Allen Family Focus Gallery
Skagit artist Tracy Powell's work is narrative in nature - often relating to universal themes of interconnectedness. His stone sculptures grace public spaces in Anacortes, Mount Vernon and La Conner. Working in a variety of materials, he also created the iconic Maiden of Deception Pass at Rosario Beach. Powell will also be demonstrating stone sculpture in the Festival Working Artist Area.
Seattle artist Deloss Webber is a second-generation rattan weaver who unites the organic and inorganic. He begins with the natural form of stone and wraps it in woven fibers. The rocks come from nature - his knotting techniques influenced by traditional Japanese, Native American basketry, wicker furniture, loom weaving, fly tying and nautical knotting.
Arlington artist Verena Schwippert sculpts in granite and basalt. She uses the forms of naturally shaped boulders to create work that has a human imprint, but also says "I am a rock" - paying homage to the natural forces of nature. Schwippert's work is in public collections throughout the region.