Meredith Chernick

Ehren Tool

Gallery One’s exhibits open on the first Friday of most months in conjunction with the Ellensburg Art Walk.
Click here for a full walking tour and map.

June 1-30, 2018

Opening Reception: June 1, 5-8pm

Exhibit Sponsors:
Don & Joy Solberg
CWU Office of Veterans Affairs
Cornerstone Pie / D & M Coffee
National Endowment for the Arts
Washington State Arts Commission
Marie Smith & Joel Smith, Vietnam Veteran
CDR Ona Solberg (USN, Ret.) & Laura Stanley

Main Gallery:
Bountiful – Washington Clay Arts Association
Join Washington Clay Arts Association (WCA) for their Summer Social in Ellensburg with a juried exhibit of artwork by their members. The WCA is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization open to all and dedicated to furthering awareness of and appreciation for clay in Washington State. The mission of this organization is to promote an exchange of knowledge and information about all types of ceramic arts and to promote mutual support, encouragement and education for its members.

Mezzanine Gallery:
Taking Place – Dirty Canteen
“By our mere existence, we reflect the politicization of survival. We should not accept the complacency of war advocates as the threshold for patriotism. We seek to comprehend, reflect, and educate ourselves and others about what is taking place in our country and in the world. Through acknowledgment of the complexities of truth, we are taking place in the necessary dialog.”

The Dirty Canteen is a nine member arts collective whose name is a metaphor for their involvements and experiences while in the military.  As former soldiers and humanitarians they can no longer do so in uniform, so they choose to continue this service to others by using the arts. Each members has served honorably in conflicts from Afghanistan, the Gulf War, and Iraq and aim to raise awareness about issues veterans face while returning home from conflict.

Their stories and work translate into conversations that try to bridge the gap between military and civilian cultures.  This dialog hopes to bring understanding of how war and trauma not only affect members of the military, but our society as a whole.  Their mission is not to promote a particular belief but to pose questions about the many difficult and genuine concerns the American community possesses about current and past military engagements.

Join us June 2 for free vet-centered events:

Artist Talk
11am – Gallery One
Daniel Donavon, Ash Kyrie, & Yvette Pino will discuss their continued service from soldier to artist

Free Workshop – Screen Printing on Clay
1-4pm – Gallery One
Veterans & families are encouraged to drop by for FREE screen printing on clay. No experience necessary.

Free Film Screening – Dirty Canteen Documentary
12-4pm – 2nd Ave & Pine St
The Dirty Canteen documentary will be on view in conjunction with Barnstorm by PUNCH Projects

Eveleth Green Gallery:
Place Settings Clay Invitational
Local artists have created their unique versions of ceramic place settings from miniature tea sets to plates, cups and bowls.