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Palouse Watercolor Socius exhibition opens at CAH June 19

LEWISTON, Idaho - The LCSC Center for Arts & History presents Palouse Watercolor Socius: Celebrating 40 Years.  The exhibition opens to the public on Thursday, June 19, with an artist reception from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. in the Main Gallery. The exhibition runs through July 26.

The Palouse Watercolor Socius exhibition is a kaleidoscope of watercolors.  From detailed to abstract, Plein Air to Studio Figure Paintings, there is something for everyone in this showcase.

The Palouse Watercolor Socius began in 1974 with seven artists, all students of Alfred Dunn at the University of Idaho.  Of the original group, Kay Montgomery and Linda Wallace remain active members, and their paintings are showcased in this exhibit.  Palouse Watercolor Socius offers watercolorists opportunities to learn from each other and exhibit, and strives to promote an appreciation of watercolor painting within the community.

Palouse Watercolor Socius members are a diverse group residing in the Palouse region of North Idaho, Eastern Washington, and as far away as Spokane.  The group not only has beginning artists, but also award-winning artists who are accepted into juried shows, have solo exhibitions, and have their work displayed nationally.

Artists in the show include:  Gabriella Ball, Betty Benson, Peggy Conrad, Bobbi Kelly, Flip Kleffner, Kay Montgomery, Joyce Tamura, and Linda Wallace, of Moscow; Mary Reed, Barney Saneholtz, and Ernie Weiss of Pullman; Nick Bode and Judy Mousseau of Lewiston; Cheryll Root and Jan Vogtman of Troy; John Kirkland of Asotin; David Ball of Potlatch; Shirley Erlandsen of Spokane; Cathy Gottschalk of Deary; Jill Hosmer of Clarkston; and Andy Sewell of Viola.

Palouse Watercolor Socius: Celebrating 40 years is brought to the LCSC Center for Arts & History through grants from US Bancorp, the Idaho Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Admission is free, but donations are welcome.  Docent and classroom tours of the exhibit can be scheduled by calling the Gallery at 208.792.2243.

For more information about the exhibition, visit CAH or call 208.792.2243.