Visual Artists’ Group

Artists’ Group Monthly Show:  July 2018

Artists of the Month:  Linda Larsen

Artists’ Reception:  Sunday, July 15th, 6-7:00pm in the Pioneer Chapel immediately following Jazz Vespers

The Artist of the Month of July is Linda Larsen, textile artist. Linda Larsen, a member of St. James, grew up on a small farm in the Walla Walla Valley. Ten years of 4-H and Make-it-with-Wool Contests provided a solid background for a degree in Clothing and Textiles from Washington State University in 1969. Her first stole was created for her daughter Elizabeth’s ordination at St. James in 2003. Linda was encouraged in this work by Lois Gogol who gave her patterns and books of church needlework. “I especially like to work with wool and silk because of their natural luster and suppleness. And ‘found fabrics’ are always intriguing.”

In August, the St. James Art Group will be exhibiting paintings, drawings and photos depicting images ‘Within 5 Blocks of St. James.’ We would love for our members to share any photos or art that they might have to exhibit with us! We are looking forward to a diverse sampling of images to celebrate our neighborhood! If you have something to share please contact Paula Carlson or Margie Lee before July 28!