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RiverSea Gallery honors Women’s History Month during Art Walk

‘Fierce’ exhibition celebrates feminine power, author Marianne Monson signs copies of ‘Frontier Grit’

Published on March 9, 2018 2:52PM

“Little Monsters About to Cross the Line,” a ceramic and mixed-media piece by Jacquline Hurlbert

Courtesy RiverSea Gallery

“Little Monsters About to Cross the Line,” a ceramic and mixed-media piece by Jacquline Hurlbert

ASTORIA — RiverSea Gallery presents two art shows and a book signing for Astoria’s Second Saturday Art Walk in an event that pays tribute to strong, creative women of many talents.

“Fierce” is an exhibition celebrating feminine power by 14 female artists from around the Pacific Northwest who have contributed pieces addressing the theme of strong women in honor of National Women’s History Month.

Joan Stuart Ross is featured in the Alcove with a solo exhibition titled “Oysters Surround Me” — a series of lush, colorful paintings in pigmented beeswax inspired by the ubiquitous oysters found near her cottage on Willapa Bay.

Both exhibitions will remain on view through Sunday, April 8.

Festivities begin 4 p.m. Saturday, March 10, with Astoria author Marianne Monson signing copies of her book “Frontier Grit: The Unlikely True Stories of Daring Pioneer Women,” followed by a reception 5 to 8 p.m. Art Walk attendees will enjoy folk music by local singer/songwriter Lucy Barna.

Asked about the title of this month’s group show, gallery owner Jeannine Grafton said, “To me, ‘Fierce’ implies strength with passion, turning to a wild and fiery inner force to give an edge to your resolve. Sometimes it takes an edge like that to forge change in the world.”

The group exhibition will showcase a variety of mediums, from paintings and works on paper to sculpture, fiber art and mixed media.

Featured artists include Alea Bone, Stephanie Brockway, Corinne Carbone, Heide Davis, Alison Eriksen, Jacquline Hurlbert, Liz McDonald, Melissa Monroe, Alison O’Donoghue, Stacy Polson, Nicole Rawlins, Leslie Peterson Sapp, Karen Wippich and Cathie Joy Young.

Discover fine art, contemporary craft, jewelry and gifts by outstanding Northwest artists at RiverSea Gallery (1160 Commercial St.).

For more information, call the gallery at 503-325-1270, or visit riverseagallery.com.


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