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Spectrum Artist Introduction: Christopher Hartshorne

Spectrum Artist Introduction: Christopher Hartshorne

We're excited to share our fourth artist feature with you from our show entitled Spectrum: Exercises in perception, inclusivity, joy & theory. Artist Christopher Hartshorne's contributions to this exhibit include a selection of works from his series entitled Iterations. This body of work is a set of unique woodcut prints that the artist created using a large selection of hand-carved relief blocks. The technique of creating unique impressions from a collection of visually related carvings...

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Spectrum Artist Introduction: Luke Zeiger

Spectrum Artist Introduction: Luke Zeiger

We're excited to tell you a little bit about the third artist in our ongoing summer show about Color Theory at Mindport. Luke's contribution to the show was unusual in that he made a commission piece to loan us for this exhibit. It's a large-scale acrylic painting that reminds me of mandalas, kaleidoscopes and masks all at once. The image below shows Luke's giant, brightly-hued painting installed in our Library area. Our visitors have loved the piece because of its joyful palette outlined in...

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Origami Butterfly Installation: Stand in solidarity with the Immigrants in Whatcom County

Origami Butterfly Installation: Stand in solidarity with the Immigrants in Whatcom County

Enjoy the rainbow of butterflies on loan to us right now from our friends at Community to Community Development. This installation is part of a collection of 10,000 hand-folded butterflies that symbolize the immigrant people who are such an important part of our community. You can also listen to this podcast: a recording of the vigil held to honor local farm worker Honesto Silva Ibarra whose tragic passing was marked this August. Additionally, you can add your voice to the call for a...

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Spectrum Artist Introduction: Shelby Sneva

Spectrum Artist Introduction: Shelby Sneva

Meet Shelby Sneva! We're pleased to introduce you to another artist participating in our Spectrum show. Shelby is a graduate of the local BFA program at WWU and has lived and worked here in Bellingham, building a small business and working in the community ever since. She has a studio in one of our local cornerstone art spaces, the Waterfront Artist Collective, where she operates her leathercraft business, SOWN Designs. If you're a local, you probably know Shelby. She's been in the public in...

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Mindport closed August 29-September 6

Mindport closed August 29-September 6

It's one of our favorite times of year! Back to School! Mindport will be closed to the public from August 29-September 6. We hope to see all of your bright, shiny, masked faces again when we reopen again September 7.

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Spectrum Artist Introduction Part II: Mike Sonnichsen

Spectrum Artist Introduction Part II: Mike Sonnichsen

Today, we're pleased to bring you the second email highlighting the studio process of Mike Sonnichsen. We introduced you to his intaglio process last week, and today we're going to show you the work that goes into his letterpress prints. We're pleased to have two images from this series in our gallery right now. The lego prints are similar in process to the intaglio prints: each finished print is created using just 3 ink colors. Also, each finished print is run through the press multiple...

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