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Gallery North announces June exhibit, ‘Connections’


Last updated 5/30/2018 at Noon

Artists Eve Ingraham and Lauriel Sandstrom show their “Connections” between people and places in their exhibit at Gallery North next month. Ingraham and Sandstrom are members of Gallery North and Seattle CoArts.

The two artists have teamed up to create a show that features paintings glowing with color in acrylic, watercolor and pastel. Ingraham will also be showing her designer jewelry. The artists’ dynamic use of color makes their compositions sing. Both artists are inspired by the people and stories of the places shown in their artwork.

Ingraham paints in plein air and has learned to compose in the studio with her photographic eye; sometimes using two to three reference photos to represent her vision. She is skilled in several different painting mediums. Her travels this year include Europe, the Middle East and Hawaii. As a jewelry designer, Ingraham loves working with stones.

In this show, she will be featuring her simple, long-necklace designs. She also will present her “Bold Gem” earring look. Ingraham is a retired kindergarten and Social Studies teacher and active grandma.

“I love being in quaint villages while traveling and catching the everyday life of its inhabitants,” Ingraham said. “While walking along, I’ll see that special moment and say to myself: ‘that’s a painting.’”

Sandstrom comes to painting from a life as wife, mother, retired flight attendant and political activist with creative undercurrents. After years of art instruction and observing people and her surroundings, her connections to them spill out onto the painting surface. She finds great joy in interpreting those feelings. Whether it’s the tension during a close baseball game, the glorious colors and scent of a tropical flower or an artful arrangement, or the staggering impact of a flowing Asian fabric, the brush calls to her.

“Reaching for those human connections and finding the courage to express those feelings through my paintings has truly enriched my life,” Sandstrom said.

The opening reception for “Connections" will be held at Gallery North on June 10 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Meet the artists, enjoy refreshments, enter to win prizes in hourly drawings and shop for art. The artists also will be present at Gallery North during the Edmonds Art Walk on June 21 from 5 to 8 p.m.

This exhibit will run through June 30.


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