Celebrating Student Artists - May 2 to May 26

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This May our featured artists at the Gallery will be Master of Fine Arts Scholarship recipient John Giesen of Central Washington University and Columbia Basin College continuing art student Alexis Nicole Roundy.

John Giesin was chosen to receive this year’s MFA scholarship based on his functional ceramics reflecting the belief that man was created by clay. Through functional pottery he explores the relationship of clay, flesh and life. John feels clay shares many tactile similarities with the human body. You will find his ceramics appearing both soft and malleable, resembling skin. His photography will accompany the ceramics to enhance your realization of the comparisons between clay and the human body.

John has studied broadly and has shown his art at more than a dozen exhibitions across the country. He is an MFA candidate at Central Washington University.
The Columbia Basin College scholarship for a continuing art student will be awarded to Alexis Nicole Roundy. Her work was selected for her high level of skill and commitment to art. Alexis’s paintings are vibrant and eye-catching.

In addition to the featured work by John Giesin and Alexis Nicole Roundy, artwork selected by a panel of judges of work submitted by local graduating high school seniors will also be on display. Several monetary awards will be presented to these talented art students.

Join these artists on Sunday, May 7, 1:00 – 3:00 pm for an awards presentation and reception.

Emma Barnes