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“Among the changing months, May stands confest the sweetest,
and in fairest colors dressed.”

– James Thomson

This year, May has certainly been warm and full of colors, in the form of blooming flowers, lively spring birds and glorious sunsets. Hopefully it has lead to some inspiration for new creations (or just enjoying the creativity of others). With this summer-like weather, there’s no better time to start thinking about our big summer activity: our second annual Art Walk! We are looking for people to help, so read on to learn more.Whether you’re an artist or a supporter of the arts, we thank you for being a part of Two Waters and hope that you are enjoying this lovely month of May on the Key Peninsula.


Need an excuse to make art? Join us every first Tuesday of the month for Artists Blend. We meet between 4-6 p.m. at Blend Wine Shop. Our next Artists Blend will be June 7, 2016.

Handmade seed pods. 

Over the past couple of meetings we have been working with clay, learning how to make birds and seed pods. Last week we got our glazed versions back. Thank you so much to Barb Bourscheidt and Gail Kelly for being such wonderful teachers.

Speaking of Blend, drop by this month and check out the featured artist, The Art Tarts.


If you’re looking for something to do this Friday evening, consider a trip to the Gig Harbor History Museum for a special screening of the film Threads.

Filmmakers Cathy Stevulak and Leonard Hill will host a discussion after the film.

Where: Gig Harbor History Museum
4121 Harborview Drive
When: May 13, 6 p.m.
Admission: $10 GHHM members, $15 non-members


Reluctant Dragon Project
We have just finished up our series of Reluctant Dragon projects, inspired by the Tears of Joy puppet show. A special thank you to our amazing teachers: Anne Knapp, Patty Finnigan, Adria Hanson and Tweed Meyer. We have had several parents and teachers express their profound thanks and gratitude to the people who made it possible for their children to be involved with the play and artwork.Mural Projects
We are just beginning our classes and artwork commissioned for mural at Evergreen Elementary, and it all involves many elements. Artist Gail Kelly will be making an owl poking its head out of the center tree, as well as a nest of swallows for the top of each column. Gail is teaching second and third grade students to make clay starfish and clamshells for the beach, as well as seedpods that will hang from the tree/ceiling.Anne Knapp and Patty Finnigan are teaching metal tooling to the fifth grade students, as well as the kindergarteners, all involving the complete life cycle of salmon. Anne will make two Copper River Salmon to swim the stream. Tweed Meyer is teaching the first and fourth grade students to make beaded dragonflies as well as insects for the forest. Tweed herself will be making a seal and her pup out of clay for the beach. Adria Hanson is creating the school mascot – an Eagle – the fly high over Mount Rainier.We are also excited to announce that the Red Barn Mural is almost complete and ready to hang. Tawnya McGraw has been overseeing the project every Tuesday. To put so many different artistic abilities and styles into one complete mural has been a difficult task, but an exhilarating experience to see it progress. We are looking forward to seeing it hung!

Home School Art
Britta Brones is teaching Homeschool Art this month and will be sharing her skills and talents in spinning wool, as well as weaving. The class will learn how textile materials have been used in versatile and artistic ways throughout history and in modern day.
Artwork featured at our 2015 Art Walk.


Art Walk is coming! Our second annual event will take place on August 3, 2016 from 5 to 8 p.m. Not only will there be several different venues featuring art from local artists, there will also be plenty of drinks and food. Be sure to put it on your calendar now.

That might sound like a long way off, but on the contrary, we are working hard at all of the planning right now. We are still in need of volunteers to help out in various capacities, so if you want to be part of a fun event, please let us know. Email for more information.

Enjoying Art Walk 2015


TWAA Artists at Gallery Row
Patty Finnigan and Adria Hanson are both part of the Itty Bitty Art Show at Gallery Row in Gig Harbor. The show is on through May 31st.

Artists Blend 
Every first Tuesday we gather at Blend Wine Shop for an afternoon of art.
When: First Tuesday of the month, 4-6 p.m.
Cost: Free
Register: No registration needed, just show up!


Portrait Painting Fundamentals in Acrylic
Join local artist Adria Hanson to learn the basics of portrait painting.
Cost: $160
When: June 2, 3, 4, 1-3 p.m.
Where: Adria Hanson’s studio
To register: email to reserve your place now!


Someone is kindly donating a kiln to the Red Barn.The Red Barn is unfortunately not set up with a 220 outlet. Are you? If you might be interested in this kiln, please contact Laura Condon at

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