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Off the Wall

May Exhibition in the Gallery

Exhibition May 1 – June 1, 2019
Opening Reception: May 3, 6-8pm

Columbia Center for the Arts presents the art exhibition, Off the Wall, for the month of May. Off the Wall is devoted to three-dimensional art forms and non-traditional mediums and methods. CCA challenged local and regional artists to create sculpture, installations, or any type of artwork that can be seen from all sides.

Participating artists include:
Laura Buchan, Amirra Malak, Donna Woods, Nell Parker, Debora Lorang, Alan Root, Matt Jensen, Chas Martin, Becky McQueen, Maureen Lauran, Jeanne Henry, Shiela Delaquil, Rod Stuart, Myrna Anderson, Dan Pillers, Nancy Houfek Brown, Martha Denham, Ana Rugani and Jinx Griswold.

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Julie Abowitt

May Exhibition in the Lobby

Exhibition May 1 – June 1, 2019
Opening Reception: May 3, 6-8pm

Julie Abowitt is a printmaker, adding other mediums (inks, watercolors, oils, acrylics, colored pencils, etc.) for color and variation.  Her work is inspired by the Columbia River Gorge.  Julie explains, ” the stunning sweep of the river, waterfalls, dormant volcanoes, and lush forests entices me to convey flowing, undulating curves.”  Her lobby exhibition is composed of many smaller pieces and several larger works.  Each print is one-of-a kind and captures the bounty of spring in the Gorge.

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Laurel Sparks At Windermere

Windermere Realty in May

Laurel Sparks’ farm to table photo essay, The Hands That Feed Us, is on display at Windermere for the month of May.  It is a timely artistic commentary that, “celebrate[s] the extraordinary people who feed America. All of the colors and the cultures from the cuisine to the people who make food happen.”

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Jen Smith At Cathedral Ridge Winery

April Exhibition

Exhibition April 2 – June 4, 2019
Opening Reception: April 17, 5-7pm

Through the act of exploration, Jen Smith responds to the natural world in its ever-evolving state through the medium of charcoal, pastel pencil and watercolor.  Her work although naturalistic is very modern and clean and showcases each subject with great detail and emotion.

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Friends of the Gorge Photo Contest

May In the Nook

Exhibition May 1 – June 1, 2019
Opening Reception: May 3, 6-8 pm

Columbia Center for the Arts is hosting the Friends of the Gorge Photo Contest for the month of May in The Nook.  This includes the grand prize and category-winning photographs, as well as the honorable mentions.  Each of these framed photos will be available for sale, with post-gallery proceeds going to further Friends’ Gorge protection work.

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