Center begins Women and Horses exhibit on Friday
The LCSC Center for Arts & History will present Women and Horses with the exhibition opening on Friday, Oct. 29, at 4-7 p.m. in Galleries I, II and the new Gallery III and IV on the main floor of the Center, located at 415 Main St. in Lewiston.
The Women and Horses Exhibition features artist Colleen McNutt with her exhibition Monarchy of Horses in the Main Gallery, a historical exhibit in Gallery II and Lynne Haagensen in Gallery III & IV.
McNutt lives in Moscow, but spent her early years in the Lewis-Clark Valley. McNutt attended Lewis-Clark State College and then received her M.F.A. from the University of Idaho. McNutt works with soft pastel on paper and has exhibited across the United States.
McNutt says, "I was born in Lewiston, Idaho and lived my first ten years in Clarkston, Washington, a bridge away from Lewiston. Horses were never far from my sight, whether they danced from my imagination or from the horse filled parades I witnessed. Years later, they filled my imagination again and lived on the paper in front of me. The drawings reflect my respect and enduring love I have for horses."
In Gallery III & IV, artist Lynne Haagensen's work will be on exhibition. Haagensen lives in Moscow and is a Professor of printmaking and drawing at the University of Idaho. Haagensen is particularly interested in the interface between new and traditional media. Her quilt size photocopy collages have been exhibited in national and international solo exhibitions. Her work Palouse Collections presents objects studied in the Appaloosa Horse Museum in Moscow, regional landscape and objects from her own home.
Haagensen has used photocopy as a fine art medium for expression since 1993. This interest led her to be Artist-in-Residence at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (Xerox PARC) in California for four months in 2001. In 2005, she was invited to be a guest artist for three weeks at, Museo International de Electrografía (MIDE) in Cuenca, Spain, a museum/research institute focusing on new media.
Drawing is a key component of Haagensen's artwork. She has used the process of drawing to make herself see her surroundings, at home and abroad. Her artwork almost always begins with direct observation.
The exhibition is brought to the community through sponsorships and a grant from US Bancorp. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are graciously accepted.
For more information, visit www.lcsc.edu/museum or call 208.792.2243.