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Penn Cove Gallery welcomes two new artists

The artwork of Dale W. Reiger and John Olsen, Penn Cove Gallery’s new artists, can be viewed at the gallery in Coupeville.

Reiger, a glass artist, was born in Seattle and has spent most of his life in the Northwest.

His works are both primitive and elegant. His kiln-formed glass combines high temperatures with the heat of creativity. He fuses, combs, slumps and casts glass into a variety of shapes, including sculptures, bowls, plates and tables.

Reiger has exhibited in various Northwest galleries, the Museum of Northwest Art and the Bellevue Museum.

His work has found its way into many individual as well as corporate collections.

Olsen, a photographer, works in all camera formats, but favors infrared and high-speed black and white films for his images.

His most recent project, “Industrial Glamour,” reflects his admiration for people who build things that are both functional and graceful.

Two images of this project are featured in Steve Koerner’s new book, “The Strange Death of the British Motorcycle Industry.”

Before moving to the Northwest, Olsen photographed widely in Asia, Europe and Mexico, as well as in his home state of New Mexico.

See their work at Penn Cove Gallery, located at 9 Front St. in Coupeville.

For more information, call 678-1176.


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