HARBOR HISTORY MUSEUM SHOWCASES AREA’S MOST PROMINENT ARTISITS FOR PREMIER GIG HARBOR EVENT
Gig Harbor, WA; March 9, 2011
“We’re thrilled to be hosting this event.
The SPLASH! Art at the Museum is a collection of some of the most accomplished Northwest artists whose works encompass a wide range of visual, sculptural and glass art. From the conservative to the cutting-edge, this outstanding group of artists boasts an impressive bevy of credentials, including national awards and honors, advanced degrees in fine arts, and participation in both national an international exhibitions.
The participating painters include Jacqueline Barnett, well known in
Kurt Solmssen’s plein air paintings portray poetic images of waterside life. He is a realist in the tradition of Edward Hopper and Fairfield Porter, emphasizing clear design, strong light and striking color. Kurt’s work has been shown in numerous group exhibitions in the Northwest and
Chuck Gumpert is known for his abstract expressionist and offbeat figurative mixed media paintings. He uses a mixture of figures and other recognizable natural forms with his organic abstract shapes. Gumpert’s colors are magnificent - especially on the glowing awnings in his street scenes - and his dramatic use of strong light and cast shadows. His work has been shown in various galleries in the Northwest.
For over 30 years Anne Hirondelle has been a full-time artist, making sculptural vessels, sculpture, and drawings. She has exhibited nationally, including one-person and group shows in
Creating glass as art is a thousand year old tradition, which is why today’s glass artists such as Oliver Doriss relish the challenge of creating innovative pieces. Doriss’ impressive credentials include a BFA with department honors from
Anyone who has visited
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The Gig Harbor Peninsula Historical Society was founded in 1963, and opened a museum in 1973. The mission of the
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