Obliquity: Our Tilt Towards the Sun

Through July 25, 2016

Caribbean-Colors,-Katie-Swanson New Work From Tamera Abate, Margaret Kingston, Dennis O’Callaghan and Katie Swanson

In June and July four artists of the Winthrop Gallery present a show of artworks that celebrate the warmth, beauty, and colors of summer. The seasons are caused by the angular offset or obliquity between the Earth’s axis of rotation and a perpendicular to the Earth’s orbital plane with the Sun.WG.Vase-by-Tamera-Abate-small

When the northern hemisphere is most tilted towards the Sun we have our summer solstice and the longest day of the year.

“My potterie shed gets hot during the summer,” says Tamera Abate, “so I tend to spend only the early morning hours there. I let this be the time when nature refuels my creativity, storing it up for the winter months ahead.”

Margaret Kingston will present summer scenes painted with oils.

Dennis O’Callaghan’s photographs concentrate on nature in all its varied forms and mostly in the Methow Valley.

Katie Swanson’s work for this show will include a series of scarves that are woven in perle cotton and tencel, both being plant fibers that get away from the “winter woolies” and let her weave with vibrant colors, crisp pattern definition and a lovely drape.

(Photos, left, Caribbean Colors by Katie Swanson; Right, Vase by Tamara Abate.)

DATES: June 1-July 25. Reception, Sat, June 4, 5-7pm. Refreshments served. LOCATION: The Winthrop Gallery, 237 Riverside, downtown Winthrop. Hours: The gallery is open every day, 10am-5pm. CONTACT: Winthrop Gallery, 509.996.3925, www.winthropgallery.com.