Providence Marianwood, artEAST host art show

May 4, 2010

By Staff

Providence Marianwood skilled nursing home and artEAST artists’ group present their first combined art show, “Hit Me With Your Best Shot.” The show, which runs through May 31 at the senior care facility, 3725 Providence Point Drive S.E., features photographs by artEAST artists. The public is invited to stop by to view the photographs in the new “Marianwood Art Gallery.”

ArtEAST will then work with Providence Marianwood to display a different art show about every two months, and artist receptions will be held on the third Wednesday of even numbered months.

“Marianwood has a lot of great wall space,” said Liz Ashley, an artEAST artist and member of the Providence Marianwood Foundation board of directors. “One of the missions is to provide some fun and interesting new things for the residents to be able to look at, and an opportunity to connect more with the community and invite the community in to Marianwood to learn more about Marianwood.

“ArtEAST is doing the same thing, to try to be more prominent in the community and to support other ventures. It was a really nice symbiotic relationship,” said Ashley, an Issaquah resident whose mother has lived at Marianwood since 2003.

The show was originally on display at the UP Front gallery downtown. When it moved to Marianwood, it was expanded to include the work of students from Sunny Hills Elementary School in Sammamish; guest photographer Sharon Gordon, of Cle Elum, whose father lives at Marianwood; and Chris Pribbernow, whose mother works at Marianwood. The entire show is a community event.

“The residents really seem to enjoy the artwork,” said Steve Gallion, director of the Providence Marianwood Foundation. “The next show will feature resident artwork.”

Twenty-five percent of the proceeds from the sale of the artwork will be donated to Marianwood.

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