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Artist Reception for "Etched Metal Show" @ Brasserie Four

  • 13 Nov 2014
  • 3:00 PM
  • Brasserie Four - 4 East Main Street

New Work by Local Artists to Shine in Brasserie's "Etched Metal Show"

Title: Etched Metal Show
Opening: November 13 at 3:00 p.m.
Location: Brasserie Four
Show start & end date: November 4, 2014 to January 3, 2015
Contact: Paul Good, Farris Engraving

WALLA WALLA, Wash., October 29, 2014 - The Brasserie Four is pleased to present a group exhibition of new works featuring local and visiting artists. The "Etched Metal Show" will run from November 4, 2014 to January 3, 2015, with an opening reception November 13 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. The exhibition will feature a diverse range of 2-dimensional etched metal works, in copper and aluminum. Artist and gallerista Claire Johnston has been invited to act as curator. The show's subject matter is extremely diverse, Claire's vision and the common medium will unify the diverse artists work.

Eleven artists will be featured in the show: Augusta Farnum, Smokey Farris, Douglas Gisi, Anne Haley, Lynn Woolson, Margaret Walters, Seymour King, James Harley, Melissa Christy and Travis Weige. For most of the artists, this is their first foray into 2-dimensional metal media. Paul Good, the owner of Farris Engraving (a local metal etching studio), assisted the group in transforming their own original drawing, painting, photography, and collage works into fine etched metal pieces.

Although the show's subject matter is extremely diverse, the work is all unified by the common medium. Some pieces feature bright and vibrant colors, while others highlight the high contrast of the etchings themselves. In all the pieces, texture and line are driving forces while the subtle sheen and reflective quality of the metal adds a unique warmth and depth to the work.

"The idea for the show was to help artists interested in creating metal pieces to do so, and also to highlight the 2-dimensional work of local metal artists," said show organizer, Paul Good. "We are lucky to have such amazing sculpture here in Walla Walla, and I wanted to help folks explore the 2-dimensional aspect of metal. It's exciting to have so many talented people collaborating to try out a new medium."

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