2 summer exhibits take over Schack

Jul 05, 2017
Courtesy of: Schack Art Center “Cattails” by Katie Matson of Mukilteo is on display at the Schack Art Center’s “Art of the Garden” exhibit through Sept. 2.

When you visit the Schack Art Center this summer, you'll find an abundance of garden-themed artwork, as well as amazing Northwest Coast Native American basketry and textiles in two new exhibits.

The biannual favorite “Art of the Garden” is back in the main gallery through Sept. 2 with an eclectic mix of glass, pottery and metal to enhance any landscape, but also features colorful photography and paintings to brighten the home year-round.

More than 90 regional artists were selected to participate, including Jackie Cort of Snohomish, Amy Duncan of Everett, Charles Guildner of Everett, Yonnah Ben Levy of Stanwood, Katie Matson of Mukilteo and Nancy Loorem of Langley.

Upstairs, in the Schack's mezzanine gallery, award-winning fiber artist Jan Hopkins has curated “Courtesy Of: Extraordinary Basketry, Textiles, and Sculptures from NW Collections” in conjunction with the National Basketry Organization Conference in Tacoma.

That exhibit, which runs through July 29, offers a high-quality mix of traditional and contemporary basketry, textiles and sculptures by leading Northwest Coast Native artists, including Lisa Telford, a local Haida artist.

Hopkins, who herself lives just outside Mukilteo, said she feels honored by the experience, noting “it was a privilege to choose artwork from two prominent art collections that contain the best indigenous art from the Northwest.”

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