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Sharle Osborne at Containers show opening

Sharle Osborne at Containers show opening

I took the photo above of our friend Sharle Osborne at the opening of the show “Containers, Contained, Containment” at the Arts Council of Snohomish County. Her piece called “Early Detection” on the pedestal behind her appears to be giving her ‘rabbit ears’. Her sculpture is woven from western red cedar bark, waxed linen, and buff willow. Fortunately for all of us, Sharle is a cancer survivor. She is one of Katherine’s long term basketry buddies. (How do I say that with out getting into trouble?!)

This show coincides with the Bellevue Art Museum’s show “Intertwined: Contemporary Baskets from the Sara and David Lieberman Collection”, as well as basketry focused shows at several area galleries. Jan Hopkins has put together a blog with many photos of these shows. You will see a few of my photos from the “Containers” opening included. My earlier post about the opening is here.

P.S. The large sculpture to the left is “Cedar Perfume Bottle” by Sue Skelly.

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Containers, Containment, and Contents

Katherine Lewis, willow basketmaker

Katherine Lewis, willow basketmaker

“Containers, Containment, and Contents”

January 9, 2009 to February 12, 2009 at the Arts Council of Snohomish County, 1507 Wall St., Everett. The Arts Council of Snohomish County has offered the Northwest Basket Weavers Guild and Northwest Designer Craftsmen a joint art show at the Monte Cristo Hotel Lobby. Katherine is working on the show as a board member of the Northwest Basket Weavers Guild and has two baskets in the show. If you would like to read more about the exhibit, here is an Everett Herald story about the show.

The opening reception was this past Friday, Jan. 9. Katherine demonstrated her work in the gallery as part of the event. There were quite a few of the artists in attendance. Carrie Collver and the Arts Council staff did a great job in presenting the show.

This show coincides with the Bellevue Art Museum’s show “Intertwined: Contemporary Baskets from the Sara and David Lieberman Collection”. Both of these shows will provide an opportunity to see some of the best work in contemporary basketry. Katherine will also be demonstrating her craft at BAM on Saturday, February 7, 12 to 3pm.

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