Meet Jimmy Ulvenes, Featured Artist for A Christmas Carol
Jimmy Ulvenes’s work will be displayed in the State Theater Lobby throughout the run of A Christmas Carol.
An Artist Reception to welcome Mr. Ulvenes to Harlequin will take place on Wednesday, November 22 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm in the State Theater Lobby. All are welcome! Light refreshments will be served.
About the Artist
Jimmy Ulvenes is a longtime Olympia resident and artist. For more than two decades, Ulvenes taught art education in the local public schools. In 2014, he was forced to retire after a kidney transplant made staying healthy in the classroom too difficult. He took this opportunity to spend more time with his children and concentrate on his art.
In the past 20 years, Ulvenes has shown his paintings throughout the region. He is inspired by the natural scenery found in Washington and Oregon. His work is informed by nature’s unwavering tenacity and resiliency. His works have been termed “Soundscapes,” as he often works to portray the noises of certain settings with paint. This can be seen in the pieces that are on display today.
About the Art
In this show, Jimmy Ulvenes has created landscapes that are quintessentially Pacific Northwest. The skies seem to drip down the canvas onto the needles of the fir trees. The mist works to obscure the background trees and you can almost feel the soft ground beneath them, saturated with rainwater.
The artist is available for studio visits and does commission work.