Why I teach

Main Street, Owl’s Head, oil on archival canvasboard, $1623 includes shipping and handling in continental US. This is one of the places we go during our July workshop. With some trepidation, I handed Monday’s Words and Pictures class over to my student Rebecca Bense. She led us in an impromptu neurographic art exercise. I know, …

New Neighbor Guide – Thurston Summer 2024

New Neighbor Guide – Thurston Summer 2024

Letter from the Publisher Welcome to the New Neighbors Guide! On behalf of the local community, we welcome you to Thurston County. Whether you’re here temporarily or plan to make this a permanent home, we know you’re going to love our region. With our natural beauty, lakes, streams and forested trails, this is the perfect …

Spring 2024

Spring 2024

Community saint martin’s gala good eats and shopping at the tumwater craft district providence st. peter’s christmas in the forest great-granddaughter of founder joins o bee credit union the current, an artist award maritime gallery expansion at harbor history museum veteran graduation ceremony at saint martin’s university inspire women’s business conference returns may 23 patsy …

Monday Morning Art School: why art?

Monday Morning Art School: why art?

Spring Greens, 8X10, oil on archival canvasboard, $652 framed includes shipping and handling in continental US. Knowing why we do something helps us figure out how to do something. Today, I want to get down to the low-level programming of the art calling. Why art? I sometimes tell people that if I wasn’t a painter, …

Book Review: The Lathe of Heaven

Book Review: The Lathe of Heaven

I was excited to read Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Lathe of Heaven because it is short, a classic, and I hadn’t gotten around to Earthsea just yet. I think I was expecting more fantasy than science fiction, but I have loved classic sci-fi before (like Ray Bradbury). For the first while I was just …

Service and Convenience at the Heart of Light Dental Studios

We can all agree on the qualities for the ideal dental provider: round-the-clock service, free consultations, same-day appointments, entire-family bookings, empathetic service and affordable care. It’s nearly impossible to find a full combination of such attributes. But then there’s Light Dental Studios. Based in Puyallup, the dentist-owned company—with 29 locations in the Puget Sound—has customer …

Patch Notes: Atomised Listening

Paul Cousins presents a multi-channel, interactive installation in which the listener becomes the performer. Paul Cousins is a composer and sound artist from London who uses vintage reel-to-reel tape machines and effects to loop and reshape his electronic productions. “I like using sequential stages to create music, and I’m interested in how technological limitations can change …