Local Art Opportunity

Through The WAll

Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend, Washington cultivates and encourages the arts by showcasing and serving visual, literary and performance artists, and fosters arts appreciation and education in the greater community. On June 16th I will be teaching a course “Inspired by Nature” that is free to the public and available for the first 15 attendees. The mission of Northwind Arts Center is to connect arts and community. Founded in 2001, The Northwind Arts Center is a nonprofit organization that   is dedicated to promoting the arts in Northwest region by sponsoring educational programs, lectures, readings, and workshops, and by providing juried and invitational venues for displaying the work of regional artists, both visual and literary.

 

Through the Wall is a partnership program between Northwind Arts Center and The Boiler Room, a volunteer-operated coffeehouse and social services hub dedicated to building community by providing a safe space for the growth and improvement of individuals. Through the Wall provides visual art instruction from compensated artists (recruited by Northwind) to clientele of The Boiler Room, the majority of which are young people. The program fosters a collaborative relationship between Northwind and The Boiler Room as neighbors in the community, through our adjoining wall, and will support young and emerging visual artists – funded in part by a grant from Kitsap Bank.

 

Inspired by Nature

Through the Wall Session

with Annalisa Barelli

June 16, 2015 – 3 pm at The Boiler Room

711 Water St, Port Townsend, WA 98368

 

 

Participants will be guided in artistic exercises to connect with elements of the natural world. Drawing upon outer and inner observation, each artist will create a uniquely personal landscape that is multi-layered. Through the use of mixed media materials and an open imagination, each participant will explore the disciplines of nonrepresentational abstract expressionism and conceptual observation. Each participant will produce a one-of-a-kind work of art, inspired by nature. Materials are provided and the class is free but limited to 15 participants on a first come, first served basis.

Annalisa Barelli is a painter and illustrator with a background in studio art, psychology, and environmental studies. She creates from many disciplines and experiences and has a passion for using art as a means for connection. For more about her work visit www.annalisabarelli.com.

Summer Art Course : June 2015

Mark your calendar! June 16, 2015 – 3 pm

The Northwind Arts Center in downtown Port Townsend, Washington.

 

IllustratingA FREE Summer Art Course is coming soon thanks to a partnership from The Northwind Arts Center, The Boiler Room, and Kitsap Bank. For more about their monthly courses offered NOW – visit www.northwindarts.org (Through The Wall Sessions).

 

June 2015 – Participants will be guided in artistic exercises to connect with elements of the natural world. Drawing upon outer and inner observation, each artist will create a uniquely personal landscape that is multi-layered. Through the use of mixed media materials and an open imagination, each participant will explore the disciplines of nonrepresentational abstract expressionism and conceptual observation. Each participant will produce a one-of-a-kind work of art, inspired by nature.

 

Materials are provided and the class is free but limited to 15 participants on a first come, first served basis. www.northwindarts.org

 

 

 

 

New Website Launched!

POPstickerBack in October I posted about Activism as Art and my work with the local movement to keep the US Navy’s Electronic Warfare Training Range out of the Olympic National Forest, Olympic National Park, and surrounding Olympic Peninsula communities. Today I am happy to share some good news, we have A NEW WEBSITE! I had the challenge of building the site from the ground up with $500 of community donations, four months of collaboration, and a lot of heart. Check it out and Follow Protect Olympic Peninsula on Facebook.

 

 

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MORE GOOD NEWS…

Spread the Love

Announcing FREE ‘Live in Harmony’ Valentine’s!

 

SIMPLY:

1 – Save images.

2 – Print two-sided/front and back.

3 – Cut into quarters & add your note.

4 – Spread the love!

 

 

Valentines-front Valentines-back

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“The best thing

to hold onto

is each other.”

(Audrey Hepburn)

 

MMRP Performance

 

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For my third year I am honored to help facilitate V-day events in my local community. I have the pleasure of being Creative Director/Set Designer for the performance! All proceeds benefit the Dove House – a rocking, fabulous local organization that supports women in East Jefferson County, WA, USA.

 

For more about this event tune into our KPTZ 91.9FM Radio InterviewThursday, February 5, 2015 at 12PM Noon (Pacific Time) and Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 12:30PM (Pacific Time) where Marcia Perlstein interviews Director and Actor Heather Dudley-Nolette, Artistic Director Annalisa Barelli, and Producer and Actor Karen Hogan about their upcoming production of ‘A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and a Prayer.’ You can stream it live at www.kptz.org!

Announcing 2015 Benefit

Because little acts really do make a big difference, 8% of sales are donated to a charitable organization that inspires positive change for our world. This month a cherished friend, Matt, journeyed onward from this physical world. To honor the legacy of his bright life, a percentage of sales made through the online Shop will be donated to his memorial fund, The Matthew Ahern Healing Arts Foundation, for the year 2015.

 

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Matt was a beautiful inspiration who dedicated his life to helping others heal through yoga, breath work, gardening, sustainability, music and the arts. His life-loving spirit was contagious. Matt was a very bright light who always saw the best in others and brought forth the strengths and talents of those around him. He was a sage of true wisdom with grounded gentleness, a fearless spirit, and a laughter as bright as the sun. I had the joy of attending Matt’s breath work courses as well as creating artwork for his website. He was a cherished friend whose life impacted my own as he always encouraged my creativity and personal growth. To continue collaborating with Matt and honor the legacy of his life, a percentage of annual sales made through this site will be donated to support The Matthew Ahern Healing Arts Foundation so that Matt’s immense love will continue to heal and inspire. – AB