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Land Trust's first art party is Friday

North Olympic Land Trust's first art party for the summer season features the work of Clark Mundy, of Port Angeles.

Hammered copper fish, masks, weather vanes and other pieces will be on view in the organization's office, 104 N. Laurel, Suite 104, from 4:30-8 p.m. Friday, June 11, as part of the downtown 2nd Weekend Art Event. Refreshments will be served.

Land Trust Executive Director Greg Good said the organization's summer art events are intended to support area artists as well as the activities in galleries, studios and other venues downtown and near central Port Angeles.

"Clark Mundy has helped inspire thousands of dollars in donations to the land trust," Good said. "He's a gifted artist and amazingly generous. It's a great privilege to show his work."

Mundy's exhibit will be displayed at the Land Trust office only one night, Good said, because the artist is so involved with festivals and shows outside the area. He will donate 20 percent of sales that evening to the nonprofit organization.

Good said the show hours were selected to complement and not conflict with the Fish on the Fence Art Show and Fund Raiser for the Feiro Marine Life Center. That event starts with a public art show and silent auction with no-host bar from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the lower level of The Landing mall and continue with Neptune's Dinner and other activities from 7:30-9 p.m.

"We want to do everything we can to support the Feiro Marine Life Center, as well as local artists," Good said.

Mundy's recent work in hand-hammered copper is part of the exterior and interior of the new Elwha Klallam Heritage Center at First and Peabody streets in downtown Port Angeles. Another prominent installation is on the winding staircase at The Landing mall. Much of his work is in hand-hammered copper with an emphasis on natural and cultural qualities of the area. Elwha Return is installed above the elevator in the main entrance to the Clallam County Courthouse. Mundy, Darrell Charles Jr. and Al Charles created that artwork and donated it to help the land trust raise funds to sustain its operations.

Plaques added each year in a nearby corridor carry names of more than 300 individuals, businesses and organizations being memorialized, honored or showing support for the land trust's work in protecting special qualities of area lands.

"Each name represents a donation of at least $100, so the artwork is achieving Clark's goal," Good said.

Art Party visitors will get to learn about the permanent mural local artist Michael Anderson created for the conference room. It depicts lands the organization protects permanently. More information is available from nolt.org and 417-1815.



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