First Impressions: Drawings from Grand Coulee

Jul 20, 2012 - Sep 7, 2012

 

Kris Ekstrand Molesworth
First Impressions: Drawings from Grand Coulee

July 20 – September 7, 2012

Opening Reception:
July 20, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Featuring Live Music by Harriet West

Wine Tasting with Dry Falls Cellars
Light Refreshments
FREE Children’s Art Activity
Opening Night Discount on Gallery Artwork:
10% non-Members, 20% Members

An installation interpreting one artist’s “first impressions” of the vast landscapes comprising the Dry Falls and Grand Coulee region of Washington through large-scale drawings executed outside and on site in a variety of conditions and weather. Also included are a number of new monotypes produced during a residency at Goathead Press in Tieton.

Field journaling has a long and rich tradition in the Northwest beginning with the wilderness mapping and reconnaissance missions of explorers like David Thompson and continuing today with the detailed work of naturalists and field biologists.

The drawings in this series are very much in that tradition – using drawing to understand, document and interpret a landscape that I am observing – but they are done on a large scale and sometimes within a more abstract context.

-- Kris Ekstrand Molesworth

Kris Ekstrand Molesworth is a printmaker and painter who lives and works in the Puget Sound community of Bay View. Her work has been shown in one-person exhibits at Smith and Vallee Gallery (Edison, WA) and Skagit Valley College and included in group exhibits throughout the region. Before becoming a full-time artist, she served as development director of North Cascades Institute and executive director of the Museum of Northwest Art.

As a companion to Kris Ekstrand Molesworth’s artwork, Jack Nisbet will present First Impressions: The Journal Imagery of Early White Explorers in the Pacific Northwest on Thursday, September 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Auditorium.

Featured artwork: First Impressions. Courtesy of Kris Ekstrand Molesworth.

For more information, please call 509-764-3830.

The Moses Lake Museum & Art Center (MAC) is dedicated to exploring the human and natural history of the Columbia Basin and celebrating the works of regional artists. We are a non-profit institution supported by the City of Moses Lake and Friends of MAC.

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