Exhibition Dates: May 3 - June 1, 2013
Opening Reception: May 3, 5-7pm
Artist Talk: May 4, 11am
Exhibition Sponsors: D&M Coffee
In the Main Gallery and Mezzanine:
Born in Mexico in 1935 and a resident of Washington State for nearly
five decades, Alfredo Arreguín has long been recognized as a major
force in pattern painting. His canvases are tapestries that mingle diverse
influences and images: the traditional crafts of his native Michoacan; the lush rainforests of his homeland and of the Pacific Northwest; Japanese ukiyo-e prints; sacred and endangered
animals; gods and totemic figures; icons like Frida Kahlo and
Cesar Chavez; and motifs including masks, eyes, and abstractly patterned
tiles. But Arreguín's paintings, for all the apparent flatness of their surfaces,
conceal an astonishing depth of perspective.
In the Eveleth Green Gallery:
Borrowed and Blue
In her show Borrowed and Blue, Robin Olson Mayberry uses vintage and hand-painted
fabrics to juxtapose old against new and tradition against modernity. In particular she
seeks to express the complexity of marriage, woven as it is on a loom of long history,
but always in a state of re-invention and renewal.
Robin Olson Mayberry is a fiber artist who loves to work with found and hand-altered
fabrics, using embroidery, dye and paint techniques, quilting and machine stitching.
Her work has been published in the national magazines Sew Somerset and Cloth
Paper Scissors. She lives in Ellensburg with her family