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Tsuga Gallery to feature local artist


Dan Westlind will be the May featured artist at the Tsuga Gallery. He brings an original dimension of art to the gallery with his steam punk creations. With great imagination and welding talent, he takes recycled items and creates very interesting lamps, tables and art objects. He says part of the fun of doing his art is finding the pieces at swap meets, garage and estate sales and the internet. He likes to salvage items from going to the scrap yard. The reward is the comments he receives from the people who appreciate his work.

Steam punk is not his only art form. He is also an accomplished bladesmith, mastering the art of Damascus blades, creating beautiful custom knives. He has won numerous awards in this field. He also restores antique motorcycles, furniture and machinery. He is always creating new things and his field of art is constantly expanding.

Westlind was born at Tongue Point, Ore., and has lived in Cathlamet since 1974 when he married his wife, Donna. He’s an avid sportsman and loves fishing and hunting.

He’s an interesting person and you can meet him at the Gallery’s Mother’s Day Celebration, Friday, May 5, from 5-7 p.m. Enjoy the music and refreshments as you check out Westlind’s original creations.


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