perceptions of the past

Fabric art created by Susannah Young is inspired by petroglyphs. Photo courtesy of Winthrop Gallery

By Ann McCreary

Ceramics, fabric, books, glass, metal, canvas and photography – art in many forms will be on display during Winthrop’s annual fall Artwalk on Saturday (Oct. 12) from 5-7 p.m.

Ten downtown businesses will be open and providing refreshments and a smorgasbord of artwork.

Winthrop Gallery will host an artist’s reception for the opening of a new show titled “Perceptions of the Past.”

The show features work focusing on former times, created by the gallery’s co-operative member artists.

Even a comparatively young place like the Methow Valley offers many reminders of people and times long gone – remnants of abandoned homesteads, derelict farms equipment, fossils of ancient forests.

“Perceptions of the Past” explores this theme of times past through paintings, photographs, fabric and mixed-media artwork. The show continues through Nov. 25.

Other Artwalk participants include:

• Courtyard Quail: pottery by local artist Jim Neupert.

Photographer Marcy Stamper captured one of Eastern Washington’s iconic barns.

Photographer Marcy Stamper captured one of Eastern Washington’s iconic barns.

• French Quail: art T-shirts by local artist Taylor Fisher.

• Glassworks of Winthrop: live glassblowing demonstrations.

• Iron Horse: samples of forged iron house address number by local artist Shawn Johnston.

• Mollywood Methow Style: original art paintings and drawings by Molly Lachapelle.

• The Sage Hens Painters Studio: new works by watercolor artist Paula Christen.

• Trail’s End Bookstore: autographed copies of books by author Dia Calhoun.

• Retro Pony: live pottery demonstrations by local potter Heidi Larsen.

• Rocking Horse Bakery: photos by local photographer Sherri Malotte and acrylic paintings by Kathy Meyers.