Seven local artists will join artistic forces for a unique and diverse gallery show at the White Salmon Valley Community Library from June 1 through July 18.
All of the artists are Columbia High School seniors, graduating this June.
The public is invited to meet the artists at the gallery reception on Friday, June 13, at 6 p.m. Music will be by The Tall Trees with Desmond Fuller and Bart Plimmer. Refreshments will be provided.
Participating artists are Sera Stanton, Liz Reetz, Erin Holwegner, Nicole Dunn, Fanny Domijan, Amanda Wanner, and Robin Swanhuyser.
Although each artist has refined her art for many years, the works featured in the show will be more recent -- many completed this year. The seven artists will show works in a wide range of media from jewelry and renaissance costume design to silk-screen and illustration.
Stanton, Reetz, Holwegner, Dunn and Domijan will show drawings and paintings including pen and ink, pencil, chalk pastels, oil pastels, water color, acrylic, oil paint, Prismacolor pencils, Prismacolor markers, graphite, and silk screen.
Wanner will exhibit a renaissance gown inspired by Raphael's painting, "Girl with a Unicorn," that she designed and constructed for her Senior Project.
Swanhuyser will display one-of-a-kind jewelry in semi-precious stones, silver and beads.
When asked what inspired their art, responses included: the people around them -- from great grandmothers to art teachers; ideas -- from dreams to theology; and the world around them: from landscapes, to the abstract colors and lines in the natural world.
For more information on this event call the library, 493-1132.