The Polson Museum in Hoquiam will host an artist reception for its current exhibit: “Farther Into the Woods — a 25-year retrospective exhibition of Erik Sandgren’s paintings and prints inspired by the landscapes of the logging, fishing and milling of Grays Harbor.”
It will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the museum. The event is free and open to the public.
“It will be a fun get-together,” said John Larson, the museum’s director. “For all the art nerds out there, this will be the place to be.”
Sandgren’s artwork ranges from the literal to the mythic. Three dozen pieces are mounted in the gallery and another 300 are digitally displayed.
The reception will be held in an open-house format featuring a brief gallery talk by the artist at 2:30 p.m., which will be followed by live music from Timberbound — a Portland-based folk group — at around 3 p.m., featuring folk songs from the woods of the Pacific Northwest. Band members are Joe Seamons, Gavin Duffy and Kate Sandgren (the artist’s daughter). Refreshments will also be served.
The exhibit, which opened in late May, runs through the end of the year.