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 email@example.com.