has developed a style all her own.  She explores her fascination with other cultures by combining Old World technique—such as batik on silk, textiles or paper—and incorporating these into her wax paintings. Bowden exhibits in galleries in New York, Ohio, Florida, Philadelphia, Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest.

On the same evening, Boomerang Fine Arts will also host members of Southwest Washington Watercolor Society for its fall show. Boomerang has remodeled the basement walls to accommodate the nearly 100 watercolor works of this notable group. Members will display their works along the new 150 foot-long “community arts-wall.” Formed in 1979 in Vancouver, the SWWS offers encouragement and support to artists working in watercolor and other water-media through community demonstrations, workshops and critiques.

Above image: detail from painting by Kara Krieger-McGhee

 

Krieger-McGhee, Lynne Bowden & Watercolor Society at Boomerang

Boomerang—the popular downtown Vancouver coffee shop and showcase for gently used home furnishings and décor—will exhibit the works of Kara . Beginning First Friday, Oct. 7, visitors to Boomerang can see dozens of watercolor works…or purchase one, as all the paintings will be for sale. You can also meet the artists during the opening night reception on Oct. 7 from 5 to 9 p.m. with live music and light refreshments. All works will be on display through October.

Battle Ground resident Krieger-McGhee is a realist landscape painter and known for her larger-format canvases and murals. Her newest collection, “In a Different Light” is a radical departure: a series of 365 poignant, personal, postcard-sized works that illuminate the artist’s responses to and commentary on daily devotionals of 19th century writer Oswald Chambers. Additionally, Krieger-McGhee will exhibit a number of her Bird Series: Q is for Quail along with representative plein air works.

Vancouver artist Lynne Bowden will show her “Wax Infusion” mixed media encaustic paintings. Encaustic is an ancient technique of combining layers of molten beeswax, tree resin and color pigment, Bowden has developed a style all her own.  She explores her fascination with other cultures by combining Old World technique—such as batik on silk, textiles or paper—and incorporating these into her wax paintings. Bowden exhibits in galleries in New York, Ohio, Florida, Philadelphia, Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest.

On the same evening, Boomerang Fine Arts will also host members of Southwest Washington Watercolor Society. Boomerang has remodeled the basement walls to accommodate the nearly 100 watercolor works of this notable group. Members will display their works along the new 150 foot-long “community arts-wall.” Formed in 1979 in Vancouver, the SWWS offers encouragement and support to artists working in watercolor and other water-media through community demonstrations, workshops and critiques.