BY PATRICIA DUFF
Whidbey Life Magazine editor
Sept. 8, 2013
Adding to the artwalk scene on Whidbey Island is the new “Bayview Progressive.”
The idea came from the Goosefoot camp and the merchants who share the Bayview Corner Cash Store.
“It was pointed out that since there are three or more locations with art shows at one time, it would make sense to do an artwalk at the Corner and hold all the art opening events on the same evening,” Goosefoot’s Marian Myszkowski said.
It’s happens every two months on the second Thursday. The next one is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 (or 5 to 8 p.m. at the Sears House and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Blooms) and includes:
- “Nudes and Figures” ─ A special showing of the work of Ken Hassrick, as well as landscapes and figures by Richard Rhydes at Blooms Winery Taste for Wine & Art.
- “When Your Plow is a Paintbrush: Artists Interpret the Farm” ─ Organized by Goosefoot, this group show on view at the Bayview Cash Store features more than 10 artists and was organized in conjunction with the 8th annual Whidbey Island Farm Tour coming up Sept. 21 and 22. (Look for a related story coming up on WLM by Susan Wenzel about the farm event.)
- “The Spine Series: New Work by Catharine Links” ─ This show at Galeria Chiropractica (located in the Sears House) is an exploration into the possibility that chronic pain can be a vehicle for deepening and healing the heart and body.
The use of the word “progressive” in the artwalk’s title is a play on words.
“As an adjective, ‘progressive’ can mean happening gradually or in stages, or proceeding step by step,” Myszkowski said. “And that’s exactly how we’d like folks to enjoy Bayview Corner at these gatherings. Our motto is: Stroll, visit, enjoy, repeat!”
Refreshments will be served all around during the event.
Galleries are located at the Bayview Cash Store, 5603 Bayview Road, and the historic Sears House, 2812 Meinhold Road, both in Langley.
The Blooms Winery show will also include an opening reception for its artists from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. with live music by DB Jazz.
For more info, email Goosefoot at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-321-4145. For the Sears House, please RSVP to 360-331-5565.
(Pictured at top is “Horse Dreamer” by Richard Rhydes at Blooms Winery in the Bayview Cash Store./Photo courtesy of Blooms Winery)