Harbor Art Gallery: A Jewel in the Rough

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Ever taken a stroll on Port Angeles’ waterfront promenade? Chances are you’ve passed one of Port Angeles’ undiscovered gems. The little rainbow-painted building at 110 E. Railroad Avenue houses the collective artistic expressions of 15 local artists.

Walking through the door your eyes are drawn to the exquisitely hand-crafted ceramics by Cindy Elstrom, and whimsical sea stars and crabs from Terri Enck. Or you may be drawn to the hand-painted canvas chandelier created by the renowned Bob Stokes or the impressive stone, bronze, and fresco sculptural work of Kevin Willson.

Notice the stunning photographs on the walls by Eric Neurath and Richard Kohler, or the immaculately wire-wrapped jewelry by Jenna Muru, to Tammy Hall’s ever-so-real looking driftwood wolf standing guard in the corner. Glancing upward you discover colorful block prints by Randy Radock. If these don’t capture your fancy how about the wonderful turned wood by Joe Williams, or the beautiful fused glass by Susan Kantowitz, or the one of a kind necklaces by Ann Elizabeth Fisher.

Anna Wanko Chasman’s playful clay and mixed media birds steal glances at you while Suzy Killins brings rocks to life with her jewelry. If you are a fiber art fanatic, you will love Jean Sigmar’s Icelandic inspired pieces. This gallary looks small from the outside yet contains a treasure trove of captivating local art.

Harbor Art is home to two working studios. Adjacent to the gallery is Cindy Elstrom’s ceramic studio and Bob Stokes’ metal sculpture studio. You’ve seen Bob’s “Avenue of the People” sculptures inhabiting Laurel Street, while his “Robert” sculpture, representing the journey from chaos to clarity, welcomes you to the gallery. The Harbor Art Gallery is open daily from 11-4, closed on Tuesdays.

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