Suquamish artist’s work chosen for State Capitol

OLYMPIA — Two works by photo-artist John Wood have been chosen to hang in the State Capitol building in Olympia.

Working with the office of state Rep. Sherry Appleton,  D-Poulsbo, the Kitsap Arts and Crafts Association coordinated the call-to-artists, judging and installation of six works of art from Kitsap County artists.  The pieces were hung in the Democratic caucus room and Appleton’s office in the Capitol Building in January.

“The Real World,” a contrast of the natural and man-made taken at Port Blakely on Bainbridge Island, and “Canoe Nation,” an interpretation of the annual Canoe Journey, were chosen from Wood’s body of work.

His prize-winning art, featuring bold primary colors and emotional abstract expressions, have been displayed at various Kitsap County venues and are currently on display at Local Harvest restaurant on Bainbridge Island.

This exhibit marks the inaugural effort to feature Kitsap artists in the State Capitol building, and the work will be on display for at least three months.


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