Monday, October 24, 2011

Forests of the Future?

Trees Outside the Window by Josh Burkey
The whole world wants what we've already got..... forests!   This is way cool for city dwellers... but maybe not what we'd like to see happen to the forests of Washington State.  As population pressures make space more and more precious it's up to us to insure that the next generation can still experience a real forest not just look at trees outside the window.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Different Perspective

This is a photo of a Kopachuck tree taken from a different perspective.
I’ve always been attracted to the beauty of a tree’s bark and think of the many years it took for its unique texture to develop.  The moss that adorns it adds another dimension to its loveliness.

Marilyn Lepape

Friday, October 14, 2011

Intertwined Catalog Available

We have produced a catalog of work from the recent show at the Harbor History Museum.  The booklet is 8 x 5" the paper is similar to a good quality paperback book, but printed in full color. (not glossy)  It costs $6.95 for the soft cover version.  You will see other purchase options when you click to preview the book.   (note; there's a button on the lower right of the preview page that allows you to see a full screen view.)

The show comes down after this weekend, so stop by the museum soon.   Nice article in the "Go Arts" section of the Tacoma News Tribune yesterday. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Harbor Wild Watch at Kopachuck Park

Kopachuck Park includes the trees and their interface with the waters of Puget Sound.  The trees are very much intertwined with the marine ecosystem.  Marine creatures, plants and the dynamics of the seashore must also adapt to the changes coming to the riparian uplands of the park.  Harbor Wild Watch is a local environmental education group that provides summertime fun & learning opportunities right on the beach at Kopachuck.  Many children and the fortunate adults that accompany them have forged deep connections with the park and its shoreline.  It's never too late to learn and have fun doing it!   Visit HWW at Donkey Creek Park and in the Harbor History Museum parking lot for the Chum Festival in Gig Harbor this Saturday, 10 AM to 4 PM.  Thank you to HWW for their participation in the Intertwined show, don't forget to check it out in the HHM lobby while you're at the Chum Fest. 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Whispering In The Trees, Can You Hear?

Arguably the best speaker at the Intertwined reception was young Ian Gough who turned eleven on Saturday.  This is his poem....

The Kopachuck Woods

As you walk into the woods
you feel as free as the wind.
If you stop, you hear the firs rustling
as if whispering to each other.

Each of them seem the same, but not.

As you look, you see the differences
like you see the personalities in people.
The trees will be hard to leave
but they will always be remembered.

Ian P. Gough
Cub Scout, Pack 202

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Well Done!

Margo Macdonald hanging art for the museum show.

The "intertwined" image gave this effort a life of its own; so many subtleties in a word that caused everything and everyone to come together.   Pat Lantz

Last evening's reception was an affirmation of the power of community.  With the forest for a muse the participating painters, writers, sculptors, photographers, museum folks, financial supporters and park lovers (official and otherwise) created something special.  We can't save the trees from their fate, but from what I hear, we have influenced the approach that will be taken to mitigate damages.  Congratulations all, well done.  Besides that, the event was remarkably well attended and received, new people were introduced to our wonderful museum.... and I believe a few art pieces were sold to boot.  If you couldn't make the opening reception please stop by the museum before Oct. 16th, Tues-Sun, 10AM-5PM.  There is no charge to view the lobby exhibit.