April 2015

Join us on First Friday April 3.

Love of birds and nature
Featured artists of the month of May are Margo Hankel, accomplished watercolorist, and Joyce Volmut,award winning sculptor. They will showcase original work in the front windows, inviting the community to enjoy love of birds and nature.

Margo Hankel

Live Oak3

Live Oak3

John Hankel

John Hankel

 

Joyce Volmut

With an Eye Toward Cephas

With an Eye Toward Cephas

Some Cheeky Bird

Some Cheeky Bird

 

 

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Margo Hankel

I always wanted to do something artistic.  I am continually amazed at the beauty in this world literally everywhere you look.   What I choose to do for a living was drafting.  It was a kind of art, drawing engineering drawings with graphite and then with ink on mylar. after being diagnosed with CLL I retired and remarried. I started painting but was disappointed with my work.  It needed polish.  I was attending life drawing classes at George Zien’s studio.  I was in awe over his abilities with watercolor, my medium.  With the proper amount of begging George consented to tutor me.  He gleefully shared his knowledge and lessons of his experience with me ….. Priceless.

Joyce Volmut

Carving since 2003, my goal is to capture the essence of the bird at a particular moment in time.  I focus on bird anatomy, feather patterns, facial features and color.   I have been a member of the Blue Whole Gallery since 2013.  Prior to that my carvings were exhibited at the South Wind Gallery and the Topeka Art Gallery in Topeka KS.  I have achieved several awards including First Place in Shorebird carving at the Kansas City Woodcarvers and the Kaw Valley Woodcarvers Show in Topeka.  First place in Animal carving in Topeka and 2nd place for both shorebird and songbird categories at the Kitsap County Woodcarvers Show in Washington in 2014. I’ve been a bird watcher most of my life.  I am currently an active member of the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society and the Olympic Driftwood Sculptors.