Driftwood Art Show
What: The Olympic Driftwood Sculptors fifth annual winter show.
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and March 24
Where: Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim.
Highlights: There will be an exhibit of numerous sculptures that includes “Aquarium,” a separate display of marine-related pieces. There will be demonstrations of works-in-progress throughout the show. Driftwood artists will be available to answer questions and explain the process used in creating these beautiful art pieces. Hand-crafted driftwood pendants and other accessories, as well as unfinished driftwood, will be available for purchase.
The sculptors: Members of the group practice the art form based on the LuRon method, developed by Lucile Worlund of Seattle almost 50 years ago. The goal of the method, developed in the Pacific Northwest, is to reveal the inner beauty of the wood. The driftwood artist sees, develops, and refines the natural shapes and designs of found wood into a work of art, according to the group’s website.
The LuRon Method: Worlund’s technique first works to remove the weathered part of the wood, scrape and cut off all the dead cells and rotting material. The artist then polishes the wood, burnishes it with deer antlers and finishes it with beeswax or penetrating oils, and mount it for display.
Information: Phone 360-681-2535, visit olympic driftwoodsculptors.org or send an email to email@example.com.Jeffrey P. Mayor, firstname.lastname@example.org