Blood Of The Gods magazine

Above; The back cover of the Fall 2020 issue, illustrated by Collin Estrada. Right: The most recent issue of Stacy Buchanan’s Blood of Gods magazine sits on his desk with some other items, June 15, 2021.

Wine. Paintings. Pottery. Heavy metal.

A fusion of beautiful things are flowing is this month’s edition of Lifestyles magazine.

As Washington reopens, so do the galleries, thank goodness. Fresh art is good for the soul and a sight for sore eyes after this past year.

So it seems fitting we are spending the month of July celebrating Walla Walla Valley artists in Lifestyles magazine.

First up, we have Stacy Buchanan and his wine-meets-heavy metal magazine, Blood of the Gods, featured as this month’s cover story starting on Page 7.

Next, read about how fighting wildfires in Eastern Oregon sparked inspiration for landscape painter Melanie Thompson on Page 14.

Punster Bev Nash will charm you with her whimsical combinations of pottery, metal, driftwood and other objects on Page 18.

Wine columnist Paul Gregutt revisits some of Woodward Canyon’s Artist Expression label series vintages worth remembering on Page 21.

Find things to do in the Walla Walla Valley calendar for July on Page 23. (Pssst: Don’t miss the Union-Bulletin’s own 4th of July in the Park at Pioneer Park on Sunday, July 4.)

Go behind the scenes in Todd Telander’s art studio, where his oil paintings light up the room on Page 24.

Take a trip through history in Norman Adams’s natural history paintings of the Walla Walla Valley, Page 27.

And speaking of excursions, wander the road less traveled with Jeff Petersen’s Day Tripper through the canyon lands loop on Page 29.

So, please have a brushstroke of fresh paint, a splash of fine wine, support local artist and enjoy this month’s edition of Lifestyles magazine.

Cheers!

Annette Potter can be reached at annettepotter@wwub.com or 509-526-8311.