AT THE GALLERIES | What’s showing on Whidbey Island

It’s the final week for April shows at local galleries. But new shows open this Friday and Saturday in Greenbank and Langley.

Last week for April’s shows

It’s the final week for April shows at local galleries.

At 1504 Coffee in Freeland, artist Tom White’s exhibit of oils, watercolors and acrylics runs through April 30.

In Greenbank, “Spirits of Earth: Sight and Sound” finishes its run at Raven Rocks Gallery. The show presents the art of Laurel Eagle Moon and Ginny O’Neill through April 30

Also in Greenbank, the Rob Schouten Gallery wraps up a group exhibition with paintings by Pete Jordan, Jarina Moss and Rebecca Collins, paintings and giclée prints by Rob Schouten, ceramics and raku vessels by Joan Govedare, Jerry Pike and Gayle Lutschg, silver jewelry by Barbara Mundell and Cyndi Wolfe’s handwoven silk scarves and vintage kimono and charm brooches. The show runs through April 29.

Today is the last day for the second annual Invitational Landscape Show at Karlson/Gray Gallery in Langley. The show features perspectives from eight gallery artists.

Kathleen Otley art in Greenbank

The Rob Schouten Gallery will present the natural elegance of Kathleen Otley’s willow wall sculptures in May. The exhibition opens Friday and runs through Wednesday, June 3.

In her Greenbank Studio, Otley creates “architectural willow” wall sculptures which evoke images of primeval shields, shelters, masks and adornments.

The gallery will host an opening reception for Otley from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 1. Quinn Fitzpatrick will provide the music, and refreshments will be served.

The gallery is located at 765 Wonn Road, C-103, Greenbank. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For details, call

222-3070 or e-mail

Raven Rocks welcomes fiber artist

Raven Rocks Gallery presents “Fibers to Warm the Heart,” the art of Heidi Jill Price and Windwalker Taibi, in May.

Price, the newest resident artist in the gallery, is a Whidbey Island spinner and weaver debuting her artisan hand-dyed roving and yarns this month.

All of her colors are small batch blends using two or more base colors of high quality, environmentally friendly acid dyes. Most of her rovings have colors that are placed and layered, leaving white spaces. This allows the fiber to “fibermorph” into yarn with depth and light when spun.

Gallery co-owner Taibi will be unveiling his latest hand woven tapestry purses of rich and fanciful colors. Each one is a unique creation, woven with silk, linen, wool, cotton and many other yarns. They come fully lined, have closures featuring antique and artisan buttons and shoulder straps braided from the same fibers woven into the purse body.

Raven Rocks Gallery is located at Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road C-101, Greenbank. For information, and gallery hours, call 222-0102 or click here.

Michel Tsouris at Karlson/Gray

“Diving Lessons,” the new work of Michel Tsouris, will be shown in May at Karlson/Gray Gallery.

Tsouris’ work features figures and objects; small beings trying to deal with the vast mysteries of life.

The show runs from Friday through June 3.

The gallery will be open late from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 2 for the Langley Artwalk.

Karlson/Gray Gallery is located at First and Anthes in Langley and is open from 10 a.m. to

5 p.m. daily. Click here or call 221-2978 for details.

MUSEO features Gignac and Hoffman

MUSEO Gallery will feature new works by artists David Gignac and Michael Hoffman in May.

An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 2.

Working in steel, Gignac creates industrial sculptures that bridge the gap between the mysterious and the familiar, transforming common objects and forms through forging and fabricating steel, sometimes incorporating cast glass or recycled products.

Hoffman’s abstract work is about the act of painting itself, showing strong evidence of the physical relationship to the canvas as he paints, using his body’s motion as a natural pendulum and the random arcs of his markings.

Dean Matzen is featured artist

Deon Matzen is May artist for Art in the Café, the rotating art show at Island Angel Chocolates.

Matzen uses a method of painting called alla prima, also known as “direct painting” or “premier coup painting.” There is no retouching or overpainting after the first layer of paint has dried.

An artist’s reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at 1 Angel Place Chocolate Bar at 138 Second St., Langley, in conjunction with the Langley Art Walk.

‘Look Both Ways’ at the Open Door

“Look Both Ways,” an exhibit featuring works by Buffy Cribbs and Bruce Morrow, is coming to the Open Door Gallery in May.

The show is a tribute to their past and future together. Some of the work is retrospective, much is current.

Cribbs is showing reverse paintings on acrylic, mixed media pieces, furniture, etchings and drawings. Morrow is showing monoprints, woodblocks and oil paintings on canvas.

The exhibit runs from Friday through May 24. An artists’ reception is 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 9.

Robert Graves opens exhibit

“Metamorphisis in Nature,” an exhibit at Gallery One at the Open Door Gallery, features the work of Robert Graves.

Graves is an accomplished printmaker and painter, and the exhibit reflects views of the metamorphsis of nature and the resulting abstract images. He is showing oil paintings, prints and collagraphs.

The exhibit runs from Friday through May 24. An opening reception is 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 9.

Photographs of Africa in Freeland

“Children and Wildlife in Africa,” an exhibit of photographs by Charles Terry, will be displayed at 1504 Coffee in Freeland through May.

All proceeds from sales of the photographs will go to Seeds for Hope, a small foundation created by Terry and his wife that gives grants to orphanages and community projects in Africa and elsewhere.

1504 Coffee is open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 331-1504.

‘Aubin’s India’ at Creative Moves

Martha M. Aubin presents her acrylic-on-canvas landscapes and gardens of India at Creative Moves, Home of Dancing Colors at 107A First St., Langley.

“Aubin’s India” will run through May 30.

Creative Moves, Home of Dancing Colors is open daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.