Two New Solo Shows at Kittredge Gallery: Oct. 9 - Nov. 16

September 26, 2006

Betty Sapp Ragan presents a body of new works on paper in an exhibition titled,Fairy Tales. Ragan’s work consists of hand-colored, large-format photo collages that meld decorative architectural details with figurative elements. Photographic images shot during Ragan’s travels to Germany and Austria provide the material for this complex and magical body of work. Ragan’s skilled mastery of photography and printmaking result in richly colored, lushly ornamental compositions that stir one’s imagination to a faraway place and time.

Betty Sapp Ragan retired from her teaching post in the Art department at University of Puget Sound in the spring of 2006. She continues with her studio practice and part-time teaching.

An Artist Talk and Reception is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 19, at 5 p.m. in Kittredge Gallery. The public is cordially invited to attend.

Also showing at Kittredge Gallery, Oct 9-Nov 16, are recent paintings by Melissa Furness, assistant professor of art at Eastern Washington University. 

Furness exhibits select works from an ongoing series of paintings and drawings inspired by public baths and thermal pools she discovered as a foreign traveler to Hungary and Poland.

Furness uses paint, resin, and digital transfer to convincingly convey the vacuous environment of the baths. Her highly translucent surfaces transmit the aura of these exotic places and convey a palpable sense ofothernessinherent in unfamiliar settings.

Furness earned an M.F.A. in painting and printmaking at the University of Iowa. Her artwork appears courtesy of Ballard Fetherston Gallery, Seattle.

An Artist Talk by Melissa Furness is set for Thursday, Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. in Kittredge Gallery. The public is cordially invited to attend.

The Kittredge Gallery exhibits and artist talks are free and open to the public.
Images available upon request.

Location: University of Puget Sound  1st fl. Kittredge Hall, N. 15th one block off N. Alder, Tacoma, WA   
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sat., 12 - 5 p.m. (Closed Oct. 14 - 17 for Fall Break)
For additional information, call 253.879.2806