Providence Marianwood hosts 
‘Spring Approaches’ show

March 26, 2013

By Staff

Three Issaquah institutions — Providence Marianwood skilled nursing home, the artEAST artists’ group and UP Front Gallery — are joining forces to bring artwork to the community.

The current show in the Marianwood gallery, entitled “Spring Approaches,” features work by artists from the UP Front Gallery in Issaquah. It is co-sponsored by Providence Marianwood and artEAST.

Issaquah artist Heidi Rose is showing several portraits of buildings from the local area. With watercolor, pen and ink, and pencil, Rose captures the remarkable and extraordinary beauty of seemingly common and everyday sights from the surrounding community — a red barn, a historic building and a chapel are among her subjects.

Contributed The dog portrait above is by Janis Smith. At top right is the Hailstone Feed Store by Heidi Rose. At bottom right is art by Erika Carter.

Contributed
The dog portrait above is by Janis Smith. At top right is the Hailstone Feed Store by Heidi Rose. At bottom right is art by Erika Carter.

Local painter and photographer Johann Neethling has a special tie to Providence Marianwood. Not only is he a wonderfully gifted artist, but he is also the chaplain at Marianwood. His beautiful oil paintings with the themes of family and serenity are included in the show.

“Art is one of the many ways that I capture and express my love of God’s creation,” he said.

Fabric art by Erika Carter, dramatic and dynamic horse portraits by Kerry Anderson, and vivid watercolors by Janis Smith round out the show, which will run through the end of April. It’s free and open to the public.

Marianwood Administrator Chris Bosworth welcomes the artists and their works to Marianwood.

If you go

‘Spring Approaches’ art show

• Through April

• Providence Marianwood

• 3725 Providence Point Drive S.E.

• The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“What a wonderful way for our residents, many of whom are elderly and cannot easily get out to visit art galleries in the community, to be able to experience the arts right in their home here at Marianwood,” Bosworth said. “We are pleased to be able to promote awareness of local artists while enjoying this wonderful art show in our gallery.”

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

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