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Posted on: June 30, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Earth, Wind, Fire and Water Exhibit to Open at the Sequim Civic Center

Please join the City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) for the opening of the “Earth, Wind, Fire and Water” exhibit and artist reception on Friday, July 6 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar Street.

The CAAC reviewed 80 pieces of work from 38 artists before selecting 36 pieces from 19 artists to be included in the show. The artists represented are: Dave Shreffler, Eileen Gieser, Katherine Loveland, Kathy Schreiner, Cindy Fullwiler, Guy Cranor, Robert Caldwell, George Zien, Pamela Dick, Linda Chapman, Paulette Hill, Evan Miller, Rita Kepner, Timothy O'Connell, Jim Wood, Rick Hill, Linda Stadtmiller, Cathie Wier, and David Johannessohn. The exhibit will be on display until September 28, 2018.

Friday, July 6th Art Talk on the Art Walk (5-8 p.m.): Sponsored by the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, this opening event on will include several presentations and demonstrations:

Presentations: “Tribal History, Art and the Elements”

5:15 p.m. – Dale Faustich: “A Behind the Scenes Look at Making Sequim’s Totem Pole” 

Dale Faulstich is an artist and woodcarver. Living near Sequim, Washington since 1972, his long career began with painting canvases and watercolors, and later branched into commercial art. Many of his signs have enhanced businesses around the Sequim and Port Angeles areas. His sign business led to collaboration with the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, and a unique opportunity arose to create carvings for their various enterprises.
Dale became fascinated with the rich culture of the Native American tribes of the Pacific Northwest. Though he is a non-native, he has immersed himself in learning about Northwest Coast Native American art, traditions, and legends. This knowledge has enabled him to convert many stories and important figures into monumental totem poles, masks, wall panels, boxes, and other objects. His relationship with the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe has flourished, with more than 62 hand-carved totem poles completed to date.

Dale continues to be captivated by this sophisticated art form, and is always looking forward to what the next red cedar log will reveal.

6:15 p.m. – David Brownell: “A Glimpse of Sx?ck?íy??, a S’Klallam Village at Washington Harbor”

David Brownell, M.A., a Cultural Resources Specialist of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, will give a presentation of ethnographic and archeological research on sx?ck?íy??, one of the ancestral villages of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe that stood at Washington Harbor. The presentation will feature artifacts, maps, and historical photos.

In the Lobby: Timothy O’Connell & Rita Kepner

Timothy O’Connell, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Member, apprentice carver, and oil painter will be on hand to display his work and answer questions regarding his artistic process which melds the traditional with the contemporary evoking animals, landscapes, and the forces of nature. ....

Rita Kepner, will be at a table with her book "Through Fire and Water: True Stories of Rita Marie Matthiesen as told to Laura Callender".

On the Plaza: Ross Brown--Bronze Casting Demonstration 

Ross Brown has been a sculptor for more than 30 years with a background in metal casting. He recently retired from the Bellevue College Art Department where he taught sculpture and design. He was also in charge of the foundry and welding shop for the University of Washington Art Department. He was an instructor of bronze casting at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle. 

Come see the pouring of molten bronze and a demonstration of the ancient art of lost wax bronze casting. Works of art will be created and cast at this event.

For more information, please contact Assistant to the City Manager Charisse Deschenes at (360) 681-3432 or

Artists Brochure for Earth, Wind, Fire & Water Show

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