Join the Land Trust and Port Angeles Fine Arts Center for the unveiling of the artistic sign created by local artist Nathan Shields at a community reception from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 20th.
Together, we’ll celebrate community collaboration and creative expression of place. Executive directors of the partnering organizations will talk about the importance of incorporating art into our urban spaces and reflecting a love for where we live whenever possible. Nathan will share insight into his inspiration for the signage and the challenges and successes of creating both a functional sign as well as a piece of art intended to warmly welcome all those that visit the Land Trust.
Light snacks will be provided and wine by the glass will be available for purchase.
In search of a local artist to design and create the main signage of the North Olympic Land Trust building, the Land Trust partnered with the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center to host a call for artists* in late 2017. The call is part of the Land Trust’s “Love Where You Live” campaign, which is an ongoing, place-based campaign centered on celebrating and promoting responsible land use and stewardship on the North Olympic Peninsula. The selection jury was excited to award to project to local resident and artist Nathan Shields.
“I grew up in Ketchikan and Bellingham. After living in Oregon and spending time on the tropical island of Saipan, I knew I would need to return to the Northwest. My wife and I brought our two small children to Port Angeles to put down roots five years ago. We love the rivers, mountains, and ocean near our home. We began supporting North Olympic Land Trust through donations last year to help keep the Peninsula healthy and beautiful.
I’m a mathematics teacher by training, but have spent the last few years doing art full time. I enjoy making linocut and woodcut prints, graphic design, illustration, whiteboard “speed drawing” animation for commercial clients, woodworking, and even making pancake art.”