Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Sue Clancy Celebrates Life in the Northwest

A newcomer to the Northwest is filling Second Story Gallery in January with insights into her new home. Sue Clancy thinks Northwesterners enjoy the simple things “like walks in the woods, fishing on the river, good food, the arts, dogs, books and coffee!” She says her artwork is about story-telling and these “little enjoyments” led in a roundabout way to her show “Petite Pleasures.”

Clancy’s show follows on the heels of an exhibit by paper artists at 23Sandy Gallery in Portland. She has participated in national and international exhibits and has had recent one-woman shows at the Oklahoma State Capitol, the Joseph Gierek Fine Art Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the Access-Meed Gallery, Miami Dade College, Miami Florida. Her artwork, both two-dimensional and three-dimensional, has been exhibited and purchased by institutions such as the Wexford Ireland Arts Center in Wexford, Ireland, The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Boulder, Colorado, and exhibit spaces in Wisconsin, California, Arizona and elsewhere.

Clancy says she has decided she’ll create the art and let her audience decide what labels to apply to it and “puzzle out what it means.” She offers the hint that her titles are clues. “I'm often asked ‘Why animal characters?’” she confides, to which she replies "why not?"

“Petite Pleasures” will be unveiled at a reception for the artist, free and open to the public, as part of the Downtown Camas Association’s First Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. on January 4th. The show will continue through Jan. 28 upstairs in the Camas Public Library during regular library hours, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Don't miss this wonderful exhibit - see you on the 4th

Artist's Reception
with music by 
Laura Caldwell and Al Carness
5 to 8 p.m.
January 4