Open Studios Tour enhances artistic growth

2018-03-28T18:26:41+00:00 May 6th, 2016|Visual Art|

When are you going to start experimenting? This is the loving question artist Janet Ellis' husband asked her when she was nearly 70 years old (still looking like a youthful 50 something) about not playing it safe with her fused glass art. "It was like a wakeup call," says Ellis, "I mean how long will [...]

Art sparks creative play for homeless children

2018-03-28T18:35:56+00:00 April 1st, 2016|Community Involvement, Visual Art|

A homeless woman fell asleep over her food at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, one of Vancouver's Winter Hospitality Overflow shelters, while her young child sat engaged at a craft table sampling the magic of creative play. Other children would hungrily tap their inspirations using a variety of donated arts supplies while still more mothers, families, [...]

“The Visitor” stirs artful conversations

2018-03-28T18:39:07+00:00 February 14th, 2016|Public Art, Sculpture, Visual Art|

The shower is where Seattle metal artist Matthew Dockrey was when inspiration struck to masterpiece the large steel tentacle bursting through a manhole in Uptown Village on the corner of West 23rd and Main Street. "I had been thinking about designs for the application," said Dockrey, after successfully applying and then capturing Arts of Clark [...]

Library adds “Art & Talk” program

2015-03-24T01:10:05+00:00 February 21st, 2015|Community Involvement, Visual Art|

Three Creeks Community Library in Vancouver is hosting a bi-monthly series of art exhibitions and talks to be scheduled through the remainder of 2015. This program provides opportunities for local artists to work with the library to display their artwork. It also gives artists the chance to speak about their art process, inspirations, influences, and [...]

Old car gets new skin

2018-01-29T19:05:15+00:00 June 12th, 2014|Community Involvement, Education, Visual Art|

Introducing the Art Car! The Art Car is an old Saab that just received a new paint job thanks to a talented group of students from Columbia River High School. Arts of Clark County Board members Scott Collard and Maureen Andrade worked with local educators and businesses to create the project. The students planned the [...]

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Clark County Open Studios 2013

2015-03-03T06:05:51+00:00 November 11th, 2013|Ceramics, Sculpture, Visual Art|

Thank you artists and visitors for participating in Clark County Open Studios! Together we have made it a big success! What a great weekend filled with great art, great people and even great weather. The first annual Clark County Open Studio tour has exceeded our expectations and more importantly exceeded our visitors. Art lovers and [...]

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Art in public places program launched

2015-03-03T06:07:29+00:00 June 1st, 2012|Public Art, Visual Art|

Arts of Clark County in collaboration with the Clark County Arts Commission now sponsors art installations in three public buildings. A key location curated every three months is the Sixth Floor Gallery in the Clark County Public Services Building. New exhibitions are announced in the AoCC newsletter. Art installations in City Hall and within the [...]

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The Chalk Door Project

2018-01-29T19:05:17+00:00 April 3rd, 2012|Community Involvement, Public Art, Visual Art|

The Chalk Door Project was a roving art piece by K. C. Madsen with collaborators Temple Lentz, Cameron Suttles and everyone who made their mark in chalk. The mobile installation asked people to describe what they love about their Clark County community. Viewers were invited to finish a sentence any way they want, doodle, or [...]

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