New art exhibits at Edmonds Library and Frances Anderson Center through July

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Sign painting exhibit

The Edmonds Arts Commission features a special exhibit, “Sign Painting” by Edmonds Historical Museum in the Edmonds Arts Commission Display Case located in the Frances Anderson Center (700 Main St), and a twenty-year retrospective of Skagit artist Don Wesley’s work titled “Birds Like Us” in the Edmonds Library (650 Main St). Both exhibits are on display through July 31.

The Sign Painting exhibit by Edmonds Historical Museum features former downtown Edmonds signs created by Ralph Gray and tools Gray used in his sign painting trade, as well as information about the techniques employed by sign painters.

Dusk by Don Wesley

“Birds Like Us” retrospective features select works from the past twenty years of Don Wesley’s work. Wesley considers birds his muse. 
“Birds are arguably the most accessible animal on earth,” says Wesley in his artist statement. “Wherever we are living, so are birds. Even in the most congested and polluted cities of the world, birds survive and thrive alongside us.” 

Wesley’s pursuit of a degree in the arts began in the early 90s while he was serving in the US Army as a tank driver and attending classes at Pierce Community College. In 1995, he completed his bachelor's degree in Art at Western Washington University.

While visiting the Frances Anderson Center, be sure to also see the digital art exhibit by Edmonds area teens in the McDevitt Youth Art Display Case (next the main floor elevator) and a new group show by Wax On Washington in the Edmonds Festival Gallery.


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