On view • September 29- November 10
Join us for the Opening Reception September 29, 5 – 7pm
The Confluence Art Gallery is proud to welcome guest curator Jody Bento to the Main Gallery for her show Strange Couplings. The show dives into the interpersonal relationship between art and companionship with three sets of artist couples.
Seattle Art Museum Associate Director, Jody Bento, presents the work of artist couples from across Washington State and asks the question: “Do artist couples face unique challenges?”
Jody will host a discussion panel on September 29 at 4 pm with artists Nichole DeMent, Stephen Rock, Perri Howard, Craig Howard, Kate Protage and Chris Sheridan where the public is invited to find out how the experience of being partnered with another artist shapes, changes and enhances the artistic process.
Strange Couplings Sponsors
KTRT • Blue Star Coffee Roasters • KTRT Radio Root • National Endowment for the Arts
Reflections on Water Artists
Nichole DeMent • Craig Howard • Perri Howard • Kate Protage • Stephen Rock • Chris Sheridan
LESLIE AHRENS MUSINGS OF RAKU AND OTHER FANTASIES
The Community Gallery at the Confluence hosts artist Leslie Ahrens and her body of work, “Musings of Raku and other Fantasies.” Leslie brings to her show many sculpted raku wall hangings. Her show opens on September 29 with an art reception beginning at 5.
Leslie grew up sculpting in a family of artists. Though never classically trained, she has spent the greater part of her life playing with clay. It was only when she retired that Leslie began her career as an artist.
Leslie’s process does not end with a piece coming out of the kiln or once she frames a painting however; “It is my belief that my work is never complete until it finds that one person it was made for and that person recognizes it and knows that they must have it in their lives, “ said Leslie. “I love to see this in their eyes when they meet for the first time as is the very best reward an artist can have.”
Upcoming • Strange Couplings • September 29, 2018
Join us for the Opening Reception Saturday, September 29, 5 – 8 pm