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Exhibit shows black on white

Opening reception Nov. 5

Columbia Art Gallery in Hood River opens its' latest exhibit "Black on White", on Friday, Nov. 5.

The show features three artists who tell their stories of life and the world around them using the most basic form of art: black marks on white paper.

Featured artists include; Adele Hammond, charcoal on paper; Virginia Flynn, paper cuts; and Sorcha Meek, painting, sculpture and photography.

Join the artists in conversation about their work First Friday, Nov. 5, at 6 p.m. with nibbles by Knead.

"The idea for this show came from a conversation with artist Adele Hammond regarding a piece of hers called Seduction," says show curator Jean Vercillo. When asked why there was no color in this piece Hammond answered, "that color would be too limiting."

Virginia Flynn's love with the stark beauty of black and white originated with the attire of her early education teachers, nuns. "The sheer beauty of black and white was imprinted on my soul."

Sorcha Meeks' Voyage Series is the result of a year spent in Bordeaux, France, with her husband and two children and having no art supplies with her and eager for the challenge of working with whatever happened to present itself. "In many ways this idea was the basis of our experience as a family. We arrived with very little, and it was up to us to create a life for ourselves."

Black on White will be on display through Nov. 28.


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