Alec Clayton

Alec Clayton is an artist and writer. He writes for OLY ARTS, as well as for the Weekly Volcano, The News Tribune and Thurston Talk (Olympia). Clayton’s published novels include Tupelo, the three books
of the “Freedom Trilogy”: The Backside of Nowhere, Return to Freedom and Visual Liberties;
plus Until the Dawn, Imprudent Zeal, The Wives of Marty Winters and Reunion at the Wetside;
and a book of art criticism, As If Art Matters. All are available via Mud Flat Press. He grew up in Tupelo and Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and has been living in the Pacific Northwest since 1988 where he is active in many progressive organizations such as PFLAG (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays).

Contact any member of the OLY ARTS writing staff at editorial@olyarts.com. 

Writing by Alec Clayton

Lois Beck and Mary McCann at Department of Ecology

ART REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS The Department of Ecology in Lacey is routinely...

Holiday Review: Shrek the Musical at Triad Theater

THEATER REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Standing Room Only’s “Shrek the...

A Deadly Wind at Browers Bookshop

By Alec Clayton John Dodge, longtime columnist for The Olympian, has published a book...

Theater Review: Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol at Olympia Family Theater

THEATER REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS What really happened to make Ebenezer Scrooge...

Olympia Little Theater’s Clockwork

THEATER REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS “Clockwork” at Olympia Little Theatre is...

Becky Knold’s ‘Meditation Paintings’ at Department of Ecology

ART REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS The Abstract Expressionist painter Adolph...

Barlow Palmenteri, Nathan Barnes and Liza Brenner at Allsorts Gallery

VISUAL ART REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Three painters whose style and subject...

Susan Christian at LGM Studios

ART REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Susan Christian returns to Salon Refu (now the...

Dry Powder, a High Comedy/Drama in the World of High Finance

THEATER REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Dry Powder is billed as a comedy, and yes...

Arts Walk Highlights

By Alec Clayton Barlow Palminteri, featured artist for Arts Walk at Art House Design, is...

Theater Review: Red at Olympia Little Theatre

ART REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS John Logan’s dramatic two-man show Red at...

Carol Hannum: Worlds Apart

ART REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Carol Hannum is an underappreciated local...

Red at Olympia Little Theatre

By Alec Clayton The angst, artistic sensibility and intelligence of the great...

Visual Arts Review – Bright Scenes of Sea and Land at Childhood’s End

Visual Art Review by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Photo: “Poised” pastel by Barbara...

Upcoming Events at Orca Books

By Alec Clayton September promises to be a stellar month for events at Olympia’s Orca...

Upcoming Events at Browsers Bookshop

By Alec Clayton Browsers Bookshop has a full schedule of art exhibits, book readings and...

Theater Review: Ruthless! The Stage Mother of all Musicals

THEATER REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS The subtitle “the stage mother of all...

Legally Blonde at Broadway Olympia Productions

THEATER REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Musical theater has returned to Olympia with...

A Hodgepodge of Art at Art House Designs

ART REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Olympia’s Art House Designs is not your typical...

Christopher Mathie—Essences of the Seashore

VISUAL ART REVIEW By Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Christopher Mathie is a frequent...

Theater Review: Animal Fire Theatre’s The Winter’s Tale

THEATER REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Animal Fire Theatre’s The Winter’s Tale...

Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition

VISUAL ART REVIEW By Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Works by man of the best area artists can...

Jacci Lynn Butler’s Holy Trinity at Browsers Book Shop

ART REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Jacci Lynn Butler’s Holy Trinity and Other...

Capital Lakefair Princesses 2018

By ALEC CLAYTON Every year, Capital Lakefair gives the South Sound its own royal court,...

Magical Mystery Midsummer Musical: The Music of Bruce Whitney

By ALEC CLAYTON This summer Harlequin Productions celebrates 30 years of music by Bruce...

Tumwater Brewery Beautification Proposal

By Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Christopher Gerber, an aesthetic engineer with Artists With...

Oaxaca to Washington at Childhood’s End Gallery

VISUAL ART REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Childhood’s End Gallery’s latest show...

Top Actors to Perform The Eagle Tree on Stage at Lakewood Playhouse

By Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS In June, Lakewood Playhouse will host a staged reading of a...

Lauren O’Neill Cohosts Capital City Pride

By ALEC CLAYTON for OLY ARTS Singer, actor and all-around funny lady Lauren O’Neill is...

Elizabeth Lord to Cohost Capital City Pride

By ALEC CLAYTON for OLY ARTS Olympia’s master of storytelling, the one and only...

 




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