Thursday, January 21, 2010
Enjoy Yakima Valley Art
Art is celebrated in the Yakima Valley for its freedom of expression, which inspires others to create, unique, one of a kind works. Many travelers to the Yakima Valley take time to stop and enjoy an enriching experience viewing our local artists creations. The Larson Galley, located on the Yakima Valley Community College campus is a favorite for this reason as well as its ever-changing exhibits.
This month, January 2010, the gallery features, "Women Artists: Where we are now," in conjunction with the centennial celebration of women receiving the right to vote in Washington State. Regional professional women are displaying works of art, outlining the creative process, cultural influences and barriers, which brought them to their art, and artistic expression. This art project includes the exhibition as well as lectures and workshops, which outline woman's historical struggle for identity in an art world predominately populated by men
If you are lucky enough to be in the Yakima Valley May 15, 2010, enjoy touring the local artists homes and studios, seeing where and how artists live and create.
From local painters and teacher exhibitions, to the June and July Summer Workshop series, where professional artists teach beginners to advanced, the Larson Gallery is truly a community treasure.