Nancy Pascoe is a sashiko artist and bag maker whose work will be on display from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at the Port Townsend Gallery, 715 Water St.

Nancy Pascoe is a sashiko artist and bag maker whose work will be on display from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at the Port Townsend Gallery, 715 Water St.

First Saturday Art Walk set this weekend

PORT TOWNSEND — Gallery 9, Northwind Art and the Port Townsend Gallery will be among the venues participating in the Art Walk from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in downtown Port Townsend.

• Gallery 9 will display the oil painting of Janice Pastor and the silver jewelry of Roberto Costas Ribiero from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Pastor and Ribiero are the featured artists from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays at Gallery 9, 1012 Water St., throughout May.

Ribiero, who learned the basics of silversmithing in his native Brazil, will show a selection of earrings, rings, pendants, bracelets and necklaces.

With limited formal instruction, Ribiero has developed his own style and techniques and still learns by experimentation.

Ribiero also shows his jewelry on Saturdays at the Port Townsend Farmers Market, 650 Tyler St.

Pastor paints in a representational style with a touch of expressionism; during May, she will showcase some of her newer work featuring flowers in color and light.

Pastor teaches classes in her own studio and finds the ability to walk from her house to the studio has allowed her the time to broaden her subject matter yet still remember her beginnings.

“There is no greater joy for me than ending a day on a good painting session,” Pastor said. “My art is an expression of my inner self, an outward interpretation of both my inner world and my perception of the outer world. I am an artist because I need to be one.”

For more information, visit www.gallery-9.com.

• “Lush Language” will open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Jeanette Best Gallery, 701 Water St.

The exhibit will be on display from noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays through June 30.

The show features the work of Isabel Elena Pérez of Quilcene, Tininha Silva and Claire Ragland of Port Townsend and Becca Fuhrman of Seattle.

“I am inspired a lot by my times spent in warm places, and the colder it is up here, the warmer I tend to make my paintings,” said Pérez, who has lived in Havana, Cuba, and Portland, Ore., and now lives in a converted 1950 metro bus.

Fuhrman’s favored mediums include house paint and found objects, such as a World War II-era quilt and a vintage bank bag she found in New Orleans.

Ragland’s works include a ceramic bust with the working title “Butterfly Song” and “Eternal Sunset,” an aquatint etching with gold leaf.

Silva, who is originally from Recife, Brazil, finds inspirations on local beaches such as smooth rocks, shiny kelp, coral or anemones and uses them to create works like “Correnteza” (“Current”), “Two Drifters” and “I Was Listening to the Ocean.”

For more information, visit www.northwindart.org.

• The Port Townsend Gallery will host a reception for Andrea Guarino-Slemmons and Nancy Pascoe from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

The nature photography of Guarino-Slemmons and Pascoe’s sashiko art and hand-made bags will be on display from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at the Port Townsend Gallery, 715 Water St.

Pascoe has been influenced by Japanese art and culture. Many of her pieces are based on traditional and modern Japanese bag designs and are conceived as 3-dimensional, functional objects to be enjoyed from all angles and to be used daily.

She chooses traditional sashiko patterns to enhance each piece.

Sashiko is a type of Japanese stitching originally developed to reinforce fabric but now valued as art.

Guarino-Slemmons, a nature photographer, calls Port Townsend her home but travels afield to capture her subjects.

Sometimes that subject is the delicate details of a flower, the power of a herd of buffalo or the beauty of the sky.

This month, she will show the moments shared between mothers and their babies in nature.

For more information, call the gallery at 360-379-8110 or visit www.porttownsend gallery.com.

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