Skagit Artists and “Animalia”

We are honored to showcase four of Skagit Valley’s finest artists in our Arts at the Port Allen Family Focus Gallery – Robert McCauley, Shelley Muzylowski Allen, Rik Allen and Lanny Berger.   With the theme of “Animalia”, they will use their mediums of paint, glass and mixed media to explore the beauty and vulnerability of the animal world and it’s tension with mankind.  Painter McCauley has been the subject of two major museum exhibitions this year; currently showing at the Museum of Northwest Art.   Glass artist Rik Allen, whose work has been notably focused with space adventure and science fiction, is teaming up with Lanny Bergner, who has been creating biomorphic and geometric constructions and installations out of metal mesh.  Shelley Muzylowski infuses sculpted glass with color, texture and pattern to create animal forms from mythology and legend.   All four artists have international recognition and have been widely honored and collected.