Studio Bob features flexible event space for gatherings, receptions, weddings, concerts, art shows and events, to name just a few.

An onsite wine and beer bar with soft drinks and light snacks (The Loom) opens into a large gallery space able to accommodate up to 150 people and crowned with the Alle' Stage. Monthly events at Studio Bob are the popular Drink and Draw and The Second Weekend Art Walk with Featured Art openings on second Saturday and Sunday. Please see below for more information on each of these events.

Bob Stokes, owner of Studio Bob, is the creator of Avenue of the People, owner of Harbor Art and a board member of the Port Angeles Arts Council. To read more about Bob, please visit his website at www.sculptorbobstokes.com.


Lots of Fish-Art by John Hemmen Mar. 9th 5-8pm Live Music Tin Sandwich Mar. 10th 12-3pm Free, all ages, dog friendly

Second Weekend Port Angeles is our community's monthly arts and culture celebration. At Studio Bob, it starts on Thursday evening with Drink and Draw, moves into Friday night with open hours at the Loom bar, slides into the Saturday gallery walk from 5:00 to 8:00 pm with a rotating display of local artists and live music by Tin Sandwich, and then wraps up with a Sunday afternoon art reception from 12 to 3.

In many cultures, Fish have long been a symbol for the origin of life. Since life originated in water, fish are associated with fertility and abundance, and wealth and prosperity. Fish are associated with the water element, which signifies stability, balance, and tranquility. In Feng Sui, fish in water bring good fortune, harmony, and luck. In Christianity, fish are a symbol of Jesus and baptism. In Northwest indigenous culture, salmon represent renewal and the cycle of life.  
Says the artist: I paint fish with these symbols in mind but more so because they are beautiful in their own essence. How they flow and move in the water is magical. They are one with the water. How can I capture that? So I paint them in their element of water and as symbols out of water, and then whimsey comes forth and I paint them that way. The ways of painting fish are endless, just as the renewal of life is endless. My show demonstrates this.

 

 

Events



Closing Reception-Fractal World Explorations, The Fractal Art of Cory Ench March 2nd 4-7pm Free, All Ages, Dog Friendly

Cory Ench is a visual artist who has lived and worked on the North Olympic Peninsula since the late 1980s. He has won many awards, and his work has been in numerous fine art shows.  
"I make art because it is a personal need to be creative in that way, and it has been an anchor in my life since I was very young," says Ench.  
He holds a fine arts degree from Cornish Institute in Seattle. He did additional anatomy studies at the University of Washington's medical school to improve his understanding of classical figure painting.  
His work includes numerous public art projects. Most familiar locally are the Kalakala ferry mural in downtown Port Angeles and the two-section Ennis Creek mural on Port Angeles City Pier.  
He has also created murals for Olympic National Park and the Sequim Museum and Arts. He taught art classes at Peninsula College.  
Ench has done posters for major festivals including Burning Man and Seattle Hempfest.  
His illustration work received the Chesley Award for Best Book Cover Illustration (Magazine) 2007 and Artist Guest of Honor at two sci-fi conventions including NORWESCON 40 in Seattle.  
Most of Ench's work has been paintings, drawings and sculptures inspired by natural forms and patterns. In the mid-1990s this led him into an extensive exploration of the possibilities of fractal art imagery.  
His work demonstrates how fractal patterns are a universal expression in nature and the visible universe.  
His pioneering "Fractal World Art Explorations" was included in two international exhibits. He was a juror for the Mandelbrot International Fractal Art Competition after winning that contest twice and being included in two European art exhibits.