COLUMBIA CITY – Columbia City Gallery opens two new exhibits this week, “Threshold” and “Rooted: Latino/a artists connection to native & adopted lands,” to run through Sept. 23.
In the Main Gallery, “Threshold” highlights Gallery artists Lori Duckstein, Eric Edgerton, Kate Harkins and Michael Lowe.
From Columbia City Gallery Manager Kathy Fowells:
Painters Duckstein and Lowe employ strongly graphic combinations of representational and abstract images; Harkins is multi-media artist incorporating diverse materials and her sense of play; and Edgerton’s sculptural forms are solid and weighty, while expressing lightness and openness through their use of negative space.
In the Guest Gallery, “Rooted: Latino/a artists connection to native & adopted lands.”
In conjunction with the exhibit, La Sala and Columbia City Gallery will host a reading on Sept. 12, from 5 to 8 pm, featuring four local Latino/a writers responding to select artwork from the exhibit.
Organized by acclaimed local writer Wendy Call, featured writers José Carrillo, Alma García, Felicia González and Emily Pérez will each read an original short piece at the event.
The artists’ reception for both exhibits is planned for Sat., Aug. 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
“Getting Over it” by Lori Duckstein. Acrylic on canvas, 16″ x 20″, 2012.