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The Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley celebrates petite pieces of artwork in September with a new open-entry exhibit sponsored by the Sequim Humanities and Arts Alliance.

 

“Small Art with Big Dreams – Artist Trading Cards” features the original, miniature-sized works of numerous local artists and runs Sept. 4-28 at the MAC Exhibit Center, 175 W. Cedar St., Sequim.

 

An artist reception featuring the music of clarinet quartet Toot Sweet is 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, during the blue color-themed First Friday Art Walk.

 

Created and traded as a way to appreciate other artists’ talents, artist trading cards are original works of art sized 2½ inches by 3½ inches and viewable on both sides.

 

“Artist trading cards are a great medium for everyone to express themselves,” Jean Wyatt, exhibiting artist and SHAA board member, said. “They allow for a person’s creativity, experimentation of new techniques, and creation of art on a small scale. There doesn’t have to be a huge commitment to make a large piece.”

 

A nonprofit organization established in 2008, Sequim Humanities and Arts Alliance creates connections between different arts groups to develop cohesive projects and events to benefit the Sequim-Dungeness Valley area. Visit www.SequimArtsAlliance.org.

 

Also on display at the MAC Exhibit Center in September is “Faces and Masks,” a solo exhibition of nearly 70 acrylic portraits of women and several 3-D mixed media sculptures by Port Angeles artist Pamela Hastings. The portraits are part of Hastings’ ongoing “Celebration of Hot Flash Women” project. For details, visit www.PamelaHastings.com.

 

The MAC Exhibit Center is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Call 683-8110 or visit www.macsequim.org for more information.
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