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Yakima Celebrates International Sculpture Day 2018

Boxx Gallery
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Yakima artists will be celebrating International Sculpture Day with a series of FREE art exhibitions, open studios, and art-making demonstrations at locations in Tieton and downtown Yakima, Washington. This is a family-friendly event. All are welcome.

The day's events kick-off at 11:00 a.m. in Tieton at Boxx Gallery (616 Maple St, Tieton) with Sculpting the Valley II, an art exhibition featuring sculptures by 23 artists living and working in the Yakima area. Boxx Gallery will be open through 4 p.m. Also in Tieton, 601 Elm studio space will be hosting an open house from 11 a.m. through 4 p.m. 601 Elm is located on 601 Elm Street in Tieton, adjacent to Paper Hammer Studios, and will be featuring artwork Brian Holtzinger and Janice Baker. Tieton Arts & Humanities will be hosting an opening reception for 2018 Student Art Show in the Mighty Tieton Warehouse Gallery at 608 Wisconsin Ave, Tieton from noon – 3 p.m. The Trimpin Sound Space will also be open to visitors in the Mighty Tieton Warehouse, as will Tieton Mosaic’s studio. The Trimpin Sound Space is an auxiliary studio and showcase for world renowned artist and MacArthur "Genius Grant" recipient, Trimpin's sound sculptures. Tieton Mosaic is a part of Tieton Arts & Humanities and has helped transform downtown Tieton with multiple public art projects.

At 4 p.m., artist and educator, Carolyn Nelson will lead a walking tour of public art projects in downtown Yakima, including Yakima Art Commission’s Windows Alive! exhibitions in empty storefronts along Yakima Avenue and Larson Gallery's Pop-UP @ Gilbert Cellars featuring the art of David Johansson. The walking tour will proceed rain or shine. Those wishing to join the free tour will meet in front of Northtown Coffee at 3:45 p.m. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Nelson and guests will weave their way through downtown Yakima before concluding the tour at Yakima Maker Space where ceramic artists Eunsil Kim and Debbie Sundlee will demonstrate a ceramics raku firing and Yakima Maker Space Gallery will present a reception for Selected Sculptural Works Curated and Presented By: Jack McEntire. Also known as “Chainsaw Jack,” McEntire, creates sculptures with his chainsaw and teaches students wood carving techniques in his studio in Selah.


Programming in Tieton

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sculpting the Valley II – Boxx Gallery,16 Maple St, Tieton
Open House at 601 Elm studios – 601 Elm St, Tieton

noon – 3:00 p.m.
2018 Student Art Show - Mighty Tieton Warehouse Gallery, 608 Wisconsin Ave, Tieton
Trimpin Sound Space – Mighty Tieton Warehouse
Tieton Mosaic Open Studio – Mighty Tieton Warehouse

all day
Tieton Mosaic’s public artworks throughout downtown Tieton
Food will be available for purchase at local eateries

Programming in Downtown Yakima

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Walking Tour of Public Art – lead by Carolyn Nelson. Tour meets at Northtown Coffee at 3:45 p.m. and will weave through downtown Yakima, ending at Yakima Maker Space.

5:30 p.m.
Raku firing with Debbie Sundlee and Eunsil Kim – Yakima Maker Space, 16 S 1st Street, Yakima

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Opening Reception for Selected Sculptural Works Curated and Presented By: Jack McEntire – Yakima Maker Space Gallery, 16 S 1st Street, Yakima