ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery April Artists Sue Danielson, Diane Culhane and Grace Willard

From March 27th through April 23rd featured artists Sue Danielson, Diane Culhane, and Grace Willard portray unique representations of home and domesticity in ArtsWest’s new gallery exhibition, Domestic Patterns. Video artist and animator Tess Martin will also be featured in AMP at ArtsWest. Grace Willard is a contemporary fiber artist with a brilliant attention to detail in her embroidery and crochet. Her titles include charming old-world themes such as “pickling” and “marmalade.” A graduate of Columbus College of Art & Design in Ohio, she exhibits throughout the region and nationally. Willard is active in the art community and has interned with organizations Artist Trust, Shunpike and artist Mandy Greer. She currently works for Pratt Fine Art Center. Sue Danielson’s work explores the dynamic tension that exists between reality and the monolithic concepts that encompass “home.” Her definitively emotional representations of houses exemplify the chasm between chaos and simplicity. Danielson’s artwork has been exhibited nationally including the 2011 West Coast Biennial and the 2010 Denver Biennial. Locally her work is shown at SAM Gallery and CORE Gallery. Diane Culhane is an award-winning artist and educator that creates art using both paint and clay. Featured in Domestic Patterns are her vibrant scenes of suburban-like landscapes with floating people, their pets and cars painted with an informed rawness. She is represented by galleries throughout the US including Zeek Gallery in Salem, Oregon and Art on 5th in Austin, Texas. UPCOMING GALLERY EVENTS: Thursday, April 14th from 6 – 7:30pm: Artists’ Reception during ArtWalk in the newly remodeled ArtsWest Gallery plus an OnStage event featuring a panel discussion On Video Art 2011 with animator and director Tess Martin, new media curator Heather Dwyer, and Maile Martinez from Reel Grrls. A lively discussion on the challenges and benefits of selling and making video art will begin directly after the reception at 7:30PM in the theater. As always, the event is free and open to the public. Drinks and light refreshments will be served.

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