Artist to Artist
June 17, 5-7pm, 2017
Artist to Artist is a quarterly gathering for artists in the studio of an Okanogan County artist. These educational and networking presentations foster creativity, business skills, dialogue and collaboration within the local artist community.
Join fellow artists for a presentation by Colville artist Joe Feddersen at the Okanogan Grange Hall followed by a walking tour of historical Okanogan art with Doug Woodrow and a look at his outdoor stone sculpture studio.
Joe Feddersen is a member of The Confederated Tribes Of The Colville Reservation and has exhibited internationally since the early 1980’s.
Joe Feddersen is an artist whose work explores the interrelationships between urban symbols and indigenous landscapes. A printmaker, basket maker, and glass artist, Feddersen combines contemporary materials with Native iconography to create powerful and evocative works.
In 2009, Joe had a mid-career solo exhibition, Vital Signs, which traveled from the Tacoma Art Museum, WA to the Missoula Art Museum, MT, and then the Hallie Ford Museum, OR. Joe Feddersen has had solo exhibits at the George Gustav Heye Center in New York, NY and his group shows range from the Sixth Triennial Small Print Exhibition, Chamalieres, France to New Art of the West, Eiteljorg Museum, IN.
(Artwork, Joe Feddersen, Floating Center.)
Doug Woodrow creates markers and monuments out of rocks and boulders. This industrial art form uses complex sandblasting software and machinery to create precise text, fonts, and graphics which a torrent of compressed air and abrasive carves into solid stone. Doug uses cranes, pulleys, rigging straps, grinders and saws to work on a large enduring scale measured in eons to give people a measure of closure and remembrance of life well lived on the planet. Creating these personal markers echoes the Paleolithic urge to commemorate and curate a person’s life, personality, and memory in stone monuments and our longing to transcend time.
DATE:Sat, June 17, 5-7pm. LOCATION: Okanogan Grange Hall, 305 Tyee St and the studio of Doug Woodrow, 115 South First Avenue in Okanogan. CONTACT: Confluence Gallery, 509-997-ARTS