Hart James is an ambitious artist in our midst. Trained as a horticulturalist, James made her living in the nursery and garden-design business, but in recent years she’s become a painter. Every year her work gets stronger, and at this point she’s hitting a stride you’d do well to witness, with a show titled ZEN at Allsorts Gallery. These are new works since James’ winter residency at the Vermont Studio School, not seen before in the Pacific Northwest - expressionist landscape paintings displaying a steely strength and power. The color is wintry, and the marks are decisive and energetic. The works are mostly unframed, and may be bought quickly. Get there early.
Allsorts Gallery is itself a very original revolving pop-up gallery in the Charters/Serembe household at 2306 Capitol Way S. At the reception there are always ridiculously good eats.
Reception April 22, Earth Day, 4-6 if I remember right.
Gallery also open on Artswalk weekend, Friday April 27 and Saturday April 28, from 5-7, and on April 19, 20 and 21.
B there or B square.
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Hart James, a visual artist in Anacortes, WA