May 6-28, 2016
Reception: May 6, 5-8pm
Held in conjunction with Family Art Walk.
Gallery One’s exhibits open on the First Friday of most months in conjunction with the Ellensburg Art Walk.
Click here for a full walking tour and map.
Main Gallery and Mezzanine:
A is for Artist
Nance Bracken, Diem Chau, Samantha Fisher, Leslie Nan Moon, Becky Parmenter, Derek Sullivan, Kyle Sullivan, Hannah Viano
In celebration of Washington State’s Arts Education Month, we have invited six regional artists to create a full alphabet series. You’ll find pieces made with cut paper, printmaking, watercolor, carved crayons and more. Many artists will also have books and prints for sale in our gift shop.
“A is for Artist” is an exhibition of the illustrated alphabet and celebrates the creativity of both children and adults at Gallery One for the month of May.
Eveleth Green Gallery:
Community School of the Arts Annual Show
In synch with Washington State’s Arts Education Month Gallery One will also be showcasing the work of their Art After School and community programs. Join us for our annual show that allows our young students to shine. Each year we celebrate youth arts with a show dedicated to works created in our Art After School program. The Eveleth Green Gallery will be filled with fabulous paintings, sculpture and mixed media works. Help us support our young artists.
About Art After School: In an effort to provide arts education to anyone regardless of income or ability, Gallery One offers art after school classes for kids throughout the year and summer in painting, clay, drawing, fiber arts and other media for kids from 3-18. This years’ Annual Exhibit of kids’ work will feature artists from the Excel alternative high school class that has been coming throughout the year with the support of United Way of Central Washington. There will also be work on display from the first “Advanced Drawing Class” offered at Gallery One for those artists looking for a bit more focus. All in all, there will be over 60 young artists on display in the Eveleth Green Gallery and the hallway downstairs. There will be a reception for those participants and live music by the youth band “Ordinary Mythical Creature”.
“In Washington State, the arts are a core component in our state’s definition of basic education. As our state legislature considers new funding mechanisms for basic education, it is even more important to remind our leaders of this fact. We cannot define a complete education without the arts. A standard K-12 curriculum, that includes arts education as part of everyday learning, fosters well-rounded graduates who enter college and the workforce with creative skills and a competitive edge. For the students in our state to have the best chance of fulfilling their potential, learning in and through the arts must be part of their education. To achieve this, we must all work together to provide our children with the complete education they have been promised.” – ArtsEdWashington.org
If that’s not reason enough to stop by the exhibit, during the month of May, any family that visits up to three venues on the art Walk list will be rewarded with a child’s ice cream cone from Winegars sponsored by the Ellensburg Arts Commission.