On Tuesday my brother Jed Dorsey took me and my son Julian fishing. At least that was the plan. The idea was to put Jed’s boat in at Maple Grove, cut through Deception Pass, and make our way down to Fort Casey where there is good salmon fishing from the shore.
However, when we got to the west side of Whidbey, we (Jed) hadn’t calculated how long it would take to get to Fort Casey. So we decided to try our hand fishing in the waters just west of Deception Pass. Jed dropped me off on shore where I fished. He and Julian fished from the boat. But unfortunately, Jed had forgotten to bring the weights for the downriggers. They rigged up some weights and tried…Then picked me up and we tried some more, but nothing.
Moral of the story. Jed shouldn’t be a fishing guide. He is, however, a terrific artist. And we were industrious and made the most of it, shooting some video for his upcoming solo show at Sunnyshore Studio. Enjoy this short video invitation to Jed’s upcoming show: Radiant Landscapes.
Jed Dorsey’s October solo art show at Sunnyshore Studio, Radiant Landscapes, will raise money to provide access to art for artistically gifted, low-income youth through Acrylic University’s Access to Art program.
“I grew up with access to art. My dad let me use his studio and his paints, brushes and paper. He was also my main instructor and art critic.”
“My mom was my cheerleader. She made sure I had plenty of art supplies and cheered me on in my efforts.”
“And even as a youth I had opportunity to sell my artwork at family art shows shows.”
“Many artistically gifted, low-income youth have no access like I did. Often schools don’t have the resources to provide quality art instruction, and sometimes there’s none at all. The aim of AU’s Access to Art program is to come alongside these gifted youth and provide two years of quality art instruction through AU’s online platform (worth approximately $800), a backpack full of art supplies (worth approximately $200), and a supportive online art community, ALL FOR FREE!”
Sunnyshore Studio’s Artistic Director, Jason Dorsey, will be leading the first cohort of Access to Art Students. The goal is to launch that cohort in November 2019.
To raise money for these students, Sunnyshore Studio and Jed Dorsey are donating 10% of all art sold at the Radiant Landscape show to fund the first cohort of Access to Art students.
Jed’s Radiant Landscapes show opens Saturday, October 5th, 10am – 5pm at Sunnyshore Studio (2803 S.E. Camano Drive, Camano Island, WA). It runs through Saturday, October 12th, 10am-5pm.