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We are very excited this year to have a collaborative installation exhibition in our Arts at the Port Allen Family Focus Gallery. Kandis Susol and Susan Singleton from Orcas Island and Hannah Alex Glasser from Edmonds will transform a large space with paper, fiber, ceramic and mixed media – creating a thought-provoking environment around the theme “Resonance”. These three artists previously worked together on a well-reviewed show titled “Tears for the World” on Orcas Island in 2014. The Allen Family Focus Gallery is curated by the Festival Curatorial Team consisting of arts professionals, artists and gallery owners.

Kandis Susol – Orcas Island – Susol starts with unconventional handmade paper, transforming it with wax and demar resin into work that is quietly complex, textural and delicate.

Hannah Alex Glasser – Edmonds – Glasser creates hand-built ceramic pieces that are unglazed and fired in an open flame firing. The work grows out of a strong connection with the spirit of nature and natural forms.

Susan Singleton – Eastsound – Singleton is a mixed media artist who uses paper, stitching, photography and metallic leaf to create subtle panels that visually draw the viewer into a quiet, layered space.