University House hosts textured art exhibit

November 5, 2013

“Surface Treatment,” a new exhibit that focuses on textured art and trompe l’oeil technique, is open to the public through the end of the year at University House Issaquah, 22975 S.E. Black Nugget Road.

The exhibit is headlined by Seattle-based artist Mark O’Connell, an Emilio Pucci Design Scholarship Recipient, whose prized work has toured with Teatro Zinzani and helped nonprofits like PONCHO fund established and emerging art organizations.

By Mark O’Connell  Seattle artist Mark O’Connell was inspired to paint the portraits of his grandparents who raised him after they passed away. He did the portraits of Helen and Daniel from photos of their wedding day.

By Mark O’Connell
Seattle artist Mark O’Connell was inspired to paint the portraits of his grandparents who raised him after they passed away. He did the portraits of Helen and Daniel from photos of their wedding day.

O’Connell displays three key pieces including “Helen,” a portrait of his grandmother, and “Daniel,” a portrait of his grandfather. The individual grandparent portraits were painted from a photo taken on their wedding day.

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Sammamish Arts Fair is Oct. 12-13

October 8, 2013

The seventh annual Sammamish Arts Fair is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 12-13 at Sammamish City Hall and Library, 801 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish.

The free Sammamish Arts Fair features some of the best jury-selected local artists, including 17 from Sammamish.

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